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13,000 catalytic converters stolen from UK cars
Wednesday 16th January 2019

Almost 13,000 catalytic convertors were stolen from vehicles in the past five years with more than 1,200 taken in 2017 alone, new statistics have revealed.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:


Innocent drivers hit by car cloning criminals
Monday 14th January 2019

A police spokesperson has implored manufacturers to do more to make number plate cloning more difficult to protect innocent motorists.

The RAC, reports:


Black cabs up to 30 times more polluting than cars
Friday 11th January 2019

New data has revealed that London black cabs emit up to 30 times the amount of Nitrogen Oxide than personal petrol cars of the same age.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:


Half a million complaints show scale of UK’s pothole pandemic
Wednesday 9th January 2019

Local authorities received over 500,000 pothole related complaints in 2017, accounting for a 44% increase in a two-year period.

The RAC reports:


UK car manufacturing falls by a fifth in “very concerning” downturn
Monday 7th January 2019

Just under 130,000 cars were produced in the UK in November, a fall of almost 20%, recent statistics have revealed.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:


EU agrees on 37.5% car emissions reduction target
Friday 4th January 2019

The EU has confirmed their goal to cut carbon emissions produced by cars by almost 40% in the next 10 years.

James Attwood, Autocar, reports:

The European Union has agreed to cut carbon emissions from cars by 37.5% within a decade.


No more smart motorways, say MPs
Wednesday 2nd January 2019

A campaign by MPs has urged for the development of smart motorways to be paused after safety concerns for motorists arose.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:


Drivers warned over illegal overtaking
Monday 31st December 2018

A road safety charity has warned motorists that reckless overtaking can lead to a fine and points on your driving licence.

The RAC, reports:

Dangerous overtaking could lead to penalty points and an unlimited fine, drivers are being reminded.


All Government-funded EV charge points to be smart
Friday 28th December 2018

The Government has announced that all new electric vehicle charging points must be smart in an attempt to encourage off-peak charging.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:


British motorists racked up £4.2million in fines for parking in disabled bays
Wednesday 26th December 2018

New figures have revealed that local councils have collected over £4million from fines handed to motorists misusing disabled parking spaces.

Rob Hull, This Is Money, reports:


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