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30 March 2015 at 11:18

The clocks may have gone forward but wintry conditions returned with a vengeance to hit motorists this weekend. The start of the Easter school holidays saw heavy rain and gales buffet north-westerly parts of Britain.Drivers have been told to expect rain, wind and snow to strike parts of Britain in the coming days.These kinds of conditions may keep breakdown cover operatives busy, and motorists...

30 March 2015 at 11:18

Countryside dwellers could benefit from more integrated local transport, thanks to a new one-stop-shop funding method.The Government has revealed the latest winners of bids for cash from its Total Transport Pilot Fund.This will enable English local councils to attempt to find new, improved methods of joining up public transport in isolated regions.The new announcement aims to reduce wastage of ...

30 March 2015 at 11:18

Motorists are being put at "unnecessary risk" by the manner in which Britain adjusts its clocks, a road safety group has warned.Brake's call came as the country's timepieces went forward at the weekend.The charity said such a system deprives the UK of potential daylight, possibly leading to more drivers having accidents after dark.It is urging the major political groups to back putting Britain'...

30 March 2015 at 11:18

Congestion in the North West could be eased by a new bridge over the M56 near Manchester Airport. The £5.5 million structure on Thorley Lane, which links Davenport Green to the airport, is considerably wider than its predecessor, meaning it will be able to ease traffic and potentially cut journey times by carrying more vehicles.It will officially open to motorists on Wednesday, following a nea...

30 March 2015 at 11:18

Motorists on the lookout for something with a little bit of individuality will soon be able to drive a car finished with textured paint.Available in ice silver and ice grey, the finish is to be offered on the new Peugeot 208 when it hits the road in June.But drivers who really want to stand out from the crowd will be able to further personalise their cars with an optional menthol white or lime ...

27 March 2015 at 10:23

An ultra low emission zone is to be introduced in central London in 2020 in a bid to tackle air pollution, yet motoring groups believe drivers could be unfairly penalised. The scheme, confirmed by Mayor Boris Johnson, will require vehicles driving in the congestion charge zone to meet new emission standards all day, every day, or pay a charge.Cars, motorbikes and vans which do not meet the ult...

27 March 2015 at 10:23

Motorists in the North West are being given a parting gift of less congested roads from the Highways Agency.Drivers setting their journey planners to the region will benefit from the agency's £5.75 million technology investment being completed early next week.This will not only help them combat congestion but also provide improved data throughout the area - with CCTV cameras coming to the fore....

27 March 2015 at 10:23

Road workers will take a break over Easter to improve bank holiday journey times for motorists. The Highways Agency, which is set to become Highways England from April 1, has set itself the target of completing or lifting 209 sets of roadworks on motorways and major A-roads across England by April 2.It means 97% of its 9,534-mile network will be free of roadworks in time for what is always a b...

27 March 2015 at 10:23

Tyre checks should be just as much a part of the Easter holiday as chocolate eggs, a safety group has suggested.TyreSafe said that this practice can greatly enhance motorists' chances of arriving at their Easter destination safely during the busy holiday weekend.The not-for-profit group said the spare wheel should be among such checks.Failure to do so could leave drivers at risk of calling on t...

27 March 2015 at 10:23

One of the most iconic vehicles to wear a Volkswagen badge is getting ready to celebrate its 60th birthday in style. VW Classic in Germany has lent VW Heritage in the UK three of its Karmann Ghia prototypes especially for the VolksWorld Show this weekend, which is taking place at Sandown Park in Surrey.Described by American industrial designer Walter Dowin Teague as one of the world's most bea...

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