Monthly Archives: April 2012

Half of motorists ‘can’t change a wheel’

More than half of drivers in Britain could not change their own wheel if they got a puncture, according to research commissioned by garage chain Kwik Fit. Among a nationally-representative sample of 2027 motorists, 36% have a spare wheel and … Continue reading

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Miles Away

It’s a dilly of a pickle alright. Don’t mention the F-word (fuel) but it’s more expensive than ever before, and will probably continue do increase in price until the taps get turned off for good. Add into that the vehicle … Continue reading

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Stop – I’m the police

A man has been charged after allegedly posing as a police officer and demanding the occupants of a car hand him their vehicle – not realising it was an unmarked police car. Scotland Yard said the alleged incident happened outside … Continue reading

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Olympic BMW fleet revealed

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) and BMW, the Official Automotive Partner to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has revealed full details of the London 2012 fleet. The fleet includes low-emission diesels, hybrids and electric … Continue reading

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Flash flood driving advice from road safety charity

Road safety charity the IAM is offering motorists advice on driving in heavy rain, following Met Office warnings of torrential rain over the coming days. IAM chief examiner Peter Rodger said: “A suddenly very wet road surface increases the chances … Continue reading

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Harder Nissan GT-R revealed

Following customer feedback Nissan has introduced a more track-oriented version of its GT-R supercar. Called the Track Pack, it offers a more focussed driving experience while still remaining fully road legal. Unlike aftermarket modifications, this GT-R has the full blessing … Continue reading

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First Drive: Skoda Octavia Greenline II

Cars can surprise you in any number of ways. Most don’t, but as the police in Midsomer Murders must know by now, sometimes the most ordinary-looking suspect is the one with the most to hide. Take one Skoda Octavia, add … Continue reading

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FTA publishes Olympics disruption advice

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has published ‘comprehensive guidance’ to managing disruption to the road network during the Olympic Games. With London’s road network set to be under near-constant flux because of road closures, unusual traffic patterns and diversions, the … Continue reading

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