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07 November 2014 at 11:13

Responsible for countless car insurance claims, potholes are a scourge to Britain's road users.And it seems the situation is only getting worse for drivers after a recent survey showed that 16% of motorists have had damage caused to their vehicle by potholes over the last 12 months.This has led to an increase in compensation claims, which have seen local authorities shell out more than £5 milli...

07 November 2014 at 11:13

Most drivers now agree that drink-driving is socially unacceptable - but more young motorists need to get the message - a new poll suggests.The THINK! survey among 2,000 drivers showed that 92% would be ashamed if they were caught drunk behind the wheel.A survey carried out in 1979 found that most men would get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol at least once a week. Today nearly nine in 1...

07 November 2014 at 11:13

An "alarming" rise in the number of casualties on Britain's roads took place over the spring, official figures show.Road deaths and injuries were up by 9% between April and June compared to the same three months in 2013, provisional statistics from the Department of Transport (Dft) reveal. There were 4% more casualties over the 12-month period ending in June 2014 compared to the previous 12 mon...

07 November 2014 at 11:13

The Government should consider tunnelling under Stonehenge to help boost the economy, according to the director general of the CBI.John Cridland says the World Heritage site in Wiltshire is a significant barrier to cutting congestion on the A303, a busy route taking traffic from the south west of England towards London.He told the Press Association that going under Stonehenge is the way forward...

07 November 2014 at 11:13

A car made entirely of lace has been unveiled by Seat at the launch of its new Mii by Mango model.Embellished with a jewel trim, the full-sized Mii replica was built by eight specialists led by designer Ashley Joiner.Over a period of three days, they constructed the car out of 45 metres of nude-coloured cotton lace - which was set in 25 kilos of resin - as well as 10 metres of black cotton lace...

06 November 2014 at 12:07

Despite a freshly-announced round of supermarket cuts to the price of petrol and diesel, the Treasury Chief Secretary has accused suppliers of failing to pass on the benefits of falling oil prices to motorists. Danny Alexander describes a "rocket and feather effect", claiming the suspicion among the public is that when the price of oil rises, prices go up like a rocket at the pumps. But when ...

06 November 2014 at 12:07

The number of 'crash for cash' incidents has reached an all-time high - with more people deliberately staging road accidents to gain fraudulent whiplash-injury compensation. New research reveals a 21% rise in organised fraud cases compared with 2013.Organised gangs are at the heart of the increase, which is bumping up car insurance premiums for honest drivers, with Birmingham and Greater Londo...

06 November 2014 at 12:07

Nearly four in 10 motorists would be more likely to buy a car if they could avoid talking to car salespeople. That's according to new research, commissioned by Rockar Hyundai, into the buying habits of consumers.A quarter of motorists have even been put off splashing out on a car because of the current buying process, while almost half will only ever head to a dealership or garage right at the...

06 November 2014 at 12:07

New car sales are on course to hit a 10-year high as demand for the latest models continues to power ahead. Figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show there were 179,714 new registrations in October - a 14.2% year-on-year rise - taking the total so far in 2014 to a whopping 2,137,910.It is the first time the two million mark has been reached in October sinc...

06 November 2014 at 12:07

Getting behind the wheel, or jumping on the saddle, when suffering from a cold or flu can be extremely dangerous. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is therefore encouraging drivers and riders to think twice about embarking on a journey if they're felling unwell - instead resting at home until the symptoms subside.Research shows that our concentration falls by more than half when we're ...

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