Monthly Archives: February 2011

Drivers hit by parking fury

Enraged drivers are taking it out on people who park poorly, according to a survey. Upset motorists have gone as far as damaging offending vehicles and slashing tyres, the poll by webuyanycar.com showed. Disgruntled drivers have also blocked cars in … Continue reading

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EU ruling could cost women drivers

A European legal ruling could cost young women drivers £4,300 extra in insurance premiums, it has been claimed. EU judges are due to rule this week on whether charging women lower premiums than men breaches EU rules on sex discrimination. If … Continue reading

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Horn of plenty

Ask any qualified driving instructor, examiner or consult the Highway Code on the correct use of the horn and flashed headlights, and you may be in for a surprise. Sections 90-92 of the Highway Code state that the horn may only … Continue reading

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First Drive: Toyota Verso-S

In the race to fill the market full of ‘soft-roader’ SUVs for buyers who think they have an active lifestyle, it’s easy to forget other equally important sectors of the market. More recently there’s been an opening in the small … Continue reading

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England tops UK road safety league

The IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) has published a new road safety league table, which puts England top with the lowest rate for deaths on the roads, ahead of Scotland and Wales, with Northern Ireland. In England the north east … Continue reading

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Extra funding for pothole problems

The government is to provide more than £100 million of extra money to deal with potholes, it has been announced. The funding, to go to local councils in England, is in addition to the £831 million already provided to councils … Continue reading

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Jaguar to launch new XKR-S in Geneva

Jaguar will launch its most potent series production car ever, the all-new XKR-S, at the Geneva Motor Show. With an uprated supercharged V8 engine, overhauled suspension and a new aerodynamically-driven design, the XKR-S is the quickest Jaguar ever. Alongside its … Continue reading

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BMW launches new sub brand

BMW has finally broken its silence and revealed details of its hotly anticipated new venture. The car maker is to launch a new sub-brand to take it into a new environmentally friendly niche. The BMW i sub-brand has been announced … Continue reading

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