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20 October 2014 at 12:30

The final batch of essentially unneeded tax discs have found another use - as eBay memorabilia. For 93 years, displaying a tax disc has been as routine for motorists as keeping their car insurance policy validated. But the familiar paper discs became obsolete earlier this month and since October 1 no longer need to be displayed in windscreens. This is because officers now rely on the poli...

20 October 2014 at 12:30

A combination of high winds and heavy rain is likely to cause travel disruption as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the UK. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Tuesday, when the aftermath of the storm is expected to be at its strongest, bringing with it gales of up to 60mph in places and large spells of rainfall.Northern Ireland, Northern England, North Wales, Southern a...

20 October 2014 at 12:30

Speeding drivers in one county have also been found quick off the mark with strange excuses - according to new police information. Cambridgeshire Police have published a list of fairly feeble justifications given by offending motorists, in a bid to underline the importance of sensible road use.Drivers convicted of speeding risk accruing points on their licence and a fine, as well as increased ...

20 October 2014 at 12:30

Jeremy Clarkson has received points on his driving licence for the first time in 30 years. The controversial television presenter revealed he had been caught speeding by a fixed speed camera in his column in The Sun. He was snapped doing over 80mph in a 60mph zone between Whitby and London - a stretch of road he has previously complained about in the paper for the number of speed cameras dot...

20 October 2014 at 12:30

Thousands of extra state-of-the-art, low-carbon diesel engines are to made in Dagenham, Ford has announced.News of the additional £190 million investment has been welcomed by Prime Minister David Cameron. He says the move is a vote of confidence in the Government's drive to back business, adding that it will boost the UK economy and create jobs.The extra investment will facilitate the second ph...

17 October 2014 at 16:54

Sundays on the roads may not be as quiet forever if companies decide to fulfil customer wishes. Drivers might have to get used to seeing more delivery trucks on the weekends, as a new report by Barclays reveals 70% of people want to be able to receive goods they order online on a Sunday.On one hand, logistics companies and retailers are concerned they may miss customers when they attempt to de...

17 October 2014 at 16:54

A former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star has thanked fans for messages of support after an accident in her car. Amy Childs says she is "lucky to be alive" after the incident in her Range Rover - which flipped onto its roof. Police say they were called to the scene in east London amid reports that a car had over-turned. A spokesman says it is thought the car collided with some traffic lights, alt...

17 October 2014 at 16:54

Millions of cars failed an MoT test last year because of the condition of their tyres, figures reveal.The data, secured through a Freedom of Information request, raises concerns that motorists with illegal tyres are putting their lives at risk, as well as the safety of other road users. The fears intensify at this time of year, as the approach of the darker days of winter brings with it the pr...

17 October 2014 at 16:54

A road safety charity has issued a five-point plan to help motorcyclists get through the colder, windier and wetter months unscathed. It's a time for bikers everywhere to check your motorbike insurance as more hazardous conditions are upon you. But two-wheeled road users can also earn added protection by taking heed of the Institute of Advanced Motorists' advice.Water is a seasonal hazard wi...

17 October 2014 at 16:54

Motorists are being urged to make sure their vehicles are prepared - as the days get shorter and the roads more hazardous.There are some easy steps to take to ensure you don't end up by the side of the road, although breakdown cover is a must for winter.In order to keep you car running during the colder weather, make sure your battery is fully charged.If in doubt about its condition, a new batt...

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