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22 May 2015 at 13:17

The UK has just 54 miles of motorway more than it did when David Cameron first took the role of Prime Minister, new figures show.That's the distance the motorway network has increased since 2010, according to the Department for Transport.Last year the motorway network grew by three miles, while 22 more miles of A-roads were laid. The entire road network totalled 245,827 miles by the end of 2014...

22 May 2015 at 13:17

The likelihood of accidents on the Dartford Crossing should recede from next month.A new safety network - which will also speed-up traffic flow - is opening for general use on June 13 and 14.Drivers have been warned to expect overnight tunnel closures during the weekend as the network is introduced. But one tunnel should stay open throughout to keep traffic disruption to a minimum.The safety ne...

22 May 2015 at 13:17

Records tumbled and dozens of iconic motors were sold at a recent classic car auction in Berkshire. International auctioneers Coys set up shop at Ascot Racecourse - and the event certainly didn't disappoint, with car enthusiasts travelling from near and afar to bid on a mix of vintage and modern classics .They even smashed two world records by selling a 1984 Jaguar XJ6 SIII for £31,860 and a 1...

21 May 2015 at 15:04

A planned rail strike over the Bank Holiday which would have crippled services and led to widespread travel chaos has been called off after Network Rail tabled a new pay offer.The news means the UK's road network - while always particularly busy over the long weekend - should not be as stretched as first feared.Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union and Transport Salaried Staffs Asso...

21 May 2015 at 15:04

Volkswagen has been praised for the autonomous braking system in its Golf and Passat models. Vehicle safety experts at the Thatcham Research Centre claim Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) - which keeps a car at a safe distance from the traffic ahead - has led to a significant drop in third party personal injury insurance claims .The technology comes fitted as standard on all new Golfs and Passats,...

21 May 2015 at 15:04

The number of car-sharing motorists in London could hit 1 million in the 2020s, if a new campaign achieves its aim.The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) is backing the Car Club Coalition's initiative to increase the number of members joining capital-based car clubs.Hitting the seven-figure milestone would mean these drivers would be helping to save the environment - with fe...

21 May 2015 at 15:04

Few things bond British dads and their children more than in-car singing, according to a new poll.Family car-aoke is a big hit with three-quarters (75%) of the 1,000 fathers questioned in Skoda's survey of the country's favourite in-car entertainment.Nearly one in five fathers (18%) are even happy to put on their children's music when driving solo.With bank holiday weekend looming and families ...

20 May 2015 at 14:48

Motorists are urged to allow plenty of time for journeys over the bank holiday weekend and school half-term break. The RAC forecasts that around 20 million drivers - over 70% of the country's motorists - are planning to take to the roads.Four million drivers are set to get behind the wheel on Bank Holiday Monday alone with the RAC warning there could be even more if a threatened rail strike go...

20 May 2015 at 14:48

A schoolboy is helping thousands of drivers renew their car tax and avoid government fines. Harvey Millington, 13, sends out paper discs to motorists up and down the country, who run the risk of being hit with the costly fines, reminding them to pay the bill when it goes out of date.Hundreds of people have been clamped for having an untaxed vehicle following the introduction of the new tax rul...

20 May 2015 at 14:48

The M5 is now the "plaice" to be for motorists wanting to stop off and buy some fresh fish. Francis Phillips has become the UK's only motorway fishmonger.The 67-year-old businessman opened on the southbound Gloucester Services of the M5 on Wednesday. Mr Phillips traded retirement for the new venture, which sells fish exclusively caught off Newlyn-based fishing boats in Cornwall. Drivers setti...

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