Monthly Archives: December 2011

Road taxes three times greater than spending

The government takes more than three times more on motoring taxes than is spent on roads, latest official figures show. In 2010, fuel taxes raised around £27 billion for the Treasury, with about £5 billion coming from vehicle excise duty … Continue reading

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Fry lends his voice to TomTom

Owners of TomTom sat-navs can now choose yet another celebrity to give them directions, because intellectuals’ favourite Stephen Fry has been added to the company’s downloadable selection of famous voices. In a recent poll, QI presenter Fry was voted the … Continue reading

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Holidays are coming… and so is that truck!

Joy to the world, and free Coca-Cola to all men! That’s the festive message from one of the world’s biggest drinks brands, which is sending the iconic Coca-Cola Christmas truck up and down the country spreading all sorts of Christmas … Continue reading

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Young drivers need incentives for extra training says report

Sixty-two per cent of young male novice drivers think they are more skilful than the average driver, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists latest report. Young, novice drivers are the highest risk group according to government statistics and male … Continue reading

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Free drink for designated drivers

Designated drivers will be able to get a free soft drink in the Government’s crackdown on over-the-limit motorists this Christmas, it has been announced. Aimed at men aged 17-29, the Think! anti drink-drive campaign involves a partnership with Coca-Cola which … Continue reading

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First Drive: Range Rover Evoque eD4 Coupe

When Land Rover starts to embrace the growing trend for front-wheel drive SUVs you know the concept isn’t some flash in the pan gimmick. In truth, there’s a lot to be said for a two-wheel drive ‘soft-roader’. Many 4x4s never … Continue reading

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Honda EV-STER (Concept)

NAME: Honda EV-STER (Electric Vehicle Roadster) DEBUT: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show APPEARANCE: This is a perfect concept. It’s the kind of thing Buck Rogers would drive if he had the choice. Futuristic blue strips of light outline the light clusters … Continue reading

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First Drive: Ford Focus Zetec S

As sure as night follows day a regular Ford will always be followed by a faster one. And so it is with this latest Focus, as the Blue Oval has developed a sporty-looking Zetec S variant to compliment its more … Continue reading

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