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Bexhill teachers films her own nightmare drunken drive

Bexhill teachers films her own nightmare drunken drive

/ April 30, 2018 9:10 am

Police in East Sussex used video footage captured from a driver’s own webcam to gain her a conviction for drunk driving. The footage showed 41-year-old Louise Willard swerving across lanes and running into roadside verges at speeds of up to […]

Taking hay fever medication before driving could lead to ban

Taking hay fever medication before driving could lead to ban

/ April 20, 2018 10:21 am

Ahead of an expected pollen count high this weekend, road safety organisations have warned drivers of the risks associated with hay fever medication. Road safety charity Brake and GEM Motoring Assist both say some of the tablets sold over the […]

Comparison website Confused says drivers need to constrain pets

Comparison website Confused says drivers need to constrain pets

/ April 11, 2018 11:30 am

Financial services website Confused.com has carried out a study which reveals British drivers are overly lax about keeping pets riding in their cars restrained. The research revealed less than 40 per cent of Britain’s motorists secured dogs or other pets […]

Ford launches pilot vending machine for cars to go in China

Ford launches pilot vending machine for cars to go in China

/ April 3, 2018 9:51 am

Ford unveiled a vending machine in China this week which dispenses cars to go. Designed to allow prospective customers to test-drive new cars, the giant Tmall vending machine in the city of Guangzhou can accommodate 42 vehicles and is the […]

VW Beetle bites the dust again

VW Beetle bites the dust again

/ March 26, 2018 9:45 am

Car maker Volkswagen has confirmed it plans to stop manufacturing its iconic Beetle. VW Technical development director Frank Welsch recently told media sources the classic car had gone through enough incarnations for the time being and it was time to […]

VW CEO Matthias Muller announces rapid EV expansion programme

VW CEO Matthias Muller announces rapid EV expansion programme

/ March 16, 2018 9:58 am

The CEO of German auto-giant Volkswagen has confirmed the company is embarking on an ambitious programme to build electric vehicles. According to Matthias Muller, VW is set to build 16 global EV manufacturing plants over the next four years and […]

UK DVLA issued licences may be invalid for Europe driving post Brexit

UK DVLA issued licences may be invalid for Europe driving post Brexit

/ March 7, 2018 10:51 am

According to the latest reports from the European Union, requirements for UK drivers in Europe will change once the Brexit divorce is finalised. A report on a recent meeting reveals plans are afoot to rescind the right of British drivers […]

Germany study reveals UK has steepest fines for phone use and driving

Germany study reveals UK has steepest fines for phone use and driving

/ February 27, 2018 10:41 am

Research carried out by German auto association ADAC has revealed the UK has almost the steepest fines in Europe for using mobile telephones while driving. The Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club says penalties in the UK are more than double that […]

UK man drives from Norway to southern Chile for a beer

UK man drives from Norway to southern Chile for a beer

/ February 19, 2018 10:44 am

A UK driver last week completed a marathon 20,000-mile journey across three continents in search of beer. Plymouth man Ben Coombs set himself the task of driving from the planet’s northernmost pub to its southernmost and took seven whole months […]

UK Government weighs up revamp of laws for young drivers

UK Government weighs up revamp of laws for young drivers

/ February 14, 2018 10:26 am

The UK government is believed to be looking at a revamp of rules for young drivers who have just passed their driving tests. Responding to questions, prime-minister Theresa May, appeared to confirm proposals to impose limits on newly qualified drivers […]

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