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22 April 2015 at 14:16

New car registrations are on the rise across Europe, with drivers eager to get behind the wheel of the very latest models. France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK - the five biggest markets in the continent - have all recorded increased volumes in each month of the year so far.Figures released by JATO Dynamics reveal March was a particularly productive month for the motor industry.Spain poste...

22 April 2015 at 14:16

Electric and hybrid cars continue to grow in popularity, featuring prominently in the Driver Power 2015 awards. The popular survey, run by magazine Auto Express, gives car owners the chance to rate their vehicles in 10 categories including reliability, running costs, practicality and in-car tech.And this year's results suggest it's not just the low running costs offered by electric and hybrid ...

21 April 2015 at 14:29

Faults that flash up on tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) could see millions of cars in the UK fail the MOT test . The technology comes fitted in most modern motors, flagging up when tyre pressure dips below the level it should be at through a warning light on the dashboard to help drivers pre-empt punctures and even blowouts.But this could lead to millions of failed MOTs due to nothing ...

21 April 2015 at 14:29

A British motor maker has literally shed some light on what it has done to celebrate manufacturing its 6,000,000th car. Land Rover, the four-wheel-drive vehicle specialist, installed a commemorative puddle lamp 80cm-diameter (31.5in) visual on its landmark model - an LWB Vogue SE - which rolled off the production line on April 2.The bespoke feature, signifying the motor's uniqueness, will be s...

21 April 2015 at 14:29

A third of European motorists have damaged their vehicle in a parking accident since 2010, a new study reveals. It found that around one in six (16%) of those damaged their motor while trying to park themselves.The YouGov poll of 9,177 adults found that reverse-parking is the biggest reason behind parking prangs.The worldwide research agency set out to examine the impact and causes of parking ...

21 April 2015 at 14:29

Taxi drivers in the capital have once again taken to the streets to protest against Transport for London (TfL). They have expressed anger at a "cavalier attitude" towards protecting the struggling taxi trade and the safety of passengers in the city.Hundreds of cabbies drove in both directions along Oxford Street at 2pm on Tuesday for the "maximum visibility, minimum disruption" demonstration i...

20 April 2015 at 15:07

Staying hydrated behind the wheel is essential for driver concentration. New research, reported by the Daily Telegraph, claims having as little as five sips of water an hour can have the same detrimental impact as being over the drink-drive limit, potentially putting road users at risk.The study, carried out by a team at Loughborough University , suggests drivers make more than twice as many m...

20 April 2015 at 15:07

Ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) are proving increasingly popular, as motorists look to cut their fuel bills. A report by Go Ultra Low reveals that a record number of car buyers are opting to go green in a bid to save cash.It cites the latest registration figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders , which show a jump in purchases of alternatively fuelled cars that qualify f...

17 April 2015 at 14:55

Drivers may be heeding the 'no phones at the wheel' message at last, new figures suggest. The amount of penalty notices given to motorists for the dangerous offence has dropped significantly, according to a BBC Radio investigation.This number fell by 23.9% to nearly 73,000 last year in Wales and England, from 96,000 the year before.But driving organisations say this may be more to do with fewe...

17 April 2015 at 14:55

All cars could be equipped with common fittings for safety technologies like breathalysers, if the European Commission gets its way. It wants to make such fittings compulsory in a bid to reduce the number of alcohol-related deaths on roads in Europe.But the car industry does not see eye-to-eye with the current proposals, citing concerns about cost.Alcohol interlock devices were among a number ...

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