june_lez

The Scottish Government is planning to install a network of Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras across the country to identify the most polluting vehicles. Glasgow is expected to become the Scotland’s first city with a Low Emission Zone, where vehicles that don’t meet emissions standards – primarily diesel cars, lorries and buses – will have..

june_sat_nav

Satellite navigation systems are a must have these days, but many road users fail to use this travel companion correctly or safely. In a recent simulator study looking at a variety of distractions, programming a sat nav had the biggest negative impact on driving standards. Now the Institute of Advanced Motorists has published some tips..

june_european_motoring

Driving abroad poses a number of risks and not just because it is likely to involve on the other side of the road. Many people lack a general awareness of current European motoring laws. For example, from January this year, British registered drivers travelling to France can receive an on-the-spot fine of more than £100..

june_dog_in_car

It is dangerous and illegal to leave an animal in a hot vehicle. So how can owners ensure their pets are safe and comfortable on car journeys this summer? Motoring Assist has compiled a short checklist designed to ensure dogs stay safe and comfortable on car journeys: • Leave your dog at home on warm..

june_littering_rules

Litter louts could be hit with £150 fines as part of new plans to tackle rubbish in England, almost double the current £80 penalty. The new motoring rules, which are already in force in London, are open for consultation until 18 June.  And they will make owners liable even if they didn’t throw the litter..

may_vision_scheme

The trade body for the vehicle rental and leasing industry has opposed Transport for London’s proposal for a new Direct Vision Standard for trucks entering London from 2020.  Responding to TfL’s online consultation, the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association said the proposals were unworkable and unsupported by clear road safety evidence. Mayor of London..

may_air_quality

Improvements to UK air quality should be assisted through a national scrappage scheme, says the Freight Transport Association. Ahead of the anticipated Government’s Air Quality Plan announcement, the FTA believes that national level fiscal measures should be announced to enable small business and vehicle owners to meet the costs of operating in new Clean Air..

may_private_testing

Allowing exemplary commercial vehicle operators to test their own vehicles makes sense, but the Freight Transport Association warns that safety standards must be a priority. The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency has released its five-year year business plan to help drivers stay safe on Britain’s roads.  Its strategy includes a commitment to ‘look into the..

may_earned_recognition

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency is looking for truck, bus and coach operators who can demonstrate high standards of compliance to take part in the trial of its Earned Recognition scheme. Participants can range from large fleet companies to single vehicle operators, but in order to be eligible they must have: Held an operator’s..

may_tougher_mot

The British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association is urging the Government to reconsider the frequency of MOT tests for some light commercial vehicles. The BVRLA supported the Government’s proposal to extend the period for the first MOT for new cars from three to four years, but opposes the same extension for Class 7 vans (those..