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24 April 2015 at 17:11

The RAC Foundation has called on the Government to "get a grip" on parking laws, after a chip shop proprietor lost a landmark case. Essex-based Barry Beavis went to London's Court of Appeal on Thursday, April 23 in a bid to put a stop to parking charges which he claims are "ripping-off" drivers.Mr Beavis, of Chelmsford, asked three judges to overrule an earlier County Court decision that a £85...

24 April 2015 at 17:11

Motorists are being warned that "clocking" is making an unwelcome comeback in the world of used car selling. Clocking is the practice in which dishonest sellers tamper with their odometer to show a misleading, lower mileage than the car has actually undertaken.Drivers, dealers and vehicle auctions buying a car from the second-hand market are increasingly falling prey to this fraudulent practic...

24 April 2015 at 17:11

More sophisticated technology is helping to keep motorists far less vulnerable to car theft than a decade ago, new figures suggest. The number of drivers claiming on their car insurance for theft has plummeted since 2004 to reach a new 46-year low.But with the volume of thefts still just short of 70,000 last year, the need for drivers to safeguard their vehicles is still paramount.In 2004, 231...

23 April 2015 at 12:32

The prevention of road accidents is not being given the attention it deserves in the run-up next month's general election, road safety charities have warned. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) said that politicians have missed a golden opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to reducing "entirely preventable" numbers of youngsters killed on Britain's roads. The RAC believes a lot mo...

23 April 2015 at 12:32

Most motorists fail to enjoy as many miles per gallon (mpg) from their new car as they were led to believe.That is the suggestion being made by Which? following tests on 200 new cars.And the RAC claims a change to the standard fuel economy test is "long overdue" as it is "clearly not reflective of real world driving".Just three of the vehicles tested met their official fuel economy level with t...

23 April 2015 at 12:32

Cumbria's A591 from Kendal to Keswick is the number one driving road in the UK. That's according to boffins at Avis, who have come up with a scientific formula to calculate the best stretches of road for drivers that like to take their cars out for a leisurely spin now and again.They teamed up with quantum physicist Dr Mark Hadley, while legendary Formula One track designer Hermann Tilke and r...

23 April 2015 at 12:32

British drivers are contributing greatly to the demand for new cars built in this country, new figures suggest. The amount of motors made for the British market surged by nearly a quarter (24.5%) in the 12 months between March 2014 and March 2015.The latest Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) numbers show the total number of UK-built cars rose by 1.9% to 144,893 in March compared...

23 April 2015 at 12:32

Academics believe driverless cars could help improve poor public transport links in rural areas of Wales. The vehicles are soon set to be trialled on roads in the UK, and engineers at Glyndwr University believe they should be tested in Wales because they are well suited to its steep, narrow and slow roads.It is hoped driverless cars could be used as taxis in the Welsh countryside, easily trans...

22 April 2015 at 14:16

Technology is helping drivers benefit from an even better service, as the RAC turns to a new cloud solution to improve customer experience. ContactWorld for Service is a recent cloud-base contact hub courtesy of NewVoiceMedia.The RAC is famous for vehicle breakdown services. But we also provide test-drive, product data and other customer services to motorists with new vehicle warranties on th...

22 April 2015 at 14:16

Labour has vowed to tackle the country's pothole nightmare if it claims power in the General Election. The party will commit £300 million towards fixing crumbling roads the over the course of the next Parliament.It has set its sights on filling 30 million of the troublesome holes - six million more than the Conservatives.Potholes are a constant thorn in the side of drivers. Not only can they c...

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