Monthly Archives: November 2010

Many councils still waiting for road salt

Many councils are still waiting for suppliers to deliver thousands of tonnes of road salt so they can cope with wintry weather, the Local Government Association (LGA) said today. Councils were making “unprecedented efforts” to prepare for the winter, with a … Continue reading

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Call to introduce post-test training for young drivers

A motoring charity has called for compulsory post-test training to help save the lives of young drivers. The Institute of Advanced Motoring (IAM) points to figures from Austria, where the approach has led to a 30% reduction in young driver … Continue reading

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British are most economical drivers

Data from almost half a million European car journeys and over 5000 individual drivers in the five major European markets – gathered using Fiat’s own Ecodrive technology – has shown that the British use the least fuel when driving and … Continue reading

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Snake in my suspension…

An American woman got the shock of her life when she returned to her car after a shopping trip only to find a Boa Constrictor under her bonnet. Police were called to the Los Angeles shopping centre with reports of … Continue reading

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Spice of Life (Porsche Cayenne Diesel)

With a name like Cayenne it would be expected of Porsche to make its SUV as spicy as possible. Powerful petrol engines and some clever suspension based trickery have consistently ensured that was the case. Yet, despite the model having … Continue reading

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Security key for buyers and sellers, says Exchange and Mart

Used car trading expert Exchange and Mart has offered a range of advice for car buyers and sellers to help them avoid falling foul of unscrupulous traders. The company has said a rising number of used car buyers are being … Continue reading

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Dr. Who named children’s ideal lollipop person

Dr. Who has been named as British children’s top choice for a lollipop person to help them cross the road, according to a survey. More than a quarter (27%) said they would like to be helped by the time-travelling doctor, … Continue reading

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First Drive: Bentley Continental GT

Measuring the success of a car is possible in all sorts of exacting numerical methods, but there is a lot to be said for how it plays in the hearts and minds of the public. The news that a second-generation … Continue reading

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