Tag Archives: Jesse Norman

Driving laws to be reviewed to accommodate self-driving vehicles

self-driving vehicles

The Government recently commissioned a detailed review of current driving laws to ensure the UK remains one of the ‘best places in the world to develop, test and drive self-driving vehicles’. The review is set to be on-going for three years and to be carried out by the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission will ... Read More »

Online service being introduced by Government to help drivers report accidents

Department for Transport

Drivers could soon be able to report accidents online, making it quicker and easier, under new proposals by the Department for Transport. Many police forces already allow victims to report crimes online and this could be extended to crashes in a bid to modernise the service, Roads Minister, Jesse Norman will tell the National Roads Policing Conference today (30 January ... Read More »

First M.O.T test to remain at 3 years after consultation

M.O.T

The wait for the first M.O.T test on cars and motorcycles won’t be extended to 4 years due to safety concerns. Ministers put road safety first as they today (18 January 2018) decided to maintain the period before a car’s first MOT test at 3 years. The move comes after a Department for Transport consultation last year to consider changing ... Read More »

O-license exemption on alternatively fuelled vehicles to increase to 4.25t from 3.5t

Master Z.E

Following a recent consultation by the Department for Transport, fleets will be able to run alternatively fuelled vans up to 4.25 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) without having to hold an operators license. At the minute organisations can only run vans up to 3.5 tonnes without needing an O-license, but this is set to be changed for alternatively fuelled vehicles ... Read More »