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30 July 2014 at 14:41

Drivers' annual mileage rates are falling, Government figures have revealed.In England last year, stats show that people drove an average of 7,900 miles - the lowest total for any year in the last 12.This drop was recorded despite the average miles being covered during a commute rising from 2,500 miles in 2012 to 2,800 last year.Business mileage saw a similar decline, from 800 miles in 2012 to ...

30 July 2014 at 14:41

Drivers will be loathe to surrender their vehicle's controls to a computer, motoring organisations are claiming.This assertion follows ministers' announcement that driverless, technology-operated cars will be allowed on UK roads from early next year.The trials will begin next January, according to Vince Cable, the Business Secretary.To facilitate such a move, the Government will need to update ...

30 July 2014 at 14:41

A top safety charity has revealed the best and the worst performing local councils in terms of road deaths and serious injuries last year.The best performing were Nottinghamshire, Tower Hamlets and Chester/Chester West - which saw a drop of 98, 81 and 78 respectively in terms of people killed or badly injured on their roads last year in comparison with 2012.Lancashire, Kent and Cumbria were the...

30 July 2014 at 14:41

One in three motorists who take their vehicle over the English Channel for a holiday on the Continent are doing so without having it checked or serviced beforehand, a new survey shows.The research suggests that while many Britons dread breaking down abroad and being hit with costly repair bills, thousands are hitting Europe's roads without checking their car, motorcycle or motorhome first.The I...

30 July 2014 at 14:41

A third row of seats is set to feature in the new Land Rover Discovery Sport, meaning the vehicle will be able to accommodate seven people, it has emerged.Promotional pictures showing a camouflaged prototype of the Discovery Sport include graphics showing the two seats in the back row, suggesting the firm is likely to target families when the replacement for the Freelander hits the market next ...

29 July 2014 at 11:58

Drivers of diesel-run cars may soon face higher motoring charges under new plans to fight pollution.They could be saddled with a road tax rise or extra charges to drive through city centres, according to a report in The Times.Boris Johnson, the London mayor, is considering a £10 levy - in addition to the existing congestion charge - for nearly every diesel vehicle travelling into the centre of ...

29 July 2014 at 11:58

The Government has announced a £500,000 cash injection into car clubs. Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced the funding for pilot programmes which will promote greater access to such clubs, which allow people to share vehicle use.The peer said: "Car clubs cut congestion, reduce carbon and save people money while still giving people the freedom and flexibility to use a car when they wan...

29 July 2014 at 11:58

Drivers caught in "zombie apocalypse"-style flash floods can look forward to drier driving conditions in the days ahead.Weather forecasters say motorists should expect sunny spells as authorities undergo a clear-up in the wake of Monday morning's thunder and hailstorms.The Environment Agency removed flood warnings on Tuesday and said flooding was not expected during the next three days. East An...

29 July 2014 at 11:58

A 1 979 Ferrari 308 GTS sold for a record-breaking price of more than £80,000 at the recent Silverstone Auctions event. Overall, more than £5 million was taken at the two-day sale, with the Prancing Horse securing a premium inclusive of £82,225 - more than £50,000 over its lower estimate. Elsewhere another model record was broken with a 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS going under the hammer for £77,05...

29 July 2014 at 11:58

Holidaymaking motorists who've made the switch to electric are being offered a new, free airport car parking and shuttle service.The service is being provided at Tesla's new dealership near Heathrow.It means drivers of a Tesla Model S can arrange secure parking at the firm's West Drayton centre before being whisked off to the airport in another electric car.While motorists are away they can opt...

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