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22 September 2014 at 13:42

The number of Britons choosing to travel abroad with their car by using a ferry is rising. More than six million cars were carried on UK ferry routes in the first eight months of 2014 - around one for every 10 people in the country. This figure is up 1.3 per cent on the same period last year; with 2.77 million cars taken to the continent, 2.47 million carried on domestic routes and over 800,00...

22 September 2014 at 13:42

Motorists awaiting the launch of a new "cashless" payment scheme used in conjunction with the Dartford River Crossing will have to wait a little longer.The changes, aimed at making it simpler and cheaper to cross the busy Kent crossing, have now been delayed delayed until late November as further tests are applied to the new system. Road bosses had originally planned for toll booths at the cr...

22 September 2014 at 13:42

A number of motorists dealing with poor eyesight may be putting themselves and others at serious risk on the road, according to a new poll.A survey by the College of Optometrists found that more than one in 10 (13%) people who experience problems with their eyes leave it years before seeing an expert, while over a third (36%) leave it months.The College, which surveyed 2,000 people for the stud...

22 September 2014 at 13:42

Dacia has revealed some of the changes motorists will see to its Duster SUV next year.The Romanian manufacturer says that, despite the revamp, motorists will not notice a price rise - with the two-wheel-drive version available from £9,495 and the four-wheel-drive from £11,495.The 2015 Duster will be available with three levels of trim and a choice of two engines.Duster-branded roof bars will fe...

19 September 2014 at 13:08

Motorists have been quizzed on their reasons for buying a new car, with nearly half of those surveyed saying they'd invest in a new vehicle simply because they "fancy a change".Some 45% of drivers say the opportunity to drive something new or different is likely to be the main factor in them switching vehicles, according to a poll of more than 1,000 motorists by Experian.Changing to a vehicle t...

19 September 2014 at 13:08

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has offered blue badge holders in the UK tips on safe and effective parking.Reversing into a parking bay is much easier and safer than reversing out of one, plus a hot engine means it's better for the environment too.While it may be tempting to simply loop around into the bay in the supermarket, it is often better in the long run to take the time to pul...

19 September 2014 at 13:08

Imagine being reunited with your stolen car nearly half a century after its disappearance.An 82-year-old Miami man is in disbelief after hearing the news his sports car has been found after being stolen in 1968.Ivan Schneider's E-Type Jaguar was found among a batch of vintage vehicles en route to Holland.It's fair to say when the pair are reunited he can expect it in less than the immaculate co...

19 September 2014 at 13:08

Comedian Alan Davies may be backing a new campaign on road safety for motorcyclists - but he insists the issue is no laughing matter. The QI star has teamed up with World Superbike racer Chaz Davies to help promote the new THINK! road safety campaign, which aims to encourage riders to join a training course to help enhance their skills and road sense. The message is being promoted due to the h...

19 September 2014 at 13:08

Students always seem to have a lot on their mind: whether it's what to write about for their next essay, how to pay for the week's shopping, or even what to wear on a night out.But new research suggests they should be dedicating more time to treads than threads - as it seems a fifth have never checked the tyres on their cars.While the stress of exams is enough to give even the brightest student...

18 September 2014 at 10:21

Fears have been raised that the number of tax-dodgers could surge from next month when motorists no longer need to display tax discs on their vehicles.The RAC warns that there may soon be as many people dodging car tax as there are drivers without car insurance , which could cost the UK economy £167 million every year.RAC chief engineer David Bizley said: "We could be looking at around £167 mil...

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