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News digest: fleet drivers want training

A round-up of this week’s news from the world of fleet and motoring Fleets missing out on road risk training Fleets drivers are missing out on road risk training opportunities that could help companies ensure the safety of their drivers and other road users, new research has found. A survey…

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News digest: British drivers hit by fines

News digest 27 October A round-up of this week’s news from the world of fleet and motoring Drivers issued with 33,000 penalty notices every day British drivers are hit with a penalty charge fine every 2.5 seconds by authorities, research has found. Twelve million penalties are handed out each year,…

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News digest 6 October 2017

A round-up of this week’s news from the world of fleet and motoring Brits don’t trust driverless technologies   Half of Britons are concerned about driver-assisted technologies having too much control, new data has found. Around two-thirds of car-owning households have vehicles with at least one driver-assist feature including adaptive…

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News digest 29 September 2017

A round-up of this week’s news from the world of fleet and motoring Dyson to launch electric vehicle in 2020 Dyson is set to launch an electric vehicle in 2020, company owner James Dyson has announced. Dyson announced the £2 billion investment into the development of a EV in a…

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News digest 22 September 2017

A round-up of this week’s news from the world of fleet and motoring. ‘One in four drivers’ still use mobile phone at wheel Nine million motorists admit to using their mobile phone behind the wheel despite tougher laws introduced this year governing making or receiving calls while driving, according to…

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News digest 15 September 2017

A round-up of this week’s news from the world of fleet. Coalition calls on mobile industry to cut driver distraction caused by phones A group of road charities and organisations has urged the mobile industry to act on driver distraction caused by phones. The letter to Android, Microsoft and the…

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New digest 8 September 2017

A round-up of this week’s news from the world of fleet. Parents face fines for driving children to school Many UK councils are planning to restrict parking and idling near school gates in a drive to cut down on pollution and improve road safety. Parents face fines of up to…

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News digest 1 September 2017

A round-up of this week’s news from the world of fleet. DVLA cracks down on offensive number plates The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has banned hundreds of offensive number plates. Approximately 300 will be number plates that are seemed too rude for the road will be withheld from…

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News digest 25 August 2017

A round-up of this week’s news from the world of fleet. Testing for self-driving lorries scheduled for this year The Transport Research Laboratory will be testing vehicle “platoons” this year. It’s a promise the government has held on to since 2014. The TRL will hold trial runs on a test…

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News digest 18 August 2017

A round-up of this week’s news from the world of fleet. Learner drivers allowed on motorway in 2018 After years of pressure from road safety groups, learner drivers will be allowed on motorways from 2018. The Department of Transport has relaxed the rules forbidding motorists driving on M-roads until they…

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