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25 June 2015 at 14:33

New research by Consumer Intelligence reveals it's getting cheaper for young drivers to insure their cars. The cheapest average car insurance for drivers under the age 25 has fallen by 10.3% over the last year, according to the market research firm - but this drop may have come at the expense of older motorists.While younger drivers are enjoying lower premiums, the same cannot be said for mor...

25 June 2015 at 14:33

Despite the passing of time millions of adults have not lost their love of toy cars, a new survey from Honda suggests. Over one in five grown-ups (22%) still enjoy playing with their children's replicas, regardless of whether offspring are around or not, the poll of 2,044 Britons found.And the Japanese manufacturing giant reports that around half of these adults are not embarrassed by playing ...

24 June 2015 at 11:47

Revellers driving to Glastonbury this week are urged to pack their driving essentials, as well as their wellies. The RAC has made the call as thunderstorms and rain threaten to dampen the five-day festival, which starts on Wednesday.Anyone setting their journey planner to Worthy Farm in the Somerset village of Pilton should stock up with oil, coolant and other essentials - while a special Glas...

24 June 2015 at 11:47

Overtaking a lorry could be made easier thanks to a wireless camera that allows drivers to see if the road ahead is clear. Samsung has fitted trucks with cameras in the front that are connected to four weatherproof screens on the back, giving the impression of a transparent vehicle.They are designed to make overtaking on single-lane roads safer as drivers following the truck will have a cleare...

24 June 2015 at 11:47

Traffic noise can shorten your life, according to a new study into 8.6 million residents living within the M25 area.Noise pollution has already been linked with raised blood pressure, insomnia and even weight gain .And now scientists have associated long-term subjection to road traffic din with increased stroke risk and reduced life expectancy, for the first time. The report's lead scientist t...

24 June 2015 at 11:47

Ford cars now have the ability to "see round corners" - a godsend for motorists whose view is obstructed.A video camera in the front grille gives drivers a 180-degree view of traffic, meaning they will no longer have to edge out dangerously into the road at a blind junction or when exiting a driveway.Motorists buying a car can now get it as an option in the new Ford S-MAX and Ford Galaxy.It is ...

24 June 2015 at 11:47

Bear Grylls headed the star-studded production line behind the creation of Land Rover's new landmark 4x4 Defender. The 41-year-old survival expert supplied his input into the 2,000,000th model, a silver-painted edition.Born Free star and conservation expert Virginia McKenna also helped on Jaguar Land Rover's (JLR) celebratory machine. JLR leaders explained the significance of Grylls and McKen...

23 June 2015 at 13:55

Doctors want a tightening-up of the guidelines covering people who continue to drive with dementia. GPs voted overwhelmingly for more studies to be carried out into the practicalities and dangers, at Tuesday's British Medical Association (BMA) gathering in Liverpool. One member, Peter Holden told fellow delegates that the DVLA 's present guidance is too broad to be of use. He was responding...

23 June 2015 at 13:55

Logistics leaders have hit back at claims that trucks are bringing mayhem to the country's villages. The Local Government Association (LGA) had called for greater powers to be devolved to local authorities to help combat lorry drivers who break width and weight restrictions .The Freight Transport Association (FTA) countered that local councils would be ill-equipped to take on such responsibili...

23 June 2015 at 13:55

Motorists can expect changes to Plug-In Car Grants (PICG) later this year, the Government has announced. This should help clarify the situation for drivers thinking of buying a car in this range.The grants - worth 35% of the cost of a qualifying car to a maximum £5,000 - have been available for the past four years. They were introduced to try and stimulate the uptake of ultra-low emission vehi...

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