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Motorway casualties almost double following lights switch-off

Motorway casualties almost double following lights switch-off

An initiative to save energy by switching off lighting on motorways has seen the number of people killed or seriously injured on those roads almost double. Figures from Highways England show an 88 per cent increase in the number of casualties on “lighting unlit” sections of motorway. Those are sections where lighting was either deliberately […]

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Pot holes and corner cutting putting lives at risk as drivers give up on lane discipline

Pot holes and corner cutting putting lives at risk as drivers give up on lane discipline

Britain’s decaying roads are putting lives at risk as drivers veer out of their lane to avoid pot holes, according to new research. A poll of drivers found that of those who had drifted out of their own lane on a single-carriageway, three-quarters did so to avoid a damaged road surface. However, distractions caused by […]

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Tesla Autopilot could allow minor collisions, says Elon Musk

Tesla Autopilot could allow minor collisions, says Elon Musk

Elon Musk has said that Tesla’s autopilot system could one day feature a mode that would allow a “slight risk” of a collision. Speaking at an event on Monday that focused on Tesla’s plans for autonomous vehicles, the company’s CEO said that as it became more confident in its systems, the US car maker would […]

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Tesla launches investigation as shocking video shows Model S explode into flames

Tesla launches investigation as shocking video shows Model S explode into flames

Tesla has launched an investigation after a video apparently showing one of its cars bursting into flames emerged on social media. The clip, recorded in Shanghai and dated April 21, shows smoke emerging from the underside of the Model S before a sudden explosion leaves the car engulfed in flames. The US car maker said […]

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Why you should never share photos of your driving licence or car documents online

Why you should never share photos of your driving licence or car documents online

Drivers have been urged not to share images of their personal or vehicle paperwork by the government agency responsible for licencing. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has this week issued a fresh warning to drivers amid concerns that they could be exposing themselves to fraud. Identity theft Whether you’re proudly showing off your […]

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Cost of petrol and diesel to soar this Easter after hike in oil prices

Cost of petrol and diesel to soar this Easter after hike in oil prices

Motorists are to face an increase in petrol and diesel costs this Easter, following the rising price hike of oil. Those who are planning a getaway over the Easter break could end up paying as much as 145.9p per litre for petrol at motorway stations – significantly higher than the national average. Soaring prices The […]

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Easter 2019 – bank holiday travel advice: the best and worst times to travel in the holidays, and all the roads to avoid

Easter 2019 – bank holiday travel advice: the best and worst times to travel in the holidays, and all the roads to avoid

More than 27 million cars are expected on Britain’s road this Easter holiday, with motorists warned that some journeys could take three times longer than usual due to congestion. Data from the RAC and traffic data analysts Inrix estimates that Good Friday alone will see 4.4m car journeys undertaken, with lengthy queues and delays along […]

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Revealed: how far your car will really get once the fuel light comes on

Revealed: how far your car will really get once the fuel light comes on

Some motorists seem to thrive playing fuel light bingo, running their car down to its last reserves, while others live in terror of the illuminated warning that they’re running low on fuel. Now, new research has discovered just how far your car will go once it’s in the red, offering relief for some and spoiling […]

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Quiz: Are you a car expert? This tricky test will ‘wheely’ challenge your knowledge

Quiz: Are you a car expert? This tricky test will ‘wheely’ challenge your knowledge

Anyone who calls themselves a petrolhead will feel pretty confident about identifying various makes and models from the smallest clues. Whether it’s a badge, headlight or interior, there are usually enough pointers to name a motor. But this new quiz could make even the most dedicated car fan struggle. Put together by garage marketplace WhoCanFixMyCar.com, […]

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Man caught on video ‘watching TV’ as he drives along motorway

Man caught on video ‘watching TV’ as he drives along motorway

A car passenger has spoken of her astonishment at seeing a driver travelling on a UK motorway with video playing on his phone. Emma Bazeley, 44, from Northhampton, was being driven northbound on the M1 by her partner when a car swerved across its lane towards them. Her partner took evasive action and kept his […]

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