What is the Automated Vehicles Bill?

Announced in the King’s Speech on 7 October 2023, and making its way through the House of Commons, the Automated Vehicles Bill (the Bill) aims to ‘unlock a transport revolution by enabling the safe deployment of self-driving vehicles’. In this article, we consider the key measures of the Bill, the impact on local authorities and the steps they can take in preparation of the new legislation.

This article was originally published in the April 2024 edition of stronger, the ALARM journal. ALARM is a not-for-profit professional membership association that has supported risk management practitioners since 1991. They provide members with outstanding support to achieve professional excellence, including education, training, guidance and best practice, networking, and industry recognition for best practice across risk management. For more information, visit alarmrisk.com and follow @ALARMrisk on Twitter and LinkedIn

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