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09 September 2014 at 14:31

Almost one in five drink-drive convictions are now accounted for by women, a new survey shows.The research shows that the proportion of women caught driving while over the legal alcohol limit has nearly doubled over the last 15 years.According to the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, in 1998 around 9% of drink-driving convictions issued in relation to women drivers.But this figure has now risen to 17% w...

09 September 2014 at 14:31

A row between London cabbies and the capital's mayor, Boris Johnson, is reaching boiling point with the staging of a 'go-slow' protest aimed at bringing the city's traffic to a halt.Protest group Cabbies Against Boris (Cab) is locked in a bitter dispute with Mr Johnson who has axed 3,000 old taxis for environmental reasons.However, Cab says research proves the new taxis which have replaced them...

09 September 2014 at 14:31

New technology could pin-point the moment when a car might skid.Ford's initiative, Enhanced Transitional Stability (ETS), may help drivers prevent a loss of control. It will take a bow on the new Focus, and will use a combination of the car's speed and steering wheel activity in order to calculate when a skid might occur.If it looks like the car will lose control, wheels will brake individually...

09 September 2014 at 14:31

Science-fiction is becoming science-fact, with General Motors' claim that it is within two years of offering vehicles that can talk to each another.They will also be nearly able to drive themselves while maintaining A-road and motorway speeds.The new summer 2016 Cadillac is expected to be the recipient of optional semi-autonomous highway technology called Super Cruise.In addition, the US manufa...

09 September 2014 at 14:31

A gold-plated Aston Martin model specially created to mark 50 years since James Bond movie Goldfinger was released is going up for auction.The unique third scale replica has been commissioned by EON Productions, the company behind the Bond films. The money raised by the model's sale will go to children's charity the NSPCC.The replica Aston Martin DB5, driven by Sean Connery in the 1964 film, is...

08 September 2014 at 12:58

Jaguar surprised people on the banks of the Thames in London on Sunday night by airlifting its latest car into the city by helicopter.At around 7pm the chopper was seen carrying the Jaguar XE sports saloon underneath it with all its lights on.Twitter was awash with people querying the purpose of the 'flying car' stunt. Helen Timlin asked if anyone knew why the car was hanging from the helicopte...

08 September 2014 at 12:58

Audi has revealed details of its revised A6 range, with its first customer deliveries expected before the close of the year. The German car giant is putting the focus on styling, as well as equipment, engine performance and efficiency.The new Audi is expected to start from £32,000, although revised prices have yet to be revealed for the A6 range.Among the model's enhancements is a new "infotai...

08 September 2014 at 12:58

Volvo's luxury SUV has sold out online within just two hectic days.The limited first edition of the Swedish manufacturer's all-new XC90 has been restricted to just 1,927 to mark the firm's founding year, all of them numbered individually.Most of these have been snapped up within 60 minutes, with sales peaking at an incredible one vehicle every eight seconds.So what will buyers get for their mon...

08 September 2014 at 12:58

A heartbroken mother hopes releasing footage of her son riding his motorcycle moments before he died in a collision with a car will help prevent similar accidents in the future.Brenda Holmes' 38-year-old son David died in June last year when he was riding his bike on the A47 in Norfolk at 97 mph and hit a car crossing in front of him.A camera on Mr Holmes' crash helmet filmed the footage, inclu...

08 September 2014 at 12:58

Selling a car with an incomplete service record could leave you more out of pocket than you'd think, according to a new study.The research from Kwik-Fit shows that skipping services could end up costing owners as much as £1,464 when they come to sell up, and also cut the amount of potential buyers by up to a half.The value of a car can be reduced by nearly a fifth, the study shows - so, with th...

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