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28 July 2015 at 12:32

Motorists are again experiencing delays on the M20 approach to Kent's Dover port. The motorway is shut to private drivers between junctions eight and nine.Police have brought back Operation Stack only days since it was last lifted. This is where freight traffic is parked up to prevent total gridlock in the county. It was last brought in during June to minimise disruption from French ferry sta...

28 July 2015 at 12:32

Installing speed cameras has helped reduce the number of people hurt in road accidents on the A9 in Scotland, new figures show.Transport Scotland's A9 Safety Group say the number of injuries on the road's 138-mile stretch between Inverness and Dunblane more than halved during the six months after the cameras were put up in October 2014.Four people died on the road over the same period - the sam...

27 July 2015 at 13:13

Middle-lane hogging drivers are being warned about the dangers of the anti-social habit in a blunt, new awareness campaign.Cheshire Police and Highways England are telling them that they stand more chance of dying if they keep in the central lane.In addition, they are at risk of getting three points on their licences and a £100 spot fine.On Monday (July 27), the message started being conveyed t...

27 July 2015 at 13:13

Poor eyesight has seen hundreds of motorists have their driving licences revoked, reveals the Press Association. Data obtained by the news agency under the Freedom of Information Act shows police are getting tougher on drivers who fail roadside eye tests, following the introduction of 'Cassie's Law' two years ago.Forces across the UK have applied 631 times to revoke licences based on failed at...

27 July 2015 at 13:13

Britain is bracing itself for strong winds and torrential downpours, as the Met Office predicts a bad start to the week. Yellow weather warnings have been issued for Wales, the West Midlands, London, the south east and the south west, meaning potentially difficult driving conditions.Debris on the roads could be a problem for motorists, while extra care needs to be taken when driving in exposed...

24 July 2015 at 14:24

Motorists have been warned to expect particularly busy roads over the next three days. The RAC expects the number of holidaymakers on Britain's highways to peak at 2.3 million on Saturday, with Friday also likely to hit the 2 million mark. Motorists may be wise to set their journey planners away from the M4 and M25 around Heathrow airport unless totally necessary. This is because the West L...

24 July 2015 at 14:24

Eight cities have been shortlisted to share part of a £20 million Government kitty to fund the introduction of more plug-in taxis. Councils in Birmingham, Cambridge, Coventry, Dundee, Nottingham, Oxford and Sheffield are all in the frame, along with West Yorkshire's combined authority.Thursday's announcement means the eight candidates will get a £30,000 Government-supported feasibility study i...

24 July 2015 at 14:24

Motorists are more likely to have their car fall prey to 'chipping' depending on its colour, ChipsAway research suggests. The minor car paintwork repair firm has printed a list of the five car colours it repairs the most for scrapes and scratches.And the findings may prove a deal clincher when it comes to buying a car .Certainly, the new survey dispels some common myths - such as green cars be...

23 July 2015 at 13:43

Three cars were built every minute in the UK during the first half of the year, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), as automakers stepped up efforts to meet demand. A total of 793,642 cars rolled off production lines between January and June, up by 0.3% year-on-year, representing the best half-yearly production output since 2008.It means prod...

23 July 2015 at 13:43

Video calls and selfies are becoming "common practices" among drivers on the UK's roads, a worrying new poll has found. In the past month alone, nearly one in 11 motorists (9%) have taken their life into their own hands by snapping selfies while driving, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) reports. The survey looked into the gadget-using habits of 500 motorists nationwide. It found th...

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