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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...

06 August 2014 at 15:48

Ed Balls has been fined after admitting failing to stop following a minor road crash. The Labour MP was ordered by Leeds magistrates to pay more than £1,000 in fines and costs over the incident, which happened in his constituency of Morley and Outwood, in West Yorkshire. In April, Mr Balls touched the bumper of another vehicle as he was leaving a car park by the Labour Unity Club in Morley in h...

06 August 2014 at 15:48

Sales of new cars are on course for their best year in a decade, according to new figures.There were 172,907 new registrations in July - up 6.6% on the same figure from July 2013, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).This takes the total so far this year up to 1,460,173 - a 10% increase on January-July sales last year.The boost has prompted the SMMT to dial up its ...

06 August 2014 at 15:48

A former Premier League footballer's sentencing for driving at 140mph has been adjourned after he failed to show up at court.Goalkeeper Carlo Nash, 40, who turned out for a host of clubs including Manchester City and Everton, was clocked on the A11 at Wymondham, Norfolk in a 70mph zone on February 2.He also did not appear at a previous hearing before Norwich magistrates, but the case was proven...

06 August 2014 at 15:48

Rolls-Royce has revealed plans to introduce a new luxury open-top car to the UK market and beyond in 2016. It will be made at the firm's Goodwood plant in West Sussex and the manufacturer hopes it will be as popular as its Ghost, Phantom and Wraith models.The car will provide easy, open top motoring and will open up a whole new chapter in the rich history of the firm, according to its chief ex...

05 August 2014 at 13:24

Some 230 people under the age of 17 are already disqualified from driving, new figures show.Included in the group of youngsters is a 12-year-old girl and seven other youngsters aged either 12 or 13.The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) - which published the figures after a Freedom of Information request was sent to the DVLA - said it is extremely concerned that young people who are not even...

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