Transport & Car Blog

VIC scheme abolished: how does it impact you?

  Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The Vehicle Identity Check (VIC) scheme was abolished late last year following lengthy consultation between the Department for Transport (DfT) and key stakeholders.

The developments have been long-overdue with many members of the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association (MVDA) calling for change in recent years.

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Government confirms zero emissions target

  Tuesday, 8 March 2016

The Government has now re-affirmed its commitment for almost all cars and vans on UK roads to be completely zero emission by 2050.

The UK was one of 13 international members of the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Alliance to sign a commitment as part of a climate summit in Paris, with the aim being to promote cleaner motoring as well as slashing transport emissions. 

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Two out of three drivers suffer from pothole damage

  Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Pothole in the road. Photo by Duncan Hull (CC BY 2.0)

Two-thirds of company car and van drivers have suffered some form of damage as a result of hitting a pothole in the last year, according to data from the RAC Foundation.

Almost 29,000 drivers made claims against councils for damage caused in the last financial year.  According to the survey, over £2 million was paid out overall.

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DfT rules out road safety targets

  Thursday, 28 January 2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) has ruled out re-introducing road casualty reduction targets, despite repeated requests from both the safety and fleet industries to do so.

The DfT has told Fleet News that local authorities are simply better placed to improve road safety, and can be more effective than a centralised body.

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DfT plan to overhaul motoring services

  Monday, 21 December 2015

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced new plans to innovate and streamline motoring agencies in the UK, whilst also trying to improve the driving test and tackle the shortage of lorry drivers.

The government’s consultation, which will close on 8th January 2016, was created in order to help streamline public services.  Saving the taxpayer money is the primary aim, with alterations to the driving test to help increase the pass rate one of the first issues tabled.

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