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24 November 2014 at 14:33

Drivers hoping to hire a vehicle over the busy new year season could face long delays, according to car rental sector groups. Ironically, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) is warning that "rushing through" measures designed to cut red tape are behind its fears.The driving licence's paper part, which lists disqualifications and penalty points, is due to be abolished fro...

24 November 2014 at 14:33

A leading employees' organisation has called on the Government to press ahead with a motoring route beneath one of the UK's most famous tourist attractions. Building a tunnel below Stonehenge would help motorists heading to the South-West in terms of congestion, says the CBI.The confederation, with support from the RAC, wants to see Chancellor George Osborne include the plan for Wiltshire in h...

24 November 2014 at 14:33

Ford has always aimed high, but never quite as high as with its all-new Mustang. Mechanics helped to publicise the model by assembling one on storey 112 of the planet's highest skyscraper - the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.The stunt was aimed at raising the company's profile in both Middle-Eastern and African countries.As many as 10,000 enthusiasts watched the event from below, ...

24 November 2014 at 14:33

Only calls of nature keep most motorists returning to motorway services, a new RAC study shows. As many as 99% of motorists who stop off at these areas cite using toilet facilities as their chief reason for doing so. Three-quarters say it is generally hunger which dictates a necessary stop-off. But, otherwise, it looks as if motorists would rather set their journey planners via non-motorway f...

24 November 2014 at 14:33

Motorists are being warned once again over the risk of flooding after a river's banks burst in London. The number of overnight flood warnings issued by Environment Agency (EA) officials in Wales and England has reached 10. This means that flooding is anticipated and instant action needed, suggesting that drivers should at least double check their breakdown cover is up to date in case of proble...

21 November 2014 at 11:34

An anti-speeding campaigner claims he has got motorists to slow down in his village thanks to a £10 initiative. Rodney Thorne, who runs a garage in Frampton, outside Dorchester in Dorset, has converted a vehicle to look like one of the police-operated speed camera vans.Mr Thorne, 54, did so for the price of a black-coloured magnetic square, which he stuck on the back of his van. The vehicle al...

21 November 2014 at 11:34

Motorists who buy semi-autonomous or self-driving cars in future could face a big threat from cyber crime, a security expert is warning. The Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) Hugh Boyes claims that the nation can expect traffic chaos if just 1% or even 0.1% of the new smart cars get tampered with and stop functioning properly. Mr Boyes says that software technology has to bec...

21 November 2014 at 11:34

One of the 1970s' most iconic TV advert figures has come out of retirement. Green Cross Code Man has dusted down his famous green and white superhero costume.Dave Prowse, 79, is best remembered for inspiring children to be more aware of road safety through a series of public information films. The ads were made in a bid to reduce child-related road accidents. Now he is back - but this time e...

21 November 2014 at 11:34

Drivers who get stopped by police on suspicion of drug-driving could face an unfair test, according to a new study. Bericon Forensics claims the roadside test could implicate motorists who have not taken drugs.The present test relies heavily on a person's ability to prove their co-ordination. The new study claims that this is unfair on drivers with medical conditions linked to co-ordination a...

21 November 2014 at 11:34

A new airport shuttle bus is the first to be 100% powered by food and human waste. Environment-conscious plane passengers heading to Bristol Airport from Bath can now take the 40-seater Bio-Bus instead.One tank of gas made from inedible food waste and human sewage is all that it takes to propel the bus for a maximum of 186 miles. This amount would take about five people a year to produce in te...

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