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05 January 2015 at 12:14

There is more good news in the pipeline for drivers as it emerged Asda is set to once again cut its fuel prices.The move to cut petrol and diesel by 2p per litre means Asda customers will pay up to 105.7p per litre, with diesel set at around 112.7p.It will almost certainly be followed by Asda's competitors, and the RAC claims there is still room for prices to drop further.This is its 14th drop ...

05 January 2015 at 12:14

Motorists who kill through dangerous driving will be kept off Britain's roads for longer, under tough penalties being brought in by ministers.Thanks to a loophole, people who cause death by dangerous driving can serve out their driving bans while they are in prison.With disqualification periods expired, this means people who have caused death can get back behind the wheel upon their release.Jus...

05 January 2015 at 12:14

Contenders for the European Car of the Year title have been announced.The Citroen C4 Cactus, the Renault Twingo and the Ford Mondeo are all on the shortlist for the award - to be sealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March.The Nissan Qashqai, Volkswagen Passat, the BMW2 Series Active Tourer and the Mercedes C-Class are also up for the prized gong.European judges - including six from the UK - will ...

05 January 2015 at 12:14

British design icon the Sinclair C5 is marking its 30th birthday by making an appearance at the National Motor Museum in Hampshire.One of the most unusual vehicles ever to be produced in Britain, the electricity-powered tricycle was launched on January 10 1985.The vehicle was gifted to the Beaulieu-based museum by its inventor Sir Clive Sinclair after failing to catch the imagination of the pub...

05 January 2015 at 12:14

A drink-drive suspect has been arrested after two West Midlands police officers were badly hurt in a road accident. The officers, both in their 40s, were sent airborne by the impact at 1.30am on Monday.One severely fractured both legs, the other broke one leg, and the pair are described as being "stable" in hospital.The duo were chatting with another driver when the incident occurred on Tipton...

02 January 2015 at 11:51

An MSP claims the new, lower drink-drive limits introduced in Scotland last month do not go far enough. The limit was lowered to the European standard of 50mg for every 100ml of a driver's blood. But the SNP's Christian Allard wants commercial motorists to be subject to even lower rates of 30mg. Mr Allard would like to see this reduction for drivers of the public transport of heavy goods vehi...

02 January 2015 at 11:51

Only one in five motorists across two areas which are to run trials of driverless cars would consider using such a vehicle, a poll has found.A total of 20% of motorists aged 40 or over in the South West and West Midlands said they would consider using a driverless car. Bristol and Coventry are two of the four areas chosen for the trials.The research - carried out for an over-50s organisation - ...

02 January 2015 at 11:51

A Top Gear presenter is aiming to settle arguments - or perhaps stoke them still further - by naming his 13 'most historically significant' vehicles. James May's picks are part of next week's inaugural London Classic Car Show .The four-day event at London ExCeL from January 8-11 will see May announce the mystery 13th car in his selection.He has already named his six shoo-ins and six "misunders...

31 December 2014 at 11:44

The four major supermarkets have provided some New Year cheer for motorists by cutting their fuel prices.Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco are all knocking 2p a litre off their petrol and diesel, with the reductions taking effect from New Year's Day.The Asda cuts - the first to be announced - mean its customers will pay no more than 107.7p a litre for petrol, with diesel at 114.7p a litre....

31 December 2014 at 11:44

Around one in seven motorists may be dodging the new Dartford Crossing payment scheme which has replaced the famous old toll booths, it has emerged. The Highways Agency said that since the introduction of the new scheme - known as Dart Charge - around two million crossings had been made during the 6am-10pm chargeable period. About 15% of 2 million M25 journeys across the Queen Elizabeth II Bri...

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