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20 March 2015 at 11:49

Motorists will be able to drive on new, faster-moving "mini motorways" by the end of the decade. Drivers using 18 major main roads will enjoy the benefits of European-style expressways - with a further seven in the pipeline. The RAC says the new style roads could "transform" some of our most frustrating roads, but insists drivers will need assurances over exactly where funding will come from.T...

20 March 2015 at 11:49

Roads in northern England may benefit from billions of pounds of investment if government plans come to fruition.The "Northern Powerhouse" proposals, set to be outlined by ministers, would make it easier for motorists to get between the north's major cities, reducing congestion and cutting traffic to slash journey times across the region.They include developing new east-west road connections, s...

20 March 2015 at 11:49

Some of the biggest businesses in Britain are calling on politicians to make cycling a key component in their transport plans.Sky, National Grid and Orange are among the 24 major employers that have written to the main political parties, urging that cycling is good for business. The letter emphasises that these companies have millions of customers and workers - and encourages the parties to se...

20 March 2015 at 11:49

A 72-year-old woman has been told she will have to pay for the removal of 'no parking' signs she organised to have painted on the pavement outside her house.Her local authority, Birmingham City Council, says she defaced property belonging to the public with the signs and white line - and will have to pay to have them washed off.It is thought the pensioner who lives on Culmington Road in Longbri...

20 March 2015 at 11:49

Hundreds of retro and classic cars will be rolling into Norfolk for a brand new motoring event with a difference.The Retro Kings Show, to be held at the Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit on May 31, aims to give car enthusiasts the best of both worlds by combining the appeal of a static show with the thrill of on-track action.It is the brainchild of the organisers of Time Attack, a popular form of...

19 March 2015 at 11:39

The final Budget before the General Election saw the Chancellor deliver another fuel duty freeze for UK motorists.The duty was set to have been increased in September, meaning drivers would have had to pay an extra 0.54p per litre for their petrol and diesel.But Mr Osborne says that increase will not now go ahead, meaning that fuel duty has now been frozen for the last four years.RAC chief engi...

19 March 2015 at 11:39

Motorists will stay be paying too much in toll charges to cross the England-Wales Severn Bridge even after price reductions come into effect, claim business leaders.The charge will fall 17% from the current £6.50 to £5.40 in 2018 for those using the iconic crossing.The move was announced in Chancellor George Osborne's Budget speech on Wednesday and will mean a 59% drop for van drivers who curre...

19 March 2015 at 11:39

More and more British motorists are helping fuel the continued boom in UK car manufacturing, latest figures suggest.The amount of home-built vehicles for British drivers buying a car jumped by over a fifth (21.1%) to 33,813 in February, compared to the same month last year.Similar production trends are up 20.4% in the opening two months in 2015 compared to January-February last year, according ...

19 March 2015 at 11:39

Nine motorists in Scotland were clocked driving in excess of 120mph in 2014, according to new figures.A motoring group says programmes which change attitudes are the best method of dealing with the problem.The top speed recorded was 129mph on Angus's Waterston Road stretch of the A90 linking Dundee and Aberdeen Road, the Police Scotland figures revealed. This compares with two instances of 146m...

19 March 2015 at 11:39

Jaguar is pulling out all the stops for the launch of its all-new XF.The luxury automaker has enlisted the help of expert stuntman Jim Dowdell to announce the mid-size premium saloon to the world in a daring high-wire water crossing.Dowdell, who has performed dramatic action stunts in movies like James Bond, Bourne and Indiana Jones, will be behind the wheel as the XF drives across two 34mm dia...

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