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25 Years of Speed Cameras in Britain

25 Years of Speed Cameras in Britain

If you wish to start a controversial motoring-related debate at many a social gathering, just mentioned two words – ‘speed camera’. The arguments about cameras usage look set to continue for many years to come. They seem to have been part of our lives for generations, so it comes as quite a surprise to learn that their first use in the UK was as recently as 25 years ago.

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The End of the Petrol Powered Car in Paris by 2030?

The End of the Petrol Powered Car in Paris by 2030?

The news from Paris that its mayor Anne Hidalgo plans to ban all petrol-fuelled cars by 2030 cannot come as a total surprise to many observers. President Emmanuel Macron has set a 2040 target date for the sales of fossil-fuel powered vehicles to cease while Mme Hidalgo intends to ‘eradicate’ all diesel cars from the streets by 2020 in the run-up to the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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The DEFRA Air Quality Plan - And the Electric Car

On the 26th July 2017 the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) launched its Air Quality Plan which stated that from 2040 onwards new petrol and diesel cars will be banned in the United Kingdom. The announcement was not entirely a surprise to many but the challenges of phasing out the country’s dependency on the internal combustion engine cannot be underestimated.

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