Government plans that could see novice drivers being allowed to automatically drive lorries have been condemned by the UK’s leading independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart.
A recent government consultation suggested that drivers who possess a category B car licence should be instantly entitled to a category C1 licence, which allows motorists to drive vehicles weighing up to 7.5 tonnes which would mean that a driver as young as 18 years-old, who has just passed their practical driving test, could be allowed to drive large trucks without any further training.
UK car production returned to growth in October, rising 7.4% to 69,524 units, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
The rise followed September’s fall, which came after four consecutive months of growth, illustrating how supply chain turbulence, in particular global chip shortages, continues to affect UK car manufacturers.
CUPRA has collaborated with responsible fashion design studio RÆBURN, to create a series of designs that celebrate sustainability, style and performance.
To mark CUPRA’s first fully electric vehicle, CUPRA Born, RÆBURN has designed a bespoke wrap of the car and a fully-sustainable fashion piece using RÆBURN’s signature parachute design.
The Festive MINI is back and brighter than ever before, this year wrapped in 3,000 smart LED lights by creator Nicholas ‘Nico’ Martin and supported by MINI UK, to raise money for MS Trust and Duchenne UK.
First started over four years ago, the MINI Electric is wrapped in 3,000 app-controlled twinkly lights, capable of generating customisable animations including light patterns and messages, and rhythms synced to your favourite song and each bulb can be sponsored for £2.00.