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The most jammed roads in England for the next three years

The most jammed roads in England for the next three years

Depending on your viewpoint, being told that there’s nearly 900 separate road works planned between now and December 2021, which could lead to thousands of days’ worth of delays, could be a good or terrible thing. Of course, no one likes sitting in traffic...

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£15 ULEZ fees are coming to Heathrow Airport

£15 ULEZ fees are coming to Heathrow Airport

Heathrow airport had 480,339 aircraft movements in 2018, moving over 80 million passengers to international destinations, and 1,715,440 tonnes of cargo. A typical Boeing 747 aircraft uses approximately one gallon of fuel for every second of flight time,...

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Thatcham announce cars that are the easiest to steal

Thatcham announce cars that are the easiest to steal

To steal a car a generation ago meant a bit of muscle and a tool or two. In fact, in 1992 alone, UK vehicle crime spiked and thieves stole 620,000 vehicles from our roads. Over time, car security has increased but the fight against car thieves is far from...

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NCP loses court case over ticket machine overpayments

NCP loses court case over ticket machine overpayments

“The action of taking property unlawfully from a person or place by force or threat of force”; the legal definition of robbery. ‘Robbery’ perhaps may be a little harsh, although if you consider the threat of having your car clamped, towed away or just...

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Welsh government calls for all residential roads to be 20mph

Welsh government calls for all residential roads to be 20mph

A report for the Department for Transport, released in November 2018, very clearly stated that reducing speed limits to 20mph does little for road safety or the environment, and in many cases, it can actually lead to greater pollution and a higher number...

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Best selling cars that drive the furthest on fuel revealed

Best selling cars that drive the furthest on fuel revealed

Fuel prices have been increasing steadily and rose at their fastest rate in April since 2000 by 5.44 pence per litre for Unleaded. These huge increases are driving up the total cost of ownership for a motorist, combined with new congestion charges, rises...

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The UK’s most dependable car brand revealed

The UK’s most dependable car brand revealed

If you’ve ever watched Top Gear, you’ll most probably have heard them bemoaning Peugeot drivers and Peugeot themselves. One particular skit comes to mind entitled the “Modern Peugeot Drivers Adventure” in which James May and Jeremy Clarkson drive rather...

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One in 13 cars have had a safety recall in their lifetime

One in 13 cars have had a safety recall in their lifetime

When Jaguar Land Rover introduced their new I-PACE electric SUV, it was a culmination of fours years’ worth of work, over 1.5 million miles of testing, and hundreds of hours spent in the wind tunnel maximising efficiency, and yet some owners are having...

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3D zebra crossings slowing motorists down

3D zebra crossings slowing motorists down

Remaining untouched for around 70 years, the zebra crossing we know so well might soon appear very different after a road safety experiment in the London borough of Westminster to get drivers to reduce their speed. Although the location wasn’t an accident blackspot...

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Two years on; have the mobile phone laws helped?

Two years on; have the mobile phone laws helped?

Using your mobile phone while driving has been illegal since 2003, the laws have been upgraded a few times since then, most notably the doubling of penalties in March 2017; getting caught using your hand-held mobile while driving could see you landed with a £200 fine...

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Blanket parking ban considered by government

Blanket parking ban considered by government

At a time when parking your car is subject to extreme focus, mainly thanks to the ever-increasing parking charges, the House of Commons Transport Committee is to look into different options to potentially stop people from parking on pavements. At first glance, this...

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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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