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Motoring Laws and Regulations 2022

January 19, 2022

As we welcome in the new year, we also welcome in a sea of change around the rules and regulations on the roads. And since AVL are specialists in all things cars, vans, and road traffic law, we thought we’d let you in on some of the biggest changes to UK driving laws in 2022.

Can You Put a Private Plate on a Lease Car?

May 7, 2021

We get asked a lot of questions about leasing vehicles here at AVL. One of the more popular queries that crops up, however, is relating to private registrations, or personalised number plates, and whether or not you’re able to legally display a private number plate on a leased car.

Are you Brexit ready to drive in Europe?

January 31, 2020

Among the host of changes Britons face following the departure from the European Union is new rules that will apply to driving overseas.

Medical conditions that you need to tell the DVLA about or risk a £1000 fine

October 2, 2019

Drivers are being warned that they could leave themselves open to fines and prosecution if they don’t inform the DVLA of some health conditions.

Government considering penalty points for not wearing a seatbelt

July 22, 2019

The Government is considering issuing penalty points to drivers who fail to wear a seatbelt as part of a new road safety action plan aimed at reducing the number of deaths on the UK’s roads.

Why wearing the wrong type of sunglasses while driving could see you fined

May 15, 2019

As the weather finally begins to improve drivers are being urged by road safety experts to make sure they don’t fall foul of a little-known driving rule.

New driving laws introduced in 2019

January 8, 2019

With the new year comes new rules. And 2019 will be no different for drivers – with various new laws coming into force. From overtaking cyclists to new MOT rules, there’s a number of changes to laws and regulations coming into force this year. Here’s a breakdown of those to expect and two to look […]

Car emissions targets to be tougher

October 9, 2018

European Union ministers are discussing proposed CO2 targets for 2025 and 2030 tomorrow (October 9th) and they’re likely to be gunning for even more ambitious reductions.

How your tyres could land you with a £10,000 fine and a driving ban

August 7, 2018

The RAC has reminded its members that being caught with faulty tyres could see them hit with an “extortionate” fine and cost them their licence.

The law regarding children/dogs in hot cars

August 7, 2018

Britain spends ages complaining about the rain and cold - then as soon as the temperature rises, we have a whole new set of issues.

Drivers could be fined for idling

August 6, 2018

A growing number of councils are introducing on-the-spot £20 fines for drivers who leave their engines running while stationary in a bid to cut vehicle emissions.

Roadwork speed limits to change?

July 23, 2018

Drivers could be allowed to travel at increased speed through motorway roadworks depending on what day of the week they are travelling, under new plans from Highways England...

Drivers risking fines driving in France

June 25, 2018

Millions of British drivers heading to France this year on holiday risk getting speeding fines after a change in the law.

Mercedes told to recall cars over emissions

June 12, 2018

Some 774,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles across Europe had used software to beat diesel emission tests, said Germany's transport ministry.

Update on recent new rules

June 7, 2018

Some new road laws have already come into place, with more set to change the way we look after our vehicles later this year.

Learner Drivers Allowed on Motorways

June 4, 2018

As of 4th June 2018 learner drivers are now able to have lessons on the motorway in a dual-control car with an approved driving instructor.

Appealing Parking Fines

May 31, 2018


May 25, 2018

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UK Speed Limit for Commercial Vehicles

May 24, 2018

Speed limits in the UK can be discussed for hours and hours. Are they too high? Or too low? Whatever you think, it's always useful to know exactly what the speed limits are. However, while posted limits apply to cars (which make up the majority of traffic on UK roads)...

Smart Speed Bumps with Tyre Tread Checker

May 23, 2018

Smart speed bumps to automatically check tyre tread depth...

Remote Parking Cars legal from June

May 18, 2018

Remote control parking will be legal in the UK from June, following new legislation introduced yesterday. This latest development is another step towards increased automation, with remote parking just one of a number of driving assistance technologies that have the potential to transform car travel, says the Department of Transport (DfT).

New van road tax system in the offing

May 17, 2018

Reports say the UK government want to introduce a new road tax system for commercial vehicles to encourage drivers to choose more low emission vehicles.

Zero emission cars by 2040

May 15, 2018

That's what the UK government are planning. Sales of all petrol, diesel and hybrids to be banned by 2040 according to reports...

Information on the new regulations regarding how CO2 & fuel consumption is worked out

May 8, 2018

It is important that you read and understand this note, because in some cases the new testing may result in an increase to the CO2 figures for vehicles...

New MOT rule changes

April 30, 2018

The way MOT's are done is changing on the 20th May 2018 in England, Scotland and Wales. Don't get caught out, please make sure you have a read of this...

New Tax Costs!

February 22, 2018

Road tax can be a pain, especially when there are changes, as there is going to be as of 1st April 2018. This new change means that all new cars have to pass the Real Driving Emissions step 2 test. The test limits all new cars to pollute up to 1.5 times the current 80mg/km.