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Friday 24 February 2017

10,000 British motorists still driving despite picking up 12 points

New figures obtained by the BBC show that there were 10,000 motorists legally driving on British roads last month, despite having amassed 12 points on their licence.

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Drivers could avoid MOT fails with simple checks and maintenance

Nearly 50% of all faults found on MOTs could be avoided by carrying out regular, simple checks and maintenance, new DVSA figures have revealed.

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UN confirms new booster seat rules apply to the UK

The DfT confirmed on 22 February that it has been notified by the UN that new rules for manufacturers of backless booster seats apply from 9 Feb 2017.

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Autonomous insurance and electric vehicles focus of new Bill

The Government has set out new measures as part of its ongoing campaign to ensure the UK becomes a ‘world leader’ for autonomous and electric vehicles.

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FirstCar gives dates for 2017 editions

FirstCar has announced that the 2017 editions of four of its magazine titles will be available on 1 April, with road safety teams having until 1 March to order customised versions which can include logos, content and signposting to local resources.

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Report ranks UK as Europe’s third most congested country

A new report suggests that the UK is the third most traffic-congested country in Europe, with drivers spending an average of 32 hours in traffic during peak hours each year.

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Technology the focus of new funding to cut congestion

The Government has awarded £4m to a series of technology projects designed to cut congestion, speed up journeys and clean up the environment.

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TV campaign highlights dangers of driving for work

A new campaign has been launched in Ireland in an attempt to highlight the dangers involved in driving for work to both employers and employees.

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LGA and RAC disagree on cause of pothole ‘surge’

A rise in the weight of goods being transported on Great Britain’s roads will see pothole levels ‘surge’, local councils are warning.

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London borough pilots ‘Healthy School Streets’ initiative

Camden Council is piloting a scheme under which roads near schools are closed as children arrive and depart, in a bid to encourage more pupils to walk and cycle to school.

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