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Tag : RAC Foundation

Councils to make £900m parking ‘profit’ in 2018/19

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Councils in England are on track to make a ‘profit’ of almost £900m from their parking operations in the current financial year.

New tech gets tough on drink drivers

2 months ago / 0 comments

Drivers over the limit will face an increased chance of being prosecuted under new roadside breathalyser technology being explored.

Parking penalties hit new record

4 months ago / 0 comments

The number of penalty tickets issued to drivers parking on private land has shot up by almost a million in just 12 months, reaching a new … Read More »

Around one in 22 local authority bridges in UK are substandard

7 months ago / 0 comments

About 1 in 22 – nearly 5% – of the roughly 74,000 bridges to be found on the local road network are not fit to carry … Read More »

Record number of driver retraining courses held

7 months ago / 0 comments

More than 1.4 million drivers attended offender retraining courses in 2017 with the vast majority of offenders attending speed awareness courses.   

RAC Foundation presses need for accident investigation branch

8 months ago / 0 comments

The RAC Foundation has published new research that echoes calls for a road accident investigation branch.

Scottish EV charge point usage outstripping network growth

8 months ago / 0 comments

Drivers’ usage of electric vehicle charge points in Scotland is overtaking network expansion, although more research is needed on where points should be located.

Change of tack needed on young driver safety, finds new research

9 months ago / 0 comments

The UK should get away from thinking about ‘problem’ young drivers and adopt a broader, more comprehensive approach to improve young driver safety.

Stark variations to speed enforcement revealed as offences hit 13-year high

9 months ago / 0 comments

New analysis has revealed large differences in the way police forces enforce speed limits and deal with speeding cases as offences hit a 13-year high.

Council parking regimes stifle small business community

10 months ago / 0 comments

Eight million local authority parking penalties are issued annually across England and Wales, according to new figures issued by the RAC Foundation.

Drivers fear loss of control to autonomous cars

10 months 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

1 year 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

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All the key news in fleet… Tougher mobile phone penalties not deterring drivers More than 200 drivers a day were caught using a mobile at the … Read More »

Private parking fines surge following ban on clamping

1 year 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

1 year 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’

1 year 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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%

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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 »