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26 May 2015 at 13:53

A campaign to reduce road casualties across the UK has been far more successful in some areas than others, a new study suggests. The size of fall in the amount of road users killed or seriously injured (KSIs) is far higher in London (36% between 2005-09 and 2010-13) than it is in Wales (15%).The Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety and RAC Foundation analysed figures by area o...

26 May 2015 at 13:53

Parking charges and fines have made councils in Scotland a record profit of £33.6 million.Data analysed by the RAC Foundation shows that almost half that sum was made by Edinburgh City Council, which raised £15.3 million. Glasgow City Council made £10.3 million, while Aberdeen had a surplus of £5 million.During the last financial year 2013/14 a total of £73.3 million was raised across Scotland ...

26 May 2015 at 13:53

A motoring charity has called for action after it was revealed the number of drivers aged over 70 is soaring by over 10,000 a month.A total of 4.3 million drivers aged 70 or older now hold licences in the UK - an 11% increase on 2012 when there were 3.9 million motorists in this age category.Because of this surge, there have been calls for an action plan to ensure the needs of older drivers are...

22 May 2015 at 13:17

The UK has just 54 miles of motorway more than it did when David Cameron first took the role of Prime Minister, new figures show.That's the distance the motorway network has increased since 2010, according to the Department for Transport.Last year the motorway network grew by three miles, while 22 more miles of A-roads were laid. The entire road network totalled 245,827 miles by the end of 2014...

22 May 2015 at 13:17

The likelihood of accidents on the Dartford Crossing should recede from next month.A new safety network - which will also speed-up traffic flow - is opening for general use on June 13 and 14.Drivers have been warned to expect overnight tunnel closures during the weekend as the network is introduced. But one tunnel should stay open throughout to keep traffic disruption to a minimum.The safety ne...

22 May 2015 at 13:17

Records tumbled and dozens of iconic motors were sold at a recent classic car auction in Berkshire. International auctioneers Coys set up shop at Ascot Racecourse - and the event certainly didn't disappoint, with car enthusiasts travelling from near and afar to bid on a mix of vintage and modern classics .They even smashed two world records by selling a 1984 Jaguar XJ6 SIII for £31,860 and a 1...

21 May 2015 at 15:04

A planned rail strike over the Bank Holiday which would have crippled services and led to widespread travel chaos has been called off after Network Rail tabled a new pay offer.The news means the UK's road network - while always particularly busy over the long weekend - should not be as stretched as first feared.Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union and Transport Salaried Staffs Asso...

21 May 2015 at 15:04

Volkswagen has been praised for the autonomous braking system in its Golf and Passat models. Vehicle safety experts at the Thatcham Research Centre claim Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) - which keeps a car at a safe distance from the traffic ahead - has led to a significant drop in third party personal injury insurance claims .The technology comes fitted as standard on all new Golfs and Passats,...

21 May 2015 at 15:04

The number of car-sharing motorists in London could hit 1 million in the 2020s, if a new campaign achieves its aim.The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) is backing the Car Club Coalition's initiative to increase the number of members joining capital-based car clubs.Hitting the seven-figure milestone would mean these drivers would be helping to save the environment - with fe...

21 May 2015 at 15:04

Few things bond British dads and their children more than in-car singing, according to a new poll.Family car-aoke is a big hit with three-quarters (75%) of the 1,000 fathers questioned in Skoda's survey of the country's favourite in-car entertainment.Nearly one in five fathers (18%) are even happy to put on their children's music when driving solo.With bank holiday weekend looming and families ...

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