The Weekly Roundup

Motorists are being urged to plan their August Bank Holiday journeys in advance, with the RAC predicting an extra 14 million drivers on the roads. The RAC says Saturday is likely to see traffic at its heaviest, with up to 2.6 million more motorists than usual on the UK's road network. Further spikes in traffic levels are expected on Sunday during the late afternoon and early evening as well as on Monday morning.

Also this week, Car buyers are to continue to be able to benefit from £5,000 off the cost of an electric car after the Government announced today it would extend the plug-in grant scheme. The financial incentive will continue to be available until at least February. The UK is now the fastest growing market for electric vehicles in Europe.

RAC: 'Plan ahead' bank holiday drivers warned

Matters of Testing: MOT testing service: known issues and workarounds now available on GOV.UK

The Guardian: 27,000 uninsured cars seized by police this year

Brake: Thought-provoking ‘Sharpen up’ interactive resource launched to highlight importance of eye tests for drivers

AM Online: Government continues £5,000 grant scheme towards cost of electric cars

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