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02 February 2016 at 12:15

Business drivers using their mobile phone behind the wheel should face tougher punishments, a top police officer has said. Chief Constable Suzette Davenport, lead officer at the Association of Chief Police Officers, wants a ban for delivery drivers and salesmen who are caught twice. She is calling for a two-tier system, in which other drivers would be punished less harshly. "The fact is there...

02 February 2016 at 12:15

The agency responsible for setting driving standards in Britain has appointed a new chief executive. Gareth Llewellyn will take over the reins at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) at the beginning of April. Paul Satoor, t he acting chief executive, will continue as deputy chief executive. The DVSA plays a critical role in improving road safety by setting standards for driving and ...

02 February 2016 at 12:15

An energy company has signed a deal to have its logo put on motorway service station signs up and down the country. Ecotricity h as extended a partnership with Roadchef, in a bid to help Britain's 50,000 electric vehicle drivers see where they can charge. The firm's logo will be seen on the large blue signs ahead of service stations, replacing the basic car and three-pin plug symbol. One appe...

02 February 2016 at 12:15

Drivers are facing road chaos across Britain, with Scotland bearing the brunt of Storm Henry's 90mph gusts and gales. Three major bridges were closed to motorists, who are being urged to check their routes prior to heading out on their journeys.They have been asked to steer clear of the west Scotland town of Clydebank.Motorists are being told that substantial jams are likely on the Kilbowie Ro...

02 February 2016 at 12:15

A 58-year-old Aston Martin that has been owned by only two families is expected to fetch between £160,000 and £180,000 at auction later this month. The rare DB2/4 Mk III is going under the hammer at Race Retro's Silverstone Auctions at Warwickshire's Stoneleigh Park between February 27 and 28.The Green family has owned the classic for 56 years, having bought it from Somerset-based W. Griffith,...

01 February 2016 at 12:05

A former SAS sergeant has hailed the role of the Land Rover Defender in the Armed Forces. Andy McNab, now a successful author, says the iconic 4x4 has been synonymous with the military since production began 68 years ago.He claims it acts as a "huge weapons platform", just like the Humvee does in the US Army.But McNab, who wrote Bravo Two Zero, describes the Defender as quicker and more manoeuv...

01 February 2016 at 12:05

Motorists are being warned to expect tricky driving conditions as Storm Henry blows into northern Britain. Drivers are warned to expect strong winds across large parts Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England and Wales, while roads in exposed areas - particularly those on the west coast and the Western Isles - could be hit by gusts of up to 90mph.Met Office forecasters say that while...

01 February 2016 at 12:05

Motorways are virtual no-go areas for millions of UK drivers, the results of a new RAC survey suggest. And the motoring organisation's poll suggests that less than one in three of those who do not like using them would be willing to have motorway driving lessons.Of the motorists surveyed a fifth (22%) - equivalent to more than eight million drivers - say they rarely use the motorway.Most say it...

01 February 2016 at 12:05

Eight new driverless car projects have received a slice of £20 million worth of funding in a "landmark moment" for research and development.The money - part of the Government's £100 million Intelligent Mobility Fund - will be used to equip more than 40 miles of roads and motorways with talking car technologies.It is hoped that doing so will help to transform travel in the UK by making the roa...

29 January 2016 at 10:41

Most people support reducing the drink-drive limit in England and Wales to the match that of Scotland, claims an alcohol health group. The current limit of 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood is the highest anywhere in Europe, with the exception of Malta.Scotland lowered its limit to 50mg in 2014, in a bid to cut the number of deaths and serious injuries on its roads.A poll of 4,869 people by t h...

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