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21 August 2015 at 13:07

Music fans travelling to the Leeds Festival are being told to expect heavy traffic and long delays. Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on Bramham Park for the annual festival between 28 and 30 August - and Highways England warns major roads in the area will be busier than usual.The days before and after the event are predicted to be the busiest, as music lovers arrive and leav...

21 August 2015 at 13:07

This year's RAC 'Patrol of the Year' will compete in an eco-driving extravaganza across the UK. Ben Wilson, who took top spot in the RAC Patrol Ambassador of the Year competition, has been chosen to take part in the MPG Marathon, which sees drivers cover more than 300 miles over two days.The 37-year-old will be driving the Mercedes Vito van that he uses on patrol every day, complete with 500 p...

21 August 2015 at 13:07

Petrolheads are in for a treat later this month when more than 100 classic and iconic cars go under the hammer. The lot list at Classic Car Auctions' two-day sale at CarFest South features everything from British favourites and Italian masterpieces to beautifully restored camper vans and motors that once had celebrity owners.Stealing the headlines is a 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Manual ...

20 August 2015 at 13:16

Garages have raised concerns about the Government's online MoT system, following IT issues.Some drivers are having to be turned away because the new system is either crashing or running slowly, garage owners have reported.An "IT issue" has impacted the performance of the system, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency suggested.It said that in light of this, garages are being asked to issue pap...

20 August 2015 at 12:44

Car production in the UK endured the usual summer holiday lull in July, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Figures released by the trade association show a total of 117,665 cars rolled off the production line during the month - 11.2% down on the same period in 2014.The first half of the year was the best on record since 2008, as domestic and international deman...

20 August 2015 at 12:44

Motorcyclists planning to take a late summer road trip have been issued with a set of tips to help them stay safe. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is urging riders to carefully check their tyre pressure and tread depth while looking out for any signs of damage, enabling them to have any necessary repairs carried out before they hit the road.And Peter Rodger, the institute's head of r...

20 August 2015 at 12:44

Drivers who appeal against fines for non-payment of the Dartford Crossing toll have a success rate of over 80%, figures show. More than 25 million motorists have used the Thames crossing to the east of London during the chargeable hours of 6am to 10pm since the DartCharge began on December 1, and nearly one million have received a fine, reports suggest.Despite the high success rate in challeng...

20 August 2015 at 12:44

The UK is to host trials of 'electric motorways', in a bid to help drivers of electric vehicles go further, reports the Independent. Limited range is a problem that owners of the motors have to put up with, especially when making long journeys.But if the trials are a success, having to stop at service stations to recharge batteries could one day be a thing of the past.Wireless charging technol...

19 August 2015 at 11:15

Britons' driving habits are sometimes shaped by their prejudices towards fellow motorists, a new survey suggests.For example, many motorists will not let other cars out if they see the driver using a mobile phone.A motorist also lowers their chances of being let out if they drive a car perceived by others as flashy.People often also judge other drivers on the make, cleanliness and colour of the...

19 August 2015 at 11:15

Skoda is the first winner of a new car reliability study. The JD Power accolade should give motorists buying a car from the Czech Republic-based manufacturer more peace of mind. The market research firm has gleaned its results from motorists reporting serious breakdowns , annoying in-car entertainment glitches and other faults. The UK Vehicle Dependability Study made Skoda a comfortabl...

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