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04 August 2015 at 14:34

Diesel prices have fallen at the pump as retailers finally pass on wholesale savings to customers, RAC Fuel Watch data confirms.The cost of wholesale diesel has been lower than petrol since the end of May, and the RAC has been calling for this to be reflected at forecourts.In July the average price of diesel fell by 5p a litre, having started the month at 120.63p and ending it at 115.74p.And fo...

04 August 2015 at 14:34

Lorry firm representatives are urging ministers to end Operation Stack, claiming it is putting lives at risk. The measure, aimed at stopping complete gridlock on Kent's main port-bound roads, sees lorries parked up as they wait to go across the Channel.The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has launched a petition-led campaign aimed at ending what it calls misery for the trade, local communities a...

04 August 2015 at 14:34

Most Londoners would choose taxi apps over a traditional Black Cab, a new survey suggests. Rivalry between the two has been simmering, with cabbies staging road-jamming protests against the technology.The poll finds that 55% of Londoners would rather use their Uber cab-summoning smartphone app or others like it, such as Hailo and Gett.Black Cab operators describe the new technology as "disastr...

04 August 2015 at 14:34

Walking and cycling charity Sustrans is calling on lorry drivers to swap their cabs for bikes. It's part of a new road safety initiative in Belfast to help reduce the number of collisions across the city.Karen Mawhinney from the charity, says the scheme will protect vulnerable road users and save lives.A total of 30 pedestrians and cyclists have been killed on roads in Northern Ireland over th...

03 August 2015 at 15:56

Queue-hit M1 drivers face no respite as one road improvement scheme is replaced by another. Current work is due to finish by the end of September. But Smart motorway upgrades from junction 16 and 19 should start straight afterwards and last for up to an additional 18 months, according to Highways England . The agency says drivers can anticipate comparable delays during this schedule of work, ...

03 August 2015 at 15:56

Millions of motorists could be driving cars with illegal tyres, Micheldever has warned.More than half of tyres the firm replaces are found to be at or below the 1.6mm legal limit for tread depth.It says the number of tyres being left until they reach an unfit state has soared by more than 250% in seven years.Analysis of data from 100,000 tyres removed each year shows that the tread on 15.3% of ...

03 August 2015 at 15:56

Bubble car enthusiasts have been in for a treat at a special gathering at Beaulieu National Motor Museum. Fans at the New Forest saw over 50 of the models on Saturday. A rally of the Messerschmitt-crafted machines, built from 1953 to 1964, saw owners from Germany and Holland display their cars. Spectators also saw several of the Tigers sold in Britain.These distinctive, snug micro-cars, which...

31 July 2015 at 12:03

The RAC has urged UK motorists to get clued-up on their European emergency numbers. Our new survey exposes Britons' ignorance of what to do if in distress on overseas roads.RAC European Breakdown found that most drivers can't name the European Union (EU)-wide three-digit number to call in emergencies. Only 38% know the correct answer is 112.This is particularly concerning with so many of us d...

31 July 2015 at 12:03

The three motoring pundits who formed BBC's Top Gear team are making an on-screen comeback next year. James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond have signed a three-series deal with Amazon.The tie-up ends months of speculation about their next move after they controversially left the iconic BBC2 driving magazine show. This followed Clarkson's sacking after his involvement in a bust-up wit...

31 July 2015 at 12:03

The first part of Scottish motorways improvement work has been completed. Part of the £500 million upgrade has seen a railway bridge manoeuvred into position above the M8.The 2,000-tonne bridge will take passengers on the Rutherglen-to-Whifflet train line over the new motorway, which is being built south of North Lanarkshire's existing A8.This scheme and others on the M74 and M73 are expected ...

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