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08 June 2015 at 14:38

The Austin Seven and Bentley's Speed Six are two of the classics nominated for Britain's Greatest-Ever Car accolade. They both feature in a final 10 shortlist for a classic motor magazine's quest to find the ultimate Brit-car.Classic & Sports Car magazine's officials got together 100 experts with a love of British-built machines to arrive at the contenders.The car-loving public will get th...

08 June 2015 at 14:38

Cycling in London could be made safer - thanks to a revolutionary new traffic light system. The new technology is being trialled in Cable Street, which is among the capital's so-called "cycling superhighways".The technology, which identifies the amount of bikers along one given route, adjusts to allow cyclists extra time to go through green lights at busy junctions.The new thermal and radar-ba...

05 June 2015 at 15:36

Cycling in London is the safest it has ever been, despite a string of tragic accidents this year, official figures claim.Six cyclists have been killed in collisions with lorries in the capital since the start of the year, but the latest statistics from Transport for London (TfL) show 2014 was the safest year on record.The number of cyclists on the roads has risen by 11% compared with 2013, but ...

05 June 2015 at 15:36

A leading German motor manufacturer has given its multiple-purpose vehicle (MPV) a makeover to celebrate its 20th birthday. The revamped Volkswagen Sharan is due to hit UK showrooms this autumn. The people carrier's first edition was launched in 1995 with today's version hitting the streets during November 2010. The entry market price for October's latest version is £26,300. Its top-of-the-...

05 June 2015 at 15:36

Next month one of motoring's most famous speed machines is going back to the scene of its record-breaking run 90 years ago. Sir Malcolm Campbell's iconic 350hp Sunbeam broke the 150mph barrier for the first time.Now Don Wales, his 54-year-old grandson, is marking the achievement by returning to the South Wales beach where Sir Malcolm made history.Spectators setting their journey planner to Ca...

04 June 2015 at 14:52

All new European-sold cars will be subject to a new emissions test from 2017 before they are deemed roadworthy. The move comes amid claims that present fuel economy tests are out of date and give the wrong impression.European Commission (EC) officials have sanctioned Real Driving Emission (RDE) tests, which will, unlike before, include out-of-lab driving to give more realistic results.RAC chie...

04 June 2015 at 14:52

The UK's car industry remains strong with year-on-year sales figures now having risen for three-and-a-quarter years. May's numbers showed a "steady" 2.4% hike on the same month in 2014, from 194,032 to 198,706, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported.The society also suggested a big switch in consumer attitudes towards greener models. A growing section of people buying ...

04 June 2015 at 14:52

More needs to be done to address major road offences and protect drivers. That is the view of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), which is calling on the new government to step up its efforts in promoting road safety by giving targeted enforcement a higher priority.Thousands of people were killed or seriously injured on UK roads in 2013 - and there are fears that the yet-to-be-revealed ...

04 June 2015 at 14:52

Motorists don't just pollute busy roads, they make people living near them put on weight too. This is the bizarre conclusion of new Swedish research, which also found countryside dwellers can lose pounds more easily away from heavy traffic.Only this March ministers were accused of failing over increased air pollution rates . Commons environment audit chair Joan Walley accused the then Coalit...

03 June 2015 at 16:20

Welsh policymakers have followed England's lead and made in-car smoking illegal when a child is present. Tuesday's landmark ruling in the Welsh Assembly means that motorists breaking this new law could face a fine of £50 or go before magistrates.England MPs voted for similar legislation to outlaw in-vehicle smoking in February by 342 votes to 72.The Labour-run Welsh Government's vote was even ...

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