Plug-in hybrid car grant scrapped from today due to spike in demand


The government has scrapped the plug-in hybrid car grant early, after a demand spike saw the subsidised sales cap hit in just eight days.

'Dutch Reach' technique added to Highway Code


The 'Dutch Reach' method, which forces drivers to be aware of traffic when they're opening a car door, will be added to the Highway Code.

Plug-in hybrid grant will be scrapped next month


To help encourage the uptake of zero emissions vehicles, the Department for Transport will scrap the plug-in car grant on November 9.

Govt invests £10m in digital street mapping


The Department for Transport will spend £10m on a new real-time navigation system — though the setup likely won't be ready before 2020.
New higher grade biofuel risks damaging hundreds of thousands of cars

New biofuel could damage 1000s of cars


Over 600,000 cars in the UK could be incompatible with E10 biofuel by 2020, according to research by The RAC Foundation.
Cycling equivalent to death by dangerous driving laws could be enacted

'Death by dangerous cycling' law proposed


A change to the law could see cyclists who kill by colliding with pedestrians convicted of "death by dangerous cycling".

All new homes to come with charging points


Electric car charging points will be included in every new home, as part of a new proposal by the Department for Transport.
Car makers to face massive fines for cheating emissions tests

Huge fines for car makers using defeat devices


The UK Government will impose massive fines on car makers caught cheating emissions tests as part of legislation being introduced next month.
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Phone signals used to predict UK traffic flow


Sensors are to be used to track cars’ movements around cities to control traffic lights and cut congestion.
Rising traffic leaves people more scared of getting on their bike

Rising traffic means fewer cyclists


The number of people taking to the road by bicycle has dropped amid mounting concern over traffic levels. Figures published by the Department fo
Deaths on British roads reach five-year high

Deaths on British roads reach five-year high


Figures released today show that the number of deaths on Britain’s roads continue to rise. A total of 1,792 people lost their lives in road traff
Speed camera warning as 1m drivers caught

Speed camera warning as 1m drivers caught


Almost one million motorists were caught speeding last year amid warnings of a surge in the number of digital speed cameras being deployed on the
British Government says drivers should be compensated over Volkswagen dieselgate emissions scandal

Government: VW should pay out over Dieselgate


The British government has said that drivers of Volkswagens affected by the Dieselgate emissions scandal should be compensated by the German car
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