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29 September 2014 at 13:29

Owners of Vauxhall Adam and Corsa vehicles have been warned that their cars may be unsafe.The manufacturer has urged drivers to have them checked out before getting behind the wheel, after learning of a possible steering fault on around 3,000 of the vehicles.It said that some models of the Adam and Corsa/Corsavan registered since May 2014 have been fitted with a part that does not meet the manu...

29 September 2014 at 13:29

Ferrari has unveiled what it claims to be its most souped-up convertible car yet.The 458 Speciale A's V8 engine enables it to travel from 0 to 62 mph in only three seconds.The Italian luxury car manufacturer is celebrating the 458 family's success with this special limited edition model which is restricted to a run of only 499 vehicles.It is set to be unleashed on the world during the Paris Mot...

29 September 2014 at 13:29

Jennifer Lopez and her children, along with actress Leah Remini, were the victims in a minor hit and run incident involving a suspected drunk driver in Malibu, California.According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's sergeant Philip Brooks, Remini stopped Lopez's SUV at a traffic light at around 8pm on Saturday 27 September, when it was rear-ended by a pick-up.Remini, who is best known for her ...

29 September 2014 at 13:29

Over a million motorists paid £20 to renew their lost driving licences last year - and the same number have paid £7 for replacement tax discs in the last three years. However, lost tax discs are to stop being a worry as the small round pieces of paper become obsolete from Wednesday (October 1).The discs are being slowly phased out as last year's go out of date and are replaced only by database...

26 September 2014 at 13:33

Each death on the UK's roads costs the economy £1.74 million - with the total annual cost of all road accidents estimated to be around £15bn. The Department of Transport figures show that there is £7.26bn spent on 'human costs', which include injury effects like pain and distress on the part of the victims and their families. The overall costs cover deaths, serious and slight injuries, and co...

26 September 2014 at 13:33

Around two thirds of drivers worry about being hit by traffic when walking in their local area, a new poll has revealed.Around 16% on those polled by road safety charity Brake said that they have had a near-miss with a pedestrian or cyclist in the past year. Brake deputy chief executive Julie Townsend said: "It's vital we make our roads safer for families and people of all ages to walk and cycl...

26 September 2014 at 13:33

A best-selling electric vehicle is being used to power street art in the form of a mural in central London.The mural by Reverse Graffiti artist Moose was created in the subway at Station's Approach, Waterloo, by cleaning dirt from the surface using a jet washer, which was powered by the Nissan LEAF.The resultant artwork, showing various London landmarks, stands 2.5 metres tall and 10 metres wid...

26 September 2014 at 13:33

Audi has allowed consumers a first glimpse at the beautiful lines of its new TT roadster for 2015, not to mention its sporty sibling, the 306bhp TTS.The two-litre, turbocharged, petrol engine on the standard car knocks out a mean 226bhp, coming in front or four wheel drive, while the diesel powered TDI Ultra model puts 181bhp through the front wheels, managing 65 miles-per-gallon at the same ti...

26 September 2014 at 13:33

Volkswagen's new all-wheel drive Golf Alltrack is booked in for its first public appearance at the Paris Motor Show.To complement the Passat Alltrack, the new model's features also include body protection on the outside with plastic mouldings on the front, side and rear, and a slightly raised ride height (an extra 20mm) due to revised suspension settings.In addition, its aluminium accents give ...

25 September 2014 at 12:46

The Government has been criticised for its "piecemeal" approach to funding road maintenance. The Commons Public Accounts Committee went as far to say that the Department for Transport (DfT) had adopted a "stop-go" method for injecting cash into the upkeep of England's roads.Such a pattern has emerged in recent decades as the DfT seeks to cut the roads maintenance budget, only to then put more ...

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