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28 August 2014 at 13:00

A fear that their children will be involved in a road accident is the greatest among a new survey of parental concerns.The Association of British Insurers' (ABI) poll of 498 parents with offspring aged 16-25 reveals that 62% share this worry.For most parents the thought is more anxiety-inducing than their children's joblessness (59%); failure to make the most of their potential (33%); drug taki...

28 August 2014 at 13:00

Regular compulsory eye tests for all drivers would be supported by an overwhelming majority of UK motorists.Road safety charity Brake is asking the government to consider introducing such measures to help combat the 2,900 casualties caused each year by poor eyesight on British roads.It recommends the mandatory tests would be taken when drivers renew their driving licence every 10 years.This wou...

28 August 2014 at 13:00

Lexus has released a new version of its flagship SUV model.The RX 450h Advance comes with much more equipment - including a revolutionary Mark Levinson premium 7.1 surround sound system - for the same price tag.As well as the £1000 audio system, the new luxury SUV includes 19-inch alloy wheels and all of the existing specifications of the RX 450h Luxury including smart entry, front and rear par...

28 August 2014 at 13:00

Thieves have stolen "priceless" trophies, TT replicas and items of motorsport heritage from the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage in the process.Museum chiefs have offered a £20,000 reward for information leading to the safe recovery of the artefacts, which are believed to have been stolen at around 11pm on Wednesday evening.Staff are putting to...

28 August 2014 at 13:00

Changes to the tax disc system are being introduced on October 1st - and it seems they have a number of people confused.Unsurprisingly, any vehicle on the road still needs to be fully taxed, but a new and simpler online system for paying and monitoring certificates will be in force later this winter. The DVLA will take charge of sending initial reminders and, if necessary fines, to all motorist...

27 August 2014 at 13:28

Motorists are set to benefit from England's largest road investment in four decades, over the next seven years.Around 900 lane miles of additional road capacity will be built by 2021, the Government has announced, a third more than was introduced in the previous decade. The £24 billion funding package is the largest since the 1970s. Leading A-roads and motorways will be among the beneficiaries...

27 August 2014 at 13:28

Nearly nine in 10 UK motorists (89%) believe driving standards in Britain have dipped in the past five years - but only around one in seven would say the same is true of their own. A survey by Auto Express magazine found that nearly three in five of more than 1,000 readers polled believe their own driving standard has actually improved since 2009. Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler says the findi...

27 August 2014 at 13:28

Middle lane hogging appears a bigger problem around London and the south east than anywhere else - with the M25 dominating a list of worst stretches.And it seems half of all drivers are still unaware that the irritating driving habit is now an offence which could lead to a fine, even though 78% know they shouldn't do it.Data released by the Highways Agency shows that five of the 10 most rife st...

27 August 2014 at 13:28

A social media campaign has been launched to help get more young people interested in a career in the automotive industry, after a poll found that fewer than one in 10 parents would encourage their children to work in the sector.A survey by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) also reveals that just under one in five parents (19%) would encourage their children to take a vocational course ...

27 August 2014 at 13:28

Car sellers are being urged to get rid of tired old advertising cliches after an HPI poll unearthed the most annoying and off-putting phrases."One careful lady owner" was named the least popular advertising phrase, followed by "baby forces sale" and "genuine reason for sale".Sellers may also wish to avoid the phrase "first to see will buy", which came fourth, as well as "mint condition" in fift...

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