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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...

16 April 2014 at 14:33

Ed Balls has apologised after he was caught colliding with a parked car before driving off without informing the owner of the vehicle.The incident happened on April 5 in the shadow chancellor's constituency of Morley and Outwood. Labour MP Mr Balls said he was not aware he had caused any damage to the vehicle, a black Peugeot 308, when he drove off.The Yorkshire Post reported that the collision...

16 April 2014 at 14:33

David Beckham's BMW has been put up for sale online.The two-door, 6-Series vehicle, which comes with cream leather interiors and features Victoria Beckham's VB monogram in the centre of the 22-inch alloy wheels, is available for £75,000. Other extras include a TV, heated seats, and Bluetooth technology.The BMW has no other previous owners apart from the Beckhams and has only driven 8,012 miles....

16 April 2014 at 14:33

Local authorities across the UK have issued £312 million worth of parking and traffic fines as a result of CCTV monitoring, according to figures released by Big Brother Watch.The civil liberties group gained the information through Freedom of Information requests into the total number of Fixed Penalty Notices issued for traffic offensive captured on static CCTV and CCTV cars.Static CCTV cameras...

16 April 2014 at 14:33

Inflation fell to a new four-year low after the sixth consecutive monthly decline in March, the latest official figures show. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rate eased from 1.7% in February to 1.6% in March - partly due to fall in food and non-alcoholic drink prices.But an even greater downward pressure on inflation came from fuel pump prices.Petro...

16 April 2014 at 14:33

Easter holidaymakers are being warned of potential travel misery over the extended weekend, with jams and widespread delays expected.While 1.6 million Britons will head abroad in search of some sun, those staying on home soil face the threat of packed roads, disrupted rail journeys and unsettled weather.Traffic information company Trafficmaster reckons as many as 16 million cars will be on the ...

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