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07 July 2015 at 14:24

UK motorists' driving licences have become more patriotic this week. As of Monday, July 6, licences have started featuring a Union Flag in addition to the existing European Union emblem.The Government says the photocard switch should help unite the country, as a mark of British togetherness. It said the change would enable British drivers to fly their flag with honour as a mark of British ide...

07 July 2015 at 14:24

Driverless electric taxis could bring huge environmental benefits, a new study from the US's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory claims. The research team says that by 2030, a self-driving taxi could be generating 90% less emissions than a cabbie in a car with a petrol engine - and even 82% less than a hybrid model.Half the cuts, say the scientists, could be achieved by using vehicles that a...

07 July 2015 at 14:24

More than 30,000 road accidents a year are caused by drivers failing to look properly, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists.After a crash takes place, police can record up to six contributory factors from a list of 77 to explain why they think the accident occurred. The top two give the most obvious reasons for the incident.Analysis by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has f...

03 July 2015 at 11:41

Drivers of diesel vehicles are still paying more at the pumps than petrol users, despite wholesale prices being cheaper, the RAC says.Throughout June, wholesale prices for diesel were 1p to 3p a litre lower than petrol, but the average cost on forecourts was 120p for a litre of diesel compared with 117p for petrol, according to the RAC's latest Fuel Watch report.Although some retailers have clo...

03 July 2015 at 11:41

Motorists have been warned there will be no respite from Britain's spectacularly changeable weather, with extreme conditions again predicted. Spiralling temperatures on Friday are again set to be followed by spectacular storms, Met Office's officials claim.But drivers probably won't have to endure such high temperatures as Wednesday's record-breaking 36.7C (98.1F) reported at Heathrow. This wa...

03 July 2015 at 11:41

A hydrogen-powered car is capable of travelling more than 300 miles on a single tank, Toyota is claiming. The landmark was achieved by Toyota's Mirai, which runs on electricity created on demand by hydrogen fuel and oxygen.Official testing in America shows it has a combined fuel economy of 67 US mpg, making it good for 312 miles on a single fill-up. That is longer than any other zero-emissions...

03 July 2015 at 11:41

A speeding motorist who racked up 42 points on his licence has avoided a driving ban.Alex McFarlane, 50, triggered safety cameras seven times in three months while driving around Essex.During one of the incidents a passenger leaned out of the window, laughing and waving at the camera as the vehicle passed at 82mph.On another occasion between June and August last year, the construction site mana...

02 July 2015 at 14:38

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) says air pollution hit dangerous levels on Wednesday. It was the hottest July day on record in the UK, with the mercury topping 36.7C (98F), resulting in moderate pollution across most of England.Dangerously high levels were measured in Eastern England, the East Midlands and the South East, while levels in the West Midlands were al...

02 July 2015 at 14:38

Nearly half of the vans being driven on UK roads are overloaded, research for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles suggests.That means more than 1.2 million vehicles could be exceeding their maximum weight limits, with potentially dangerous consequences.Almost 50% of UK businesses do not monitor the weights of their company vehicles, while 53% of drivers are unaware of their vehicle's maximum load ca...

02 July 2015 at 14:38

Dover-bound motorists faced a fourth day of queues in the heat as the Government moved to try and end the Calais crossing crisis. Theresa May is set for talks with her French opposite in Paris after striking French ferry staff caused yet more disruption either side of the English Channel.The Home Secretary is meeting Bernard Cazeneuve as drivers queue on Kent's M20 for Channel Tunnel access.Th...

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