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31 October 2014 at 13:04

A leading Government figure has promised motorists better roads after admitting that the country's highway network has been "neglected" over the past four decades. Danny Alexander said that Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement on December 3 will outline major upgrades to key routes.These will include the A47 and A1 as well as South-West England's A303.The Treasury Chief Secretary's ple...

31 October 2014 at 13:04

Millions of motorists are continuing to join a mass getaway during the half-term school holidays. An additional 2 million motorists will join the UK road network on Saturday (November 1) as part of the last opportunity to escape ahead of the Christmas holidays, according to the RAC.Weather forecasts suggest that drivers should take care, however, with strong winds and rain predicted for much o...

31 October 2014 at 13:04

A vehicle more used to picking up fares than fears is being transformed into a Halloween attraction, to be unveiled at a famous capital landmark this week. Those heading to check out the London Motor Museum's various treasures will be able to catch the spookily customised former London cab.The FX4 taxi, which was first modified 11 years ago, was chosen as the ideal base for a Halloween-themed ...

31 October 2014 at 13:04

A Rolls-Royce that has been deliberately altered to look "ugly" is up for sale on eBay. The seller's challenge to buyers of 'dare to be different' doesn't seem to have been taken up as yet. Bids have not even hit the car's reserve price yet.But this is hardly surprising, since it has been deliberately "downgraded" and appears an all too likely candidate for breakdown assistance. It looks mor...

31 October 2014 at 13:04

Germany has cemented its position as a trusted motor manufacturer, according to latest eBay.co.uk figures. When it comes to buying a car or spare part on the ever-popular marketplace website, German-made sales more than double their nearest rival.The European powerhouse boasts more car manufacturers than any nation on the continent, including Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Opel, Smart and Volk...

30 October 2014 at 13:21

A new RAC poll suggests almost half of drivers only fill their tanks on the motorway if absolutely necessary, with many attempting to boycott such service stations in protest at exploitative prices, More than a quarter (26%) of the 1,463 drivers have already taken action and will no longer head to motorway garages to purchase petrol.Motorway prices can be up to 15p more expensive than filling ...

30 October 2014 at 13:21

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced plans to move away from Ferrari. The strategy involves selling a tenth of the high-end car manufacturer on the general stock market.For decades motorists buying a car in the luxury sector have been lured by Ferrari, and soon they will be able to buy shares in the company too - certainly on the US market and possibly in Europe too.The remainder of F...

30 October 2014 at 13:21

Motorists around the UK can look forward to vastly improved weather forecasts, thanks to a new supercomputer at a cost of nearly £100 million. Drivers being caught unawares by flash floods and other hazardous road conditions, could increasingly become a thing of the past.The Met Office's £97 million High Performance Computer (HPC) can better tell drivers when to expect huge snowfall, robust wi...

30 October 2014 at 13:21

A Conservative MP has called for a continent-wide, life ban on foreign motorists who cause death while over the drink-drive limit in the UK. They should also face a ban that is consistent across Europe, says Alec Shelbrooke. His call follows the tragic death of his teenage West Yorkshire constituent Callum Wark. Mr Wark, 19, died after Bulgarian Stoyan Andonov Stoyanov's truck hit his Renault...

30 October 2014 at 13:21

Drivers face added dangers on the roads with the clocks having gone back last weekend. The earlier nights mean motorists have to drive with additional care in darker conditions, so the Institute of Advanced Motorists has put together a seven-point plan to minimise your chances of a seasonal prang. In addition, RAC spokesman Simon Williams comments: "Despite the current mild temperatures, it i...

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