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12 September 2014 at 12:21

Latest figures show the number of licensed vehicles on the roads has surpassed 35 million for the very first time.According to statistics, at the end of 2013 there were 35.03 million licensed vehicles on British roads. Of the total, 29.14 million were cars; 1.22 million were motorcycles and 3.35 million were light vehicles.Lift trucks, diggers, taxis and agricultural vehicles are also included ...

12 September 2014 at 12:21

Over four-fifths of people are in favour of a scheme which would see thousands of potholed roads repaired using cash generated by fuel duty. The largest groundswell of support comes from eastern England, Yorkshire and Humber and Wales, the poll by the Local Government Association (LGA) found. Fuel duty raises £33 billion a year for the Treasury, the LGA says. But the Government is actually spe...

12 September 2014 at 12:21

A police motorcyclist who was part of a motorcade escorting Prince Harry is is recovering in hospital after crashing into a car.The driver of the Toyota Prius which the motorbike collided with is also in hospital following the accident which took place near Regent's Park in London. Firefighters had to cut him out of the vehicle.A Metropolitan Police investigation is under way although no arrest...

12 September 2014 at 12:21

Would you like to drive a car that has the ability to run on air?Well, this could soon become a reality after Peugeot announced it is ready to demonstrate hybrid technology that allows a vehicle to run on a combination of petrol and air.The car-maker says a 208 supermini produces fuel economy figures of more than 140mpg using its Hybrid Air technology. It works by storing energy in a compressed...

12 September 2014 at 12:21

Collectors have the chance to bid on an extremely rare car based on the iconic Fiat 500.A 1960 Steyr Puch 500 will go under the hammer on September 20 and is expected to fetch somewhere between £15,000 and £18,000.The model is thought to be one of just 33 right-hand drive versions of its type to be made and one of only two of the vehicles to have survived to this day.Production of the Puch 500 ...

11 September 2014 at 12:33

The roads of Europe are governed by some mind bending regulations - from distant Belarus to good old Blighty - but many British motorists are having trouble sorting fact from fiction.In Luxembourg for example, you might expect to get your face wiped while driving - as cars are required to have windscreen wipers but can technically go without windscreens.Of those surveyed 80 per cent thought thi...

11 September 2014 at 12:33

Motorists should be offered cash to persuade them to scrap their highly-polluting cars, according to Boris Johnson.A scrappage scheme offering payments ranging from £1,000 and £2,000 for highly-polluting diesel vehicles older than a year has been proposed by the Mayor of London, who has been questioned by Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee.The measure has been put forward as a way of im...

11 September 2014 at 12:33

Motorists could face low emission zones in towns and cities across the UK if Labour wins the next election, it has been revealed.With local councils having already been given the responsibility to pay European fines for failing to meet air quality standards, Labour wants them to be handed the powers to help tackle the problem.Maria Eagle, the shadow environment secretary, says air pollution is ...

11 September 2014 at 12:33

Motorists in Wales who light up behind the wheel with children in their vehicle could soon face on-the-spot fines.The Welsh government has begun consulting on plans to change the law which, if implemented, would see offenders issued with £50 penalties.A spokesman for the Welsh government says the proposals are aimed at protecting people under the age of 18 from the dangers of breathing in secon...

11 September 2014 at 12:33

New guidance being made available to companies should help to ensure that vehicle fleets are better prepared for the roads, a road safety charity claims.Brake says the information available in its Fleet Safety Forum will place company vehicles at a reduced risk of breakdown , expensive repairs and dangerous crashes.Statistics from 2012 show that defects in vehicles contributed to 2,123 road cra...

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