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04 September 2015 at 11:34

The potentially dangerous blind spot often encountered by motorists towing a trailer or caravan could soon become a thing of the past, boffins at Land Rover hope.The manufacturer is working on see-through trailer technology to help motorists see what is on the road directly behind them.The prototype - which follows Land Rover's development of see-through bonnet technology - uses a wireless digi...

04 September 2015 at 11:34

Drivers have already paid over £7.5 million in fines for illegal bus lane use in Manchester this decade, a leading traffic lawyer has revealed. Nick "Mr Loophole" Freeman is urging the council authority to scrap the lanes, accusing it of not making signs clear enough and using penalties as a cash cow. Motorists in Manchester pay a "massive" average weekly total of £30,000 in fines, he claims....

04 September 2015 at 11:34

Truck firm leaders have welcomed plans to spread "smart motorways" from the British mainland to Northern Ireland. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says the scheme's increased rush-hour capacity would reduce accidents, emissions and journey times if implemented for drivers setting their journey planners to Belfast.TransportNI plans to make the M2 and M1 serving Belfast smart motorways, w...

04 September 2015 at 11:34

Drivers on the M4 will be placed in danger if plans to turn parts into a so-called "smart motorway" go ahead, campaigners claim. They protested outside Maidenhead's town hall against Highways England's proposals for junctions 3 to 12 (London to Reading) of the motorway.The objectors say the project will result in extra pollution and traffic, while also compromising safety. The Reading branch o...

03 September 2015 at 10:39

Drivers are likely to carry on being the winners as the world experiences an over-supply of oil, the RAC predicts. This follows the publication of our latest RAC Fuel Watch figures, which help motorists stay up to date with the latest pump prices.They show that petrol prices dropped a typical 4p per litre last month to just 112.42p. This means drivers typically saved £2 on the cost of filling...

03 September 2015 at 10:39

The roads may seem busier than ever but car use in England could have passed its peak, new figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) suggest.The DfT's National Travel Survey shows that the typical person in England is now making less journeys per year than at any other time since records started around 50 years ago.The RAC Foundation says the trend is partly down to a change in sho...

03 September 2015 at 10:39

A fresh generation of Nissan Jukes will be built in Sunderland, it has been announced. The Japanese car manufacturing giant's £100 million investment will help secure around 34,000 jobs at its existing North-East plants and among suppliers into the next decade.Nissan also makes the Note and Qashqai at the factory, as well as the eco-friendly electric Leaf , employing 6,700 staff.Chancellor Geo...

03 September 2015 at 10:39

Britain's motor manufacturing industry is fast outpacing the rest of the country's production sectors, according to official new figures. The trade has been recovering at a typical level of 3.1% every three months since the economic crash - in contrast to the 0.3% seen in UK manufacturing overall.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) also finds that British carmakers broke their previous re...

03 September 2015 at 10:39

British drivers appear not to share the same enthusiasm for semi-autonomous car technology as their European counterparts, a new Ford study suggests. Its latest Car Buying Trends report reveals that only one in five UK motorists buying a car from Ford chose models with parking assistance aids installed.Drivers from just five of the 22 nations examined are more reluctant to place their faith in...

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...

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