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Horrifying image shows why you should never stay in a broken-down car

Horrifying image shows why you should never stay in a broken-down car

Police have released a terrifying picture of the aftermath of a collision involving a broken-down car and an articulated lorry. Officers from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Police tweeted the graphic image of the mangled car along with a warning that drivers should never stay in a broken-down vehicle. The collision happened on Monday afternoon when […]

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Dieselgate – software fix prompts nearly 30,000 complaints

Dieselgate – software fix prompts nearly 30,000 complaints

Volkswagen has admitted that it has received nearly 30,000 complaints about performance and economy drops on cars that have been ‘fixed’ as part of the Dieselgate scandal. The company’s former UK managing director Paul Willis told parliament’s Transport Committee that 28,617 owners had complained of an ‘apparent issue’ with their cars following a software update […]

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Woman has driving fine overturned after court rules too many road signs are ‘confusing drivers’ brains’

Woman has driving fine overturned after court rules too many road signs are ‘confusing drivers’ brains’

A woman who was fined for driving through a bus gate in Chelmsford has won her appeal after successfully arguing that there were simply too many road signs for the brain to process. Dr Bernadine King – a psychologist, who has published a number of academic papers on how people process visual information – said […]

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The most stolen car brands in West Midlands revealed as keyless technology questioned

The most stolen car brands in West Midlands revealed as keyless technology questioned

The Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands,  David Jamieson, has published stolen cars data for the region naming and shaming manufacturers whose vehicles are being taken most often. And he has promised to publish the West Midlands Police data every six months so drivers can make informed decisions about which vehicles to buy based […]

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Motoring menace – the hot spots where you’re most likely to be hit by an uninsured driver

Motoring menace – the hot spots where you’re most likely to be hit by an uninsured driver

New analysis of crash data has revealed the areas where motorists are most likely to be involved in a crash with an uninsured driver. The study of figures from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau contains bad news for drivers in the North West, West Midlands and London, where the number of such incidents is far greater […]

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You’ll now get £180 less in pothole compensation as councils cut payouts

You’ll now get £180 less in pothole compensation as councils cut payouts

British drivers are now receiving around £180 less in compensation if their car is damaged by a pothole compared with five years ago. A Freedom of Information request to councils around the country revealed that the average payout for pothole-related damage has fallen to £276 – 40 per cent less than five year ago. The […]

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Driverless cars to be on UK roads within 2 years as Government revises rules

Driverless cars to be on UK roads within 2 years as Government revises rules

Driverless cars will be operating on UK roads within two years under government plans to accelerate testing on the technology. The Department for Transport has announced plans to move forward with advanced trials on automated vehicles, which would remove the requirement for a dedicated safety driver. Ministers have said they expect fully self-driving cars to […]

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‘Speed on green’ cameras – all you need to know about latest speed cameras

‘Speed on green’ cameras – all you need to know about latest speed cameras

Police are trialling a new type of speed camera that can detect speeding offences as well as catching drivers jumping red lights. The ‘speed on green’ cameras are part of a strategy to cut the number of collisions and reduce vehicle speeds at junctions. The cameras primarily act to catch drivers putting lives at risk […]

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How to avoid online car scams – DVLA issues its top tips

How to avoid online car scams – DVLA issues its top tips

The DVLA has issued a new guide to help drivers stay safe from fraud on the internet. Motorists are being increasingly targeted by cyber criminals, with everything from fake car tax refunds to fraudulent sales and cloning all being used to defraud unsuspecting drivers. Last week the DVLA warned drivers not to fall for a […]

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Stressed drivers spend extra 2 days a month at work to avoid rush hour traffic

Stressed drivers spend extra 2 days a month at work to avoid rush hour traffic

Stressed out commuters are spending 40 extra minutes a day at work in an effort to avoid the worst rush hour jams. For the average worker, that adds up to two extra days a month spent at work simply because of their commute. A study into commuter behaviour by Co-op Insurance found that on average […]

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