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31 July 2014 at 14:02

Almost a third of motorists would consider leaving the scene of a collision if only minor damage was caused to the other vehicle, research has revealed.A poll found 30% may not wait for the other car's owners to come back or leave contact details to allow them to get in touch.The figure was much lower if extensive damage was caused, with only 4% admitting they would still leave. Drivers' honest...

31 July 2014 at 14:02

The UK's lawmakers have lost touch with the motoring industry, a new survey claims.The report's author says the poll proves the "terrible confusion" that exists among MPs about car workers.Over half of the 99 cross-party parliamentarians questioned by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) think the sector is dirty, badly rewarded and lacking in skills.Steve Nash, IMI CEO, says that MPs are ...

31 July 2014 at 14:02

Ever wondered what it is like to be Jeremy Clarkson and Co?Well you don't have to wonder any longer, thanks to a Top Gear theme park.The new attraction, due to launch at the end of next month, gives visitors a 'real-life experience' of the popular BBC2 motoring show.Fans of the programme will be setting their journey planner to Surrey's Dunsfold Park - where the series is shot - from August 27....

31 July 2014 at 14:02

Maserati enthusiasts will be in for a treat in September as organisers of a top race meeting bring together a collection of the famous cars.This years marks 60 years since the Maserati 250F was first raced in Formula One and it is planned that up to 16 of the cars will be at at Goodwood Revival to compete in the Richmond Trophy on the weekend of September 12-14.The trophy will be open to 2.5-li...

30 July 2014 at 14:41

Drivers' annual mileage rates are falling, Government figures have revealed.In England last year, stats show that people drove an average of 7,900 miles - the lowest total for any year in the last 12.This drop was recorded despite the average miles being covered during a commute rising from 2,500 miles in 2012 to 2,800 last year.Business mileage saw a similar decline, from 800 miles in 2012 to ...

30 July 2014 at 14:41

Drivers will be loathe to surrender their vehicle's controls to a computer, motoring organisations are claiming.This assertion follows ministers' announcement that driverless, technology-operated cars will be allowed on UK roads from early next year.The trials will begin next January, according to Vince Cable, the Business Secretary.To facilitate such a move, the Government will need to update ...

30 July 2014 at 14:41

A top safety charity has revealed the best and the worst performing local councils in terms of road deaths and serious injuries last year.The best performing were Nottinghamshire, Tower Hamlets and Chester/Chester West - which saw a drop of 98, 81 and 78 respectively in terms of people killed or badly injured on their roads last year in comparison with 2012.Lancashire, Kent and Cumbria were the...

30 July 2014 at 14:41

One in three motorists who take their vehicle over the English Channel for a holiday on the Continent are doing so without having it checked or serviced beforehand, a new survey shows.The research suggests that while many Britons dread breaking down abroad and being hit with costly repair bills, thousands are hitting Europe's roads without checking their car, motorcycle or motorhome first.The I...

30 July 2014 at 14:41

A third row of seats is set to feature in the new Land Rover Discovery Sport, meaning the vehicle will be able to accommodate seven people, it has emerged.Promotional pictures showing a camouflaged prototype of the Discovery Sport include graphics showing the two seats in the back row, suggesting the firm is likely to target families when the replacement for the Freelander hits the market next ...

29 July 2014 at 11:58

Drivers of diesel-run cars may soon face higher motoring charges under new plans to fight pollution.They could be saddled with a road tax rise or extra charges to drive through city centres, according to a report in The Times.Boris Johnson, the London mayor, is considering a £10 levy - in addition to the existing congestion charge - for nearly every diesel vehicle travelling into the centre of ...

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