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Covid-19: what it means for motorists and the car industry
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Covid-19: what it means for motorists and the car industry

Everything you need to know about how Covid-19 affects cars, motorists and the car industry in the UK
2 Nov 2020
Can I drive my car during the Covid-19 lockdown?
Speed limit to be cut to 60mph on M1
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Can I drive my car during the Covid-19 lockdown?

England is going back into lockdown, with firm measures in place across the rest of the UK - what does this mean for drivers?
2 Nov 2020
Tesla ‘Full Self-Driving beta’ released but drivers must pay constant attention to the road
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Tesla ‘Full Self-Driving beta’ released but drivers must pay constant attention to the road

Controversial move by Californian EV maker follows criticism from road safety experts of the naming of its driver assistance systems
22 Oct 2020
UK petrol and diesel prices: 5p drop due in next fortnitght
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UK petrol and diesel prices: 5p drop due in next fortnitght

Petrol and diesel prices remained steady in October, but experts say second lockdown should drive prices down soon
4 Oct 2020
Car insurance boost for drivers as 'loyalty pricing' to be banned
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Car insurance boost for drivers as 'loyalty pricing' to be banned

“Radical” reforms from Financial Conduct Authority will force insurers to match car insurance renewal prices to those offered to new customers
22 Sep 2020
Morning rush hour is back: traffic hits pre-lockdown levels
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Morning rush hour is back: traffic hits pre-lockdown levels

As many cars are taking to the road between 8am and 9am on weekdays now as they were back in January
20 Sep 2020
UK needs £16.7bn electric car charging investment to hit 2035 goals
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UK needs £16.7bn electric car charging investment to hit 2035 goals

The sale of internal combustion engined cars is set to be banned within 15 years, but vast investment is required to make electric motoring feasible.
3 Sep 2020

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New 70-plate marks arrival of green number plates for electric cars
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New 70-plate marks arrival of green number plates for electric cars

Tuesday 1 September 2020 marks the arrival of the 70-plate; green number plates for electric cars due this autumn
1 Sep 2020
Bank holiday traffic: staycations cause busiest weekend of the year
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Bank holiday traffic: staycations cause busiest weekend of the year

An estimated 18 million leisure trips will be taken during August bank holiday weekend, 1.8 million more than last year
26 Aug 2020
Catalytic converter thefts up sixfold last year: how to protect your car
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Catalytic converter thefts up sixfold last year: how to protect your car

New data reveals there were nearly 13,000 catalytic converter thefts from cars in 2019
25 Aug 2020
Electric cars are cheaper to own than petrol cars
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Electric cars are cheaper to own than petrol cars

Research suggests it’s more cost-effective to buy a new electric car and run it for its lifetime than it is to do so with a new petrol or diesel car
16 Jul 2020
UK speed camera locations chosen on revenue raising potential
Motorists now accept speed cameras
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UK speed camera locations chosen on revenue raising potential

Police watchdog voices concerns that camera locations are chosen as “good hunting grounds” to raise money from fines, rather than to improve safety
16 Jul 2020
Dads drive faster than mums, kids say
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Dads drive faster than mums, kids say

Children think their fathers are better drivers than their mothers, but say dad drives too fast and is more susceptible to road rage
15 Jul 2020
Tesla Autopilot slammed as “especially misleading” by UK safety experts
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Tesla Autopilot slammed as “especially misleading” by UK safety experts

Following a criticism by a German court that Tesla’s driver assistance systems are marketed incorrectly, UK safety experts express similar concerns
15 Jul 2020
Parking fines issued by private firms rise 24%
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Parking fines issued by private firms rise 24%

Private parking companies issued 8.4 million parking tickets in the 2019-20 financial year, up from 6.8 million in 2018-19
7 Jul 2020
Volvo recalls 2.2 million cars for seatbelt fault
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Volvo recalls 2.2 million cars for seatbelt fault

The huge safety recall applies to numerous Volvos made from 2006 to 2018, with 169,481 UK cars affected 
1 Jul 2020
Exclusive: "no plans" for new UK car scrappage scheme
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Exclusive: "no plans" for new UK car scrappage scheme

Government officially rules out scrappage scheme or further incentives to stimulate post-lockdown car sales
26 Jun 2020
Classic electric car conversions boom in popularity
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Classic electric car conversions boom in popularity

Retrofitting electric powertrains to classic cars is becoming fashionable for the environmentally conscious and well-heeled
24 Jun 2020
One in six UK car industry jobs at risk
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One in six UK car industry jobs at risk

Automotive leaders call for support as they warn industry will take five years to recover from coronavirus
23 Jun 2020
London Congestion Charge explained
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London Congestion Charge explained

All the facts about the £15 charge for driving into central London including a map, how to pay and how to check if you need to...
22 Jun 2020
Average cost of replacement car keys soars to £215
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Average cost of replacement car keys soars to £215

The cost of getting a new car key after one has been lost or stolen via an insurer has risen 29 per cent since 2013
10 Jun 2020
Drug-driving up by a fifth in England and Wales last year
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Drug-driving up by a fifth in England and Wales last year

The number of motorists found guilty of drug-driving increased 19.89 per cent year-on-year in 2019, new official figures reveal
21 May 2020
Easing of lockdown causes 72% spike in car breakdowns
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Easing of lockdown causes 72% spike in car breakdowns

New Government guidance encouraging people to travel to work and allowing recreational activities leads to more breakdown patrol callouts
19 May 2020
Car insurance firms must waive fees and allow delayed payments, says watchdog 
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Car insurance firms must waive fees and allow delayed payments, says watchdog 

The Financial Conduct Authority instructs car insurers to try and save customers money and allow deferred payments
15 May 2020
Local roads to receive £1.7bn investment
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Local roads to receive £1.7bn investment

Transport secretary announces £1.7 billion investment in local roads as he urges Britons to avoid public transport
14 May 2020
ANPR network leaks millions of journey details
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ANPR network leaks millions of journey details

Sheffield's ANPR system left wide-open for hackers, putting drivers' privacy and security at risk
29 Apr 2020
What does the coronavirus lockdown mean for your car finance deal?
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What does the coronavirus lockdown mean for your car finance deal?

Car dealers are shut but car finance payments need to be made and deals are coming to an end. What should you do?
17 Apr 2020
London ULEZ: the Ultra Low Emissions Zone explained
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London ULEZ: the Ultra Low Emissions Zone explained

The £12.50 daily ULEZ charge has come into force. Here are the facts about the charge, the zone map and the cars affected
21 Mar 2020
Car buyers could get compensation after claims of price fixing by shipping companies
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Car buyers could get compensation after claims of price fixing by shipping companies

Class-action lawsuit claims dealers and buyers were overcharged due to price-fixing cartel of five car-shipping companies
29 Feb 2020
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Driver Power is the UK’s number one car customer satisfaction survey and in 2020 it was bigger and better than ever. 
26 Feb 2020
Drivers of expensive cars less likely to stop for pedestrians
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Drivers of expensive cars less likely to stop for pedestrians

American study finds that for every £800 increase in a car’s value, the likelihood it will stop at a pedestrian crossing fall by 3%
26 Feb 2020