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Potholes are worse than ever, government pumps more money in

Potholes are worse than ever, government pumps more money in

The hazards potholes create are well-known to motorists and cyclists; damage to your car or bike and an uncomfortable or dangerous ride. More worrying is potholes have resulted in serious injury or death of almost 400 cyclists over the past ten years. Now,...

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Drivers to be paid “cash not to drive” in new UK pilot scheme

Drivers to be paid “cash not to drive” in new UK pilot scheme

It seems that we’re getting used to reporting on councils looking to motorists to bridge the gap in their funding, but a new scheme, the first of its kind in the UK, is looking to pay motorists up to £3,000 to stop driving their cars. A £20 million Department for...

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Brexit go slow drivers causing traffic chaos are prosecuted

Brexit go slow drivers causing traffic chaos are prosecuted

Brexit Protest and Direct Action Group (BDA), outraged by Prime Minister Theresa May’s negotiations, organised a series of ‘go slow’ protests on Friday ending in police prosecuting four pro-Brexit drivers. The decision to push back the deadline for the...

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Jaguar Land Rover recall 44,000 vehicles over emissions

Jaguar Land Rover recall 44,000 vehicles over emissions

It never rains but it pours … and Jaguar Land Rover must be breaking out their Sou’westers right about now; in January of this year, they announced 4,500 jobs were to go, the following month they posted record quarterly losses and more recently, it’s been...

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In-car monitoring systems will follow your every move soon

In-car monitoring systems will follow your every move soon

With well over 6 million CCTV cameras in the UK, we Brits are accustomed to being watched. This is even more obvious when you’re a British driver, with recent news telling us authorities will use cameras to detect drivers using cycle lanes and mobile...

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Driving with loud music could now get you a £100 fine

Driving with loud music could now get you a £100 fine

With more and more cars getting high tech sound systems, hearing loud music while driving has become a daily occurrence for most people. One council is fighting back and has introduced a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which gives officers the ability...

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Britons are overcharged £300 million a year on financing cars

Britons are overcharged £300 million a year on financing cars

A shocking investigation by a British watchdog has discovered that car dealers are manipulating customers’ interest payments to earn larger commission totalling an ‘unacceptable’ £300 million each year. The report comes almost two years after the Financial...

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Half of used cars have a hidden history, warns RAC

Half of used cars have a hidden history, warns RAC

A study using data from the RAC’s Vehicle History Check service, covering more than 32,000 vehicles has shown that over half (52%) of the vehicles checked had a history that could be a potential problem for any purchaser. Some of these issues could be...

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Volvo limit top speed of all new cars to try and stop deaths

On Monday (4th March,) Volvo announced plans to limit all cars manufactured from 2020 onwards to a max speed of 112mph. This is part of their plans to bring the number of people who die in a Volvo car to zero over the next coming years. In a press release...

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You could soon get a £50 fine for doing the school run

Last May, PetrolPrices wrote about how clean air campaigners wanted to ban the car-based school run. With figures showing that a quarter of all cars are on our roads during school drop-off and collection times, a new plan to reduce air pollution—and defend...

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Tax it or lose it as DVLA reinforces its policies

New DVLA stats released earlier in the week show that over 460,000 vehicles in 11 cities nationwide are clamped or fined yearly for failing to tax their cars. The new advertising campaign targets 11 areas nationwide where the highest number of untaxed...

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70% of drivers don’t know what to do when they see this sign

We’re sure that most of our readers have heard the legend of Hackney Carriages having to carry a bale of hay and some oats for their horse (and contrary to popular belief, it was dropped from law in 1976), but traffic laws and road legislation in the UK...

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London scrappage scheme: PR stunt or helping hand?

In just seven weeks, a new daily charge is to be introduced for entering the City of London, it will affect all pre-Euro 4 petrol vehicles and pre-Euro 6 diesels, with no resident discount nor blue badge exemption, it’s thought that up to 2.5 million...

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It’s quicker to cycle than drive in UK cities, says report

As UK roads get more and more congested, it seems that some drivers will have to become what they have, on the whole, despised for years. A cyclist. INRIX is saying it could now be quicker to cycle than to drive if you commute into a city centre. In many...

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The smaller the car, the more reliable it is says Which?

Choosing the right car for you can be a mixture of sensible decision, financial obligation and with a hint of raw emotion, but even the prettiest of cars will be given the cold shoulder in the cold hard light of reliability statistics. A new survey by...

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Electric cars can have 40% less range in freezing temperatures

The writing has been on the wall for a while now: Electric cars are here to stay, the death knell is ringing for fossil fuel. That’s all very black & white though, and the reality is perhaps a little different. Certainly, electricity is the motive force of...

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Half a million drivers seen using mobile phone at wheel in 2017

Using a mobile phone at the wheel is never a good idea, and except in some extreme circumstances is also illegal. Between 2013 and 2015 an average of 24 people were annually killed in a car crash where a mobile phone was cited as the main cause. While the...

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