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Dec 17

Peugeot Ad Banned for Safety Reasons


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A television advert has been banned due to showing a driver using the dashboard screen built into the car to read a text message. The advert for the new Peugeot 208 was broadcast on television in the United Kingdom in July, and saw a man reading a woman’s text message, which read “I’m bored without you”, while driving through the streets of a city, to which he responded by raising a hand in the air. The manufacturer strongly denies the idea that the advert condoned irresponsible or dangerous driving in any way.

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14
Dec 17

Thousands of Diesel Drivers Risking Fines


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A minimum of 1800 diesel vehicles have been driving on the roads of the United Kingdom for years without the correct form of pollution filters, according to the nation’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. It is against the law for a diesel vehicle to be driven without a pollution filter, but that has failed to prevent nearly 2000 such cars from being stopped in the last three years. Even more disturbingly, the DVSA says that it is convinced that there is a large number of similar vehicles on British roads that have still not been detected.

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