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14 August 2014 at 11:46

Getting around London on a deadline can be a thankless task for drivers.Heavy traffic, congestion charges, cyclists and millions of pedestrians can all have an effect on your stress levels behind the wheel.But advice is at hand for anyone wishing to drive through one of the world's biggest cities from the Institute of Advanced Motorists.The road safety charity's Peter Rodger says it is always i...

14 August 2014 at 11:46

The drivers of two cars are likely to be checking the fine-print on their car insurance policies after the RNLI pulled them out of the sea, after being caught out by the highest tide of the year on Wednesday afternoon. Coastguards received several calls from members of the public informing them that two people were on the roof of a vehicle on the beach surrounded by water in Redcar, near Middl...

14 August 2014 at 11:46

Top Gear host James May has emerged as an unlikely advocate of cycling.The TV presenter says he is the owner of three bikes, including a fold-up bicycle he uses to make short journeys around the area of his west London home.May has lent his voice to a campaign by newspaper The Times, which is calling on the Government to make a yearly budget available to create safe cycle routes across the UK.H...

14 August 2014 at 11:46

Almost 40% of drivers do not know how to read a traditional map, according to one new study.Old-fashioned navigation is beyond the reach of many British people, the study would have you believe, with 16% of poll respondents saying they rely entirely on their sat-navs to get them from A to B.Many others refuse to admit they don't know where they are for fear of losing face, with just under a thi...

13 August 2014 at 11:37

Leaders of the main political parties should make their stance clear on issues of concern to the UK's 30 million drivers, the RAC has urged in a letter to MPs.With the 2015 general election drawing closer, our report urges David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg to address key issues such as poor roads, the price of fuel, lack of law enforcement and sub-standard parking facilities - all highl...

13 August 2014 at 11:37

Almost a third of Londoners believe that a higher congestion charge is the best way to beat worsening traffic jams in the future.A total of 29% of people questioned for a London First-commissioned survey said that increasing the rush-hour charge would be the most suitable means of tackling congestion on the capital's roads.Four in 10 of the 1,055 adults questioned by YouGov for the research pre...

13 August 2014 at 11:37

An elderly driver was dramatically saved by lifeguards in a terrifying ordeal on Monday. The 80-something man's car began sinking beneath the water after being marooned on a Lancashire tidal causeway. The pensioner could not open either the doors or electric windows because of the level and pressure of the rapidly-rising waters between Sunderland Point and Overton. A Morecambe-based RNLI lifeb...

13 August 2014 at 11:37

Troubled pop heart-throb Justin Bieber will take an anger management course as a part of his punishment after an arrest in South Florida for suspected drag racing.Bieber, 20, and two other men were originally charged with driving under the influence, but under a plea agreement they will face charges of resisting arrest without violence and misdemeanour careless driving instead.The star will not...

13 August 2014 at 11:37

Jaguar is to complete a series of cars it started more than 50 years ago.The car manufacturer launched its Special GT E-Type series in 1963. It planned to create 18 lightweight racers but only 12 were built. Until now.Jaguar will build the remaining six vehicles, each with a bodyshell, doors, bootlid and bonnet made from aluminium.The vehicles will be put together with construction methods from...

12 August 2014 at 12:12

Once a bobby, always a bobby - or so Britain's most senior policeman showed after he broke off from a radio interview to collar a suspected thief.Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe took a taxi ride in order to track down someone who had allegedly stolen some cash from the driver.Sir Bernard later joined the chase in a squad car after a driver made a complaint as the police chief was being ...

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