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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 ...

17 April 2015 at 14:55

The most expensive cars are not necessarily the best, especially when it comes to reliability. New research reveals Bentleys and Porsches are prone to breakdown more than other cars, despite costing hundreds of thousands of pounds to buy, leaving their drivers stranded at the side of the road.Both luxury automakers finished at the bottom of a 38-strong table of car manufacturers put together b...

16 April 2015 at 13:15

The Conservatives have reiterated their promise to invest £15 billion in roads if the party reclaims power in the upcoming general election. Its manifesto, launched by Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday, reaffirms its commitment to the Road Investment Projects outlined in the Road Investment Strategy announced in December.The party pledges to fill millions of potholes , add thousands of e...

16 April 2015 at 13:15

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to cut vehicle emissions and reform the car tax vehicle excise duty system - plans the RAC claims require further scrutiny. The party's election manifesto, launched by Nick Clegg on Wednesday, calls for low emission zones to be introduced in the most polluted towns and cities across the country in a bid to improve air quality and reduce the carbon footprint....

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