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28 January 2015 at 11:44

Drivers have been warned to expect likely road disruption with heavy snow predicted for large parts of the UK in the next 24 hours. Northern Ireland and Scotland look set to bear the brunt of the bad weather with forecasters anticipating snowfalls of between five and 10cm overnight into Thursday.Temperatures are expected to plummet by up to 10C to freezing levels, while t he Met Office has iss...

28 January 2015 at 11:44

MPs must get up to speed on driverless cars and help the motor industry prepare for them, experts say.Major companies including tech giants Google, motoring stalwarts Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, and even space agency Nasa are all driving research to make autonomous cars a reality.But research suggests Members of Parliament are less on-the-ball when it comes to providing the right environment for...

28 January 2015 at 11:44

Fuel leak problems have led to more than 93,000 cars and SUVs being recalled worldwide.The problems affect the Audi A6 and VW Touareg hybrid dating from 2012; the Audi A7 from 2012 and 2013, and the Audi Q7, S4 and S5, from 2011 to 2012. These vehicles all have three-litre V-6 engines, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed.A similar recall also affects Porsche's Cayenn...

28 January 2015 at 11:44

Motorists in both Northern Ireland and Scotland could both soon benefit from an easing of congestion, thanks to bridges. One, proposed for Belfast's York Street, promises to ease what is among the capital's most hectic road junctions.The other, the in-progress Queensferry Crossing - or replacement Froth Bridge, linking Edinburgh to Fife - has reached the halfway point in its construction.Drive...

28 January 2015 at 11:44

Motorists who own classics or supercars are being invited to put their vehicle forward for a unique UK vehicle beauty contest. A Wiltshire stately home is the setting for the competition on the weekend of June 6 and 7. The best 150 supercars and leading 150 classics will qualify for the event, a feature of the seventh edition of the Wilton Classic & Supercar Show . Entries are now open to ...

27 January 2015 at 12:53

Hundreds of learner drivers have hired impersonators to sit their tests in a bid to cheat their way to a licence, figures show.The number of cases of driving test fraud investigated so far in 2014/15 sits at 677 - exceeding the 554 total recorded in the previous financial year.The deception involves persuading a lookalike to sit a theory or practical test on behalf of the actual learner.Some 18...

27 January 2015 at 12:53

Drivers face more treacherous conditions with several inches of snow expected to fall in parts of the UK.Wednesday night could see temperatures as low as minus 10C, with a yellow warning issued by the Met Office for large swathes of England.The North West all the way to East Anglia has been warned of disruption on the roads, while health chiefs have called for people to take more care in the ba...

27 January 2015 at 12:53

Those under the age of 25 are more likely to drink and drive than older motorists, new figures suggest. The data revealed by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) shows that during the annual anti-drink-drive initiative over the Christmas period 28,228 drivers under the age of 25 gave roadside breath tests and a little over 6% of them failed (1,788).Over the same period 74,327 people...

27 January 2015 at 12:53

What's in a name? A question many car owners may have considered as a fleet of increasingly unwieldy names is released onto the market.Renault is now joining the fray, with its new KadJar following the Bentley Bentayga and the Jaguar F-Pace. Appealing to French speakers, the "Kad" part of the moniker derives from the Continental "quad", implying off-road ability. Meanwhile the "Jar" part is ap...

27 January 2015 at 12:53

The introduction of new speed cameras on the A9 in Scotland has dramatically reduced the number of motorists speeding. Around a third of drivers drove over the limit before the cameras were installed - now just one in 20 do it - Police Scotland says.In the last three months there has been a 97% reduction in the number of motorists found to be driving 10mph faster than the speed limit on one st...

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