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12 May 2015 at 14:09

Over four-fifths of UK motorists have been subjected to road rage, a new poll reveals. As many as one in 20 of these say they have suffered a physical attack, while one in 25 claim their vehicle had been attacked. In addition, the research shows almost 50% of road rage victims have been driven at in an aggressive manner. Strikingly, a fifth of the 1,000 adults polled admitted they have left ...

12 May 2015 at 14:09

Google's self-driving cars have been involved in several minor traffic accidents since experiments began in the US.The technology giant, which has been trialling driverless vehicles in California for the past six years, admits 11 collisions have taken place during this time - but claims the self-driving car was not to blame in any of them.It is now a legal requirement for test permits on public...

12 May 2015 at 14:09

Citroen's C4 Cactus has pricked the imagination of judges at a prestigious awards event. The French manufacturer's quirky crossover won the most coveted title at the DieselCar Magazine evening. The C4 Cactus took its Car of the Year 2015 gong, after what writers decided was the hardest call in the awards' history. The panel tested over 200 new cars during the last year, adjudicating on every o...

12 May 2015 at 14:09

Manchester United and Arsenal - two of the most successful teams in the history of English football - resemble supercars. That's according to their fans, who were asked: 'If your team was a car, what kind of car would it be?'Both clubs have hundreds of millions of pounds worth of players on their books, including some of the biggest talents on the planet today like Wayne Rooney and Alexis Sanc...

11 May 2015 at 14:25

Long-suffering motorists had to endure 443,590 major route lane closures in 2014, new statistics reveal. Breakdowns were by far the biggest cause - responsible for 185,457 (or 41.8%) - the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) found.Other reasons were "planned works" (61,857 or 13.9%), accidents (nearly 36,000 or 8.1%) and members of the public walking along active lanes (12,759 or 2.8%).Illeg...

11 May 2015 at 14:25

Nearly two-thirds of children's safety seat sellers fail to give proper advice, a new report claims. Good Egg Safety 's study suggests that 64.6% of independent retailers and national chains (53 from 82 shops) are not furnishing mystery shoppers with proper guidelines.Monday's figures come as UK motorists prepare to set their journey planners to holiday season destinations.The safe motoring or...

11 May 2015 at 14:25

An iconic Aston Martin has sold for more than £1.5 million at auction. The 1966-crafted DB5 Convertible helped swell takings to a record £10 million-plus at Saturday's Bonhams' landmark sale of the marque brand.Over 50 motors and 170 automobile lots went under the hammer at the Buckinghamshire-based event, which was the biggest in its 16-year history. Aston Martin's Newport Pagnell base saw t...

08 May 2015 at 14:26

Older motorists are being given the chance to extend their driving lifetimes by having their skills independently assessed. Statistics show that people in this age group are among the UK's safest drivers, which is why they typically enjoy the lowest car insurance premiums.Now, a leading road safety charity has revived a scheme to encourage motorists to refresh their skills. This could provide...

07 May 2015 at 15:55

A leading road safety charity is urging the next government to tackle the number of drivers who flout the law.Brake is calling on whoever wins power in the General Election to make enforcing traffic laws a top priority.It claims a quarter of all drivers in the UK regularly break the rules of the road - from speeding to using a phone behind the wheel - and it wants to see more effective policing...

07 May 2015 at 15:55

Of all the challenges facing the incoming Government, figures suggest the UK car industry needn't be one of them. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders ' (SMMT) General Election day statistics show that new registrations jumped for a 38th consecutive month over April, to 185,778 vehicles.This represented the best-performing April for 10 years and a rise of 5.1% on March's volume.The a...

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