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24 March 2015 at 11:01

The RAC wants diesel sold cheaper at the pumps to bring prices more in line with petrol.Companies particularly, are being "taken for a ride" by fuel retailers, who are passing on too much of a price increment on diesel fuel.Simon Williams, RAC fuel spokesman says: "The gap between the wholesale price of diesel and petrol has narrowed to just 1p a litre, yet average forecourt prices are currentl...

24 March 2015 at 11:01

Taxi drivers and motoring groups are among those concerned about plans to introduce fines for stationary motorists who leave their engines running. Drivers using Westminster City Council's roads in London face the £20 "idling" penalty from the start of May.The local authority says it is launching the scheme in a bid to lower pollution levels. But the London Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) cla...

24 March 2015 at 11:01

Disabled drivers will be among the biggest beneficiaries of a new £3.9 million Government funding package aimed at improving transport access. The plan, which Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced on Monday, will also bolster green transport schemes.Older and disabled motorists heading to any of a dozen mobility centres will find these units upgraded to support them. The package will a...

24 March 2015 at 11:01

Dozens of classic motors are to be sold at the upcoming Practical Classics Restoration Show. A 1980 Aston Martin V8 and a 1988 Ferrari Testarossa have recently been added to the bill by Silverstone Auctions, with both estimated to fetch staggering sums of money when they go under the hammer.The sale list at the NEC in Birmingham this weekend features a wide range of iconic cars that have captu...

23 March 2015 at 13:02

Motorists travelling to Manchester Airport and on the A1 in Northumberland are set to benefit after an announcement that £186 million is to be spent on two major road schemes.Announced by Chancellor George Osborne the move will see the Department for Transport provide £165 million worth of funding for a new road linking Manchester Airport to the A6.Meanwhile, the Government will invest a furthe...

23 March 2015 at 13:02

Nearly one in four motorists plan to buy a car over the next few months, results of a new survey suggest.Those thinking of buying a new vehicle expect to fork out an average of £14,831 - 7% less than those who intended to do so during the previous six month period.But drivers thinking about buying a second-hand car intend on paying an average of £7,314. This is 10% more than the price those who...

23 March 2015 at 13:02

One of Britain's legendary fashion designers is behind Land Rover's latest model. Sir Paul Smith's new, one-off Defender includes a bespoke finish on the inside and 27 different colours on the outside.Sir Paul wanted his colour mix to be "deep", "rich", "surprising" and "working together". He owns one himself in his Italian countryside home, which puts it to the test being situated in rugged ...

23 March 2015 at 13:02

An alarming amount of motorists leave the finishing touches of getting ready for work for the drive itself, according to a new poll. The report's author, ISI Secure, warns drivers that such distractions are unbelievably dangerous.Julia Konec, who undertook the research for the security solution provider, urged motorists to allow themselves more time to get ready before they get in their vehicl...

20 March 2015 at 11:49

Motorists will be able to drive on new, faster-moving "mini motorways" by the end of the decade. Drivers using 18 major main roads will enjoy the benefits of European-style expressways - with a further seven in the pipeline. The RAC says the new style roads could "transform" some of our most frustrating roads, but insists drivers will need assurances over exactly where funding will come from.T...

20 March 2015 at 11:49

Roads in northern England may benefit from billions of pounds of investment if government plans come to fruition.The "Northern Powerhouse" proposals, set to be outlined by ministers, would make it easier for motorists to get between the north's major cities, reducing congestion and cutting traffic to slash journey times across the region.They include developing new east-west road connections, s...

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