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Drivers fear loss of control to autonomous cars

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Although around two-thirds of car-owning households now have vehicles with at least one driver-assist feature, there is a limit to the level of automation people are … Read More »

Soaring private parking fines prompt call for clampdown

3 months ago / 0 comments

The number of drivers given fines by private parking firms has risen by 64% over the last year, renewing calls for a clampdown on the industry.

Today in Fleet: Monday 5 June

5 months ago / 0 comments

All the key news in fleet… On 1 March the fixed penalty for using a handheld phone behind the wheel doubled to six penalty points and ... Read More »

Private parking fines surge following ban on clamping

6 months ago / 0 comments

The number of vehicle keeper requests made by private parking companies has soared over the last year, leading to increased calls for regulation in the industry.

Road repairs essential for deployment of autonomous cars

7 months ago / 0 comments

Ensuring zero tolerance for accidents on autonomous cars will require UK roads to be perfect.

Scottish councils rake in £40m in parking ‘profits’

7 months ago / 0 comments

Scotland’s councils made a £40.3m profit from parking charges and penalty income in 2015-16.

Fewer than 5,000 traffic cops now on the road

9 months ago / 0 comments

The number of dedicated traffic police in England and Wales has continued to fall, with fewer than 5,000 traffic cops now on the road.

‘Use it and lose it’ policy advocated for drivers and mobiles

9 months ago / 0 comments

Confiscating mobile phones off drivers using them illegally at the wheel could help cut down on their use and improve road safety.

Diesel pump price hits two-year high

9 months ago / 0 comments

The average price of diesel has hit its highest level in more than two years.

Councils’ surplus from parking charges rises 9%

11 months ago / 0 comments

The surplus produced from council parking operations in England rose 9% in 2015/16, reaching a record high.

Welsh council parking profits rise for third year

11 months ago / 0 comments

Local authorities in Wales made a ‘profit’ of £13.8m on their parking activities in the last financial year, new research finds.

Average speed cameras cut fatal and serious crashes by a third

1 year ago / 0 comments

Implementation of average speed cameras cuts the number of crashes resulting in death or serious injury by more than a third, new analysis has found.

Fleets urged to spearhead adoption of drive-safe mode for mobiles

1 year ago / 1 comments

Fleet operators could play a major role in spearheading the use of a drive-safe mode on motorists’ smartphones to cut down on driver distraction. That’s the … Read More »