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The Law Commission has published a joint report on automated vehicles (AVs), setting out recommendations on their safe and responsible introductions.
In anticipation of vehicles with automated driving functions being introduced to UK roads next year, guidance has been published on how such vehicles should be marketed to ensure drivers understand the features and where intervention may be required.
BVRLA members interested in the status of HGV testing in the UK can now exchange views with the DVSA’s Head of MOT Policy, Neil Barlow, via his new ‘Moving On’ blog.
Highways England Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention Team and Driving for Better Business have joined forces to develop a new Van Driver Toolkit resource.
Transport for London has raised concerns that some logistics operators are reporting that rented trailers are not always fitted with the rear warning signage now required as part of the new HGV safety permit system in greater London.
The BVRLA has responded to the Government’s consultation on the rules on safe use of automated vehicles on British roads ahead of the Automated Lane Keeping Systems consultation, due out later this year.
The Government has set out how vehicles fitted with Automated Lane Keeping System technology could legally be defined as self-driving if they receive GB type approval and there is no evidence to challenge the vehicle’s ability to self-drive.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency found that 1-in-12 tyres were underinflated when they conducted a trial using new technology as part of a scheme funded by Highways England.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency is reminding drivers to check when their MOT is due and is launching a campaign encouraging people to sign-up to the reminder service.
The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be contacting vehicle operators about their test dates.
Transport for London has introduced grace periods for both the changes to the London Low Emission Zone and Direct Vision Standard schemes that begin on 1 March 2021.
Transport for London has confirmed that although enforcement of the Direct Vision Standard will begin on 1 March, fleets who have begun the process to be compliant will be put on an ‘allow list’ allowing 90-days grace.