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11 March 2015 at 12:27

A stunt driver famed for pulling off the world's tightest parallel park has added two more records to his CV. Alastair Moffatt broke the world records for the smallest gap driven through on two wheels, as well as the tightest triple parallel park - a feat he pulled off with the help of his brothers Trevor and John.Alastair, who is an instructor at a stunt drive centre, managed to squeeze a Dae...

11 March 2015 at 12:27

The new Superb will feature more technology and levels of luxury than its predecessor, Skoda claimed while unveiling prices. The new Superb's entry price is £18,640 - though the model will sell for almost £34,000 at the top of the range.The Czech manufacturer will produce S, SE, SE L Executive and Laurin & Klement trim grades and the engines that will be paired with them.The S models come ...

10 March 2015 at 12:34

Motorists could make average annual savings of £1,000 on fuel bills if electric vehicles become mainstream, a new report forecasts. The study looked at the implications for drivers' budgets, the economy and the environment if six million motorists adopt electric cars by the end of the next decade.Author Cambridge Econometrics, on behalf of European Climate Foundation-based officials, showed th...

10 March 2015 at 12:34

Tyre giant Michelin says it has produced a tyre suitable for both summer and winter. Many motorists choose to swap their summer tyres for winter versions which offer better grip on snow and ice.Meanwhile in countries like Germany, it's a legal requirement to use winter tyres during the colder months. While winter tyres offer better grip in icy weather, they don't perform well on hot asphalt, s...

10 March 2015 at 12:34

The legal speed limit to drive a tractor has increased to 40km/h (24.8mph) from this week. Ministers said Monday's move will save money and time.The Government's new tractor regulations will also see tractor/trailer combination weight ceilings rise to 31 tonnes from 24.39 tonnes.Farming groups have welcomed the plans. Previously, tractor drivers going over 20mph risked getting fined, banned a...

10 March 2015 at 12:34

Smoke from a large fire in a pile of tyres in Essex is expected to keep residents indoors and disrupt rail and road travel for much of the day, according to police and health officials. The blaze at a farm close to the Fairglen interchange began on Monday night and the emergency services were informed at around 9pm.Essex Police officers closed off the A1245 as smoke made driving very difficult...

09 March 2015 at 12:01

Slashing the drink-drive limit on England's roads would prevent dozens of deaths every year, the country's fire and rescue authorities say. In 2014, Scotland cut its legal limit from 80mgs of alcohol per 100ml of blood to just 50mgs. And now, backed by the RAC, the Local Government Association (LGA) says the move should be mirrored in England - saving up to 170 lives a year. It also claims f...

09 March 2015 at 12:01

Motorists could be asked to slow down to under 10mph when driving near schools, if Liberal Democrat plans are adopted. Giving councils in England the power to impose 10mph speed limits outside schools forms part of the party's proposed Green Transport Act.If the act becomes law, vehicles that emit high levels of CO2 would be banned from British roads within 25 years. Meanwhile, from 2030 all n...

09 March 2015 at 12:01

The motor sales boom is continuing apace, new figures suggest. The UK's passion for buying a car showed no signs of dwindling last month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported.The 76,958 new car registrations this February represents a 12% increase on February 2014, with the ever-popular Ford Fiesta again leading the best sellers.February was the 36th consecutive month...

09 March 2015 at 12:01

The motoring sector will fail to attract the number of new apprentices it needs unless massive pay rises are awarded, a trade body will officially warn this week. The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is to call for a 73% hourly pay rise - from £2.73 to £4.73.The IMI's CEO, Steven Nash, speaking before his speech at the body's annual London dinner this Thursday, says the industry will have...

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