Department for Transport

Road Safety
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Pivotal THINK! campaign calls on young men to step in and stop their mates from drink driving

60 car drivers aged 17-24 are killed or injured, on average each month, while found to be driving over the…

Government Investment
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Investment in tech to tackle traffic

Government invests in new ways to use data to improve driving conditions and reduce time drivers spend in traffic jams…

Legislation & Regulation
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Persistent drink-drivers ’not getting the message’ says IAM RoadSmart

The Department for Transport’s (DFT) provisional estimates for 2018 show that between 220 and 270 people were killed in crashes…

Fuel
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Local authorities urged to take advantage of electric car funding as ‘league table’ of charging infrastructure released

Government urges local authorities to take advantage of £5 million funding available to help build up local charging infrastructure and…

Government Investment
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Audio and visual funding for buses will make journeys accessible for all

£2 million to provide audio and visual equipment for buses to improve journeys for everyone including those with visual or…

Fuel
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SUVs named as second biggest cause of global emissions rise

In the period between 2010 and 2018, SUVs more than doubled their market share from 17% to 39%, emitting more…

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…