Road use drops 30% since start of lockdown

Car use is around 30% lower on weekdays during lockdown 2.0, according to new data released by the Department for Transport.

Weekend road use is also down sharply, a 40% drop since the tighter restrictions came into effect.

By contrast, average car use plummeted 65% during the first lockdown, while April’s Easter weekend registered the lowest level of non-weekday car traffic,...

Keep your eyes safely on the road

Devon drivers have been urged to look after their sight to avoid harming themselves or others.

For Road Safety Week (November 16-22), statistics from Specsavers’ road safety partner charity Brake show that on average people die every day on the UK’s roads and someone is injured every four minutes.

Devon opticians say that poor vision increases a driver’s risk of crashing...

Drivers can help shape Devon's low carbon future in electric vehicle questionnaire

Drivers are being asked to help deliver a network of electric vehicle (EV) charging points across Devon by revealing their driving habits and attitudes towards EV in an online questionnaire.

Devon County Council (DCC) is working with district councils and the private sector on two projects which aims to deliver more than a 100 EV charging points across Devon.

Now DCC has...

Drivers in the South West have saved an incredible £26M on fuel during lockdown

The UK has turned into a nation of savers as lockdown restrictions cancel the daily commute for millions of workers, freeing up both the roads and our budgets.

New report by GoCompare reveals Brits have saved an incredible £267 million on fuel prices since the start of lockdown in March! Split by region, the South West of England have a total saving of more than £26,610,728.12 ....

Stagecoach South West marks Bus and Coach Worker Support Day

Stagecoach South West has paid tribute to the country’s bus and coach workers, as it joins the industry today to mark Bus and Coach Worker Support Day in recognising the thousands of people involved in keeping key bus services running during the Covd-19 pandemic.

Stagecoach South West has joined forces with the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) and government to publicly...

Police launch Operation Fatigue

Police are launching a new operation aimed at tackling traffic offences from rogue commercial drivers.

From Friday the 24th of March through to Sunday the 8th of April, officers from Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Strategic Alliance Roads Policing Unit will be undertaking proactive action as part of Operation Fatigue.

Op Fatigue will involve the stopping and checking of goods...

Stiffer penalties for using mobile devices while driving

Drivers caught using their mobile phone behind the wheel now face tougher penalties.

From today (1 March 2017) both the fine and penalty points will double - from £100 to £200 and from 3 to 6 points.

Between 1 and 7 March Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police roads policing alliance will be out on the region’s roads ensuring compliance with the new legislation. The option...

Plymouth taxi drivers pass the test

100 per cent of Plymouth’s private hire drivers who were stopped in a recent test purchase operation passed.

Over the past month two test purchase operations have been carried out and of the 19 private hire drivers approached no unauthorised journeys were accepted.

The taxi licensing team undertake regular test purchase operations to find out whether private hire drivers hold...

Police target poor and inconsiderate drivers

Officers from Devon, Cornwall and Dorset’s Road Policing Team will be mounting a week long campaign, targeting drivers of all types of vehicles who flout road traffic laws on roads.

Operation Vortex targets poor, inconsiderate and complacent driving across the region and aims to reduce the number of collisions and casualties on our roads.

A team of officers will be carrying out...

Lateness the main reason why Brits speed on the road

With the Easter holiday period drawing to a close many of us will be fitting back into our usual routine of waking up, getting ready for work, some of us rushing to get the kids ready for school and flying out the door desperate to avoid being late.

It seems that many of us, in a bid to shave off precious time from our journeys, speed up in the car naturally putting ourselves, and...