Councils in England have seen their parking ‘profits’ rise by almost a third (32%) in just four years.
One in five (19%) of vacancies advertised on a jobs database said that having a car or a driving licence was a requirement, according to the RAC Foundation.
Grant-eligible vehicles were sold at a rate more than six times higher than normal, causing officials to put the new scheme in place on Sunday (October 21)
Delegates at industry briefing call on the Government to make a clear decision so fleet bodies can work with ministers to achieve the best outcome for all. By Stephen Briers
From April to July, private parking companies requested 1,479,152 sets of vehicle keeper records from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
The Government has been criticised by renewable energy experts for launching another consultation on E10 petrol (petrol with 10% renewable bioethanol).
Councils in England are on course to generate a combined ‘profit’ of £885 million in 2018/19 from their parking operations – a 13% increase year-on-year.
Competition to bring a new mobile breathalyser to the market launched, while RAC Foundation asked to trial a new approach to road casualty investigations.
The number of tickets issued to drivers parking on private land has surged by almost a million in just 12 months to a new high, the RAC Foundation suggests.
New figures from the Department for Transport (DfT) reveal that the number of diesel cars licensed in Great Britain stood at 12.4 million at the end of 2017.
Drivers were issued with a record number of parking tickets on private land in the third quarter of 2017-18, according to Government data.
Government ministers have thrown their weight behind a private parking members’ bill introduced by Sir Greg Knight MP.
Almost 3,500 council-maintained road bridges in Great Britain are substandard, according to new research from the RAC Foundation.
More than 1.4 million drivers, including more than one million caught for speeding, were sent to offender retraining courses in 2017 by the police.
Fleets are being urged to proactively manage parking infringements after English councils made a record £819m from their parking operations in the past financial year.
Analysis by the RAC Foundation of DVLA data shows there were 31,002 Outlanders on the road at the end of September 2017, up 1,594 on the previous quarter.
The number of drivers caught using a handheld phone while driving fell by 11% in the three months after the introduction of tougher penalties compared to three months before, new data seen by the RAC shows.
Scrappage schemes will not get us any further in the fight against pollutants, RAC Foundation research suggests.
Half (50%) of Britons are concerned about future driver-assistance technologies taking too much control away from the driver.
Without widespread, reliable and simple-to-use charge points the practicalities of ‘filling up’ electric cars could limit their mass-market appeal.
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