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11 February 2015 at 12:40

Thousands of motorists are free to drive around the UK despite notching up at least 12 penalty points on their driving licence. Drivers can usually expect six-month bans, as well as the typically increased car insurance premiums when they hit this threshold.But according to an investigation by 5 News, among worst offenders is one driver who has evaded a ban despite accruing 45 points. The fig...

10 February 2015 at 11:34

Children are being put off cycling and walking by the dangers involved, a new safety survey suggests. The findings suggest t hat drivers who use excessive speed deter young people from urban streets. Motorists driving too fast was a major deterrent among the 1,301 11-17-year-olds currently attending college or secondary school, polled by Brake.The safety charity found more than four in 10 (41%...

10 February 2015 at 11:34

Walking down the street is like negotiating an 'obstacle course' for blind people, who regularly collide with parked cars and advertising boards, a new survey suggests. The poll carried out by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) shows one in three people who are blind or partially sighted have hurt themselves while out walking in their local area.The vast majority (95%) have wa...

10 February 2015 at 11:34

Drivers are being placed at greater risk by coalition cuts to police budgets, the Labour Party says. Jack Dromey, the shadow minister for policing, accused Home Secretary Theresa May of letting drivers down. He says Britain has suffered the sharpest cuts in police service provision across Europe. An alternative would have been to reduce unnecessary red tape to facilitate "sensible savings", ...

10 February 2015 at 11:34

Classic car enthusiasts should receive further Government help through the lowering of the threshold on tax exemptions, a vintage vehicle group suggests. Currently drivers buying a car in this genre enjoy rolling tax exemptions if their vehicle is at least 40 years old. But the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs wants all political parties to subscribe to a lowering of this value to ...

10 February 2015 at 11:34

A German manufacturing giant is celebrating a sales landmark this week, nearly 50 years after its formation. Audi sold its two millionth motor on Tuesday, February 10.This is a far cry from its first year of trading, 1965, when it shipped only 32 units. Back then, it only had one vehicle available: The Audi compact executive. Today motorists buying a car from the Audi range are spoilt for cho...

09 February 2015 at 10:55

The number of traffic police has fallen by nearly a quarter this decade, an RAC study shows The figures represent a "mockery" of driving laws as there are far fewer officers in place to enforce them.Some constabularies have seen numbers plummet by as much as 70%. Cornwall and Devon suffered the biggest cuts and did not have any traffic officers employed on a full-time basis between March 2011...

09 February 2015 at 10:55

Motorists in London could one day have the option of using a network of underground toll roads, if Boris Johnson gets his way. The Mayor mooted the idea during a visit to Boston, US, where there is a similar idea in place.It would mean drivers would probably face charges in so-called "fly-unders", under the plan to redesign major roads.Mr Johnson said that taking main highways underground woul...

09 February 2015 at 10:55

Tens of thousands of Range Rover drivers in the US are having their vehicles recalled.Around 104,000 Jaguar Land Rover cars, designed and engineered in Britain, are being recalled in the US over problems with brakes and sidelights.The move comes after the country's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued notices last week.Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling over 70,000 Ra...

09 February 2015 at 10:55

A rusting classic 1961 car has sold under the hammer for nearly £12 million. The "lost" Ferrari California Spyder was one of 59 motors found gathering dust last year in a French farm's barn for half a century.The successful bidder was certainly buying a car with pedigree. French acting legends Alain Delon and Gerard Blain have both owned the vintage model, while other screen icons Shirley M...

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