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Government policy changes cost UK drivers £7.8bn in four years

Government policy changes cost UK drivers £7.8bn in four years

Government changes to policies around car insurance have cost British drivers a collective £7.8bn since 2015, according to new estimates. Changes to insurance tax premiums and personal injury payments are estimated to have added £208 to the cost of car insurance for every driver in the country, according to figures from comparethemarket. Tax increase Since […]

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Car clocking is on the rise – here’s how to protect yourself

Car clocking is on the rise – here’s how to protect yourself

Used car buyers are more likely than ever to be caught out by a car with doctored mileage, according to new data. The number of cars that have been “clocked” has risen by 30 per cent in the last five years, with an estimated one in 14 now showing an inaccurate mileage. According to vehicle […]

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DVLA could face watchdog inquiry into sharing of driver details

DVLA could face watchdog inquiry into sharing of driver details

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) could face an inquiry by the information watchdog after it emerged that it released personal details of 23 million motorists last year. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has confirmed that it is looking into issues around the sharing of driver data to third parties after motoring groups questioned […]

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Honda sets new world record with 150mph lawnmower

Honda sets new world record with 150mph lawnmower

Honda – a car maker famous for performance cars such as the Civic Type R and NSX – has claimed a new world speed record, with a lawnmower. The Japanese brand’s Mean Mower V2 has officially been named the world’s fastest accelerating lawnmower by Guinness World Records after racing to 100mph in just 6.29 seconds. […]

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Rising number of UK motorists chased for foreign driving offences

Rising number of UK motorists chased for foreign driving offences

A growing number of UK motorists are being investigated for overseas driving offences such as speeding and drink-driving, according to new data. Figures obtained by news and data provider Thomson Reuters show there has been a significant rise in the number of requests for driver details from other countries. A total of 1,903 such requests […]

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Motorists in loud cars could face fines from ‘noise cameras’

Motorists in loud cars could face fines from ‘noise cameras’

People with noisy cars and motorbikes could be handed fines, under a new government trial of ‘noise camera’ technology.

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Ford is set to close its Bridgend factory, with more than 1,500 jobs at risk

Ford is set to close its Bridgend factory, with more than 1,500 jobs at risk

Motoring giant Ford has announced a shock proposal to close its factory in South Wales in another worrying blow to the UK’s floundering car industry. ‘So much for the special relationship Mr Trump’ Union chiefs expressed their dismay at the news and were set to meet company officials, who have flown in from the US, […]

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Hit and run hotspots revealed as 1 in 3 drivers says they wouldn’t admit to bump

Hit and run hotspots revealed as 1 in 3 drivers says they wouldn’t admit to bump

One in three drivers say they would drive off rather than admit bumping into another car in a car park, according to new research. A poll of motorists found that 32 per cent would rather flee the scene than own up to damaging someone else’s car. Londonders turned out to be the most dishonest, with […]

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Police get new powers to automatically fine drivers £100 from this week

Police get new powers to automatically fine drivers £100 from this week

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 best cars for young families – SUVs and MPVs compared

The best cars for young families – SUVs and MPVs compared

New research has found that MPVs remain the best choice for young families, despite the rising popularity of SUVs among family buyers. Motoring title What Car? carried out tests on 16 popular models to find which were best at accommodating multiple child seats and found that traditional people carriers remain far more suitable than SUVs, […]

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