Rules change for driving in Europe

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From 28 March 2019, drivers from the UK will need extra documentation to drive in the EU and EEA. In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, UK drivers may also need an international driving permit … Continue reading

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Brake responds to new drug-driving law in Scotland

News from Brake Tuesday 15 January News@brake.org.uk   Scotland’s road safety laws will be strengthened by the introduction of drug-driving limits and roadside testing on 21 October this year, the Scottish Government has announced.   Scotland will introduce a zero-tolerance … Continue reading

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UK’s first accessible electric charging bay opens

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NCP has opened the UK’s first recharging bay for electric vehicles to be accessible by disabled drivers at its new car park in Stanley Street, Salford. First suggested by co-founders of the People’s Parking scheme, Helen Dolphin and Libbie Bilyard, … Continue reading

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Unlock and start your vehicle with just your fingerprint

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Hyundai is developing smart fingerprint technology to allow drivers to unlock and start a vehicle without using keys. Hyundai is set to debut the new technology on its 2019 Santa Fe SUV. It will enable multiple users to have access … Continue reading

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New Nissan technology can ‘see’ around corners

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This week Nissan will unveil its ‘Invisible-to-Visible’ (I2V) vision for connected cars, to help drivers see obstacles that would be otherwise hidden from sight. I2V will merge real-time traffic data from the cloud with information from sensors on the outside … Continue reading

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UK drivers miss out on fuel savings due to supermarket greed

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Petrol prices drop for the second consecutive month but the savings aren’t being passed onto the consumer. December saw pump prices fall fro the second consecutive month, but not at the level they should have considering a sharp fall in … Continue reading

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Innocent motorists incriminated by car cloning criminals

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Police official warns unsuspecting motorists face being charged with offences they didn’t commit as a result of car-cloning criminals. Criminal gangs are cloning thousands of number plates and subsequently racking up all manner of fines and charges whilst using the … Continue reading

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Casualties from crashes caused by slow drivers up nearly a third in 2017

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The number of casualties as a result of crashes caused by slow drivers increased by nearly a third last year. Data from the Department for Transport demonstrated that 175 people were injured and two people killed in the UK during … Continue reading

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New Jaguar Land Rover tech opens doors

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Jaguar Land Rover has developed a mobility door prototype that automatically opens as the driver approaches. Likened to ‘an invisible valet’, the door can be opened by gesture control as well as using motion sensors and existing keyless entry technology … Continue reading

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MPs raise concern over safety of smart motorways

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A group of MPs have raised concerns over the safety of smart motorways and are calling for the rollout to be paused. Smart motorways work by using the hard shoulder as a fourth lane, with variable speed limits to control … Continue reading

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