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10 December 2014 at 13:56

Drivers can look forward to fewer accident or breakdown-related queues, thanks to latest Government plans to turn England's A roads and motorways into "expressways". This new standard, which will be phased in over five years, pledges to clear up 85% of all motorway incidents in under an hour.Expressways will also include refuge sections, significant road resurfacing, fewer roadworks and update...

10 December 2014 at 13:56

Driverless buses could one day signal the end for the dreaded school run, a Government transport minister is forecasting. Claire Perry envisages new-tech vehicles ferrying pupils to and from the classroom. Her "vision" comes just a month before the UK's inaugural significant driverless vehicle trials are due to start in Milton Keynes, Bristol, Coventry and Greenwich. Ms Perry admitted she kno...

10 December 2014 at 13:56

Tens of thousands of car sector jobs will return to Britain before the end of 2016, a new report is predicting. The Lloyds Bank Fuelling Growth study polled Welsh and England vehicle supply chain manufacturers.It calculated that the sector will generate around 50,000 fresh posts, with 70% of those questioned saying they plan to bring some work opportunities back home in that time. Reasons give...

10 December 2014 at 13:56

A mouthwatering mixture of top food and eye-catching vehicles are on the menu for next year's Goodwood Breakfast Club in West Sussex.The calendar for 2015 sees the 10th Breakfast Club season which will this year boast a Goodwood organic breakfast.And as well as food for the stomach, there will be a feast for the eyes with the myriad vehicles; shown in the form of five Breakfast Clubs, each on ...

10 December 2014 at 13:56

BMW is boasting a 7.6% year-on-year rise in worldwide sales across all of its brands.Even last year, the group was the top-selling premium car manufacturer - selling 1.96 million compared with 1.58m Audi vehicles and 1.46m from Mercedes.Now it is due to sell more than two million after a record-breaking November. Most BMW sales were down to its main brand as numbers took a boost from sales of ...

09 December 2014 at 11:59

The fight against motor insurance fraud has a new weapon in the form of an industry data sharing service.MyLicence is being made available to insurers, who will be able to easily access accurate and up-to-date data on drivers' records.It will enable more accurate pricing by insurers and lower premiums for honest drivers, says Transport minister Claire Perry.This view is backed by Motor Insurers...

09 December 2014 at 11:59

Motorists have been warned to expect gusts of up to 80mph on Tuesday evening. Meteorologists predict a "weather bomb" - or rapid cyclogenesis - will hit the UK; bringing serious gales through Northern England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.This so-called "bomb" is when a system of extensive low pressure accumulates, with one about to travel slowly eastwards from Scotland to Iceland.High...

09 December 2014 at 11:59

Motorists should not expect zero-death targets across British roads, the Transport Minister has said. Claire Perry, who was providing evidence to MPs about the driving trends of tomorrow, said that Britain will not be following the 'no-death' goal set in Sweden.Ms Perry said that not only does Britain already boast good safety standards, but latest driving techniques are being introduced to ma...

09 December 2014 at 11:59

Kent Police have arrested a motorist as young as 15 as part of their anti-drink-drive campaign this Christmas. The Greenhithe boy was pulled over on Sunday charged with various motoring offences. These included drink-driving, motoring with no insurance or licence, and theft.If Chatham Youth Court's justices convict him of the drink-drive offence, he faces a fine of up to £5,000, a driving ban ...

09 December 2014 at 11:59

There is no car women prefer to drive than the luxurious Mercedes S-Class, according to a panel of female motoring writers. The Merc overcame Audi's A8 by the narrowest of margins - 0.1 point - and Honda's Jazz model to land best motor at Women's World Car of the Year awards.Women buying a car might also be wise to consider an F-Type Coupe from Jaguar, the awards suggest. This is because it w...

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