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06 August 2014 at 15:48

Ed Balls has been fined after admitting failing to stop following a minor road crash. The Labour MP was ordered by Leeds magistrates to pay more than £1,000 in fines and costs over the incident, which happened in his constituency of Morley and Outwood, in West Yorkshire. In April, Mr Balls touched the bumper of another vehicle as he was leaving a car park by the Labour Unity Club in Morley in h...

06 August 2014 at 15:48

Sales of new cars are on course for their best year in a decade, according to new figures.There were 172,907 new registrations in July - up 6.6% on the same figure from July 2013, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).This takes the total so far this year up to 1,460,173 - a 10% increase on January-July sales last year.The boost has prompted the SMMT to dial up its ...

06 August 2014 at 15:48

A former Premier League footballer's sentencing for driving at 140mph has been adjourned after he failed to show up at court.Goalkeeper Carlo Nash, 40, who turned out for a host of clubs including Manchester City and Everton, was clocked on the A11 at Wymondham, Norfolk in a 70mph zone on February 2.He also did not appear at a previous hearing before Norwich magistrates, but the case was proven...

06 August 2014 at 15:48

Rolls-Royce has revealed plans to introduce a new luxury open-top car to the UK market and beyond in 2016. It will be made at the firm's Goodwood plant in West Sussex and the manufacturer hopes it will be as popular as its Ghost, Phantom and Wraith models.The car will provide easy, open top motoring and will open up a whole new chapter in the rich history of the firm, according to its chief ex...

05 August 2014 at 13:24

Some 230 people under the age of 17 are already disqualified from driving, new figures show.Included in the group of youngsters is a 12-year-old girl and seven other youngsters aged either 12 or 13.The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) - which published the figures after a Freedom of Information request was sent to the DVLA - said it is extremely concerned that young people who are not even...

05 August 2014 at 13:24

Country roads are being used as personal race tracks by many drivers, as four-fifths of motorists claim cars travel too fast on such routes . In a new survey, just under one in five drivers admitted having broken the speed limit at least once on country lanes in the previous year, while 5% said they had overtaken another car when it was unsafe. The study of 100 drivers for the road safety char...

05 August 2014 at 13:24

Almost a tenth of UK motorists put their lives in danger every time they take to the road due to potentially faulty brake fluid, a new report warns. It claims that over a quarter (26.5%) of drivers have defective brake fluid, a figure rising to 41% of cars throughout Europe. Tests at service garages nationwide unearthed the data and now report authors are urging drivers to self-test their bra...

05 August 2014 at 13:24

Former Olympic cycling champion Chris Boardman has criticised the Government for not giving enough attention to pedestrians and bike users on the streets.Boardman, who is now British Cycling's policy adviser, believes the Government's priorities when it comes to road building are entirely the wrong way round.He believes walkers should be given the most attention, followed by cyclists, then publ...

05 August 2014 at 13:24

Cars built by British manufacturers have topped a list of those 'to be seen in', if you want people to believe you're successful.Auto Trader surveyed some 1,024 drivers and found that British manufacturers beat off the likes of Ferrari Lamborghini and Porsche to claim top spot when it comes to desirability.An Aston Martin is the car most people believe is the sign that you've made it; followed ...

04 August 2014 at 13:17

Councils are writing off unpaid parking fines worth millions of pounds every year because they cannot trace drivers of foreign vehicles.The Local Government Association (LGA) says thousands of parking tickets have ended up in the shredder, with £750,000 alone being owed to Brighton and Hove Council.European vehicles are allowed to drive on British roads for six months before they have to be reg...

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