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04 September 2014 at 10:13

A motorist has received a six-month driving ban for speeding at 70 mph with an unsecured child standing or kneeling in the front passenger seat.Northallerton Magistrates' Court heard that 66-year-old John Naisbitt was also lighting a cigarette at the wheel as he drove past a North Yorkshire Police camera at Menwith Hill.Naisbitt, who comes from Hetton-le-Hole in County Durham, was fined £115 an...

04 September 2014 at 10:13

Suzuki has seen worldwide sales of its Swift compact car go from three to four million in just 18 months.The Swift is a true global success for the Japanese car giant. Originally built for the manufacturer's home market in 2004, a year later the model was being built in Hungary for Europe and for the emerging markets in India and China.It is now also being produced in Malaysia, Pakistan, Thaila...

04 September 2014 at 10:13

Don't be too surprised if you see Chris Evans riding in a police car. But the Radio Two DJ isn't likely to be in trouble with the law - he has just picked one up at the biggest-ever Historics sale at Brooklands.The record seven-hour auction on Saturday featured 155 lots of classic motoring history, made by 50 manufacturers over the last 91 years. Two thirds of the vehicles changed hands, making...

04 September 2014 at 10:13

Parents can relax a little now their children are back at school but motorists should be extra vigilant when they drive to work with more children about, a road safety charity warns.The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) says the risk of an accident increases whenever schools reopen, as there are 20% more cars on the road during peak periods.The risk of hitting and injuring a child is greate...

03 September 2014 at 12:58

Londoners will soon be able to get around large parts of the city free from busy roads, thanks to the unveiling of two urban cycleway routes. The routes - running for more than three miles from Elephant & Castle in south London to King's Cross in north London; and for 18 miles from east London's Barking to Acton in west London - are expected to open in March 2016.Following detailed public ...

03 September 2014 at 12:58

Most British motorists (54%) do not want to own a driverless car, according to a new survey. The poll of more than 1,000 drivers also finds that 95% worry about self-driving vehicles' safety capabilities, while two in three would shun them on school runs. Autonomous cars will be trailed on Britain's public highways for the first time next January. But their use throws up many g...

03 September 2014 at 12:58

Motorists are being urged to steer clear of accepting the 'ice bucket challenge' while on the road, after a young motorcyclist was hurt in West Sussex. The man suffered minor arm and hand injuries after a friend chucked a bucket full of icy water on him as he rode his bike in Southwick.Now police are calling on road users to use their common sense when it comes to taking part in the charity ch...

03 September 2014 at 12:58

Jaguar's Lightweight E-Type is to makes its European debut at this year's Goodwood Revival. The sell-out event will also showcase the car-maker's F-Type Project 7, with a special celebration planned for the D-Type's 60th anniversary.On Saturday September 13, more than 20 D-Type models will take to the track for the Lavant Cup race. But for a closer look of the legendary competition car, head...

03 September 2014 at 12:58

Jaguar Land Rover is to reveal its new seven-seater Discovery Sport which will be built on Merseyside. As part of the company's £200 million investment in the Discovery series, up to 250 jobs have been created at its Halewood plant thanks to the new model.Those eager to get behind the new 2.2 litre turbodiesel-powered SUV will have to wait until January, when prices will begin at £32,395. A t...

02 September 2014 at 14:08

Health ministers have been urged to come up with a plan B to tackle hospital car parking charges. Efforts last week saw Jeremy Hunt seek to alleviate the burden of parking charges within NHS hospital grounds by issuing guidelines that mean relatives of severely ill patients would be given free or cheap parking along with patients with disabilities, frequent visitors and staff working shifts.An...

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