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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 ...

12 August 2014 at 12:12

UK drivers have been urged by a road safety charity to not touch a drop of alcohol if they plan to get behind the wheel. Brake's call comes after the Association of Chief Police Officers said one in 15 drivers breath-tested during its national campaign against drink-driving in June were over the legal limit.Over 63,688 breath tests; 4,108 either tested positive for alcohol or refused to take t...

12 August 2014 at 12:12

The quickest, most powerful Land Rover yet is debuting in California this week. The Range Rover Sport SVR can hit 60mph from scratch in just 4.5 seconds, while its maximum speed is 162mph.Regular customers can rest assured that it also comes with Range Rover's trademark reliability, the the latest incarnation aims to go head-to-head with Porsche in next year's performance SUV market. The 550 ...

12 August 2014 at 12:12

Orders have opened for the new and improved Volkswagen Jetta. The revised German small family model debuted in New York in April, and is set to be made available in dealerships from this December. Its many enhancements include a 10% more aerodynamic drive, sleeker styling, and fresh ambient lighting which lends the car a more upmarket feel.Its steering wheel, instruments, boot lid, trims, sea...

12 August 2014 at 12:12

Drivers are most irritated by being stuck behind a tractor or caravan, according to a survey around summer motoring pet hates.Other annoying summer driving scenarios including traffic congestion on bank holidays and loud music blaring from the cars of boy racers.With many families off on holidays which involve long car journeys, it is important for drivers to check their breakdown cover to ensu...

11 August 2014 at 15:47

Diesel domination on the roads could be stalling after it emerged new car buyers are moving back towards petrol engines.New figures from Ford show that its 1.0-litre Ecoboost turbocharged petrol engine now gives one in every five cars sold across Europe their oomph, with 120,000 new vehicles sold between January and the end of June.In the same period last year, 104,000 cars with this apparatus ...

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