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03 October 2014 at 14:23

The DVLA has been criticised over new rules in effect now the tax disc has been scrapped.The RAC believes it is "law-abiding motorists" who are losing out under the vagaries of new system. The tax disc became obsolete on October 1, meaning that tax on privately sold vehicles is no longer transferable. It has been estimated that this could come at a cost of £38 million to motorists across the c...

03 October 2014 at 14:23

Motorists have criticised an unusually active speed camera which is thought to have pulled in around £800,000 in just half a year.The device in Cardiff snapped 13,624 drivers exceeding the speed limit from January to June this year, road safety organisation GoSafe Wales says.An additional 146 motorists were caught driving through red lights by the camera during this time.The camera, which is lo...

03 October 2014 at 14:23

The British-based attempt to create the first 1,000mph vehicle is getting a helping hand from the latest jet engine.The Bloodhound arrives in the South African desert next year with the aim of completing laps of a 12-mile testing track in just two minutes. The EJ200 engine, usually seen in Eurofighter Typhoons, was fitted to the record-chasing £10 million supersonic motor on Thursday.Five engin...

03 October 2014 at 14:23

A union officer says drivers in one London borough should be able to park on yellow lines and in restricted parking spaces without fear of fines this Friday and Saturday.This is due to industrial action over pay and rights being taken by the parking attendants in Wandsworth, south west London.The GMB union members are asking for a £2.50 pay rise - taking them up to £10 an hour. But Mouchel, the...

03 October 2014 at 14:23

Jeremy Clarkson and a Top Gear film crew have left a province in Argentina under accusations their licence plate referred to the Falklands War.Clarkson and his team were escorted to the airport in Tierra del Fuego in the very south of the country and decided to leave, according to the secretary of social development in Ushuaia in the south of province, Juan Manuel Romano.Top Gear was filming a ...

02 October 2014 at 13:27

The DVLA's website had difficulty coping with an "unprecedented" number of drivers trying to apply for an electronic tax disc on the day the paper version was scrapped.The agency publicly apologised as thousands of drivers found themselves unable to use its online car tax system, and urged people to "keep trying".Under new rules which came into effect on Wednesday, drivers no longer have to dis...

02 October 2014 at 13:27

Police in the Thames Valley area caught what could be the country's youngest ever drink-driver - a child aged just 11 - newly-released records reveal. A number of 12-year-olds have also been caught - not only behind the wheel - but while above the legal alcohol limit, in Manchester and Scotland over the last few years. The shocking statistics show an average of around 1,000 people under the ag...

02 October 2014 at 13:27

More than a third of parents (35%) have seen a "near-miss" road accident outside their child's school gates, according to worrying new figures. The report's authors, the highways safety charity Brake and Bridgestone Tyres, have timed the poll to coincide with the launch of a road awareness campaign marking the beginning of autumn. This is the season - the survey of 1,000 parents of primary scho...

02 October 2014 at 13:27

With autumn fast upon us, drivers are being urged to prepare themselves for windy weather to help them stay safe on the roads. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) warns that sharp bends can be particularly tricky to navigate when windy, and says drivers should slow down and watch out for large tree branches or other obstructions before taking a corner. Motorists driving in strong winds s...

02 October 2014 at 13:27

Land Rover's new Discovery Sport has been unveiled in a spectacular launch programme on the River Seine.The new model, which is making its debut at the Paris Motor Show, arrived in the French capital on board a giant barge.Reporters witnessed a truly unique display, which had a strong fashion theme befitting of the launch city.Models of the premium compact SUV were surrounded on all sides by se...

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