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Green vehicles cheaper than petrol

Research shows that over the lifetime of a car electric vehicles work out at around £107 cheaper per year than petrol or diesel equivalents
Road Safety
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Over 7,000 motorists a year stripped of their driving licence because they can’t see

More than 134 motorists have their driving licence revoked every week by the DVLA because they can’t meet minimum eyesight requirements
Road Safety
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Drivers back calls for introduction of random drug and alcohol testing

The calls come ahead of the festive season, which usually sees a spike in such incidents, and follows research by…

Other
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216 million miles driven by vehicles without a valid MOT every year

17 per cent of drivers have accidentally driven their vehicle without a valid MOT 216 million miles covered by vehicles…

Cars
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New analysis reveals the UK’s car theft hotspots

West Midlands sees trebling of car theft claims in past five years More than 112,000 vehicles stolen in the last…

Legislation & Regulation
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Penalty points for flouting seat belt law

Time for new road safety regulation – 72 per cent of the British public believe penalty points should be mandatory…

Other
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Drunk drivers: the good, the bad and the over fifties

1.6 million adults aged over 55 admit to drink driving A further 3.6 million over 55s say they have driven…

Cars
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Record number of vans on Britain’s roads

There has been a 19 per cent increase in van numbers over five years, with 617,500 more vans on the…

Cars
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Waistlines of cars now under the spotlight

Are wider cars more practical, creating more space or are we going through a phase of design preference?