Ford's brain research to help prevent drivers from switching off at the wheel

Ford’s brain research to help prevent drivers from switching off at the wheel

Car giant Ford has teamed up with neuroscientists to develop a more effective way of detecting if drivers are tired, distracted or not concentrating behind the wheel. According to Ford, alerting drivers who are tired or distracted could help keep other road users safe, given that driver fatigue is cited as a contributing factor in …

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Low Emission Zone progress “really encouraging” as 95% of heavy vehicles now compliant

Low Emission Zone progress “really encouraging” as 95% of heavy vehicles now compliant

Analysis has found that almost all heavy vehicles such as lorries and coaches are now compliant with the Low Emission Zone in London. Introduced in 2017 by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, the LEZ operates alongside the Ultra-Low Emission Zone and enforces minimum emissions standards on heavy duty vehicles. A charge of £300 a day …

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How to improve fuel efficiency: simple steps to cut consumption and save on petrol bills

How to improve fuel efficiency: simple steps to cut consumption and save on petrol bills

With Britain currently facing a fuel crisis, it’s thrown a sharp focus on how reliant we are on our cars. As petrol stations suffer with extremely long queues, it’s a reminder that, despite the rise of electric cars, most of us need to fill up with petrol or diesel on a regular basis. It’s a …

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The government prepares to use army truck drivers to help with petrol crisis

The government prepares to use army truck drivers to help with petrol crisis

150 army drivers have been put on standby by the government to operate gas tanker trucks, as the country’s fuel delivery crisis continues and motorists roam greater London in search of open gas stations. According to the government the U.K. is not facing a fuel shortage, just a shortage of drivers who can deliver it …

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New government plans to tackle the lorry driving shortage

New government plans to tackle the lorry driving shortage

The government has announced further plans to help reduce the lorry driver shortage. These plans follow the recently announced vocational test changes which will create an extra 50,000 lorry tests every year. DVSA has already delivered 50% more tests than were available before the pandemic. Ministry of Defence driving examiners The Ministry of Defence (MoD) …

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70% of UK drivers say their vision has deteriorated since passing their test

70% of UK drivers say their vision has deteriorated since passing their test

Seven in ten (70%) UK drivers admit their vision is worse than when they passed their test, whilst only a fifth (20%) think those with bad vision should be banned from driving.  The study1 of 2,000 UK drivers, conducted by Euro Car Parts, a leading supplier of car parts, explored the nation’s attitudes towards driving …

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