Nearly 30 million car journeys to be made before Boxing day
Drivers will be making 28 million festive car journeys on major roads this year – but there could be fewer traffic jams as they plan to spread them over several days, new data suggests. Research by the RAC Traffic Watch states that Christmas Eve will be the busiest day on the roads with 3.8m journeys planned. Both […] The post Nearly 30 million car journeys to be made before Boxing day appeared fi...
Car clamping on the up after DVLA scraps tax disc
The amount of drivers that have had their cars clamped as they have failed to pay their car tax has doubled since the old paper car tax disc was made redundant two years ago. Data from BBC News via a Freedom Of Information Request shows that there are now more than 9,000 wheel clampings taking […] The post Car clamping on the up after DVLA scraps tax disc appeared first on UDrive.
Repeat offenders could be banned from high powered cars
A leading transport minister has made a bid to look into banning motorists with multiple convictions on their licence from using high-powered cars. Andrew Jones the MP stated that he would push forward the proposal first voiced by the DUP’s Jim Shannon. This would mean it would ban drivers that have multiple convictions from hiring […] The post Repeat offenders could be banned from high powered ca...
Car insurance companies call for more driverless crash data to place blame more accurately
Car insurance companies are calling for car manufacturers to show who was at fault in an accident involving a driverless car. The association of British insurers states that drivers need to be able to prove that they are not the one at fault if the vehicle’s technology were to fail. They want to collect data […] The post Car insurance companies call for more driverless crash data to place blame mo...
UK Government has until July 2017 to tackle air pollution
The Government now has an eight-month deadline to come up with a proposal to tackle harmful air pollutants. A high court judge in London has ruled that their original and current plan is inadequate and must be improved upon. Limits for nitrogen dioxide (N02) were brought in by EU law in 1999, and were to […] The post UK Government has until July 2017 to tackle air pollution appeared first on UDriv...
Government faces tougher calls for drink driving laws
Theresa May will at the beginning of November face a call for tougher penalties for drink-drivers who kill other rmotorists on the road. Two bereaved families will hand in petitions to 10 Downing Street demanding a change in the sentencing guidelines covering drink-drive killers. There appears to be public support for such a move. In July, the road safety […] The post Government faces tougher call...
Four year MOT Exemption proposed
The time new vehicles are allowed on the UK’s roads before needing an MOT could potentially rise from three to four years, under new government proposals. The period before anMOT is needed could change in 2018 after a public consultation has taken place. Northern Ireland and many European nations already have an exemption in place The Department for Transport […] The post Four year MOT Exemption p...
Young drivers not worried about lying for car insurance
A large amount of young drivers – and also their parents – would flout the law in order to obtain a good saving on a car insurance policy, the RAC has found. ‘Fronting’ is the illegal practice of insuring a vehicle in the name of another policyholder, often a parent, whose age and experience behind the wheel affords […] The post Young drivers not worried about lying for car insurance appeared firs...
Less than ten years left for diesel cars?
Battery and electric vehicles will dominate the marketplace within the next eight years, according to senior figures within the UK motor industry. In a differing landscape, the technology associated with diesel vehicles is viewed to be consigned to the scrap heap in the sky, as car manufacturers embrace more efficient, eco-friendly forms of powering your car. Professional services conglomerate KPM...
Doctors call for diesel car ban
Doctors Against Diesel claim 9,400 Londoners die prematurely every year, with diesel fumes due to blame in part. Paris and Madrid have committed to a ban on diesel vehicles by 2025, as have Athens and Mexico City. But many people believe that the campaign say the plans are not only impractical, but could backfire in a big […] The post Doctors call for diesel car ban appeared first on UDrive.