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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...

28 August 2015 at 13:02

Motorists planning a bank holiday getaway should prepare for rain, with some parts of the UK expecting thunderstorms.The RAC estimates 14 million cars will be on the roads this weekend, and is urging drivers to check their vehicles before heading out to reduce the number of breakdowns .Many events are taking place during the extended break, and revellers attending the Notting Hill carnival in L...

28 August 2015 at 13:02

Motorists face longer waits to have their driving licence queries processed due to a DVLA worker strike, agency bosses are warning. Hundreds of DVLA employees have started three-day industrial action on Friday over a pay row. The dispute relates to reductions to workers' extra Saturday pay. New staff will not get the traditional Saturday pay top-up for anti-social hours, while people who were...

28 August 2015 at 13:02

Drivers searching for a new set of wheels over the next month could potentially save thousands of pounds, What Car? is suggesting. With the arrival of the new registration plate in September, the motoring magazine says there are huge discounts to be had on a number of prestige cars if buyers hold their nerve and drive a hard bargain in the showroom.Its Target Price team, which goes undercover ...

28 August 2015 at 13:02

Motorists aged 17 to 24 are the worst culprits when it comes to in-car mobile phone abuse, a new Brake study shows. The road safety charity has urged drivers to put away their "life-threatening distractions" and concentrate fully on the road.Brake's call comes as nearly 14 million motorists take to road for the three-day bank holiday this weekend.The poll of 1,000 drivers finds that 49% of you...

27 August 2015 at 10:59

Motorists are being urged to plan their August Bank Holiday journeys in advance, with the RAC predicting an extra 14 million drivers on the roads.With many seeking to get away early, increasing traffic volumes are expected on both Thursday evening and Friday morning.But the RAC says Saturday is likely to see traffic at its heaviest, with up to 2.6 million more motorists than usual on the UK's r...

27 August 2015 at 10:59

Drivers have been given a pre-Bank Holiday boost with major supermarkets once again announcing they have shaved their fuel prices . Sainsbury's and Tesco have this time followed Morrisons' lead by reducing unleaded prices by 2p a litre on Thursday morning, with diesel being slashed by 1p a litre. It comes less than a week after Asda cut the price of unleaded petrol by 2p per litre. The RAC pre...

27 August 2015 at 10:59

Motorists in Scotland are spending longer in traffic jams despite efforts to reduce congestion, according to the Scottish Household Survey .The latest data on transport and travel shows that 11.7% of driver journeys were delayed because of congestion last year.This is up from 9.7% in 2013, although the figure is still lower than the peak of 14.3% in 2007.Transport Scotland aims to reduce the am...

26 August 2015 at 11:25

Left-turning traffic along an accident blackspot route in the capital will now have to wait for cyclists. A junction on the CS2 cycle superhighway in east London has been transformed to prevent cyclists from being run over by drivers turning left - a move that could eventually be repeated nationwide if successful.Six people have been killed on the road since CS2's inception in 2011, including ...

26 August 2015 at 11:25

Drivers face longer queues on London's roads due to a rapid rise in the volume of private hire vehicles (PHVs), the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association's (LTDA) says.The transport body's assertion follows official figures showing mini cab numbers have jumped by over a quarter in the last two years.Motorists in the capital have had an additional 15,000-plus PHVs to contend with - a rise of 26%.The...

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