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22 June 2015 at 14:55

The country's population of ageing vans has exceeded an unprecedented one million, a new study has found.It means that almost a third of vans on Britain's roads are now aged at least 10 years.LDF's report pins the blame on difficulties accessing traditional lending methods, and continued economic uncertainty.The finance provider said that such delays in replenishing fleets could negatively impa...

22 June 2015 at 14:55

Local council leaders are calling for greater powers to police lorry weight restriction bans in villages.The Local Government Association's (LGA) call follows a recent series of accidents involving HGVs in small rural settlements.It said that some lorry drivers are setting their journey planners to travel through villages, regardless of whether a weight restriction ban is in force or not.This b...

22 June 2015 at 14:55

For many motorists, coming across other drivers who 'hog' the middle lane on a motorway is one of the most irritating habits they encounter.But many will be hoping that the practice will now become a thing of the past, after a van driver became the UK's first person to be convicted in court of hogging the middle lane.The driver failed to attend Leeds Magistrates' Court but was convicted in his ...

19 June 2015 at 16:52

Motoring may still be an option for older people with disabilities or restricted mobility in the future thanks to "game-changing" driverless cars. The International Longevity Centre UK 's (ILC-UK) study argues the technology will "transform" pensioners' lives by making them more mobile.And this could happen in years, not decades, they say.The study says that 1.45 million England-based pensione...

19 June 2015 at 16:52

Soft-top car sales have risen tenfold over the past decade, according to the SMMT. People buying a car capable of having its roof down rocketed by 1,182% between 2004 and 2014.The boom comes with a cautionary note, however, with a car history check expert warning of the downsides to dropheads.For now, though, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says this UK trend shows no signs of ...

19 June 2015 at 16:52

The electric car plug-in network will stretch from the north to the south of mainland Britain before the month is out, its operators are claiming. It means that motorists setting their journey planners from Land's End to John O'Groats will be able charge-up at the start and finish of their 838.8-mile (1,349.9km), 16-hour trip.Ecotricity's so-called "Electric Highway" already has a charger fitt...

19 June 2015 at 16:52

BMW looks like setting fresh sales figures again this year across Britain. Motorists buying a car from the BMW stable are being increasingly tempted by contentious new vehicles, according to the firm's executives.A while ago, the German firm decided to gamble on upsetting the purists by going against its design tradition when it came to creating new cars.Its 2 Series Active Tourer is today BMW...

18 June 2015 at 09:37

The number of Scottish road fatalities has increased for the first time since 2006, according to Transport Scotland. The official statistics show that the number of deaths jumped by 16.2%, from 172 in 2013 - to 200 last year.It bucks a recent trend which has seen fatalities fall. For example, in 2012 the numbers dropped by 6% to their lowest-ever figure . Motorists heading north of the border ...

18 June 2015 at 09:37

Tomorrow's motorists could have their minds read by in-car technology, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) claims. Scientists at the British brand are currently developing potentially life-saving in-car technology , meaning drivers buying a car in the future could be alerted when their concentration and stress levels start causing problems. JLR is testing whether a vehicle can successfully read motorists...

18 June 2015 at 09:37

The bragging rights of owning eco-friendly cars could hasten the driving revolution towards ultra-low-emission vehicles (ULEVs), according to Go Ultra Low. Latest sales figures indicate that British drivers are gradually switching to ULEVs. But there are still fewer than 7,000 Nissan Leaf units - the best-selling battery-powered electric car - on the country's roads, according to the RAC Found...

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