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07 August 2015 at 13:15

The RAC has called for a uniform drink-drive limit across Britain in the wake of new figures linking over 200 road deaths to motorists being over the legal ceiling. The Department for Transport (DfT) reports that between 220 to 260 road users died in such UK accidents during 2013.David Bizley, chief engineer of the RAC, says a standard UK-wide limit would help clarify the law for every British...

07 August 2015 at 13:15

Drivers, as well as rail commuters, suffered at the hands of Thursday's Tube strike in London. Motorists in and around the capital had to deal with hundreds of morning rush-hour tailbacks, estimated to stretch a total of 200 miles.By 8.45am traffic experts reported there had been up to 428 traffic jams - twice the normal level of congestion. The evening saw things deteriorate further with ove...

07 August 2015 at 13:15

Image comes before safety for the majority of young drivers, according to Brake. Research by the road safety charity reveals only 37% of drivers aged 17 to 24 think about safety when buying a car .They place more importance on infotainment systems, such as stereos and mobile phone capabilities, than safety features like anti-lock braking systems, air bags, traction control and crumple zones.In...

07 August 2015 at 13:15

Drivers heading for Cornwall's Eden Project in an electric car will now be able to re-charge when they get there. The popular West Country tourist attraction has installed its first car charge rapid plug-in point, which will charge-up vehicles in just half an hour.Transport Minister Andrew Jones was at the St Austell venue on Thursday to officially open the chargepoint. A further 15 electric ...

06 August 2015 at 11:50

Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire county councils are calling on the Government to invest more in major roads and infrastructure. They want £2.8 billion over a period of five years to fix problems and improve journey times for motorists.The A34 through Oxfordshire is one of several roads that would benefit, if the trio get their way.The demands were unveiled as part of the so-c...

06 August 2015 at 11:50

Britain's new car market has enjoyed a rise in registrations for the 41st successive month, according to latest official figures. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reports that 178,420 new motors were registered over July.This represents a 3.2% increase on July 2014 and pushes the total number of new registrations over the 1.5 million mark so far this year. This is 6.5% up...

06 August 2015 at 11:50

Safety experts are warning parents who drive to throw away their booster seats, as they pose a health hazard for young children. Britax wants parents to install highback booster alternatives instead, with the school summer holidays already well underway.The manufacturer's call comes after its tests found how dangerous boosters really are. Britax's Bin the Booster campaign also wants parents...

06 August 2015 at 11:50

The Lake District tops a new chart of British parents' favourite UK destinations reachable by car. More families want to set their journey planner to the Cumbrian beauty spot than anywhere else, the survey suggests. Over six in 10 parents call the area, which comprises quaint towns such as Keswick and Kendal, a "must-see" experience. Second place in the Freedomtogo.co.uk poll goes to Stone...

05 August 2015 at 13:01

The RAC has questioned ministers' "frustrating" scaling down of driver incentives to switch to eco-friendly cars. The criticism comes on the day the industry claims such vehicles can typically save owners £750 in running costs.The Government-supported Go Ultra Low puts typical diesel or petrol costs at £900 a year, at 12p-a-mile over 7,500 miles. This compares to just £150 for 2p-a-mile in an...

05 August 2015 at 13:01

Motorists in Kent plagued by ongoing traffic jams caused by cross-Channel disruption could find an unlikely saviour in a mothballed airport. Ministers have announced that Manston Airport will be used as a temporary emergency venue for lorries to park up on. The RAC has welcomed the move which could take up to 2,000 trucks off the M20, but says a permanent solution is still needed. Lord Ahma...

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