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Tougher theory tests mean learner drivers are failing more than half the time

Tougher theory tests mean learner drivers are failing more than half the time

Harder driving theory tests have led to less than half of all would-be motorists passing the exam in the last year. Only 47 per cent of driving hopefuls passed their theory test over the last 12 months – a drop of a quarter in just over a decade. In 2007/08, 65 per cent of people […]

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Drivers face instant fine for idling engines

Drivers face instant fine for idling engines

Drivers who leave their car engines idling while stopped could be handed instant fines under new proposals. Environment Secretary Michael Gove is understood to back calls to give local authorities more sweeping powers to crack down on pollution. Currently, council officials can only issue a fine if a driver ignores a warning and leaves their […]

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James Dyson: Government has ‘watered down’ its commitment to electric cars

James Dyson: Government has ‘watered down’ its commitment to electric cars

Sir James Dyson has accused the government of “watering down” its commitment to electric vehicles after failing to take his advice to ban petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030. The British inventor, 72, said he met with prime minister Theresa May’s PPSs, (parliamentary private secretaries, who work on behalf of senior ministers in government) to […]

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Watch police undercover lorry catch a trucker taking both hands off wheel to use his phone

Watch police undercover lorry catch a trucker taking both hands off wheel to use his phone

An HGV driver who took both hands off the steering wheel to make a credit card payment on his phone was among more than 3,000 reckless motorists caught by police using unmarked lorries in the past year. Video footage of the trucker travelling along the M40 near Leamington Spa has been released by Highways England […]

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New MOT certificate service could save drivers £6 million a year

New MOT certificate service could save drivers £6 million a year

A new service that allows motorists to print copies of their MOT certificate at home could save UK drivers £6 million a year. From this month, drivers who have lost or damaged their vehicle’s MOT certificate can view a copy online, and save and print it for themselves rather than applying to the Driver and […]

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Kia Ceed review – family hatch keeps things simple

Kia Ceed review – family hatch keeps things simple

Family hatchbacks have had it hard for a while as crossovers gain popularity but car makers still have faith in them and the last year has seen several key models renewed and relaunched to meet demand. Along with the Ford Focus and Toyota Corolla, Kia’s Ceed has been given a wholesale going over, new from […]

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Hilarious road safety campaign urges young motorists to drive like their gran’s in the car

Hilarious road safety campaign urges young motorists to drive like their gran’s in the car

A new road safety campaign is using a light-hearted video to drive home a deadly serious message to young drivers. Created by Road Safety Scotland for its #DriveSmart campaign, the short clip features a young driver being told off for using his phone by his gran, who emerges from the car’s footwell. The clip is […]

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SUV drivers pay up to £400 a year more for fuel than equivalent car owners

SUV drivers pay up to £400 a year more for fuel than equivalent car owners

Owners of SUVs are spending hundreds of pounds more than other motorists to fuel their cars every year, a new study has found. SUVs and crossovers have seen an explosion in popularity over the last 10 years, stealing sales from traditional hatchback, saloon and estate markets. But an investigation by Which? has revealed that drivers […]

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Why having a dirty windscreen could cost you £5,000

Why having a dirty windscreen could cost you £5,000

British drivers could be leaving themselves open to huge fines and significant penalties on their licences simply by failing to keep their car clean. Ensuring that your driving doesn’t affect other motorists’ safety is a basic part of motoring but it extends beyond your behaviour at the wheel to how you treat and maintain your […]

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Patents suggest Dyson’s electric car drivers will sit in reclining position

Patents suggest Dyson’s electric car drivers will sit in reclining position

Dyson’s forthcoming electric car may require the driver to adopt a reclining seated position and could sport “very large” wheels, according to patents submitted by the British company. The firm, most famous for its vacuum and hairdryers, announced it was working on an electric vehicle in September 2017, details of which have been scarce besides […]

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