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Educating Drivers on How to Share the Road with Self-Driving Cars

Educating Drivers on How to Share the Road with Self-Driving Cars

One of the UK’s leading vehicle breakdown providers, Start Rescue has given its cautious backing to the UK Government’s announcement that self-driving cars could be on UK roads by 2025. Once merely a science fictional concept, the vision of self-driving cars has taken...

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Many Drivers Unaware of Highway Code Changes

Many Drivers Unaware of Highway Code Changes

A number of changes were made to The Highway Code in January 2022. These changes followed a public consultation on a review of The Highway Code to improve road safety for people walking, cycling and riding horses. It ran from July to October 2020 and received more...

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Research into Driving Offences by Younger Drivers

Research into Driving Offences by Younger Drivers

New research by insurance company Hastings Direct provides insight into young drivers' driving habits while shedding light on the top common driving offences in the UK. Data from between 01/01/2020 and 31/12/2021 analysing over 300,000 offences, based on freedom of...

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When do the new 72 number plates come out?

When do the new 72 number plates come out?

Sponsored contentThe 72 plate is the reg for cars registered after the 1st of September 2022. Other cars registered this year before September will have had the 22 plate instead. The September plates are based on the last two figures of the year, plus fifty. When cars...

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New Investment funds for GRIDSERVE

New Investment funds for GRIDSERVE

Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Plc, has invested £200 million into Buckingham-based GRIDSERVE. The funding will help expand the electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure company’s Sun-to-Wheel model, which combines hybrid solar farms, its...

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Fuel Consumption close to pre-Covid levels

Fuel Consumption close to pre-Covid levels

Petrol and diesel consumption was almost back to pre-Covid levels in May and June despite the high prices at the pumps. The latest figures from HMRC reveal that petrol consumption in May and June this year was just 0.3% less than in May and June 2019, and diesel...

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New Car Registrations July 2022

New Car Registrations July 2022

UK new car registrations fell for the fifth consecutive month in July, with a 9.0% reduction to 112,162 units, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In July 2021, there were 123,296 new car registrations. According...

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Do I need breakdown cover?

Do I need breakdown cover?

Sponsored contentWith the price of pretty much everything rising right now, many of us are looking for ways we can save money on our expenditures. One cost you may be considering is whether you actually need breakdown cover for your vehicle.Do I need breakdown cover...

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Hydrogen Vehicle Numbers Set to Increase

Hydrogen Vehicle Numbers Set to Increase

The number of hydrogen vehicles in service globally could increase dramatically over the next five years. Currently, there are around 60,000 hydrogen vehicles on the read. According to a new study, this will increase to one million by the end of 2027. The report by...

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Gulf Oomph Rewards

Gulf Oomph Rewards

Sponsored. An award-winning loyalty scheme, Oomph would be one of the loyalty schemes available to drivers offering a points-based system. What do I get for joining Gulf Oomph Rewards? 1 point for every litre of unleaded/diesel 2 points for every litre of Endurance...

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Smart Motorway Cameras Concerns

Smart Motorway Cameras Concerns

This week, a new stretch of smart motorway opened on the M4, running 15 miles from Junction 8/9 at Maidenhead to Junction 3 at Hayes, West London. National Highways said that the cones and barriers in place during the works that started in 2018 would be lifted by...

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Tinkerbell is the most popular name for a first car in 2022

Tinkerbell is the most popular name for a first car in 2022

Sponsored contentResearch commissioned by online used-car marketplace Motorway.co.uk shows just how important a first car can be, with three-quarters of car owners admitting their first car still holds fond and special memories. In fact, over a third of respondents...

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The first fuel station in the UK

The first fuel station in the UK

The first roadside fuel station in the UK opened in November 1919 and was located just outside the village of Aldermaston in Berkshire. There is sadly no trace of this motoring landmark, and the site of the station is now a layby on the A4. The Development of petrol...

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Future Classics: top five imported cars set to soar in value

Future Classics: top five imported cars set to soar in value

Sponsored contentClassic cars are an investment like no other. However, identifying the right one can be tricky. Leading online used-car marketplace, Motorway.co.uk, polled a number of dealers from its network of verified car dealers1 to reveal their top 10 list of...

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Fuel Price Analysis: Jan 2021 to June 2022

Fuel Price Analysis: Jan 2021 to June 2022

The last few months have been a challenging time for motorists. At PetrolPrices, we analyse how prices have changed in the 18 months and look at how prices vary across regions in the UK. Price Changes in the Last 18 months Unleaded and Diesel Trend In the first week...

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Europe’s first Autonomous Petrol Station and Convenience Store

Europe’s first Autonomous Petrol Station and Convenience Store

There are already a number of automatic unmanned petrol stations in the UK, with Gulf, Asda and a number of other brands leading the way. Autonomus fuel stations are more prevalent on the continent, so it isn’t surprising that the first autonomous petrol station and...

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Petrol, Diesel and EV price increases

Petrol, Diesel and EV price increases

Petrol and diesel prices are continuing to hit new highs as the cost of crude oil increased to over $118 per barrel, levels not seen since before 2009. This is further compounded by a weakening pound to US dollar exchange rate, currently down at $1.26 from $1.35 at...

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Future Classics: Five British Cars Set to Soar in Value

Future Classics: Five British Cars Set to Soar in Value

Sponsored contentClassic cars are an investment like no other. However, identifying the right one can be tricky. Leading online used-car marketplace, Motorway.co.uk, polled a number of dealers from its network of verified car dealers1 to reveal their top 10 list of...

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