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11 November 2014 at 13:33

Police Scotland believes as many as 35 additional drivers could lose their licences each week over the Christmas period, if an expected move to reduce alcohol limits goes ahead. In October Kenny MacAskill, Scotland's Justice Secretary, announced plans to change the legal alcohol limit for motorists from 80mg per 100ml of blood to 50mg.The Holyrood justice committee agreed that the new limit sh...

11 November 2014 at 13:33

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will soon be coming to an arena near you. Top Gear Live has announced its first ever UK-wide tour and the trio of presenters will be coming along for the ride, performing their latest and greatest motoring stunts to audiences up and down the country.The show, which has accelerated down the fast lane to become a true global hit, brings the popular ...

11 November 2014 at 13:33

Prince Harry is the most popular choice of passenger on a car journey, while David Cameron is the least desirable. This is all according to a survey of more than 1,000 women in the UK, on behalf of Spanish automaker SEAT to celebrate the launch of the Mii by MANGO.The eligible Prince took 25% of the vote in the 'ideal passenger' poll, putting him comfortably ahead of David Beckham with 21%.Act...

11 November 2014 at 13:33

Tesla's expansion in the UK continues to accelerate ahead with the launch of another store and a further six charging points. The pioneering electric carmaker's new retail and service centre is based in Digbeth, Birmingham, just a five-minute drive from the A45 and A38.It will provide drivers with help and advice to keep their green cars on the road, following in the footsteps of other stores ...

11 November 2014 at 13:33

Police have launched an investigation into two van drivers caught swapping a drink between vehicles on a busy motorway. Shocking footage - taken on the dashboard camera of a car behind - shows one of the drivers leaning out of his van window to grab a bottle from the passenger of another van while travelling at almost 60mph along the M5 at rush hour.The two vehicles came within inches of crash...

10 November 2014 at 11:56

Grown-up children are using the bank of mum and dad to help them fill up their fuel tanks.The average child costs their parents £32,667 starting from their 18th birthday up until they turn 31, according to research from peer-to-peer lender Zopa.Of that figure, £3,094 is spent covering fuel costs, it said. This translates to £258 a year which goes on filling up their children's tanks. Sons are l...

10 November 2014 at 11:56

A cash injection of £15 billion is to help bring England's roads back up to speed. It is part of Prime Minister David Cameron's commitment to ease the burden on motorists nationwide by the end of the decade.His 'roads revolution' will create extra lane miles on motorways and trunk roads in a bid to ease congestion and speed up journey times, as well as fixing troublesome potholes.More than 100...

10 November 2014 at 11:56

The Government is set to work closely with safety groups in order to cut down the number of tyre-related casualties on UK roads.MPs hosted a meeting at the House of Commons to this end last week, with contributions from various agencies including Transport for London, the Highways Agency and the Department for Transport, as well as industry chiefs.Stuart Jackson of TyreSafe welcomed the move, s...

10 November 2014 at 11:56

Drivers across the country are being warned to ignore an email scam asking for their driving licence details. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) said it has not sent the email which prompts motorists to update or verify their details via an online link.The agency strongly advises anyone who receives the email, or correspondence similar to the one reported, to disregard it and pay n...

10 November 2014 at 11:56

Metric measurements look set to be used on road signs in the UK for the very first time.The concept forms part of Government plans to improve outdated signs and make it easier for drivers to get from A to B.The metric measurements could be displayed alongside traditional imperial measurements on the new-style signs, showing height and width restrictions in both metres and centimetres, and feet ...

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