Car licence holders to drive heavier vehicles – but only if low emission technology used

The Department for Transport has announced proposals that may benefit businesses that operate van fleets as well as private individuals. Those operating vans commercially need to monitor this development as it will be relevant to driver recruitment, driver licensing and vehicle / fleet acquisition. As part of the overall plan to address the need f......

New emissions crackdown on rogue goods operators

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced additional roadside checks on lorries stopped from August 2017 - emissions will be now investigated as it seeks to avoid operators circumventing the rules to reduce pollutants. There are a number of mechanisms for minimising adverse emissions: for example AdBlue is used in diesel vehicles......

Speeding fines set to rise

From 24 April 2017 some drivers can expect to receive significantly higher fines for speeding.  The changes relate to more serious speeding offences and come as the result of changes in the sentencing guidelines rather than in UK road traffic laws. The maximum fine for speeding will remain at £1,000 (or £2,500 for motorway offences). In addit......

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