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15 April 2014 at 13:14

Motorists could save more money by focusing on real car values rather than their fuel efficiency, experts claim.Studies have repeatedly shown Britons are obsessed with the cost of filling up their tank, however, vehicle valuation specialists CAP Automotive say people can save far more over time if they choose a car that holds its value better.A typical medium family car bought three years ago h...

15 April 2014 at 13:14

Land Rover has presented a successor to its Discovery model which can be driven at very low speeds via a smartphone.The Discovery Vision Concept includes several technological innovations, such as the ability to "see" under the car via a display on the windscreen as part of its Transparent Bonnet technology.The car also comes with infrared sensors in the foglights which can map the terrain ahea...

15 April 2014 at 13:14

Drivers travelling over the Easter break are being urged by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) to make sure their car is prepared for all challenges.Britain's top advanced driver Peter Rodger said that motorists should make sure their lights are in full working order and their tyres have enough tread and pressure. Topping up the washer fluid before setting is another simple but strongly ...

15 April 2014 at 13:14

A 56-year-old Jaguar discovered in a Sicilian barn before being brought back to Britain for restoration has been sold for more than £62,000 at auction.The 1958 XK150 Drophead Coupe sold for more than double its lower estimate and helped take the total spent at Silverstone Auctions' Practical Classics Restoration Show to over £1 million.The biggest bid accepted at the NEC in Birmingham was the £...

15 April 2014 at 13:14

The Isles of Scilly are to get their first set of traffic lights - almost 150 years after they were first introduced on the UK mainland.The lights will only be used temporarily while work is being carried out at the islands' St Mary's airport.Fewer than 10 miles of roads exist on the islands so there is little scope for motorists to ever break the speed limit, even if they wanted to.Scilly coun...

14 April 2014 at 12:02

The Treasury predicts that the halting of fuel duty rises will bolster the economy to the tune of £7.5 billion over two decades.It pointed out that fuel duty is currently around a fifth lower than it would have been had the Government not scrapped the duty escalator since 2011. And it claims that half of the revenue lost with the scrapping of four planned increases will be generated through lar...

14 April 2014 at 12:02

The RAC has expressed its "severe reservations" over the safety implications of allowing drivers to use the hard shoulder on a stretch of the M25.The motorway section between junctions 23 and 25 in Hertfordshire sees the hard shoulder become a permanent traffic lane from Monday, an experiment which will be replicated on highways around other parts of the country as so-called 'smart' motorways a...

14 April 2014 at 12:02

Anti-social driving practices such as hogging the middle lane and tailgating are not being punished enough, official figures suggest. Last August tailgating and other "careless driving" offences were made punishable by a £100 fixed penalty and three driver licence points, but figures show few motorists are being pulled up on the habits.Crime records from 17 of the country's police forces show t...

14 April 2014 at 12:02

Forecasters are predicting heavy rain to come over Easter weekend as the current good weather trails off.Mild temperatures are expected to continue until Good Friday before falling over the weekend, which could add to congestion over an already busy weekend."It will be more unsettled than this weekend," Andy Ratcliffe, MeteoGroup forecaster, said. "This weekend we've had high pressure influence...

14 April 2014 at 12:02

More people plan to buy a car - and spend more on it - over the coming months, according to a survey.The poll by Sainsbury's Bank found that 23% of drivers are planning on changing cars between now and September. This figure is higher than the 18% of people who were planning on buying a new vehicle in the six months ending in February.Meanwhile those who are planning a new purchase intend to sp...

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