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Don’t get fined for de-icing your car
Monday 22nd January 2018

The weather is set to get colder and that means many of us with be faced with de-icing our cars in the morning before we set off for work! But did you know there’s a right way and the wrong way to de-ice your car?

RAC Cars reports:


We’re a nation of lane-hoggers: just 1 in 4 drivers use the inside lane
Friday 19th January 2018

Are you guilty of lane-hogging? Lane-hogging is when drivers choose to use the middle lane, even when the inside lane is relatively empty, and it’s a fineable offense, due to it being considered as careless driving.

Andrew Brady, Motoring Research, reports:


Convicted drink drivers have cars electronically tagged and tracked by the police – but only in some areas of the UK
Wednesday 17th January 2018

Drink driving is hugely dangerous - it not only endangers the life of the driver, but also other road users and pedestrians.


Back to black, the new favourite shade in 2017
Monday 15th January 2018

What colour is your car? Are you a fan of something bright that will stand out in a car park, or do you prefer a shade that will hide the dirt? If you’re on trend, you’ll be driving a black, white or grey car, but which of these three is the most popular?


Is the UK ready for electric cars? Just one public charge point was added for every six electric vehicles sold in 2017
Friday 12th January 2018

Whilst Norway is making electric cars much more accessible, the UK still have a way to go before they become more popular that their petrol and diesel counterparts.

Rob Hull, The Mail Online, reports:


Over half of new cars sold in Norway are electric or hybrid
Wednesday 10th January 2018

Electric or hybrid cars now account for more than 50% of total registrations in Norway, with generous subsidies cited as the reason.

Lawrence Allan, AutoExpress News, reports:


Pay and dismay for UK city parkers
Monday 8th January 2018

Do you have to pay and display to park your car when you go to work? Perhaps you need to use a public car park which over the years has totalled quite a spend?


Should dangerous cycling be a crime?
Friday 5th January 2018

A recent poll shows 73% of drivers think cyclists should face same laws as drivers, with many also thinking that cyclists should have to pass a test and pay road tax to be legally allowed to use their bikes on public roads.

James Salmon, The Mail Online, report:


Bad parking wastes a fifth of car spaces
Thursday 4th January 2018

A study has found that almost a fifth of the space available to park goes to waste, with London and Birmingham having the greatest average distance between parked cars.

The Daily Mail reports,

Drivers often grumble about never being able to find a place to park.


Norway’s auto-dimming street lamps get brighter when traffic approaches, creating an effective energy saving solution to lighting up public roads.
Tuesday 2nd January 2018

A 5 mile stretch of road in Norway has installed LED lights that dim to 20 percent when no cars are near. When a car passes, a radar sensor attached to the lights triggers the brightness to increase to 100%.

Kelly Mclaughlin, The Mail Online, reports:


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