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25 March 2015 at 12:51

Potholes are getting their own day in the spotlight - in a bid to raise awareness of the dangerous eyesores. A road safety campaign group hopes to bring them to the attention of global leaders and local councils everywhere thanks to the inaugural World Pothole Day . Wednesday's (March 25) social media initiative aims to draw attention to how bad the problem is. Street Repairs' awareness day ...

25 March 2015 at 12:51

Ford is giving motorists the ability to not only set the maximum speed of their vehicle, but apply it to different speed limits. All new S-MAX sports activity vehicles now have an Intelligent Speed Limiter that allows drivers to ensure they are not breaking the limits on any roads, no matter the speed restrictions. Drivers set the maximum speed with controls on the steering wheel and the techn...

25 March 2015 at 12:51

A motoring group wants to delay the blanket introduction of 20mph limits across all towns and cities until the conclusion of a three-year study.The Association of British Drivers (ABD) says the potential impacts of such a change have yet to be fully explored by the study and changing the lower limits will be very difficult once they are introduced.Those behind the imposition of a lower limit in...

25 March 2015 at 12:51

A special body to investigate road crashes has been called for by a leading safety group.The Transport Safety Commission (TSC) says that rail, sea and air accidents all have such a facility - b ut there is nothing in place for roads, despite cars being around for over 120 years. The RAC Foundation calls this oversight "perverse". The TSC wants a single independent body to oversee investigating ...

25 March 2015 at 12:51

Car manufacturers' claims when it comes to how many miles per gallon (mpg) a car can do may be inaccurate in reality, according to new figures.A test programme by What Car? magazine suggests some vehicles' mpg figure is over a third higher than the figure given by manufacturers. The magazine tested vehicles in 'real world' conditions, making note of their fuel economy.The worst offender was the...

24 March 2015 at 11:01

The RAC wants diesel sold cheaper at the pumps to bring prices more in line with petrol.Companies particularly, are being "taken for a ride" by fuel retailers, who are passing on too much of a price increment on diesel fuel.Simon Williams, RAC fuel spokesman says: "The gap between the wholesale price of diesel and petrol has narrowed to just 1p a litre, yet average forecourt prices are currentl...

24 March 2015 at 11:01

Taxi drivers and motoring groups are among those concerned about plans to introduce fines for stationary motorists who leave their engines running. Drivers using Westminster City Council's roads in London face the £20 "idling" penalty from the start of May.The local authority says it is launching the scheme in a bid to lower pollution levels. But the London Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) cla...

24 March 2015 at 11:01

Disabled drivers will be among the biggest beneficiaries of a new £3.9 million Government funding package aimed at improving transport access. The plan, which Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced on Monday, will also bolster green transport schemes.Older and disabled motorists heading to any of a dozen mobility centres will find these units upgraded to support them. The package will a...

24 March 2015 at 11:01

Dozens of classic motors are to be sold at the upcoming Practical Classics Restoration Show. A 1980 Aston Martin V8 and a 1988 Ferrari Testarossa have recently been added to the bill by Silverstone Auctions, with both estimated to fetch staggering sums of money when they go under the hammer.The sale list at the NEC in Birmingham this weekend features a wide range of iconic cars that have captu...

23 March 2015 at 13:02

Motorists travelling to Manchester Airport and on the A1 in Northumberland are set to benefit after an announcement that £186 million is to be spent on two major road schemes.Announced by Chancellor George Osborne the move will see the Department for Transport provide £165 million worth of funding for a new road linking Manchester Airport to the A6.Meanwhile, the Government will invest a furthe...

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