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Police introduce detectors to spot drivers using mobile phones

Police introduce detectors to spot drivers using mobile phones

Police are cracking down on drivers who illegally use their mobile phones with a new device that detects the dangerous behaviour. The device can determine if people are using mobile phones without hands-free kits while driving. Hampshire and Thames Valley police forces are the first to use the new technology. How it works When a […]

Driving
This is why hanging an air freshener from your mirror could see you fined £1,000

This is why hanging an air freshener from your mirror could see you fined £1,000

Drivers are being warned that hanging an air freshener from their car’s rear view mirror could see them fined and handed penalty points. Similarly, traditional decorations such as furry dice, flags and even window stickers could land you in trouble with the law, as could larger objects such as sat navs and mobile phones if they […]

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A holiday parking company made a fortune while actually leaving customers’ cars in a field

A holiday parking company made a fortune while actually leaving customers’ cars in a field

A bogus parking company that promised to look after holidaymakers’ cars in a secure lot actually left unlocked vehicles in a field. The £1.4m operation, run by owner Asad Bashir Malik, involved customers’ vehicles being left unlocked with their windows open with keys on the windscreen, and some had even been issued parking tickets. Fake […]

Parking
Tow-ing the line – caravanners urged to check they aren’t breaking towing laws

Tow-ing the line – caravanners urged to check they aren’t breaking towing laws

As British holidaymakers take to the road and the caravan season gets into full swing, drivers are being urged to make sure they aren’t breaking the law. Caravanning is hugely popular in the UK, with an estimated 555,000 touring caravans in use around the country, according to the The National Caravan Council (NCC). And many […]

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Ford reveals limited-run Fiesta ST Performance Edition

Ford reveals limited-run Fiesta ST Performance Edition

Ford has announced that it is introducing a special limited edition of its award-winning Fiesta ST hot hatch. The Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition is being launched a year after the first examples of the latest ST went on sale and features bespoke Ford Performance parts to improve handling and reduce weight. Just 600 examples […]

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Named: the new cars that hold their value best – and the ones to avoid

Named: the new cars that hold their value best – and the ones to avoid

Britain’s slowest and fastest depreciating cars have been named, revealing a huge gap between the best and worst performing models. The list, put together by motoring consumer magazine What Car? is dominated by high-end models from the likes of Land Rover and Porsche, while mainstream brands including Fiat and Vauhxall languish at the bottom. While […]

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These are the motoring myths that are risking your family’s safety

These are the motoring myths that are risking your family’s safety

Millions of drivers are putting their safety and that of other road users at risk by falling for myths around tyre safety, according to motoring experts. A study of drivers’ attitudes on buying tyres found that one in five had bought part-worn tyres in the past and more than one in 10 – around four […]

Driving
Here’s how much you could be fined for not giving way at a zebra crossing

Here’s how much you could be fined for not giving way at a zebra crossing

Stopping to allow pedestrians to cross the road is not only good driving etiquette, it will also keep you out of trouble with the law. Failing to stop at a zebra crossing while a pedestrian is still on the road could land you with a hefty fine and points on your licence. Giving way If […]

Driving
Terrifying dash cam footage shows near misses as ‘Keep Left’ campaign targets tourists driving on wrong side of the road

Terrifying dash cam footage shows near misses as ‘Keep Left’ campaign targets tourists driving on wrong side of the road

Frightening dash cam video has emerged of drivers narrowly avoiding head-on collisions with tourists driving on the wrong side of the road. The videos of cars swerving to safety just seconds before collisions have been released amid a safety campaign aimed at reminding foreign drivers to keep to the left. The Keep Left campaign was […]

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Cars could soon be banned from driving down roads where schools are located

Cars could soon be banned from driving down roads where schools are located

Cars could soon be banned from driving down roads where there are schools, in a bid to improve air quality. Environmentalists in Portsmouth have urged councillors to introduce the ban, after the city has come under fire for it dangerously high pollution levels. Clean air zones The latest readings of dangerous nitrous dioxide (NO2) in […]

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