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06 October 2014 at 13:41

Drivers are being urged to take extra care over the next couple of days as heavy rain and high wind batters parts of Britain. Weather forecasters are warning that 70mph gusts could be on the cards in some exposed areas, and high ground in northern and western Scotland, Wales, north-west England and the east of Northern Ireland.Meanwhile, people in the south-west of England are being warned to...

06 October 2014 at 13:41

Failure to maintain road markings and pressure on councils to turn off streetlights at night may be keeping older drivers 'trapped' indoors, according to a road safety group.A new study, investigating the effect of better road visibility on older drivers' confidence, is being launched by the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) and Newcastle University's Institute for Ageing.George Lee, nati...

06 October 2014 at 13:41

London taxi drivers find an average of eight mobile phones left behind by customers in their cars every year, according to a survey.But perhaps more alarmingly, about half of the phones are not protected by any kind of security pin code, meaning people's private and personal data can be easily accessed.More than two-thirds (68%) of taxi drivers questioned in the survey say they would not look f...

06 October 2014 at 13:41

Motorists have been fined for speeding in a 30mph zone following the mysterious appearance of 40mph signs, it has been revealed. The signs fooled drivers - using a mile-long stretch of the A630 at Thrybergh near Rotherham - into thinking they could travel faster than they could, while police officers operating mobile speed cameras dished out tickets to those who exceeded the limit.A police spo...

06 October 2014 at 13:41

A trio of new releases caught the eye during the opening stages of the 2014 Paris Motor Show.And it seems the Volvo XC90, Mazda MX-5 and Jaguar XE models are all targeting that certain 'X' factor.The latest generation of Volvo's hugely successful, large SUV takes the brand in a new direction with a bolder design featuring distinctive headlights and a robust and striking front grille. It adds t...

03 October 2014 at 14:23

The DVLA has been criticised over new rules in effect now the tax disc has been scrapped.The RAC believes it is "law-abiding motorists" who are losing out under the vagaries of new system. The tax disc became obsolete on October 1, meaning that tax on privately sold vehicles is no longer transferable. It has been estimated that this could come at a cost of £38 million to motorists across the c...

03 October 2014 at 14:23

Motorists have criticised an unusually active speed camera which is thought to have pulled in around £800,000 in just half a year.The device in Cardiff snapped 13,624 drivers exceeding the speed limit from January to June this year, road safety organisation GoSafe Wales says.An additional 146 motorists were caught driving through red lights by the camera during this time.The camera, which is lo...

03 October 2014 at 14:23

The British-based attempt to create the first 1,000mph vehicle is getting a helping hand from the latest jet engine.The Bloodhound arrives in the South African desert next year with the aim of completing laps of a 12-mile testing track in just two minutes. The EJ200 engine, usually seen in Eurofighter Typhoons, was fitted to the record-chasing £10 million supersonic motor on Thursday.Five engin...

03 October 2014 at 14:23

A union officer says drivers in one London borough should be able to park on yellow lines and in restricted parking spaces without fear of fines this Friday and Saturday.This is due to industrial action over pay and rights being taken by the parking attendants in Wandsworth, south west London.The GMB union members are asking for a £2.50 pay rise - taking them up to £10 an hour. But Mouchel, the...

03 October 2014 at 14:23

Jeremy Clarkson and a Top Gear film crew have left a province in Argentina under accusations their licence plate referred to the Falklands War.Clarkson and his team were escorted to the airport in Tierra del Fuego in the very south of the country and decided to leave, according to the secretary of social development in Ushuaia in the south of province, Juan Manuel Romano.Top Gear was filming a ...

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