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21 September 2012 at 10:06

RAC technical director David Bizley said: “It’s not surprising in these hard-stretched economic times that people are not finding the money for expensively priced pure electric vehicles that are limited in both range and performance. Despite the running costs being lower than conventional vehicles, the scheme is not enough in itself to make these vehicles affordable for the average family because of the high initial outlay.

14 September 2012 at 10:34

Now the summer is over, many are returning to work and once again

But if there’s a long drive involved, it’s important to keep safe, protecting you and your vehicle’s occupants from any undue risk taking. That means planning and preparation.

12 September 2012 at 10:42

Once your new car hits three years of age, it is obliged to undergo an annual test to assess its roadworthiness by the Ministry of Transport. This is commonly known as the ‘MoT test’ and is something that strikes fear into many car owners.

29 August 2012 at 10:56

The cost of motoring is escalating rapidly, with fuel prices and insurance premiums seeming to rise continually. For some it’s simply not economically feasible to own or run a car. However, many still need four-wheeled transport to get them around. How do you resolve this issue? Hire a car for when you need one, of course. Hire car companies generally offer a complete package, including rental and insurance, ensuring maximum convenience.

16 August 2012 at 10:32

Clear communication with your car is vital. We don’t simply mean reading displays or pressing buttons here, either. Communication means how you interact with your car, the inputs you have to make to get a response, and the way it makes you feel as a result.

15 August 2012 at 11:47

Let me first say that as a driver and a rider with many years’ experience of using both modes of transport to go places, I write this with an impartial view as I and the Horse and Road Safety Awareness (HRSA) have discovered that both drivers and riders need to be educated on how to use the roads safely.

08 August 2012 at 13:18

The cost of motoring is seemingly in the headlines every week. We’re all aware of rising fuel prices, inflating car insurance premiums and badly maintained roads causing costly damage to our vehicles – but how bad has the situation actually got?

07 August 2012 at 13:24

If you’re driving abroad this summer, it’s important to know the traffic laws in the countries you’ll be travelling in. 

02 August 2012 at 13:34

According to statistics from the Association of Chief Police Officers, 5.8% of the 83,000 people asked to ‘blow into the bag’ in June failed a blood-alcohol breath test or refused to comply.

26 July 2012 at 15:22

The Hatch family - Ben, Dinah and their two kids Phoebe (8) and Charlie (5) - are spending the summer travelling more than 10,000 miles round France researching the sequel to Ben’s travel bestseller Are We Nearly There Yet?

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