Monthly Archives: April 2017

Motorists face big bills to fix broken cars as petrol station mixes unleaded and diesel pumps

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Drivers are eyeing up large repair bills after petrol station mixed up the diesel and unleaded pumps when refilling them. Through social media, a number of motorists have confirmed that their cars have either broken down or “juddered along” after … Continue reading

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Volkswagen denies its Dieselgate fix causes breakdowns

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Volkswagen has denied that its Dieselgate fix for the EA189 diesel engine has caused breakdowns, increased fuel consumption and reduced performance in a number of vehicles. This comes from a report by the Volkswagen Diesel Customer Forum (VDCF) which says … Continue reading

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Driverless cars to trial on UK motorways in 2019

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Driverless cars are set to be deployed on UK motorways in a few years time, revealed a group of tech firms. Called the Driven Consortium, the group is aiming to trial autonomous vehicles between London and Oxford, with the cars … Continue reading

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A12 northbound exit at a minor junction between A120 near Colchester (east) and B1029 | Northbound | Road Works

Location : The A12 northbound. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 June 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed. Powered by WPeMatico

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Survey finds motorists want to retain three-year MoT test

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The majority of motorists have expressed their desire to keep the MoT in its current format with the first test taking place when the car is three years old, according to recent research. An SMMT-commissioned YouGov survey found that 76% of … Continue reading

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Drivers face fines as sat navs get speed limits wrong

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A number of incidents have been caused because drivers have been over reliant on sat navs. There is more than just an inconvenience for many motorists who put their trust in technology. Within modern satellite navigation units, the speed limits … Continue reading

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Surge in number of parking fines issued by private firms

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The number of motorists handed parking fines by private companies soared by more than a quarter over the past 12 months, new figures reveal. RAC Foundation analysis of official data showed that 4.7 million of the DVLA’s vehicle keeper records … Continue reading

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thinktank warns: UK unprepared for surge in electric car use

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The Green Alliance says the UK will have problems if it doesn’t upgrade its energy networks as EVs and solar panels become more popular. In a new report, the tinktank says if the UK doesn’t improve its networks by 2020, … Continue reading

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See you at the Driving Instructor Show this weekend – tickets still available

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If you haven’t already registered for what promises to be the largest driving instructor exhibition in the UK this year, taking place this Sunday, don’t worry you still have time! Over 1000 delegates are already registered for the show, which … Continue reading

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Tougher penalties for speeding welcomed by road safety charity

News from Brake 12 April 2017 news@brake.org.uk Brake, the road safety has welcomed a series of measures to get tough on drivers who break speed limits. The new fines come into force from 24th April, when new sentencing guidelines take effect. … Continue reading

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