Modern trains to replace steam trains on private crossing signs After recent accidents at crossings, the Government launched a consultation to decide on a new signage system to improve safety. There have been concerns that the current signs for private crossings could be confusing for younger drivers and foreign motorists who are not familiar with…Details
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New Private Parking Code of Practice The Government’s recent revisions of the private parking code of conduct aims to make fines fairer for drivers. The changes see a 50% cut on fines in the ‘majority of cases’. There will also be a fairer appeals system implemented. Private parking firms must now give a 10-minute grace…Details
London ULEZ could cover Greater London by 2023 Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced last week that the Transport for London (TfL) will look to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to cover the whole of Greater London from 2023 onwards. The ULEZ in London was first established in 2019 which meant that the…Details
73% of drivers say they avoid left lane on a smart motorway A new survey conducted by Kwik Fit shows that almost 3 quarters of drivers actively avoid driving in the hard shoulder on an all lane running smart motorway. 36% also say that they want all lane running smart motorways to be abolished. The…Details
Smart motorway rollout delayed Plans for new smart motorways across stretches of the M3, M25, M62 and M40 have come to a halt amid concerns about their safety. Plans for smart motorways have been in the works for many years now. They are designed to improve traffic flow down busy stretches of motorways by proactively…Details
Driving Test Delays A shortage in both driving instructors and test examiners has resulted in huge waiting times for some learners. This comes after long delays already caused by COVID lockdowns over the past couple of years. There has been a recruitment drive by the DVSA to get more examiners to conduct driving tests, with…Details