Charge points to be ‘switched off’ for nine-hours a day to protect grid

Charge points to be ‘switched off’ for nine-hours a day to protect grid

New electric vehicle (EV) charge points, installed at home and in the workplace from May, will be pre-programmed to switch off during peak hours to ease pressure on the National Grid. A ‘randomised delay’ of up to 30 minutes, when there is high demand from motorists, will also be introduced as more company car drivers […]

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Government asks for more Smart Motorway safety data with revised Highway Code on the way

Government asks for more Smart Motorway safety data with revised Highway Code on the way

A report by the government into claims made by the National Highways agency over the safety of Smart Motorways has called for more data, while a revised version of the Highway Code is being rolled out to better inform drivers about Smart Motorway rules and regulations. The Office of Road and Rail (ORR) are calling

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Consumer safety rating for automated driving systems in development

Consumer safety rating for automated driving systems in development

The world’s first consumer safety rating system for automated driving systems is being developed in the UK, with the expectation it will be adopted by crash testers.  Thatcham Research – the UK car insurance industry’s research centre and a partner of Euro NCAP – is developing the rating system with funding from Zenzic – an

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A top priority for car and van drivers is the quality of road surfaces

A top priority for car and van drivers is the quality of road surfaces

New research from Transport Focus has found that almost two thirds (65%) of car and van drivers say the maintenance of existing roads is more important than building new roads or adding lanes to existing ones. The independent watchdog spoke to more than 5,600 drivers to understand their priorities for improvement to England’s major roads

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An eight year high in the number killed or seriously injured by drink-driving

An eight year high in the number killed or seriously injured by drink-driving

The number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) in drive-drive crashes reached an eight-year high in 2019, new figures show. The government figures show that this number was 2,050, which was an increase despite overall casualties of 7,800 representing a drop of 10 per cent. This is the highest level since 2011. During 2019,

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