Articles by: Richard Borges

Road Safety
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Driver ‘should be dead’ after air freshener causes car explosion

A driver who blew up his car by lighting a cigarette after spraying air freshener says, “I should be dead”.
Cars

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Are diesels dead, desirable, or somewhere in between?

With diesel sales falling by over 20% and fully electric vehicle (EV) sales jumping by around 70%, it would seems that more and more of us are starting to question when, rather than if, they should ditch diesel for good.
Legislation & Regulation
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Over 2.4m drivers caught speeding last year — and cameras nab 98% of them

Home Office data revealed driving too fast made up 84% of the 2.84million motoring offences recorded in the year to April
Cars
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Black box car insurance ‘pushes up prices for over-30s’

Telematics policies offer young drivers huge savings but tables are turned for older drivers
Legislation & Regulation
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Drug and drink-driving convictions rise in Wales

The number of drug and drink-driving convictions in Wales rose by 18% in 2018 compared with the previous year, a report has found
Cars
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Do you drive one of the safest cars of 2019?

The 10 safest cars of 2019 have been revealed by automotive research centre Thatcham Research
Road Safety
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RideFree wins Royal Award in London

Despite persistently high casualty numbers amongst young motorcycle riders it remains difficult to change the behaviour of some riders in this group
Road Safety
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The engage driving instructor seminar – Ellesmere Port

An informative day for driving instructors to meet, learn and exchange ideas - packed with talks from leading industry figures
Road Safety
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Seven tips when it comes to packing the car for Christmas

Balancing your car's centre of gravity and keeping electronics separate are among seven top Christmas car packing tips for Brits visiting friends and family this festive season, as revealed by driving specialists from LeaseCar.uk