Following campaigning from Logistics UK the government confirmed that the safest vehicles will be exempt from HGV tests for up to 12 months.
James Firth, Head of Road Freight Regulation at Logistics UK explained, “The government’s decision to listen to the advice of Logistics UK and grant HGV testing exemptions to the lowest risk vehicles – those categorised as ‘upper green’, with Earned Recognition (ER), or vehicles under two years old – will ensure that the safest logistics vehicles can remain on our roads delivering the essential goods and services the nation needs, without delay.
The Government’s delay in the implementation of its whiplash reforms has cost British motorists £1.3 billion in extra car insurance premiums, according to research by comparethemarket.com.
The Ministry of Justice announced in April that the implementation of the whiplash reforms as part of the Civil Liability Act would be delayed for a second time from 1 August 2020 to April 2021, back from an original date of 6 April 2020, citing the coronavirus pandemic as the reason for further delay and the legislation would have taken around £35 off average premiums but the delay has meant that premiums remain higher than they should be.
Scooters and motorcycle sales saw a 41.9% rise compared with July last year.
“The public remain cautious to return to trains and buses, which is notably benefiting scooters and motorcycle sales”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) and 13,093 units registered in July with all variants increasing.