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Government policy changes cost UK drivers £7.8bn in four years

Government policy changes cost UK drivers £7.8bn in four years

Government changes to policies around car insurance have cost British drivers a collective £7.8bn since 2015, according to new estimates. Changes to insurance tax premiums and personal injury payments are estimated to have added £208 to the cost of car insurance for every driver in the country, according to figures from comparethemarket. Tax increase Since […]

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Car clocking is on the rise – here’s how to protect yourself

Car clocking is on the rise – here’s how to protect yourself

Used car buyers are more likely than ever to be caught out by a car with doctored mileage, according to new data. The number of cars that have been “clocked” has risen by 30 per cent in the last five years, with an estimated one in 14 now showing an inaccurate mileage. According to vehicle […]

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Isuzu D-Max review – a plain but practical pick-up

Isuzu D-Max review – a plain but practical pick-up

One of the first test cars I ever drove was an Isuzu Rodeo Denver, more than a decade ago. It was a be-chromed top-of-the-range model designed to capitalised on the relatively new craze for double-cab pick-ups to double up as family transport. That craze is still going strong but the uninspiring Rodeo has long been […]

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DVLA could face watchdog inquiry into sharing of driver details

DVLA could face watchdog inquiry into sharing of driver details

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) could face an inquiry by the information watchdog after it emerged that it released personal details of 23 million motorists last year. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has confirmed that it is looking into issues around the sharing of driver data to third parties after motoring groups questioned […]

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Honda sets new world record with 150mph lawnmower

Honda sets new world record with 150mph lawnmower

Honda – a car maker famous for performance cars such as the Civic Type R and NSX – has claimed a new world speed record, with a lawnmower. The Japanese brand’s Mean Mower V2 has officially been named the world’s fastest accelerating lawnmower by Guinness World Records after racing to 100mph in just 6.29 seconds. […]

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Rising number of UK motorists chased for foreign driving offences

Rising number of UK motorists chased for foreign driving offences

A growing number of UK motorists are being investigated for overseas driving offences such as speeding and drink-driving, according to new data. Figures obtained by news and data provider Thomson Reuters show there has been a significant rise in the number of requests for driver details from other countries. A total of 1,903 such requests […]

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Motorists in loud cars could face fines from ‘noise cameras’

Motorists in loud cars could face fines from ‘noise cameras’

People with noisy cars and motorbikes could be handed fines, under a new government trial of ‘noise camera’ technology.

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El Hierro holiday guide: drive through one of the smallest and most remote of the Canary Islands for spectacular views

El Hierro holiday guide: drive through one of the smallest and most remote of the Canary Islands for spectacular views

It’s hard to choose a contender for the most spectacular drive on El Hierro, but the one that had me gripping onto the steering wheel the tightest was without doubt the descent on the HI-500 from the Lomo Negro I viewpoint. The road hairpins crazily down to the lava field at sea level via the […]

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Welsh Government launches taskforce to help Ford Bridgend workers amid ‘biggest economic blow’ to South Wales since coal mine closures

Welsh Government launches taskforce to help Ford Bridgend workers amid ‘biggest economic blow’ to South Wales since coal mine closures

The Welsh Government is to set up a taskforce to help thousands of car workers find jobs after Ford announced it will shut its Bridgend factory – leaving families facing their biggest financial worries since the closure of the south Wales coal mines. Ford said its 40-year-old engines plant, which employs 1,700 people and supports […]

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Hit and run hotspots revealed as 1 in 3 drivers says they wouldn’t admit to bump

Hit and run hotspots revealed as 1 in 3 drivers says they wouldn’t admit to bump

One in three drivers say they would drive off rather than admit bumping into another car in a car park, according to new research. A poll of motorists found that 32 per cent would rather flee the scene than own up to damaging someone else’s car. Londonders turned out to be the most dishonest, with […]

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