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27 February 2015 at 12:02

Motoring journalists have crowned the BMW i8 hybrid sports Performance Car of the Year and UK Car of the Year 2015. A panel of 27 top motoring journalists decide the winners of 12 categories in the UK Car of the Year Awards, before landing on an overall winner.There hasn't been a hybrid model quite as good as the i8, according to the managing director of the awards John Challen. Mr Challen, ...

27 February 2015 at 12:02

Motorists in the market for a touch of nostalgia will love the launch of a new auction house next week. CCA debuts at the Silverstone circuit next Tuesday, March 3 with 88 lots to kick off with.It aims to offer an "affordable", "fresh" outlet for motorists who want to start or maintain their interest in the booming classic car industry. And o rganisers promise that classic lovers heading to th...

26 February 2015 at 12:19

Emergency services could save vital minutes thanks to a new Government-funded digital navigation system. Robert Goodwill, the Transport Minister, has announced a £3 million investment in a central supermap which should assist 999 and councils throughout the country.The scheme will give emergency services and local authorities Ordnance Survey-generated digital road maps, providing them with the...

26 February 2015 at 12:19

Male drivers are more likely to break the law by using a mobile phone while behind the wheel, according to new research. Official figures from the Department for Transport (DfT) show that in England and Scotland 1.7% of male motorists are likely to use a phone while driving, compared with 1.3% of women.Transport Minister Robert Goodwill says the mobile phone figures demonstrate that some drive...

26 February 2015 at 12:19

Whisky could soon be a legal part of the driving process - but the only thing over the limit will be motorists' engines. A Scottish university scientist has invented the world's first commercial feasible biofuel made from the spirit's by-products. Napier University's Martin Tangney hopes that drivers will one day put the "green" fuel into their tanks instead of conventional petrol. The so-ca...

26 February 2015 at 12:19

Motorists are being urged to 'think pink' and help raise cash for breast cancer research.Drivers with cars, vans and trucks in all shades of the colour are invited to the Simply Pink rally - due to be staged at Beaulieu in Hampshire on May 31.Proceeds from the event will go towards the Breast Cancer Campaign.It may not be the most common sight on the road, but pink has long been a colour opted ...

25 February 2015 at 11:21

Over a third of parents want to see the legal minimum driving age raised to 20. The RAC says such a system would be "unworkable", calling instead for motoring education to start in the school classroom.New research from Asda Money shows 35% of 1,054 mothers and fathers think driving tests should be delayed by a minimum three years. They say the current 17-year-old threshold means young driver...

25 February 2015 at 11:21

Refunds for drivers totalling millions of pounds could depend on a chip shop proprietor winning a landmark court case. Barry Beavis has taken ParkingEye, an operator of private car parks, to an appeal court claiming it unfairly charged him for overstaying.RAC Foundation director Stephen Glaister said: "Tens of millions of pounds hang on this case." "If it goes in favour of drivers then there a...

25 February 2015 at 11:21

Motorists could save up to £1,440 every year just by doing their homework on commuter parking, a new report claims. Shopping around for car insurance brings motorists average annual savings of £280, but car parking seemingly remains rooted in the 20th century - with convenience king.Drivers parking near to Central London train stations are prepared to pay a typical £3,240 a year.But shopping ...

25 February 2015 at 11:21

Motorists are being invited to use the space vacated by their tax disc to help keep an iconic aircraft in the skies.Paper tax discs have been a familiar sight on the windscreens of UK vehicles for 93 years, but were scrapped last October following the emergence of online payments and electronic checks.And now those missing the attachment on the corner of their windscreen are being urged to snap...

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