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02 January 2015 at 11:51

An MSP claims the new, lower drink-drive limits introduced in Scotland last month do not go far enough. The limit was lowered to the European standard of 50mg for every 100ml of a driver's blood. But the SNP's Christian Allard wants commercial motorists to be subject to even lower rates of 30mg. Mr Allard would like to see this reduction for drivers of the public transport of heavy goods vehi...

02 January 2015 at 11:51

Only one in five motorists across two areas which are to run trials of driverless cars would consider using such a vehicle, a poll has found.A total of 20% of motorists aged 40 or over in the South West and West Midlands said they would consider using a driverless car. Bristol and Coventry are two of the four areas chosen for the trials.The research - carried out for an over-50s organisation - ...

02 January 2015 at 11:51

A Top Gear presenter is aiming to settle arguments - or perhaps stoke them still further - by naming his 13 'most historically significant' vehicles. James May's picks are part of next week's inaugural London Classic Car Show .The four-day event at London ExCeL from January 8-11 will see May announce the mystery 13th car in his selection.He has already named his six shoo-ins and six "misunders...

31 December 2014 at 11:44

The four major supermarkets have provided some New Year cheer for motorists by cutting their fuel prices.Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco are all knocking 2p a litre off their petrol and diesel, with the reductions taking effect from New Year's Day.The Asda cuts - the first to be announced - mean its customers will pay no more than 107.7p a litre for petrol, with diesel at 114.7p a litre....

31 December 2014 at 11:44

Around one in seven motorists may be dodging the new Dartford Crossing payment scheme which has replaced the famous old toll booths, it has emerged. The Highways Agency said that since the introduction of the new scheme - known as Dart Charge - around two million crossings had been made during the 6am-10pm chargeable period. About 15% of 2 million M25 journeys across the Queen Elizabeth II Bri...

31 December 2014 at 11:44

Junction 17 on the M5 will be subject to intermittent and varying roadworks from January 8 until the end of February. There will be narrow lanes and lane closures as well as some full closures of the sliproads during work being undertaken by the Highways Agency.The work in South Gloucestershire will focus on upgrading the signs and lining on the southbound off-slip to allow traffic to move tow...

31 December 2014 at 11:44

A share in a £35 million fund to combat greenhouse gas emissions is up for grabs for local authorities, as part of the "Go Ultra Low" initiative.Councils can bid for the cash towards supporting and promoting ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs), through amenities such as charge points for electric cars and installing "low emission zones" in cities.The money can also go towards new technology and...

30 December 2014 at 10:57

A glorious double diamond anniversary for British motorsports will be celebrated at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2015. The four-day motoring extravaganza will celebrate 60 years since two major British wins in 1955; a year which many see as the beginning of Britain's golden age of motoring.In 1955 Sir Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson pulled off an astounding win at the iconic Mille Migli...

30 December 2014 at 10:57

Motorists will soon be able to fly the flag ... on their driving licences. The Government has announced the measure as a way of allowing drivers to take pride in the British national flag.The driving licence is probably the most important document a driver can carry. But the union flag - or union jack - has been missing on them since 1998, when the present photocards were originally launched....

29 December 2014 at 10:22

Drivers are battling icy conditions as they return to the workplace following Christmas. The freeze left many motorists calling upon their breakdown cover as temperatures plunged to their lowest this winter, leaving several batteries flat. County Down's Katesbridge experienced the coldest weather as temperatures dropped to a bitter -8.7C (16.3F). Weather forecasters warned drivers to brace ...

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