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In-car pollution equivalent to passively smoking
Friday 23rd November 2018

A new study has found that sitting in traffic has similar health implications as passive smoking.

The RAC reports:

Spending an hour stuck in traffic could be just as bad for your health as passive smoking, according to expert warnings.


New car CO2 emissions reach five-year high
Wednesday 21st November 2018

Research has revealed that the level of CO2 emitted by the average car is at its highest in five years.

Hugo Griffiths, Auto Express, reports:


Make drivers pay for fuel in advance, says police chief
Monday 19th November 2018

A police chief has advised petrol stations to make motorists pay before they pump, in an attempt to prevent them from stealing fuel.

The BBC reports:

Service stations should make drivers pay for fuel in advance to prevent theft, a top police officer says.


One in eight admit to falling asleep when driving
Friday 16th November 2018

Research into the fatigue motorists experience whilst driving has revealed 17% of men have fallen asleep behind the wheel.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:

One in eight drivers say they have fallen asleep behind the wheel, according to new research.


Littering drivers hit by instant fines
Wednesday 14th November 2018

Drivers have been reminded of the serious penalties they could face for littering from their car, after a motorist was fined almost £500 for the crime.

The RAC reports:


First public EV charging lamp posts installed in London
Monday 12th November 2018

A new type of electric vehicle charging point has been installed in London.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:

Southwark has become the first London borough to equip lamp posts with public EV (electric vehicle) charging points.


All proceeds from car tax to be invested in road network in £30bn funding boost
Friday 9th November 2018

The Government are set to put more money into improving the nation’s roads, it has been announced in this year’s autumn budget.

Hugo Griffiths, Auto Express, reports:


Nearly 11,000 people behind the wheel with 12 or more points
Wednesday 7th November 2018

A charity has issued a warning after recent figures show almost 11,000 drivers who have 12 or more penalty points on their licence are still on our roads.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:


DfT figures reveal fatal but preventable car defect
Monday 5th November 2018

New data from the Department of Transport has revealed that defective brakes caused over 500 accidents in 2017 alone.

The RAC reports:


DfT considers new rule on turning vehicles to protect cyclists
Friday 2nd November 2018

New rules which could help safeguard cyclists may be written into the Highway Code as the Government considers an update.

The RAC reports:

Cyclists and pedestrians could be given further protection from turning vehicles under a proposed update for the Highway Code.


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