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08 August 2014 at 14:09

More UK tourists are hitting the road and opting to holiday in England this year, according to new figures. A later - and milder - Easter helped boost British holiday making this year, according to VisitEngland. Domestic holidays taken in England by people from the UK as a whole over April rose by 10% to 3.8 million, in tandem with a spending rise of 5%. The recovery followed severe flooding w...

08 August 2014 at 14:09

Cyclists often look for short cuts to get to their destination in better time, but one elderly rider chose arguably the most dangerous short cut of all - the M25.Motorists and police were stunned to see the 74-year-old lady pedalling along the hard shoulder of the motorway between junctions 10 and 11 in Surrey.According to the county's police force the woman, from nearby New Haw, was escorted o...

08 August 2014 at 14:09

Motoring journalists think the successor to the world's quickest luxury car will be even faster - but they fear there isn't a test track in the world with straights long enough to prove it.Autocar magazine claims the replacement for the Bugatti Veyron will generate 1,500 horsepower and drive as fast as 286mph.It will, however, need longer straights and as yet there are no tyres that are both ro...

08 August 2014 at 14:09

Motorists have been reminded to give vulnerable road users extra consideration while driving, especially during the summer months. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) says drivers need to look well ahead so they spot pedestrians, joggers, cyclists and horse riders as soon as possible. They should also keep an eye out for signs of distraction, such as joggers wearing earphones and obliviou...

07 August 2014 at 12:47

The number of deaths on Britain's roads rose in the first quarter of this year, promoting the RAC to call for an investigation into the root cause.There were 380 fatalities in January to March this year, an increase of 13% on the same period in 2013, estimated Government figures show. Adding this number to the total of those seriously hurt on the road, there were some 5,500 killed or seriously ...

07 August 2014 at 12:47

Many drivers believe that a lack of police on the roads is ensuring law-breakers increasingly get away with their crimes.The RAC Report on Motoring shows that two in five (40%) drivers think it's unlikely that other motorists committing common offences - such as tailgating, texting at the wheel or undertaking - will be caught.In fact, more than half of those drivers polled (51%) think it's impr...

07 August 2014 at 12:47

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians in certain parts of Northern Ireland face the prospect of having to travel on unlit stretches of road this winter, a minister is warning.Roads minister David Kennedy says the £15 million worth of budget cuts his Department for Regional Development is having to make means it will not be paying private contractors to repair broken street light, unless they're pos...

07 August 2014 at 12:47

Volkswagen's new electric e-Golf is heading for the market alongside its regular combustion engine siblings, the carmaker has announced.Batteries will be included when you buy the e-Golf, unlike with Renault's Zoe, where battery rental is separate from the purchase of the car.Incentives on the scale of the BMW i3 will not be included. With the i3, owners will have access to larger cars with con...

07 August 2014 at 12:47

Aston Martin has announced a new convertible with a powerful V12 engine under the bonnet.Meanwhile, Rolls-Royce has also announced a new open-top model, although enthusiasts interested in owning one will have to fork out well over £200,000.Aston Martin's V12 Vantage S Roadster is set to be unveiled at the Pebble Beach Auto Week event in California in mid-August.The convertible is said to boast ...

06 August 2014 at 15:48

A businessman charging drivers £2 a trip to use a private bypass he built says he should recoup costs by the end of the year. Mike Watts decided to open the private toll road to bypass the closed part of the Kelston Road between Bath and Bristol after dreaming up the idea in the pub. The section of the A431 was closed earlier this year after a landslip and is not due to be reopened until the en...

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