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29 April 2015 at 14:16

The next Government has been set the task of significantly reducing air pollution in the UK. Justices at the Supreme Court have ruled that whoever wins power in the upcoming General Election must take immediate action over obligations under European Union (EU) law on air pollution limits, particularly on the roads.It is a small victory for environmental groups who have long campaigned against ...

29 April 2015 at 14:16

Audi has successfully developed a new carbon dioxide-based synthetic diesel. The German car manufacturer claims the fuel will have almost no effect on global warming. This is because CO2 and water are the sole raw materials required in its manufacturing process. More than 150,000 Britons buying a car last year decided upon new Audis, but they may not all know that Audi is also instrumental in...

28 April 2015 at 13:22

Most motorists are unaware of changes to overseas car hire only weeks before they are introduced, the RAC has warned.From June 8, drivers may have to go online to get a code when renting a vehicle - as it's on this date the driving licence's paper counterpart goes fully computerised.This new code is not mandatory, though, and is dependent on the terms of individual hire firms, meaning it's impo...

28 April 2015 at 13:22

Motorists have been filling up with less petrol than ever before, new official figures show.The RAC says March's figures are the lowest since records began 25 years ago and were stilted by increasing prices at the pump and families cutting back on car use ahead of the Easter holidays.HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) says 1.31 billion litres of petrol were bought in March - 10% less than during F...

28 April 2015 at 13:22

New cars are putting less harmful exhaust emissions into the atmosphere than ever before, new figures show.According to the new data those buying a new car are now typically emitting 124.6g of carbon per kilometre travelled.The new 2014 figure represents a 24% improvement on 2007, and is 2.9% better than the level for the previous year.The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) says ...

28 April 2015 at 13:22

Nearly half of motorists flout traffic laws - some deliberately - a new survey reveals. As many as 49% of drivers polled by road safety charity Brake admitted to breaking regulations. Half of them said this was down to lack of attention paid, while the other half said it was intentional as they do not agree with the rules or simply thought they could get away with it. Indeed, the RAC claims t...

27 April 2015 at 15:22

Motorists planning a bank holiday getaway this weekend are being warned that Friday is likely to be the busiest on the roads. The RAC is recommending that drivers leave as early as possible to gain a head start on the rest of the traffic.The advice comes in the wake of our forecast predicting that 14.5 million people will cram the motorways and A-roads this bank holiday, including 4 million on...

27 April 2015 at 15:22

A legendary Scottish racing team is being honoured at a spectacular exhibition of rare cars in Edinburgh this autumn. The Ecurie Ecosse team competed in Formula One, Formula Two and most notably the iconic 24-hour race at Le Mans.Car buffs wishing to see the biggest-ever ensemble of this team's racing motors can head to Holyroodhouse Palace, where the display is being gathered in September.The...

27 April 2015 at 15:22

Drivers have been reminded of the dangers of using a handheld phone or smartwatch while behind the wheel. Using a smartphone can slow a driver's reactions by as much as 2.5 seconds, according to the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL).It has conducted a number of studies into driver distraction, and has found that although people are texting less while driving, they are instead using their pho...

24 April 2015 at 17:11

Secret plans were hatched to charge motorists £120 a year to use the A1, a former Liberal Democrat minister is claiming. Norman Baker says his party vetoed their Conservative Coalition partners' proposals to turn the highway and other major routes into toll roads.Only two years ago doubts were cast on the future viability of UK toll roads with the alleged failure of M6 road charges. But Mr Ba...

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