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Singer Paolo Nutini breathalysed and charged with drunk driving

Singer Paolo Nutini breathalysed and charged with drunk driving

/ February 24, 2017 10:37 am

Singing star Paolo Nutini is facing a court appearance for drink driving after reportedly failing a breathalyser test on Tuesday. The singer was driving through his hometown of Paisley in Scotland at around 20:00 when police officers stopped and breathalysed […]

Driver in London takes wrong turn and parks on flight of steps

Driver in London takes wrong turn and parks on flight of steps

/ February 14, 2017 10:59 am

A driver in central London lost his bearings and made a wrong turn which left him parked on a flight of steps early on Sunday. The driver got his black Toyota stuck on the steps at Broadgate Circle near the […]

Scotland man Craig Barraza sets new record for UK driving test fail

Scotland man Craig Barraza sets new record for UK driving test fail

/ February 6, 2017 9:36 am

A learner driver from Scotland has set a new record for the fastest fail of a UK driving test. Craig Barraza, 33, was starting his test at the King’s Lynn centre in Norfolk when he pulled out from the space […]

Lofty Newcastle man gets ban for driving with head above windscreen

Lofty Newcastle man gets ban for driving with head above windscreen

/ January 27, 2017 10:54 am

A tall driver from Newcastle has been given a provisional driving ban for driving with his head above the upper level of a convertible’s windscreen. Six foot seven inch Adam Elliott entered a guilty plea to charges of dangerous driving […]

UK transport department discloses data on driving test cheating

UK transport department discloses data on driving test cheating

/ January 18, 2017 10:02 am

The UK’s transport department has released data related to convictions for imposters taking driving tests for learner drivers. The figures for the five-year period to the end of 2016 show an upward trend in the number of convictions. In 2012, […]

Google Waymo unveils new auto driving system at Detroit motor show

Google Waymo unveils new auto driving system at Detroit motor show

/ January 9, 2017 9:31 am

Google stablemate Waymo gave a sneak preview of its newest car self-driving system ahead of the start of the Detroit motor show yesterday. A Chrysler Pacifica equipped with the most up-to-date auto-drive technology was unveiled by Waymo boss John Krafcik […]

UK government to act on price gouging for electric vehicle charging

UK government to act on price gouging for electric vehicle charging

/ December 30, 2016 11:21 am

The UK’s government is preparing to tackle the problem of extortionate fees to charge electric cars at public locations. Ministers are set to enact legislation that will see standard prices applied and ensure electric vehicle users are provided with better […]

Scrapping of UK car tax discs reaps bonanza in fines for DVLA

Scrapping of UK car tax discs reaps bonanza in fines for DVLA

/ December 23, 2016 10:30 am

Consigning vehicle tax discs to history two years ago has proved to be a winner for the UK’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. Data released under Freedom of Information laws show the quantity of cars wheel-clamped and their owners fined […]

London Met police officer drives around Wood Green phone in hand

London Met police officer drives around Wood Green phone in hand

/ December 14, 2016 10:41 am

A passerby captured images of a police officer behind the wheel of a patrol car and using a mobile phone in a busy London street last week. The images were taken by 28-year-old Abdul Mohamed in the Wood Green area […]

Manchester City player Yaya Toure nabbed drink driving in Dagenham

Manchester City player Yaya Toure nabbed drink driving in Dagenham

/ December 6, 2016 9:45 am

Police in London have confirmed ace footballer Yaya Toure is facing a drink driving charge and will appear in court next week. A spokesperson explained that the 33-year-old Manchester City star was arrested in Dagenham last Monday night after failing […]

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