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03 September 2015 at 10:39

Drivers are likely to carry on being the winners as the world experiences an over-supply of oil, the RAC predicts. This follows the publication of our latest RAC Fuel Watch figures, which help motorists stay up to date with the latest pump prices.They show that petrol prices dropped a typical 4p per litre last month to just 112.42p. This means drivers typically saved £2 on the cost of filling...

03 September 2015 at 10:39

The roads may seem busier than ever but car use in England could have passed its peak, new figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) suggest.The DfT's National Travel Survey shows that the typical person in England is now making less journeys per year than at any other time since records started around 50 years ago.The RAC Foundation says the trend is partly down to a change in sho...

03 September 2015 at 10:39

A fresh generation of Nissan Jukes will be built in Sunderland, it has been announced. The Japanese car manufacturing giant's £100 million investment will help secure around 34,000 jobs at its existing North-East plants and among suppliers into the next decade.Nissan also makes the Note and Qashqai at the factory, as well as the eco-friendly electric Leaf , employing 6,700 staff.Chancellor Geo...

03 September 2015 at 10:39

Britain's motor manufacturing industry is fast outpacing the rest of the country's production sectors, according to official new figures. The trade has been recovering at a typical level of 3.1% every three months since the economic crash - in contrast to the 0.3% seen in UK manufacturing overall.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) also finds that British carmakers broke their previous re...

03 September 2015 at 10:39

British drivers appear not to share the same enthusiasm for semi-autonomous car technology as their European counterparts, a new Ford study suggests. Its latest Car Buying Trends report reveals that only one in five UK motorists buying a car from Ford chose models with parking assistance aids installed.Drivers from just five of the 22 nations examined are more reluctant to place their faith in...

02 September 2015 at 11:45

Nearly 2 in 5 Britons had their very first kiss in a car - and many arguably prefer their vehicle's company to their partner's, according to a new RAC poll. Research for the RAC Cars website finds that 38% of people had their opening passionate embrace in a car.More adults admit their first vehicle proved more exciting than their first boyfriend or girlfriend, the survey also shows.Men are fou...

02 September 2015 at 11:45

Boris Johnson wants action taken to cut back London's expanding white van population. The Mayor estimates the number of such vehicles will jump by 20% over the next 16 years through online shopping alone. He claims the vans are already clogging up London's roads. Last year the RAC Foundation found that so-called "White Van Men" are taking over the country's roads with Britain's light van numb...

02 September 2015 at 11:45

The ecologists' dream of getting most people to commute to work in England by foot or bike may be wishful thinking, a new study suggests. The University of Leeds-based report shows that under half of workers (44%) can physically commute by either cycling or walking.This leaves the majority of employees unable to get to and from work except through a motorised mode of transport. Research leader...

02 September 2015 at 11:45

Drivers are being offered a 6-point plan to ease their back pain during long, sedentary commutes to and from work. The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) has issued the advice after urging motorists to consider their backs when driving.Motorists who sit for long spells without moving risk one of the most common causes of back and neck pain.To combat this, the BCA recommends drivers engage ...

02 September 2015 at 11:45

Drivers crossing the England-to-Wales Severn Bridge should not have to pay a penny in tolls, according to Ukip leader Nigel Farage. Motorists making the Wales-bound journey currently have to pay £6.50.This levy increases to £13.10 and £19.60 for drivers of vans and lorries respectively who set their journey planner via the two bridges.Mr Farage visited the South Wales area on Tuesday and says ...

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