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25 August 2015 at 13:29

Thefts of blue disabled parking badges have more than doubled in a year, Government data shows.A total of 1,756 badges were stolen in England in 2013/14 - a rise of 167% on 2012/13 when there were 656 thefts, according to the Department for Transport.More than 2.5 million disabled people in the UK currently hold blue badges issued by local authorities. They permit motorists to park for free in...

25 August 2015 at 13:29

No European motorists endure more congestion than those driving through London, a new study has shown. Inrix shows that drivers wasted the equivalent of 12 whole working days (or 96 hours) trapped in traffic jams in 2014 - a rise of 14 hours on the previous year.This is a far steeper rise than the one between 2012 and 2013, when jam time rose by just one hour from 81 to 82 hours a year .The tr...

25 August 2015 at 13:29

The August bank holiday weekend is likely to be a busy one on the roads, as thousands of us enjoy staycations. Major routes around seaside locations are expected to be among the busiest, according to online travel website Trivago, which compiled a list of the top 50 destinations based on searches for Friday 28 to Monday 31.Blackpool, Bournemouth and Brighton feature highly, as do Skegness, Whi...

25 August 2015 at 13:29

Almost two thousand British drivers are awaiting delivery of the new Ford Mustang, which will make the journey across the Atlantic later this year. The latest version of the iconic muscle car promises performance, refinement and efficiency that the automaker says will redefine a legend - and for the first time ever in its 50-year history, be available in right-hand drive.Demand has been higher...

24 August 2015 at 14:37

Motorists are being told to avoid the stretch of West Sussex road where a display fighter jet was involved in a fatal crash at the weekend. At least 11 people tragically died after a Hawker Hunter plummeted into the busy Shoreham stretch of the A27 at around 1.20pm on Saturday - and the figure could still rise.Drivers are being warned that the road could stay shut for a few more days.The A27 h...

24 August 2015 at 14:37

Thousands of drivers in West Yorkshire could qualify for a parking ticket refund. Almost £500,000 worth of tickets involving around 16,000 cars have been incorrectly issued over the past nine years.The tickets are invalid because they were handed out by Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) without the proper authority.West Yorkshire Police's officials say that motorists have paid a little...

24 August 2015 at 14:37

Hundreds of thousands of motorists are getting behind the wheel despite never having had their sight tested, according to a new study by road safety charity Brake .The charity believes around 1.5 million UK drivers have never had their vision checked and estimates that motorists with below-par vision are responsible for causing nearly 3,000 accidents leading to injuries each year.One in four of...

24 August 2015 at 14:37

Youngsters aged between 16 and 24 have a greater chance of being seriously hurt or killed on Welsh roads than any other age group, new figures suggest. This has increased calls for younger motorists to be given extra training, only months after the RAC made a similar plea.The Welsh Government's latest figures reveal there were as many as 272 16-to-24-year-olds badly hurt on its country's roads...

24 August 2015 at 14:37

A new alert system could be used to help pedestrians avoid collisions with electric cars. The eVADER was developed by the likes of Nissan, Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroen in a bid to save lives.Electric cars are quieter than conventional vehicles on the road, so pose a risk to pedestrians.Carmakers and road safety charities have long debated how to cut incidents involving electric cars and ped...

21 August 2015 at 13:07

Motorists could once again see fuel costs falling towards £1 a litre, the RAC has suggested.This follows Asda's move to slash its unleaded prices by 2p a litre.Experts think this could spark a possible supermarket price war on fuel - less than a fortnight after the last one.Asda says that consumers face new maximum costs of 109.7p a litre at its 272 forecourts.Rod Dennis, RAC spokesman, said: "...

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