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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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Diesel prices “naked profiteering” – RHA

The road Haulage Association (RHA) has accused filling stations and oil companies of “naked profiteering” over the price of diesel. RHA Chief Executive Geoff Dunning has blasted “predatory pricing” techniques adopted by those in control of forecourt fuel prices in … Continue reading

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Geneva: Land Rover to unveil surprise Evoque convertible

In a bold change of direction Land Rover is set to unveil a concept convertible Evoque at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The recently-launched Evoque has already been a hit with customers as the Halewood factory is struggling to meet … Continue reading

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Dimmed lighting mooted for A-roads

Lights on thousands of miles of A-roads in England could be dimmed in a bid to save money and reduce carbon emissions. The Highways Agency is proposing to reduce light levels on major roads when traffic levels are “very low”. … Continue reading

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Driving theory test made harder

The driving theory test will pose more of a challenge from this week because of changes designed to prevent candidates learning answers by heart. The change will mean that learner drivers will not be able to study and memorise answers … Continue reading

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Drivers Not Feeling The Love From Government

A new survey has revealed that just 12% of people think the Government backs motorists. A total of 1,013 adults were asked if they felt the Government was for or against the motorist in a survey by breakdown company Autonational … Continue reading

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Bond cars go on show for 2012

Some of the famous cars featured in James Bond films will be on display for nearly all of 2012. Such vehicles as the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger and the BMW 750i from Tomorrow Never Dies will be on show … Continue reading

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Kia’s first EV recharges in 25 minutes

KIA has unveiled an electric car that combines a range of up to 86 miles per charge with a recharge time of just 25 minutes – but for now it’s just for the Korean government. The Ray EV is a … Continue reading

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