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22 April 2014 at 11:57

'Daleks' could be the answer to solving Britain's estimated £12 billion pothole crisis.A new robotic arm system, that has been given the same name as Dr Who's infamous arch enemies, fits onto the front of a truck and fills holes in the road with tar and gravel in under two minutes - 30 times faster than normal.Known as the Pothole Killer in the US, the system is currently being trialled in Bedf...

22 April 2014 at 11:57

The standard driving test fails to prepare young people well enough to drive independently, according to the Institute Of Advanced Motorists (IAM).It is calling for a review of the driving test after new research shows nearly a third of motorists (30%) between the ages of 18 and 25 break the law within a few years of passing it.The IAM research, in conjunction with Vision Critical, also discove...

22 April 2014 at 11:57

More than one in 10 drivers still illegally use a mobile phone while driving, according to a survey involving road safety charity Brake.The poll also found that 4% regularly send or read text messages while behind the wheel, although overall the number of people using phones in the car has decreased from 36% in 2006, to 13% now.More motorists are using hand-free devices than they were eight yea...

22 April 2014 at 11:57

When it comes to picking the perfect partner for a long road trip, celebrity favourites such as George Clooney and Cheryl Cole are being forced to take a back seat.Sixty per cent of drivers told a survey they would much rather be paired with their actual partner on a long journey - a term which encompassed husbands, wives, best mates or work colleagues - compared to having a superstar...

22 April 2014 at 11:57

Many drivers find parking stressful but following a few basic tips can make it far easier, according to Britain's top advanced driver. The chief examiner of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) Peter Rodger advises drivers to park on the left side of the road where possible and reverse into car park spaces. It is much safer to drive out of spaces in this way and more economical too, as mos...

17 April 2014 at 11:10

UK motorists travelling to France during the Easter holidays are being urged to make sure they are travelling with a NF approved breathalyser in their vehicle.Drivers should make sure that their breathalyser complies with French regulation and carries the NF logo.In France the legal alcohol blood limit is 50mg per 100ml, lower than the UK limit of 80mpg per 100ml.Motorists are also reminded tha...

17 April 2014 at 11:10

It is hoped that a new, hard-hitting road safety campaign will help reduce the number of accidents caused by people towing caravans and trailers.The Highways Agency is using real-life footage of a car on the M1 in Leicestershire as it loses control of the caravan it is towing and eventually flips onto its side. The aim is to make motorists think about whether they can drive safely with a carava...

17 April 2014 at 11:10

Jess the border collie proved to be the unexpected culprit in a mysterious case of vandalised cars in Cumbria.It transpired that the dog left slow punctures and flat tyres in several cars in the village of Brampton, by biting into them on her daily walks over a six-month period.For a while residents in Brampton thought their cars were being targeted by vandals. Although Jess had been spotted ap...

17 April 2014 at 11:10

Local authorities in Wales recorded a £8.7 million profit from car parking fees and fixed penalty notices in 2012/13, according to a new report by the RAC Foundation.Of Wales' 22 county councils, just five recorded a deficit on their parking activities, while 11 local authorities saw their profits rise on the previous financial year.Stephen Glaister, RAC Foundation director, explained that the ...

17 April 2014 at 11:10

Motoring experts are warning drivers to expect delays and congestion this Easter weekend.The RAC has recommended leaving extra time for journeys as thousands of additional cars take to roads, which are already being made busier by major railway engineering works.While some will be travelling to and from airports, others will be visiting popular tourist areas such as the Lake District and Cornwa...

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