Department for Transport

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…

Road Safety
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Drink drive deaths rise again in 2017

The figures show that between 230 and 270 people were killed in collisions where at least one driver was over…

Technology & Innovation
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Artificial Intelligence to end future holiday jams caused by roadworks

Government to help bank holiday road users receive warnings on traffic jams caused by roadworks through revolutionary plans to open…

Road Safety
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Older drivers could face compulsory eye tests

In the recently published Road Safety Action Plan, which sets out 74 actions the Government is considering to reduce road deaths,…

Government Investment
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Department for Transport to embrace artificial intelligence technology

Department for Transport (DfT) announces a national examination of road markings to help improve road safety Assessment will give an…

Road Safety
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Road safety action plan announced to cut road deaths

Government sets out a major package of measures to reduce the number of people killed and injured on roads Action…

Road Safety
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Graduated licencing needs to be taken seriously, says leading insurer

Drivers under 25 have a claim rate that  is 27% higher than older drivers Graduated licencing would place some restrictions…

Road Safety
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Roads policing review to improve safety

government will review roads policing as part of Road Safety Action Plan review will highlight best practice and identify gaps in…

Legislation & Regulation
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Electric taxis exempt from higher tax rates as UK moves towards net zero

new legislation will exempt zero-emission capable taxis from higher vehicle excise duty, encouraging more drivers to purchase them increased use…