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12 February 2015 at 11:31

Motorists will get a first glimpse of Honda's new high-performance model in Switzerland next month.Honda is unveiling its upgraded Civic Tyre R's latest incarnation as one of the Geneva Motor Show's top attractions.Drivers buying a car from the Honda range may be tempted by its head-turning design upgrades.The Civic Type R's CV now boasts a maximum speed of 167mph, believed to be unparalleled a...

11 February 2015 at 12:40

Key players in the motoring industry are calling on policy-makers to accept the part diesel-powered transport can play in lowering harmful emissions. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) will outline the continued case for the fuel at a London conference on Wednesday, February 11. The society says governments must not "demonise" diesel and that businesses buying a car for the...

11 February 2015 at 12:40

Drivers should be allowed to rest at motorway service stop-offs for over two hours without paying, according to a new safety campaign. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and MP David Davies say such areas were primarily set up to offer free rest stops.But private companies who charge drivers for parking for over 120 minutes - to stop themselves from falling asleep - go against this prin...

11 February 2015 at 12:40

The first official trials of driverless cars on UK roads have been launched by the government.But the sight of UK motorists relaxing in their vehicles while travelling to work is still several years away, with regulations surrounding safety and car insurance liability still to be hammered out.Professor Stephen Glaister, director of the RAC Foundation says: "These trials are not just about har...

11 February 2015 at 12:40

Ford owners everywhere are being invited to congregate in the New Forest this spring for a celebration of the iconic brand. The Simply Ford show returns to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu on Sunday, May 3.Ford drivers will meet like-minded enthusiasts, whether their model of choice is a modern Mondeo, before-the-war Model Y or a classic Capri. The company's Transit van, which marks its ...

11 February 2015 at 12:40

Thousands of motorists are free to drive around the UK despite notching up at least 12 penalty points on their driving licence. Drivers can usually expect six-month bans, as well as the typically increased car insurance premiums when they hit this threshold.But according to an investigation by 5 News, among worst offenders is one driver who has evaded a ban despite accruing 45 points. The fig...

10 February 2015 at 11:34

Children are being put off cycling and walking by the dangers involved, a new safety survey suggests. The findings suggest t hat drivers who use excessive speed deter young people from urban streets. Motorists driving too fast was a major deterrent among the 1,301 11-17-year-olds currently attending college or secondary school, polled by Brake.The safety charity found more than four in 10 (41%...

10 February 2015 at 11:34

Walking down the street is like negotiating an 'obstacle course' for blind people, who regularly collide with parked cars and advertising boards, a new survey suggests. The poll carried out by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) shows one in three people who are blind or partially sighted have hurt themselves while out walking in their local area.The vast majority (95%) have wa...

10 February 2015 at 11:34

Drivers are being placed at greater risk by coalition cuts to police budgets, the Labour Party says. Jack Dromey, the shadow minister for policing, accused Home Secretary Theresa May of letting drivers down. He says Britain has suffered the sharpest cuts in police service provision across Europe. An alternative would have been to reduce unnecessary red tape to facilitate "sensible savings", ...

10 February 2015 at 11:34

Classic car enthusiasts should receive further Government help through the lowering of the threshold on tax exemptions, a vintage vehicle group suggests. Currently drivers buying a car in this genre enjoy rolling tax exemptions if their vehicle is at least 40 years old. But the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs wants all political parties to subscribe to a lowering of this value to ...

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