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21 November 2014 at 11:34

An anti-speeding campaigner claims he has got motorists to slow down in his village thanks to a £10 initiative. Rodney Thorne, who runs a garage in Frampton, outside Dorchester in Dorset, has converted a vehicle to look like one of the police-operated speed camera vans.Mr Thorne, 54, did so for the price of a black-coloured magnetic square, which he stuck on the back of his van. The vehicle al...

21 November 2014 at 11:34

Motorists who buy semi-autonomous or self-driving cars in future could face a big threat from cyber crime, a security expert is warning. The Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) Hugh Boyes claims that the nation can expect traffic chaos if just 1% or even 0.1% of the new smart cars get tampered with and stop functioning properly. Mr Boyes says that software technology has to bec...

21 November 2014 at 11:34

One of the 1970s' most iconic TV advert figures has come out of retirement. Green Cross Code Man has dusted down his famous green and white superhero costume.Dave Prowse, 79, is best remembered for inspiring children to be more aware of road safety through a series of public information films. The ads were made in a bid to reduce child-related road accidents. Now he is back - but this time e...

21 November 2014 at 11:34

Drivers who get stopped by police on suspicion of drug-driving could face an unfair test, according to a new study. Bericon Forensics claims the roadside test could implicate motorists who have not taken drugs.The present test relies heavily on a person's ability to prove their co-ordination. The new study claims that this is unfair on drivers with medical conditions linked to co-ordination a...

21 November 2014 at 11:34

A new airport shuttle bus is the first to be 100% powered by food and human waste. Environment-conscious plane passengers heading to Bristol Airport from Bath can now take the 40-seater Bio-Bus instead.One tank of gas made from inedible food waste and human sewage is all that it takes to propel the bus for a maximum of 186 miles. This amount would take about five people a year to produce in te...

20 November 2014 at 09:58

Motorists could face anti-road pollution measures quicker than originally anticipated, thanks to a new European ruling. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is forcing UK ministers to act urgently to tackle the country's air pollution problem.This is in direct response to the UK failing to hit European Union (EU) targets surrounding nitrogen dioxide.Power stations and motor vehicles cause this ...

20 November 2014 at 09:58

Motor industry representatives say the sector remains strong despite a dip in production last month. Output dropped by 6.7% to 150,060 new cars in October, compared to the same month in 2013, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).This is less to do with UK-based drivers buying a car built here than a drop in the overseas market, the new figures suggest.Home market ...

20 November 2014 at 09:58

Drivers who suffer minor injuries in road accidents should no longer receive compensation if they don't plan to use it to fund treatment, a former Cabinet minister has recommended. Motorists could save an average £32 on their annual car insurance bill under his plan, Lord Hunt says. The Wirral-based peer said his idea would bring Britain more into line with the rest of Europe, where there isn...

20 November 2014 at 09:58

Bristol has been named as a leftfield motor manufacturer's new south west England base. Tesla is now advertising for employees for its forthcoming service centre and permanent showroom.Motorists looking to join the battery-powered car revolution will be offered test drives at the Bristol base. The premium all-electric vehicles firm has just opened its Cribbs Causeway "pop-up" showroom next to...

20 November 2014 at 09:58

Millions of motorists throughout the country will soon be waking up to the first days of winter. But the seemingly unequal struggle between cars and the elements need not keep drivers awake at night. Road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has issued a seven-point plan to help keep drivers on the road and their motors prepared for the worst this winter. Its #wheelsinwin...

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