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UK car production falls 9.8 per cent in October
Monday 10th December 2018

Only 104,374 cars were manufactured in the UK in October, a fall of almost 10% year on year.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:


Only 3% of mechanics qualified to work on electric vehicles
Friday 7th December 2018

New figures have revealed there is a shortfall in the number of mechanics who are qualified to work on electric vehicles.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:


Safer roads and ‘cut-price’ insurance for bike-aware drivers
Wednesday 5th December 2018

A ‘bikeability’ training course for drivers to learn about safe driving etiquette around cyclists has been proposed by the Government, and could reduce your insurance premium if taken.

The RAC reports:


Beast from the East blamed as pothole compensation claims double
Monday 3rd December 2018

The amount of compensation paid out for pothole damage has reached a five-year high, new research has revealed.

The BBC reports:


Long-range camera takes aim at dangerous drivers
Friday 30th November 2018

Gloucestershire Police have employed the use of a mobile camera, in an attempt to curb dangerous and illegal activity by drivers.

The RAC reports:


Bus lane fines reach record £41 million high
Wednesday 28th November 2018

Almost 900,000 fines were handed out to drivers who illegally drove in a bus lane in 2017, according to a new study.  

The RAC and Confused.com report:

Fines totalling a massive £41 million were accrued by UK drivers illegally straying into bus lanes last year.


Official: almost all drivers break 20mph limits
Monday 26th November 2018

Research has found motorists are ten times more likely to break 20mph speed limit zones than 30mph zones.

Hugo Griffiths, Auto Express, reports:


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.


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