Department for Transport

Cars
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Z3R0 EM15510N future: government to introduce green number plates

Consultation launched on introducing green number plates to celebrate and encourage uptake of electric vehicles Green licence plates mean cleanest…

Technology & Innovation
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Action to detect, deter and disrupt the misuse of drones

The government will develop a new mobile counter-drone unit to be deployed to drone-related incidents and major events across the…

Road Safety
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20mph speed limits are ignored by drivers unless paired with speed humps

Researchers found that roads which enforce ‘speed zones’ – using humps or chicanes as well as 20mph signage – reduce…

Road Safety
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Highways England statement following publication of DfT’s Reported road casualties in Great Britain: 2018 report

Highways England’s Head of Road Safety Richard Leonard said: Our aim is to provide a network where no one is…

Government Investment
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Government investing almost £1 million in transport tech start-ups

Competition launched for new round of grants for UK transport technology start-ups Celebrating its 10th round of funding, the Transport-Technology Research…

Business
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Government and UK CAA launches largest repatriation in peacetime history after collapse of Thomas Cook

Following the collapse of Thomas Cook and the cancellation of all its flights, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that…

Other
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Protection for flights and road transport after Brexit reaffirmed

UK and EU propose extension to air and road measures for Brexit, meaning consumers and hauliers should continue to book, travel and trade…

Technology & Innovation
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New system to ensure safety of self-driving vehicles ahead of their sale

Future of Transport Minister opens new test facility for self-driving vehicles, 5G telecommunications and cyber security developers Government working to…

Legislation & Regulation
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People with hidden disabilities can access Blue Badges for the first time

Extension to Blue Badge scheme comes into force in England today for people who have non-visible disabilities, making travel easier…

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