Pay-per-mile road pricing under consideration in London

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Motorists may have to pay a variable charge per mile -- instead of the current Congestion Charge -- to drive in London in the future. The proposal was announced by London Mayor Sadiq Khan this week as part of his first draft Transport Strategy, which sets out ambitious plans to reduce the capital's dependency on the car.

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New research tracks drivers' eye movements

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Where are your eyes looking when you're driving? Do you spot hazards in plenty of time? A new study aims to find out, and is looking for volunteers.

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Drivers can't reach their destination without a sat nav

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Many drivers rely on their sat nav rather than road signs to reach their destination, according to a new study.

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Drivers unsure about using smart motorway refuge areas

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The UK's first smart motorway was created more than 10 years ago, but more than half of drivers are still not familiar with the refuge areas for emergency use, according to a study by the RAC.

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'Thinking' traffic lights to be installed in Milton Keynes

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Traffic lights fitted with artificial intelligence (AI) are to be installed in Milton Keynes as part of a £3m project to help eliminate rush hour jams.

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Pothole problem on local roads is getting worse, says RAC

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In the first three months of this year the RAC dealt with more than 6,500 breakdowns caused as a result of potholes -- a 63% year-on-year increase despite a mild and fairly dry winter.

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Car thieves don't just target prestige brands, says Tracker

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Almost a third (32%) of all stolen vehicles recovered by vehicle tracking specialist Tracker last year were worth less than £5,000, the company revealed last week.

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WHO report urges governments to takle speeding problem

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Countries around the world need to do more to tackle speeding on the roads, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Petrol and diesel prices cut by supermarkets

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Fuel prices are falling across the UK as suppliers compete to attract customers. The price cuts are being led by the supermarkets, after Morrisons reduce its diesel price by 2p a litre and petrol by 1p. This was matched by rivals Sainsbury's and Tesco, while Asda declined to join in the price war, declaring that it "consistently offers drivers the lowest fuel prices nationwide".

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MPs call for Highway Code changes and more driving bans to protect cyclists

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More and more drivers are avoiding disqualification despite having more than 12 points on their licence, according to a report by MPs.

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Van drivers warned about 'epidemic' of tool thefts

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Growing numbers of van drivers are suffering theft from their vehicles, according to police figures obtained by BBC Radio 5 live.

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Police cyclist advises Edinburgh drivers on overtaking

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Police in Edinburgh have launched an initiative to highlight the space that drivers should give cyclists on the road.

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New drug-driving limits planned in Scotland

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The Scottish Government is cracking down on drug-driving, with roadside testing and new limits on driving under the influence of certain drugs.

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Driving test reforms to include use of sat nav

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As of December this year, the driving test in the UK will change to include the use of a sat nav, Auto Express reports.

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Drivers could receive up to £2,000 to scrap diesels

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Drivers of older diesel cars could receive an incentive payment to scrap them under a government initiative aimed at tackling air pollution, according to reports.

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Survey reveals worrying lack of basic car maintenance knowledge among UK drivers

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Over a third (38%) of drivers in the UK aged between 45 and 55 don't feel confident about changing a tyre on their vehicle, according to a survey by business mobility specialist Alphabet and Arlington Research.

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Easter traffic could treble journey times

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Data from Inrix suggests the Easter weekend could see 20 million cars on the roads in the UK as motorists try to make the most of the four-day weekend.

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Warnings issued over scam targeting lone women drivers

Police and the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) have issued warnings to motorists be aware of a scam reported across the UK this week that is targeting lone women drivers, the Crawley and Horley Observer reports.

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English cities could introduce daily diesel charges

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Reports claim that Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom will announce plans this week to introduce diesel charges to cities in England, in a bid to improve local air quality.

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