Government confirm the decision not to ban most traditional motorcycle modifications

Government confirm the decision not to ban most traditional motorcycle modifications

The Government confirm that proposed new vehicle ‘anti-tampering’ regulations won’t ban most traditional motorcycle modifications as originally feared. In a Government consultation document called The Future of Transport Regulatory Review – Modernising Vehicle Standards, the plans first came to light last year. The proposal proved very controversial, as it was worded in a way that …

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Public roads to include legalised privately owned e-scooters

Public roads to include legalised privately owned e-scooters

As part of the Government’s new Transport Bill, privately owned e-scooters will be legalised for use on public and cycle lanes in the UK. Baroness Vere, speaking in the House of Lords, said the Government planned “to create a regulatory framework for smaller, lighter, zero-emission vehicles, sometimes known as e-scooters.” She added: “It is our …

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Experts urge not to leave dogs in the car in any types of weather

Experts urge not to leave dogs in the car in any types of weather

Drivers are being urged to avoid leaving their beloved pet dogs on their own in cars for any amount of time – regardless of the weather. The experts at LeaseCar.uk and its sister site LeaseElectricCar.co.uk have been exploring the changing internal temperatures of a car with different temperatures outside. And the stark message is dogs …

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Employers widening access to company cars to drive fleet growth

Employers widening access to company cars to drive fleet growth

Almost three quarters of fleets (73%) expect their fleet size to stay the same or decrease, according to the 2022 Arval Mobility Observatory Barometer. However, more than one in four respondents (27%) are predicting growth in the number of vehicles they operate during the next three years. The overwhelming reason cited for growth by fleet …

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Hay fever sufferers warned penalty points not to be sniffed at

Hay fever sufferers warned penalty points not to be sniffed at

The Met Office pollen forecast for England and Wales could give hay fever sufferers more than watery eyes this weekend. Pollen predictions show things could get uncomfortable for sufferers on Friday and into Saturday when the pollen count is forecast to jump to ‘high’, after being classed as ‘medium’ for many regions throughout the week. …

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Two in five drivers would feel isolated if they couldn’t drive anymore

Two in five drivers would feel isolated if they couldn’t drive anymore

Two in five drivers would feel isolated from the outside world if they couldn’t drive anymore, according to research by the AA Driving School* to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. This year Mental Health Awareness Week is focusing on the impact of loneliness and practical steps people can take to address it. The AA Driving …

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Government proposals to lengthen MOT interval will result in one-in-10 vehicles on the road having dangerous defects

Government proposals to lengthen MOT interval will result in one-in-10 vehicles on the road having dangerous defects

Proposals to lengthen MOT intervals could hit motorists in the pocket and result in over 2.5 million vehicles on the roads with dangerous defects, says BookMyGarage.com. Last year, of the 30.25 million Class 3 & 4 MOTs conducted in the UK, nearly a third (30.23%) of vehicles – around 10 million – failed their MOT …

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