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18 December 2014 at 14:36

Most drivers in the UK think that in-car dash cameras would stop "crash for cash" fraudsters and help prevent bogus insurance claims, new data has suggested.Some 71% of UK motorists think in-car dash cams are the best way to achieve this, according to the research.The Association of British Insurers said that car insurance fraud is now at an all-time high - reaching £811 million in 2013.Much of...

18 December 2014 at 14:36

Drivers who use the Channel Tunnel will now be able to watch streamed videos and download and share data as easily as at home, following the introduction of 4G mobile services, Eurotunnel says.The availability of 4G will give people data download speeds up to 10 times faster than the existing 3G network - which enabled phone calls to be made and received, the 'Chunnel' operator said. Travellers...

18 December 2014 at 14:36

The strong UK motor industry expects to do even better in 2015, despite a slight fall in production in November. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), some 137,347 cars were built in Britain last month, 0.2% less than in November 2013.So far this year, some 1.42 million cars have rolled off UK production lines, which amounts to a 0.3% fall on the industry's perfor...

18 December 2014 at 14:36

Nissan and Microsoft are continuing their partnership with a scheme called Project Innovation, a programme designed to inspire Britain's next generation of engineers.The scheme provides young people with the opportunity to work alongside experts responsible for developing technologies used around the world.And the programme gives one individual the chance to win a trip to see the research facil...

18 December 2014 at 14:36

Drivers are getting an early Christmas present, with the price of fuel being reduced by Asda.Asda is cutting the price of petrol at its forecourts by 2p a litre, while diesel will be 1p a litre cheaper. Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons have confirmed that they are also reducing petrol and diesel costs by these amounts.The latest reduction means that customers of Asda, which has cut prices 11 ti...

17 December 2014 at 14:18

Motorists are being warned against leaving presents in plain view in their cars when they are not in them, to avoid becoming victims of criminals this Christmas.The Association of British Insurers (ABI) says thieves looking for easy opportunities will find it hard to resist Christmas presents they see left unattended in vehicles.According to the ABI, Britons will typically spend around £350 on ...

17 December 2014 at 14:18

Drivers could soon be paying less than £1 a litre for petrol because of plummeting oil prices, according to the RAC. The last time petrol was that cheap was in May 2009.The typical price on forecourts is now 116.9p a litre, some 14p less than petrol was costing drivers at the start of 2014.Analysts are predicting that petrol prices will continue to fall in line with decreases in the price of B...

17 December 2014 at 14:18

An MP has been given a national award after battling to boost safety on two major roads in his constituency.Andrew Griffiths, the MP for Burton and Uttoxeter in Staffordshire, has been recognised by the road safety charity Brake after successfully campaigning to lower the speed limit to 60mph on parts of the A38.The campaign has also resulted in the closure of several gaps which previously enab...

17 December 2014 at 14:18

Drivers in the North East can look forward to shorter journey times after a multi-million pound project to cut congestion was completed.The £3.7 million scheme involved the A19/A689 Wolviston Interchange near Wynyard, which now has an increased capacity.It is the first of four so-called Pinch Point schemes to be carried out in the North East.Pinch Point projects are small-scale road improvement...

17 December 2014 at 14:18

Cheaper prices at the petrol pumps have led to a sharp fall in inflation, with the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rate standing at 1% in November.The CPI level measuring the cost of living fell more steeply than expected from its 1.3% level for October, said the Office for National Statistics.And the continuing fall in global oil prices, which will hopefully offer even more good news for motorists...

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