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Driver’s death-defying near miss as runaway truck wheel rips through car roof

Driver’s death-defying near miss as runaway truck wheel rips through car roof

A driver has survived a terrifying near-miss after a tyre detached from a lorry and crushed his oncoming car. Police said the man is “the luckiest driver in the world” after he survived the 22.5-inch tyre crashing through his windscreen on the M6. The driver of this car is the luckiest person in the world […]

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You can now reserve your Honda e for £800

You can now reserve your Honda e for £800

Honda has announced that reservations for its electric city car – the Honda e – are now open. Customers in the UK, Germany, France and Norway can now put their name down for one of the much-anticipated EVs via a dedicated reservation site. A refundable reservation fee of £800 will get them a “priority ordering” […]

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Drivers hit with 2 million extra parking tickets as private firms make up to £680m a year

Drivers hit with 2 million extra parking tickets as private firms make up to £680m a year

British drivers have been hit with a major rise in the number of tickets handed out by private parking firms. RAC Foundation analysis of government data has revealed that an additional 2.05 million tickets were issued last year compared with 2017/18. That represents a 20 per cent annual increase and means the private enforcement companies […]

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Deadly defects – vehicle flaws blamed for more than 1,500 crashes a year

Deadly defects – vehicle flaws blamed for more than 1,500 crashes a year

Avoidable vehicle defects are to blame for more than 1,500 crashes a year on UK roads. And problems with areas such as brakes, tyres and steering contributed to 32 fatal crashes in 2017 as well as hundreds of other serious incidents, according to Department for Transport data. The DfT figures showed that vehicle defects were […]

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Cooperative driverless cars could speed up traffic by minimum of 35%

Cooperative driverless cars could speed up traffic by minimum of 35%

Driverless cars working in cooperation with each other can speed up the flow of traffic by at least 35 per cent, a study has found. Researchers from the University of Cambridge programmed a fleet of miniature robotic cars to drive around a multi-lane track to observe how the flow of traffic was affected when one […]

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8 medical conditions that you need to tell the DVLA about or risk a £1000 fine

8 medical conditions that you need to tell the DVLA about or risk a £1000 fine

British drivers are being warned that they could leave themselves open to fines and prosecution if they don’t inform the DVLA of some health conditions. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) requires motorists to inform it if they suffer from any of the medical conditions on its notifiable conditions list. But it is estimated […]

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Volvo S60 review – sporting saloon hits the Swede spot

Volvo S60 review – sporting saloon hits the Swede spot

During a break on the launch of the new Volvo S60 a colleague asked me if I’d found anything to dislike about it yet. I told him I hadn’t and even now I’m still struggling to come up with much. Perhaps there’s a touch of road noise from the 20-inch alloys and maybe the engine […]

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A buyers’ guide to hybrids and electric vehicles

A buyers’ guide to hybrids and electric vehicles

As diesel sales decline, registrations of alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) have soared. In 2018 141,234 were sold – a 20 per cent rise on 2017 – and a significant growth given that the total car market shrank by 6.8 per cent per cent. Despite their growth, AFVs, including hybrids and electric vehicles (EVs) are still […]

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Drivers face automatic £100 fine for ignoring smart motorway signs

Drivers face automatic £100 fine for ignoring smart motorway signs

Drivers will be hit with automatic fines and penalty points if they ignore lane closure signs on Britain’s smart motorways. The Home Office has approved new powers for police that will allow them to issue £100 fixed penalty notices to drivers caught flouting lane closures or driving illegally on the hard shoulder. Red X At […]

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The most and least reliable used cars named

The most and least reliable used cars named

The UK’s most and least reliable used cars have been revealed in new research looking at the dependability of older cars. The wide-reaching study by What Car? set out to find the best and worst second-hand options for drivers and found that the Toyota Yaris was the most reliable used car while the BMW 1 […]

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