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10
Jan 19

Stricter Rules Possible for MOT


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One of the biggest updates in the almost 60 year history of the MOT took place just last year, but now regulations could be tightened yet again as safety chiefs try to deal with the 2.39 million cars in the United Kingdom that are the subject of outstanding safety recalls.

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27
Dec 18

Car Daytime Running Lights Confuse Drivers


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Daytime running lights are confusing old and new drivers alike, leaving them baffled as to whether they are legally required to fit them to their vehicles, new research has revealed.

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08
Nov 18

Almost 11,000 Unsafe Drivers on UK Roads


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Around 10,964 drivers in the United Kingdom remain on the road in spite of having gained 12 or even more penalty points on their driving licences.

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26
Jul 18

Everything you Need to Know About Car Tyres


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Tyres are one of the most crucial parts of any motor vehicle, with those four pieces of rubber on the wheels of your car being its only connection to the road, and without which driving would be an impossibility. There are a number of different factors that can contribute to a legal, safe and solid tyre – with legality being of particular importance due to the fact that the use of illegal rubber can result in driving licence points, as well as the possibility of a large fine. So what kind of things do you need to look for to get the best tyres?

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22
Mar 18

What You Must Know about Using Caravans and Trailers in the UK


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In order to travel with caravans and trailers in the United Kingdom there are certain things you will need to be aware of both for safety and legal reasons. For one thing, neither the car nor the caravan should be overloaded, and the weight of the trailer or caravan needs to be within the towing ability of your motor vehicle. It is also important that the combined weight of the caravan or trailer when fully loaded, and the vehicle when fully loaded, are below your car’s maximum “train” weight.

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22
Feb 18

Kit Cars: Fancy Building your Own?


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The world of kit cars is a weird but wonderful one, offering enthusiasts the opportunity to create their own motor vehicle. Aside from saving money, the major attraction of kit cars is that they are available in an astonishing variety of different kinds, some of which have to be seen to be believed.

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28
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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19
Oct 17

Manchester: Driving Test Cheat Jailed


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A fraudster that made a living taking driving tests on behalf of other people has been sent back to prison, and told that his sentences will only keep getting longer if he continues to commit the same offence over and over again.

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05
Oct 17

Driving While Tired: A Major Problem on UK Roads


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More road accidents within the United Kingdom are caused by drivers who are fatigued than by drug driving offenders, according to new research. Nearly twenty percent of all road accidents on the roads of Great Britain are connected to fatigue, the last reported data from 2015 has revealed, while drugs were responsible for just eighteen percent of such accidents. Forty percent of the fatigue related accidents concerned commercial vehicles, a statistic that points out a major problem with the lack of sleep and long hours worked by the drivers in those industries.

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