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Legislation & Regulation
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A sign of things to come in the UK? Isle of Man will tax electric vehicles in 2020

A new electric vehicle tax will hit the Isle of Man from April 2020 to cover lost fuel tax revenue from petrol and diesel vehicles.
Road Safety
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Driver ‘should be dead’ after air freshener causes car explosion

A driver who blew up his car by lighting a cigarette after spraying air freshener says, “I should be dead”.
Other
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Councils branded ‘clean air hypocrites’ as 92% of their fleets rely on diesel vehicles

Authorities admitted to Auto Express that no “viable electric alternative” to the fuel exists in “the vast majority” of cases.…

Cars
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Fear of unexpected repairs puts 3.8m drivers off getting their car serviced

The survey of 2,000 drivers for RAC MOT Assist found that it is those drivers in London, the West Midlands and Northern…

Other
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Survey highlights concerns over condition of local roads

The survey was carried out by the RAC as part of its 2019 Report on Motoring, with 49% of respondents saying…

Road Safety
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68% of drivers say smart motorways compromise safety

To increase capacity on the country’s busiest roads over one hundred miles of hard shoulder have been converted by Highways…

Other
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RAC launches School Clean Air Zone banners to encourage drivers to turn off their engines

Most vehicles that are seen needlessly polluting in this way are generally parked on the side of the road in…

Technology & Innovation
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Driverless cars to hit London streets in new trial

A trial of eight autonomous Jaguar I-Pace SUVs will take to streets across Zones 1–3 in London to improve their…

Road Safety
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Official stats reveal deadliest regions to drive in Britain

Powys in South Wales topped the list of most deadly places to drive, averaging eight fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants a…