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18 September 2014 at 10:21

Fears have been raised that the number of tax-dodgers could surge from next month when motorists no longer need to display tax discs on their vehicles.The RAC warns that there may soon be as many people dodging car tax as there are drivers without car insurance , which could cost the UK economy £167 million every year.RAC chief engineer David Bizley said: "We could be looking at around £167 mil...

18 September 2014 at 10:21

Motorists in London have been warned to keep their average speed down ahead of a new network of cameras being installed.Following a successful trial along a stretch of the A13 in east London, a series of average speed cameras will be installed at four more locations across the capital.Average speed cameras are placed at intervals along a road and work together to check if a car is speeding.This...

18 September 2014 at 10:21

Often the butt of jokes and the scourge of drivers who find themselves stuck behind them, caravans are, nevertheless, clearly very popular with some people.The term 'caravan' is the fifth most searched-for item on eBay Motors, the motoring offshoot of the online auction website. This works out as a new term being typed into the site around every 17 seconds.Despite unpopularity from some quarter...

18 September 2014 at 10:21

Jaguar drivers can now get their vehicles serviced and restored at a newly-opened workshop in the West Midlands.Six new Lightweight E-type period competition cars will be manufactured at the Jaguar Heritage workshop facility at Browns Lane, Coventry.It will cater for all Jaguars up to the XK8 and all servicing and restoration work will be fully warrantied.Customers will be able to visit while w...

18 September 2014 at 10:21

A registration plate auction is set to raise a small fortune for the DVLA.Drivers will get the chance to add an extra personal touch to their motors on Wednesday, September 24 when 1,500 personalised registrations are auctioned off.The exclusive sale will take place at Twickenham stadium with buyers getting the chance to take a tour around the home of English rugby.Rugby may be the traditional ...

17 September 2014 at 11:54

Tens of thousands of motorists are being caught out by car insurance firms each year for fraudulently attempting to get cheaper cover, according to fresh figures.And it is estimated such deceit is putting an extra £50 on to the average family's annual insurance bill.The Association of British Insurers (ABI) says more than 180,000 people - equivalent to almost 3,500 a week - either lied or left ...

17 September 2014 at 11:54

The Ford Focus has been named Best Used Car of the Year by What Car? magazine.The top award was one of four prizes won by the car maker; alongside the Best Used Small Car award for the Ford Fiesta, and the Best Used Estate gong for the Ford Mondeo.The Focus was also named Best Used Family Car before going on to win the overall prize.Ford models have performed well at the awards in recent years,...

17 September 2014 at 11:54

A council leader has condemned the actions of a motorist who drove his car off the back of a tow truck before parking enforcement officers could take it away.Video footage of the man reversing what is thought to be a Vauxhall Vectra off the truck and about three feet onto the road before driving off is all over social media.He was accused of illegal parking on Hazelwood Road in Walthamstow, Eas...

17 September 2014 at 11:54

A fleet of Rolls-Royce Phantoms will chauffeur guests at a high-end Chinese hotel resort when it opens in 2016.The luxury British car maker has this week signed its record highest order - selling 30 top-of-the-range models to the Louis XIII, an opulent hotel being built in Macau.This eclipses the 14 Phantoms which were snapped up by the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong eight years ago.It has not be...

17 September 2014 at 11:54

Bentley fans will soon be able to catch a glimpse of the new flagship model - the Mulsanne Speed.The luxury car maker will show off its 6.75-litre car - which has a top speed of 190 mph - at next month's Paris Motor Show.Described as the car that "defines" Bentley's luxury performance, potential buyers will be able to get their hands on the model later this year, although pricing is yet to be r...

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