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13 April 2015 at 14:39

Clean cars are driving a boom in ethical spending, new research suggests. The latest annual report on ethical spending published by Ethical Consumer magazine reveals sales of electric, hybrid and other low emissions cars grew by a whopping 78% in 2013.That equates to almost £5 billion of the £32 billion spent on ethical goods and services during the 12-month period. Low emissions New car sales...

13 April 2015 at 14:39

A road safety charity has welcomed the introduction of tougher sentences for disqualified drivers. New rules under the Criminal Justice and Courts Act mean that anyone convicted of causing death by driving while disqualified will face a maximum of 10 years in prison, up from two years.Motorists convicted of the new offence of causing serious injury by driving while disqualified will face up to...

13 April 2015 at 14:39

More than 70 iconic cars, past and present, are to go under the hammer. Specialist auction house CCA is gearing up for its second sale at the world famous Silverstone race circuit in as many months, with a wide range of classics up for grabs from pristine Porsches to rare Renaults. The all-important date to make a note of is April 21. Lot list On the impressive lot list of classic cars is a ...

10 April 2015 at 12:57

The Government has failed to keep its promise to end the so-called war on motorists. That is according to the Alliance of British Drivers (ABD). It says the Coalition has failed to listen to the wishes of drivers and concerns of vested interest lobby groups, instead singing from its own hymn sheet.With the general election just around the corner, the group also claims more than half of voters ...

10 April 2015 at 12:57

Two dangerous incidents on the UK's busiest motorway this week have highlighted the need for drivers and passengers to remain responsible on the road at all times. The first involved a driver allegedly watching Lord Of The Rings on a portable DVD machine as he drove at around 60mph on the M25.The second saw people playing football on the same motorway, during a jam caused by a serious motorbik...

10 April 2015 at 12:57

A Dutch oil giant is spearheading the search for a new green, ultra-compact city car. Shell is financing the so-called "Project M" initiative with the results expected before Christmas.But motorists do not have to wait until then to achieve lower fuel consumption in the car they already have. There are 10 golden rules to saving petrol or diesel including switching off their air-con and proper ...

09 April 2015 at 12:20

Road users claim potholes need to be the incoming Government's main priority after next month's general election. Seven out of 10 people questioned in the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) poll of 2,156 adults said the dangerous eyesores need precedence over all other road-related issues. Overall road maintenance came second on the wishlist, with over 64% of respondents sayin...

09 April 2015 at 12:20

Plans to change laws surrounding motoring accidents will force drivers of cars and lorries to change their attitudes towards cyclists, according to bike campaigners. But the former leader of the Crown Prosecution Service claims that bringing in presumed liability for civil court cases involving cyclists in road accidents could open the floodgates elsewhere. Onus on the motorist The proposed tw...

09 April 2015 at 12:20

Travel sickness could put the brakes on driverless cars, new research suggests. A study from the University of Michigan suggests the number of people suffering from nausea, dizziness and vomiting could rise significantly when travelling in vehicles in which computers do the driving.It means commuters hoping to do some work or check emails as they get from A to B may not have as much free time ...

08 April 2015 at 12:49

New car sales raced to a 21st century record in March - just shy of half a million. A total of 492,774 new registrations were recorded during the month - making it the highest monthly figure since August 1998 and the best March ever - as drivers splashed the cash on the latest models to roll off the production line.The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which released the figur...

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