Department for Transport

  • DFT BACKS LONG-TERM FUNDING FOR POTHOLES

    DFT BACKS LONG-TERM FUNDING FOR POTHOLES

    Matt Bell on 13th November 2019

    Funding for to tackle the “plague of potholes” on local roads should be guaranteed for periods of several years rather than on an annual basis, the Department for Transport (DfT) has told the Treasury.

  • SMART MOTORWAYS TO BE REVIEWED

    SMART MOTORWAYS TO BE REVIEWED

    Matt Bell on 11th November 2019

    The debate over smart motorways rages on, with a review into their safety to be led by the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, who told MPs: “We know people are dying on smart motorways.”

  • SEAT BELTS STILL NOT BEING USED

    SEAT BELTS STILL NOT BEING USED

    Matt Bell on 14th October 2019

    Drivers not wearing a seat belt continue to be a problem, with the Department for Transport’s annual casualty statistics revealing that more than a quarter of car occupants killed on the roads of Great Britain last year were not wearing a seat belt.

  • MORE CLARITY FOR EURO ROAD TRIPS

    MORE CLARITY FOR EURO ROAD TRIPS

    Matt Bell on 29th August 2019

    Classic car owners planning Continental road trips now have more clarity over what paperwork they will need should the UK complete its withdrawal from the European Union, following an update from the Department for Transport.

  • REPORT REVEALS ALARMING ACCIDENT INSIGHT

    REPORT REVEALS ALARMING ACCIDENT INSIGHT

    Matt Bell on 25th June 2019

    Halfords recently posted its latest roadworthiness report, which examines UK roads in 2019 with regards to accidents and breakdowns. Alarmingly, its findings suggest that 70% of accidents happen due to driver error.

  • BENTLEY CASE RAISES CONCERNS OVER MOT EXEMPTION

    BENTLEY CASE RAISES CONCERNS OVER MOT EXEMPTION

    Glenn Rowswell on 7th September 2018

    The debate over MoT test exemption for eligible 'historic' vehicles has intensified following damning evidence that the lack of annual testing has led to unsafe classics are being driven on the UK's roads.

  • POTENTIALLY HARMFUL E10 PETROL COULD ARRIVE IN 2020

    POTENTIALLY HARMFUL E10 PETROL COULD ARRIVE IN 2020

    Glenn Rowswell on 29th August 2018

    Classic car owners face a headache on the forecourt as a new generation of potentially damaging 'green' petrol could be introduced by 2020 – a move that could mean forking out much more at the pumps to ensure at least a million of the UK's older vehicles are not affected.

  • FREE CIRCULATION IN EU EVEN AFTER BREXIT

    FREE CIRCULATION IN EU EVEN AFTER BREXIT

    Glenn Rowswell on 14th June 2018

    Anyone planning a classic tour to Europe post-Brexit has had one potential hurdle removed after the Department for Transport confirmed the UK intended to remain part of the free circulation zone...