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Tag : Department for Transport

Drivers increasingly wedded to cars, finds DfT data

1 month ago / 0 comments

Drivers are turning away from bus travel and increasingly resorting to using their cars, new Department for Transport data indicates.

Increased uptake of roadwork permits could cut disruption

2 months ago / 0 comments

More councils should look at adopting roadwork permit schemes to help cut congestion.

Concerns raised over WLTP deadlines

2 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport will not synchronise the publication of fuel economy and CO2 emissions data from the tougher new WLTP test cycle, raising concerns that … Read More »

Councils to get extra £100m to repair potholes

5 months ago / 0 comments

The Government is to give a further £100m funding to councils to repair potholes and other severe weather damage, the Transport Secretary has announced.

Plans for online accident reporting could save fleets time and money

7 months ago / 0 comments

Department for Transport plans for drivers to have the ability to report road traffic accidents (RTAs) online have gone under public consultation and could bring a number of … Read More »

Government rejects move to four-year first MOT

7 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport is maintaining the three-year first MOT for cars, vans and motorcycles after a consultation last year indicated safety concerns over an extra … Read More »

DfT to create and upgrade Major Road Network

8 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has begun a 12-week consultation process to identify and upgrade vital A-roads as it creates a new Major Road Network across England.

Highway Code reform for remote control parking

8 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles have opened a consultation intended to enable future use of autonomous car parking and … Read More »

DfT opens competition for connected vehicle data funding

8 months ago / 0 comments

Telematics devices and phone sensors could be deployed on council vehicles on English road to report on potholes under Department for Transport plans.

Investment in smart ticketing as Transport for the North gets go ahead

9 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has confirmed that the Transport for the North will get pioneering legal powers as it becomes the first sub-regional transport body in … Read More »

DfT urged to take action on VW emissions fix backlog

9 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport and Volkswagen are being urged to take action as new figures show a third of Volkswagen cars with so-called ‘defeat devices’ remain … Read More »

Annual road death figures static since 2012, says DfT

10 months ago / 0 comments

Road deaths have stagnated for the fifth year running, according to the latest Department for Transport figures.

Government to invest in smart ticketing rail ‘revolution’

11 months ago / 0 comments

The government has set out plans to introduce smart ticketing across England and Wales by the end of 2018.

‘Green’ E10 petrol could increase fuel bills for fleets

11 months ago / 0 comments

The possible introduction of a new ‘green’ unleaded petrol variant could bring higher fuel bills for fleets, experts warn.

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

1 year ago / 0 comments

This week’s top fleet industry stories… Ultra-efficient Mazda petrol could beat diesels on fuel economy Mazda is to launch a new petrol engine using compression ignition … Read More »

DfT to enforce anti-hacking measures for connected cars

1 year ago / 0 comments

New generations of connected cars will offer better protection against the threat of hacking under latest Department for Transport measures.

Today in Fleet – Wednesday 2 August

1 year ago / 0 comments

All the key news in fleet… Rethink VED changes to encourage low CO2 fleet take-up, government urged The re-elected government should revisit the Vehicle Excise Duty … Read More »

Up to 40% of road deaths in Europe are work-related, new research suggests

1 year ago / 3 comments

Employers, national governments and the EU are being urged to take action to tackle work-related road risk, as latest estimates suggest that up to 40% of … Read More »

ULEV registrations nearly doubled since 2015

1 year ago / 0 comments

The number of new ultra low emission vehicle (ULEV) registrations in the UK has nearly doubled since 2015, with ULEVs continuing to hold a growing market share … Read More »

DfT outlines £220m spending to cut congestion

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has announced initial details of how £220m will be spent to cut congestion on the national road network.

Traffic volumes hit all-time high

2 years ago / 1 comments

Motor vehicle traffic in Britain reached an all-time high in 2016, according to provisional figures from the Department for Transport.

Government plans for single insurer model for autonomous vehicles

2 years ago / 1 comments

The Department for Transport has announced plans to push ahead with developing a single insurer model for autonomous vehicles to cover both the driver and the … Read More »

Scrappage scheme for diesel cars could launch within months

2 years ago / 1 comments

The Government is looking at introducing a scrappage scheme for diesel cars, which could launch within months if given the green light.

DfT aims to make EV charging easier

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport launched a consultation into proposals aiming to make it easier for electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles to access charging and refueling infrastructure.

Q2 vehicle registrations back to 2003 levels

2 years ago / 0 comments

The number of vehicles registered in Great Britain in the second quarter of the year exceeded 800,000 for the first time since 2003, new Department for … Read More »

DfT shortlists routes for Trans-Pennine tunnel

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has published three studies, setting out how improvements to the A1 and the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway could boost the economy and … Read More »

Councils offered share of £2m fund to improve roads using new technology

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has launched a £2m fund to allow councils to capitalise on emerging technologies and deliver better journeys for motorists.