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10 July 2014 at 13:47

A list of traffic hotspots has been published which could help holidaymakers prepare for their trip. The Highways Agency has compiled traffic data from the past three years and identified the busiest routes during two key summer periods - the beginning of the school holidays, from July 18 to 20, and the bank holiday weekend from August 22 to 25. For the first weekend, they found that routes ...

10 July 2014 at 13:47

Motorists preparing to take their caravan on holiday this summer are being urged to make sure their tyres are properly inflated and in good condition before they hit the road.New Highways Agency figures show that almost half the 5,000 incidents which involved a towed caravan or trailer in 2013 happened in July, August and September.But experts at TyreSafe say the number of incidents and breakdo...

10 July 2014 at 13:47

The cost of buying, running, maintaining and insuring a second-hand car is higher than most motorists anticipate, the results of a new study suggest.The research from the Money Advice Service (MAS), an independent organisation backed by the Government, shows that 56% of drivers find the costs related to used cars are higher than they had expected.A fifth say they have run up debts to keep a use...

10 July 2014 at 13:47

A segregated "superhighway" for cyclists could spell the end for a gyratory system in London which has earned a reputation for being dangerous.Newly-published plans for the continuous two-way and separated east-west track show that it would be built from Kennington Oval to Pimlico and go through where the Vauxhall gyratory currently sits.The gyratory is notorious in London and has been describe...

10 July 2014 at 13:47

Many British drivers like to tweak their vehicles but road safety experts say that by making three particular modifications motorists are breaking the law and risking lives.Removing diesel filters, installing xenon headlights and chipping vehicle electronic control units all make vehicles illegal and can be dangerous. But few owners who do any or all of these end up being prosecuted, according ...

09 July 2014 at 12:37

Film fans are being offered a chance to get their hands on a 60-year-old sports car that's thought to have provided the inspiration for James Bond's Aston Martin in Goldfinger.The Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mk I Vantage was owned by Philip Ingram Cunliffe-Lister, whose father, Lord Swinton - as the wartime head of MI5 and the Security Executive and an advisor to Winston Churchill - was James Bond crea...

09 July 2014 at 12:37

A link has been made between how long it takes for vehicle service or MOT outlets to respond to online aftersales enquiries and how likely they are to keep hold of their customers.Research finds that a quarter of motorists, from a sample of 2,000, say two hours is the longest amount of time they are prepared to wait for an answer before taking their business elsewhere.An additional 18% on top o...

09 July 2014 at 12:37

Most UK motorists have broken the law while behind the wheel at some point over the past year, according to a new survey.The research by car leasing firm Flexed found that nearly four in five drivers (79%) had committed a motoring offence in the past 12 months, such as talking on the phone or driving with bald tyres.Mobile phone offences were the most common illegal activities committed by driv...

09 July 2014 at 12:37

New lanes set to be added to two busy motorways will speed up journey times for Britain's drivers, ministers say.Work is to be carried out on parts of the M1 and on a section of the M3, which the Government says will make journeys up to 10% faster for drivers.The hard shoulder from junction 28 to 31 on the M1 in Derbyshire will be converted into a proper lane. Similar work will take place betwe...

09 July 2014 at 12:37

Vauxhall is providing the UK motoring public with a glimpse of its latest Corsa design before it goes into production later this year.The Fourth-Generation Corsa is as compact on the outside and spacious on the inside as the current Corsa but enhances the model in all other departments, including its efficiency, connectivity and drive-ability.New body panels make the three-door Corsa more sport...

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