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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019: tickets, dates, schedule and where the motoring bonanza is held

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019: tickets, dates, schedule and where the motoring bonanza is held

Formula 1 cars once driven by Jim Clark, Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher along with a brace of £30m Porsche Le Mans cars and Volkswagen’s cutting-edge ID.R electric racer will be among the star attractions at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Running from Thursday, July 4 until Sunday July 7, the automotive extravaganza’s theme […]

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Safety experts call for end to lifetime driving licences

Safety experts call for end to lifetime driving licences

Motorists who drive as part of their jobs should be regularly retested to improve road safety, according to a new white paper. Driver training charity IAM Roadsmart has called for an end to lifetime licences, saying that one single hour of assessment should not be all that is required to hold a licence indefinitely. It […]

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Retailers ‘not doing enough’ to pass fuel savings on to drivers

Retailers ‘not doing enough’ to pass fuel savings on to drivers

The price of fuel fell across the UK in June after four months of rises but retailers have been accused of not doing enough to help drivers. The average cost of a litre of petrol dropped 3p and nearly 5p was cut from a litre of diesel but industry observers say retailers could have gone […]

Fuel Prices
Thousands of parents are risking children’s safety with car seat mistakes – here’s what you need to know

Thousands of parents are risking children’s safety with car seat mistakes – here’s what you need to know

Thousands of parents have admitted that they are risking young passengers’ safety due to confusion over child car seats. And a worrying third have said they have knowingly broken the law by transporting someone else’s child without a car seat. Injuries A poll of parents by car maker SEAT found that 80 per cent were […]

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2019 scrappage schemes – here are the manufacturers offering discounts on new cars

2019 scrappage schemes – here are the manufacturers offering discounts on new cars

The first UK car scrappage scheme ran from 2009-10 and removed 392,227 older models from the road in a bit to reduce CO2 emissions. In the face of Dieselgate and growing concerns over air pollution, recent years have seen calls for the Government to repeat the scheme. However, it has resisted amid fears that a […]

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Ford offers customers £2,000 off under new scrappage scheme

Ford offers customers £2,000 off under new scrappage scheme

Ford has announced the launch of a new scrappage scheme that offers buyers £2,000 off the price of a new car when they trade in an older car. From July 1 until September 30, customers will receive the discount when buying a new Ford passenger or commercial vehicle, although some restrictions do apply. Ford says […]

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Rip-off sites charging ‘vulnerable’ drivers £30 for free car tax service

Rip-off sites charging ‘vulnerable’ drivers £30 for free car tax service

Websites which claim to help drivers handle matters such as road tax and licensing have been accused of daylight robbery for charging for free services. The “unscrupulous” sites are charging between £25 and £30 for a “fast-track” service to declare a vehicle off the road – something that can be done for free via the […]

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Electric cars must make noise to avoid accidents, EU rules

Electric cars must make noise to avoid accidents, EU rules

All new electric vehicles will have to be fitted with a noise-emitting device because of a new European Union rule. The new law comes into force on Monday following concerns that vehicles without a petrol or diesel engine are too quiet, which puts cyclists and pedestrians at risk because they do not realise the vehicles […]

Electric Cars
Drivers face £100 fines for leaving engines running under new plans

Drivers face £100 fines for leaving engines running under new plans

Under new rules to combat air pollution, drivers who leave their engines running could be slapped with on-the-spot fines of £100. According to The Times, the Department for Transport is considering increasing the current £20 fine to the higher charge and a public consultation will start in the summer as part of plans to reduce […]

Air Pollution
Fraud expert’s warning over dangerous new crash-for-cash tactic

Fraud expert’s warning over dangerous new crash-for-cash tactic

Criminals trying to commit insurance fraud have adopted a dangerous new tactic to catch out innocent drivers, according to anti-fraud experts. So-called crash-for-cash scams cost drivers and insurers £340 million a year and criminals have adapted their tactics as the use of dash cams and in-car telematics have helped tackle the fraud. According to anti-fraud […]

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