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27 November 2014 at 13:47

The two-millionth letter warning drivers about changes to insurance has been sent out this month. The alterations, which were launched in 2011, necessitate a vehicle's registered keeper to always have car insurance . The only exception is a motorist who has declared their car off road through a SORN notification to Swansea's DVLA. Previously, drivers could keep non-insured vehicles that they ...

27 November 2014 at 13:47

Those living in Exeter are more likely to break the legal speed limits than those anywhere else, a new survey suggests. The Masternaut poll of 2,000 motorists also finds that drivers speed more in a company car than they do in their own vehicle.The telematics provider's research found that Exeter topped its speedster' league table. Well over eight in 10 (84%) residents of the Devonian city con...

27 November 2014 at 13:47

Christmas present deliveries could be hit by a shortage of lorry drivers, the profession's trade association is warning. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says the shortfall problem is not purely for Christmas, however, claiming that over 45,000 new drivers are needed across the upcoming few years.Lorry drivers looking for a job should head for the likes of Huntingdon, Durham, Slough, Le...

27 November 2014 at 13:47

The UK could soon become as synonymous with cyclists as the likes of Denmark and France, if the Deputy Prime Minister gets his way. Nick Clegg has pledged £214 million to popularise cycling still further in the wake of Britain staging some of the Tour de France's stages last summer.The package aims to make the pastime safer and even encourage some motorists to get on their bikes, especially in...

27 November 2014 at 13:47

A Yorkshire couple's classic Volkswagen Beetle is spearheading their campaign to raise money for a hospital which treated their five-year-old child for leukaemia. Andy Powell and Michelle Emerson hope to raise up to £15,000 through donations in return for allowing contributors to put their signature on the Beetle's bodywork.The branded signatures are intended to become an indelible feature of ...

26 November 2014 at 12:37

One of the England football squad's newest recruits faces a police interview early next month after his arrest for suspected drink-driving. Saido Berahino was stopped after driving fast along the southbound M6 next to junction 20 after midnight on October 22.Police interviewed the West Brom striker, who was called into Roy Hodgson squad this month for matches against Slovenia and Scotland, and...

26 November 2014 at 12:37

James Bond has reportedly traded in his trademark Aston Martin DB5, in favour of a far more modest Fiat 500. Motorists buying a car who want the bragging rights of saying they own a Bond vehicle can now set their sights a little lower.Daniel Craig will next be seen as 007 driving the Italian car in a chase around Rome, with filming for the hitherto unnamed movie set to take place from next Feb...

26 November 2014 at 12:37

TV dragon Duncan Bannatyne has said "I'm in" on a new eco-friendly BMW sports car worth £115,000. The celebrity tycoon has invested in a hybrid i8. The German-built model employs a part-petrol, part-electric hybrid system which sees incredible performance combine with ultra-low exhaust discharges. And, because it comes with BMW's trademark reliability, Bannatyne is unlikely to see much of his...

26 November 2014 at 12:37

A former cabinet minister's four-letter tirade against a taxi driver could land him with a London-wide cab ban. David Mellor told a driver that he was "sweaty", "stupid" and a "little s***" while arguing over which was the best rush-hour route back from Buckingham Palace. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, which represents taxi operatives, is to debate whether to boycott the ex-Cons...

26 November 2014 at 12:37

A Japanese car manufacturer has announced its new stable for the period between 2015 and 2017. Suzuki fans thinking of buying a car over the next three years will be spoiled for choice. The firm will introduce half-a-dozen fresh models at two cars per year over this time. They include a city car, the Celerio, and a new compact sports utility vehicle (SUV), the Vitara, in 2015.These will be fo...

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