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10 November 2014 at 11:56

Grown-up children are using the bank of mum and dad to help them fill up their fuel tanks.The average child costs their parents £32,667 starting from their 18th birthday up until they turn 31, according to research from peer-to-peer lender Zopa.Of that figure, £3,094 is spent covering fuel costs, it said. This translates to £258 a year which goes on filling up their children's tanks. Sons are l...

10 November 2014 at 11:56

A cash injection of £15 billion is to help bring England's roads back up to speed. It is part of Prime Minister David Cameron's commitment to ease the burden on motorists nationwide by the end of the decade.His 'roads revolution' will create extra lane miles on motorways and trunk roads in a bid to ease congestion and speed up journey times, as well as fixing troublesome potholes.More than 100...

10 November 2014 at 11:56

The Government is set to work closely with safety groups in order to cut down the number of tyre-related casualties on UK roads.MPs hosted a meeting at the House of Commons to this end last week, with contributions from various agencies including Transport for London, the Highways Agency and the Department for Transport, as well as industry chiefs.Stuart Jackson of TyreSafe welcomed the move, s...

10 November 2014 at 11:56

Drivers across the country are being warned to ignore an email scam asking for their driving licence details. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) said it has not sent the email which prompts motorists to update or verify their details via an online link.The agency strongly advises anyone who receives the email, or correspondence similar to the one reported, to disregard it and pay n...

10 November 2014 at 11:56

Metric measurements look set to be used on road signs in the UK for the very first time.The concept forms part of Government plans to improve outdated signs and make it easier for drivers to get from A to B.The metric measurements could be displayed alongside traditional imperial measurements on the new-style signs, showing height and width restrictions in both metres and centimetres, and feet ...

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...

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