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30 January 2015 at 15:44

The Government is being urged not to raise taxes on fuel so motorists can continue to benefit from a drop in prices at the pumps.Falling oil prices have seen the cost of fuel slashed at forecourts across Britain, allowing drivers to save money on the cost of filling their tanks.But energy minister Baroness Verma told a debate in the Lords that a fuel duty increase could not be ruled out, as due...

30 January 2015 at 15:44

Motorists are reminded to take care on the roads this weekend as the remnants of Thursday's 'thundersnow' turn to ice. Much of northern Britain experienced significant snowstorms on Thursday, with as much as 9in of the white stuff accumulating in some areas, causing airport and road problems, with 300 schools closing.Weather forecasters are warning that the main problem on Friday and into Satu...

30 January 2015 at 15:44

Motorists are allegedly being "fleeced" by a leading car park operator, according to an MP. Conservative Robert Halfon is calling for a parliamentary inquiry into the supposed "disgraceful" behaviour of NCP.He alleges that some drivers using these car parks, many of which are situated outside train stations, are being erroneously fined.Mr Halfon said that many motorists are reportedly being fi...

30 January 2015 at 15:44

Cyclists will turn truckers in a scheme aimed at helping riders appreciate how little truck drivers can see from their vehicles.Collisions with lorries are the biggest cause of serious injuries or death among cyclists, figures show.As part of the Exchanging Places initiative, riders will be offered the chance to get into the cab of a Mercedes-Benz Actros lorry to see the road from a trucker's p...

30 January 2015 at 15:44

Many drivers and passengers still don't wear seatbelts as the safety measure moves into its 50th year, the Institute of Advanced Motorists has warned. January 1965 saw the introduction of the first seatbelt law, meaning all new UK cars had to be fitted with seatbelt anchorage points on outer front seats. The laws have been strengthened in subsequent decades, making it compulsory to belt up, in...

29 January 2015 at 11:51

Britain will be hit by a week of snow and freezing temperatures as the country's "yo-yo" weather continues. A Met Office amber "be prepared" warning applies to an area stretching from Liverpool Bay down to the western side of the Welsh mountains and over to East Yorkshire. The North West is expected to remain the hardest-hit region, with "thundersnow storms" bringing up to 15cm of snow on Thurs...

29 January 2015 at 11:51

Motorists should benefit from £1 billion worth of new local schemes designed to ease congestion and generate growth.Drivers based around Sussex, Cornwall and Hampshire are among the biggest winners of the Government's latest handout.The 2015/16 financial year will see £17 million poured into improvements for Sussex's Burgess Hill A2300 link road.A further £7.6 million is being invested in a jun...

29 January 2015 at 11:51

Skoda has been named the best car brand for customer satisfaction.The manufacturer, which is based in the Czech Republic, scored a total of 82.7 points in the UK Customer Satisfaction Index compiled by the Institute of Customer Service.This means Skoda was more than four points ahead of the automotive industry as a whole, which scored 78.6 points.It was also in the top 10% of all companies anal...

29 January 2015 at 11:51

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has criticised the Scottish Government's plans to create low emission zones (LEZ) across the country.The proposals would allow city councils to set up LEZs within two years - faster than in any other country in the European Union.Companies and motorists would have too little time to switch to a green alternative if the proposals go ahead, according to the...

29 January 2015 at 11:51

Motorists are statistically far more likely to be involved in a car accident if their tyre pressures are incorrect, a new study suggests.Police forces nationwide say that 86% of vehicles involved in prangs reported to them contain one or more wrongly inflated tyres.But such negligence can put drivers' wallets at risk as well as their lives.Besides being more likely to be involved in a crash, pe...

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