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03 December 2014 at 12:31

The Government is to follow the example it set with the motor insurance industry, in a fresh bid to crackdown on other types of insurance fraud. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced the new proposals in the wake of a comparable action taken on the car insurance sector. By targeting drivers who make fraudulent whiplash-related claims, a clampdown has already seen typical car insurance pr...

03 December 2014 at 12:31

New technology could finally rid motorists of one of their greatest bugbears - the pothole - by the middle of this century, according to a new report. Self-healing concrete is among the revolutionary projects detailed in Arup's study into possible highway trends to 2050.The engineering firm says the concrete could generate bacteria which would fill cracks if concrete became damaged. This coul...

03 December 2014 at 12:31

Judges at this year's TopGear Magazine Awards have ruled that size doesn't matter in awarding the 2014 City Car of the Year gong to Renault's all-new Twingo. The tiny-wheelbased French model lost nothing in comparison with bigger and more expensive vehicles.The award, announced in the magazine's latest edition on Wednesday, will be a great endorsement to motorists buying a car for urban use.To...

03 December 2014 at 12:31

A marque motoring brand has become the first British car-building company to build a factory in Brazil. Work has started on Jaguar Land Rover's (JLR) £187 million facility around 100 miles north-west of Rio de Janeiro in Itatiaia.To start off with, 400 workers will be employed at JLR's state-of-the-art plant with a 24,000-vehicle yearly capacity.It means that, from the year after next, drivers...

03 December 2014 at 12:31

Christmas is coming two weeks late for classic car enthusiasts with the launch of a unique new show in London in January. London Classic Car Show will pay homage to eight of the greatest racing drivers of all time.Fans heading to the capital's ExCel venue can enjoy the Motor Sport Hall of Fame's offerings from January 8 to 11.Former Formula 1 world championship winners Sir Jackie Stewart, Arg...

02 December 2014 at 12:40

A Government agency is making millions of pounds by selling motorists' personal data to companies which enforce parking regulations, the Telegraph reports. This practice has secured £21.7 million for the DVLA over the last 54 months and the annual amount is growing - figures gleaned from a freedom of information request show.Charging approved firms £2.50 each time, it is estimated that 8.7 mil...

02 December 2014 at 12:40

Motorists are being lulled into a false sense of security by the recent mild weather, at the expense of fitting safer tyres, a new survey suggests. Falken's poll shows that fewer drivers are converting to winter-friendly tyres this year because of the as-yet fair temperatures.But the report suggests that converting to seasonal tyres should be come as naturally to motorists as checking their an...

02 December 2014 at 12:40

Labour have accused the Government of playing politics with Britain's roads. Michael Dugher MP, Labour's shadow secretary for transport, says the coalition's new £15 billion highways scheme has less to do with motorists' needs than the general election next May.He said that money should have instead been diverted to England's growing "pothole crisis", which has over time caused thousands of mo...

02 December 2014 at 12:40

A French motor giant is offering electric vehicle (EV) drivers a fresh choice on batteries. Eco-friendly motorists buying a car or van from Renault's electric range can choose whether to buy the batteries as part of their vehicle's purchase price, or just rent them.The new ownership option sees Renault's Kangoo and Zoe Z.E. "i" vehicles sold with batteries included. Models inclusive of batter...

02 December 2014 at 12:40

John Collins is the proud owner of Britain's most expensive number plate. The price, £518,000, could have bought Mr Collins a whole fleet of cars.But the Talacrest owner, who is used to dealing in big sums by dealing and collecting classic Ferraris, said he was hell-bent on winning the auction. The '25 O' personalised registration is being put on a Ferrari Lusso dating back to 1964. But this ...

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