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Uber self-driving car that killed pedestrian had software flaws

Software flaws in an Uber self-driving car have been blamed for the death of a pedestrian in the United States.…

Cars
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Is the car industry in trouble? New car sales fall for 31 consecutive months

Diesel cars faced a sales slump for the 31st consecutive month, according to figures from the Society for Motor Manufacturers…

Other
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Private parking firms will dish out 8.6 million parking tickets this year, that’s 2mil more than last year

Almost 8.6 million tickets could be issued during the financial year by “out of control juggernaut” parking firms, according to…

Road Safety
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Government to ‘tighten up’ mobile phone laws

At present, the law prevents drivers from using a hand-held mobile phone to call or text. However, people caught filming…

Road Safety
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Young Driver Focus 2020

This one-day conference is unique by being focused on cutting young driver casualties by specifically addressing key road safety issues…

Fuel
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Bristol could become the UK’s first city to ban diesel vehicles

Diesels would initially be prohibited from entering a central area of the city between 7am and 3pm every day from…

Fuel
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SUVs named as second biggest cause of global emissions rise

In the period between 2010 and 2018, SUVs more than doubled their market share from 17% to 39%, emitting more…

Road Safety
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61% of passengers admit being ‘on edge’ with family and friends’ speed

Interestingly, almost a third (29%) wouldn’t ask their driver to slow down, suggesting many motorists are driving on unaware of…

Other
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Drivers are to blame for smart motorway crash statistics, not new road design – suggests roads chief

Jim O’Sullivan, the chief executive of Highways England cited examples of motorists stopping to exchange contact details after minor shunts…