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04 January 2016 at 12:21

Drivers in Essex are being told to look out for deliberate obstructions in the road following a spate of recent incidents.Essex Police claim objects such as concrete blocks, wood and barbed wire have been left on unlit stretches of road across the county with the intention of causing danger to motorists.The village of Tiptree has seen as many as nine separate incidents in the space of just 10 d...

04 January 2016 at 12:21

Motorists who put lives at risk by doing U-turns on a motorway have escaped prosecution, it has been revealed. Although the manoeuvres on the M1 in Northamptonshire were caught on CCTV, police say they have not been able to trace most of the vehicles.Dave Nichols, a spokesman for road safety organisation Brake, says that means despite being caught on camera, it seems the drivers involved have ...

04 January 2016 at 12:21

The RAC has issued a five-point plan to help prevent motorists from being victims of breakdowns. Statistically, drivers have more chance of breaking down today, the first Monday after the Christmas holiday, than at any other time of year - especially if it starts to snow.The RAC wants motorists to avoid becoming one of the more than 10,000 people who suffer car troubles on "Manic Monday" by fo...

31 December 2015 at 11:58

Uninsured drivers have been warned they will be caught, as the number of impounded uninsured vehicles continues to rise. The Motor Insurers' Bureau (MBI) warning comes after its new estimates suggest around 118,500 vehicles with no cover will have been confiscated by the end of the year.This is a 2% rise on the 116,000 motors seized in 2014 and around 2,000 up on its target for the year. Its ...

31 December 2015 at 11:58

What do quarrelling squirrels, an overweight uncle, a teddy bear and a "UFO" all have in common?They were some of the more bizarre explanations given for cracked windscreens during the past year, according to Autoglass.The most common reported causes for damage are somewhat less surprising, with road rubble, temperature changes and collisions with birds among the most popular reasons for chips ...

31 December 2015 at 11:58

Malfunctioning number plate recognition cameras are resulting in innocent motorists being wrongly issued with parking fines, it's being reported in The Times. The technology is meant to record details of vehicles' number plates when they enter and exit car parks.But the newspaper report estimates that 5% of number plates aren't being read properly, something that can make it appear a vehicle h...

30 December 2015 at 10:54

Campaigners are calling for the toll paid by motorists using the Severn Bridge to be scrapped. The call from the Campaign Against Severn Bridge Tolls (CAST) comes ahead of the charge for cars and motor caravans rising by 10p to £6.60 from New Year's Day.The latest annual rise means the charge for cars will have soared by £3.80 since 1992.Group organiser John Warman says the "tax on entering Wa...

30 December 2015 at 10:54

Police in Scotland are warning of travel disruption as Storm Frank batters much of the country.The Met Office has issued a "be prepared" warning covering all mainland regions except the Highlands, as torrential rain and gale-force winds sweep in, with many communities put on flood alert.People in areas that experience severe weather are being advised by roads authorities to avoid unnecessary tr...

30 December 2015 at 10:54

More diesel emissions revelations could make next year's car headlines for the wrong reasons, motor experts predict. This year's motoring press has been dominated by the Volkswagen (VW) scandal, over how it rigged its nitrogen oxide (NOx) tests. September saw the German manufacturer confess to installing the test-cheating defeat devices across 11 million of its diesel vehicles throughout the g...

30 December 2015 at 10:54

Under a quarter (24%) of drivers win their appeals against council bus lane fine enforcement in Scotland, a new study shows. The Scottish Parking Appeals Service (SPAS) figures for 2014/15 suggest local authorities have narrowed potential avenues of appeal.Glasgow and Edinburgh saw bus lane cameras fitted four Aprils ago, with Aberdeen following suit in the spring of 2013.The new statistics co...

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