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02 September 2015 at 11:45

Nearly 2 in 5 Britons had their very first kiss in a car - and many arguably prefer their vehicle's company to their partner's, according to a new RAC poll. Research for the RAC Cars website finds that 38% of people had their opening passionate embrace in a car.More adults admit their first vehicle proved more exciting than their first boyfriend or girlfriend, the survey also shows.Men are fou...

02 September 2015 at 11:45

Boris Johnson wants action taken to cut back London's expanding white van population. The Mayor estimates the number of such vehicles will jump by 20% over the next 16 years through online shopping alone. He claims the vans are already clogging up London's roads. Last year the RAC Foundation found that so-called "White Van Men" are taking over the country's roads with Britain's light van numb...

02 September 2015 at 11:45

The ecologists' dream of getting most people to commute to work in England by foot or bike may be wishful thinking, a new study suggests. The University of Leeds-based report shows that under half of workers (44%) can physically commute by either cycling or walking.This leaves the majority of employees unable to get to and from work except through a motorised mode of transport. Research leader...

02 September 2015 at 11:45

Drivers are being offered a 6-point plan to ease their back pain during long, sedentary commutes to and from work. The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) has issued the advice after urging motorists to consider their backs when driving.Motorists who sit for long spells without moving risk one of the most common causes of back and neck pain.To combat this, the BCA recommends drivers engage ...

02 September 2015 at 11:45

Drivers crossing the England-to-Wales Severn Bridge should not have to pay a penny in tolls, according to Ukip leader Nigel Farage. Motorists making the Wales-bound journey currently have to pay £6.50.This levy increases to £13.10 and £19.60 for drivers of vans and lorries respectively who set their journey planner via the two bridges.Mr Farage visited the South Wales area on Tuesday and says ...

01 September 2015 at 13:31

Lorries deemed to be unsafe face a "life-saving" London-wide ban as from Tuesday. The sanction applies to lorry drivers driving in the capital whose vehicles do not have the requisite safety features to protect pedestrians or cyclists.The ban, part of the UK's inaugural safe lorry initiative, comes in a year in which all but one of London's eight cyclist fatalities have involved trucks.It mean...

01 September 2015 at 13:31

US motorists are suing BMW, General Motors (GM), Honda and 7 other carmaking giants for keyless ignition faults which allegedly resulted in 13 deaths. The claimants allege that 10 motor manufacturers hid the fact that over 5 million cars fitted with key-free ignitions exposed users to the risk of poisoning by carbon monoxide fumes.The lawsuit filed in a Californian courtroom last Wednesday als...

01 September 2015 at 13:31

An annual £4.5 billion is the price experts are placing on the cost of traffic jams to British industry. Lex Autolease's new poll of 1,041 motorists finds that lost working time amounts to 10-figure sums.The fleet management supplier says that staff spend around a seventh of time (13%) they should be spending at work sat stuck in congestion.The survey shows that motorists drive for a daily ave...

01 September 2015 at 13:31

Porsche lovers from around the country will descend on Hedingham Castle next weekend for the world's largest-ever classic auction of the luxury brand. An incredibly rare 356 Carrera, which helped forge the German firm manufacturer's reputation, is expected to be the star of the show.Another 59 of the rarest and best Porsche machines will feature on Sunday, September 6 to mark 60 years since th...

28 August 2015 at 13:02

Unnecessary traffic signs are to be removed, while helpful ones are to be made more visible. It is part of government plans to keep motorists safe and restore "common sense" to Britain's roads.Ministers say "useless" signs are a waste of taxpayers' money and can be a dangerous distraction to drivers.Research carried out by the Department for Transport (DfT) in 2013 revealed the number of traff...

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