Monthly Archives: March 2018

‘Travel chaos’ expected over Easter bank holiday weekend

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The RAC have warned that they expect 19 million leisure journeys will be made over the coming weekend. Thursday 29th March is set to be the busiest day on the roads in terms of volume, as an estimated 3.18 million … Continue reading

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Survey shows 2.5 million drivers have misused a disabled parking spot

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More than 2.5 million drivers have wrongfully parked in a disabled space, according to a study by yourparkingspace.co.uk. Findings from the new survey reveals widespread misuse of disabled parking spots. Among the excuses given by motorists for parking in a … Continue reading

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Drivers dazzled by headlights of modern cars according to RAC survey

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A recent RAC Opinion Panel survey of 2,061 motorists found that nearly two thirds (65%) of drivers are “regularly dazzled” by oncoming headlights, even when they are dipped. Approximately 15% of those surveyed said they had nearly suffered a collision … Continue reading

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Renault supports Carkraft road safety initiative

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Renault is backing a road safety scheme aimed at reducing the number of serious road accidents in the UK for the ninth consecutive year. The Carkraft safety initiative, based in Northamptonshire, is now in its 17th year and is aimed … Continue reading

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A fifth of local roads ‘set to fail within 12 months’ as spending fails to arrest pothole epidemic

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One in five local roads are ‘structurally poor’ and could fail completely if not repaired within the next year, a new report has found. Local authorities in England and Wales have said that more than 24,400 miles of road need … Continue reading

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Young drivers feel more confident in carrying out basic car maintenance than their parents

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On average, younger drivers feel more confident when it comes to performing basic car maintenance than their parents. In a survey of 1,003 motorists, conducted by insurance company LV=, 50% of drivers aged 17-24 said they would find basic car … Continue reading

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Uber halts self-driving car tests after pedestrian is killed

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Uber has suspended all testing of self-driving cars after a woman was killed crossing the road in what is believed to be the first fatal accident involving an autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian. The woman’s death in Tempe, Arizona, will … Continue reading

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VW assigns 20 billion euros in battery orders, signalling EV push

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Automaker Volkswagen is ramping up for its big EV push, with €20 billion (£18 billion) committed in battery supplies and plans to outfit 16 factories to build electric cars by the end of 2022, compared with three currently. The German … Continue reading

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EV sales drop 33.7 per cent year-on-year

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Electric vehicle (EV) sales in the UK fell by 33.7 per cent in January and February, compared with the same two months last year, according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In January 2018, a … Continue reading

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Electric vehicle charging infrastructure will keep up with demand, says Chargemaster

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The UK’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure will keep up with increased demand for the technology, says Chargemaster. The EV charging infrastructure provider forecasts that the UK’s electric car parc could grow to around 3 million by 2025, 8 million by … Continue reading

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