A staggering 57 per cent of British motorists think they are a worse driver now than when they passed the test.
Research from Young Driver, the UK’s largest provider of pre-17 driving lessons, revealed that only 43 per cent felt they were better behind the wheel now than when they first ripped up the L plates and well over a third (39 per cent) of drivers thought they’d struggle to pass their test if they had to retake it now – rising to a worrying 46 per cent of over 55s.
We are going to keep vans, buses and lorries for longer due to improved reliability and mounting new vehicle costs, say analysts.
This opens up new opportunities for companies supplying parts to keep these vehicles on the roads, says Frost and Sullivan, who see the 4 -7 year old modes taking 21% of roadspace in the next decade.
TRL Academy has been looking at the full breadth of issues that need to be addressed as the UK enters a new era of mobility.
The issues include self-driving cars, ultra-low emission vehicles, infrastructure, connectivity, data gathering and use, and the potential role of artificial intelligence and you can read their assessment Transport 2020.
The Freight Transport Association called for greater clarity in defining “dependent contractor” status outlined in the Taylor Report into working practices.
The logistics trade body says it depends on flexibility to meet various demands and needs better training and support.
Ford SUV sales rose more than 29% to 122,800 in the Euro 20 in the first half of 2017.
June SUV increased nearly 21% to 22,500 in the Euro 20, driven by strong demand for Kuga, EcoSport and Edge, including record June volume and share for Kuga and EcoSport.