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New internal combustion engines to go before 2030 as Government announces post-pandemic sustainability plan

New internal combustion engines to go before 2030 as Government announces post-pandemic sustainability plan

This Autumn, the Government is expected to announce that sales of all new cars with an internal combustion engine will be banned from 2030, ten years earlier than previously promised. The move is part of the Government’s strategy to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and will play a role in the UK’s post-pandemic economic ... Read More
 
WhatsApp scammers provide “legit” driving licences for just £600 – without you needing to take a test (and no, they’re not really legit)

WhatsApp scammers provide “legit” driving licences for just £600 – without you needing to take a test (and no, they’re not really legit)

Struggling to pass your driving test? Doesn’t matter anymore. Turns out you can get a full licence anyway – signed, sealed and delivered for a mere £600. No need to even show up for the test. You’ll be on the DVLA’s database and everything. Not. But that’s the line that a new group of social ... Read More
 
Funding offered to give UK road safety more attention, but is it enough?

Funding offered to give UK road safety more attention, but is it enough?

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Road Safety Trust plans to start a £300k funding program for road safety projects for charities, local authorities and community groups. From 15th September until 21st October 2020, the Road Safety Trust will accept grant applications to its Small Grants Plus Programme, particularly those that are a direct ... Read More
 
Note to self: don’t swear at speed cameras (after German driver receives whopper of a fine!)

Note to self: don’t swear at speed cameras (after German driver receives whopper of a fine!)

There’s an old wives’ tale about the German Autobahn, maybe you’ve heard it. They say you can’t get done for speeding.  Of course, as much as one might wish this idea to be true, well, it's not. In reality, it’s a total misconception that Germany’s highways are completely lacking in speed limits. And just this month, a BMW ... Read More
 
Hands-free cars could be on British motorways as soon as spring 2021, but the public doesn’t look confident

Hands-free cars could be on British motorways as soon as spring 2021, but the public doesn’t look confident

The Government has launched a consultation that could result in driverless cars being permitted on British motorways as early as next year. But the public doesn’t look confident, yet. Launched last week, the Department for Transport’s consultation is all about whether drivers should be held legally responsible for autonomous cars. Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) ... Read More
 
A different kind of holiday, trackside at Silverstone!

A different kind of holiday, trackside at Silverstone!

For most people, 2020 has been a year severely lacking in holidays. Something to do with a worldwide pandemic or something. What it does mean though, is that many folks have been forced to find ways to economise, and have actually ended up with a little stash of cash to play with. So if you’re ... Read More