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Silent vehicles soon required to produce a noise at low speeds
Release Date: 11-10-2018

  Electric vehicles will be required to produce sound at low speed, to aid integration with pedestrians and cyclists. One of the joys of owning an electric vehicle is that they are almost ...
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE - Features and specs
Release Date: 17-09-2018

  The Mercedes-Benz GLE has been refreshed to include new design language, additional safety features and a comfort upgrade. The long-awaited GLE update has finally arrived. The SUV is pro...
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New offence for dangerous cycling could be on the horizon
Release Date: 13-08-2018

  A new offence could soon come in to place to create a cyclist equivalent to causing death by careless or dangerous driving. There will be a consultation from August 12th 2018 for 12 week...
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Police given greater legal protection for pursuits
Release Date: 30-05-2018

  The Home Office has proposed changes to the current laws which would enable police officers to have better legal protection when pursuing a reckless driver. Currently, there is a test to...
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The 2018 London Classic Car Show
Release Date: 21-02-2018

  This month, the London Classic Car Show was hosted at the ExCel centre in London. The 2018 show was a huge success, attracting thousands of visitors with the various models on display &ndas...
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Find out about the Classic Car Show 2018 plus WIN a pair of tickets!
Release Date: 29-01-2018

  The London Classic Car Show is back for 2018! From a Getaway Car feature to a runway of special vehicles on the ‘Grand Avenue’, this year is set to add to the massive success of...
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New DVLA figures on distracted driving
Release Date: 08-01-2018

According to new DVLA figures, 6,000 motorists have been caught twice using their mobile phone when in control of a vehicle. From the 48.2 million driving licence holders in Britain, 6,000 have ...
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Drinking vs driving this holiday period.
Release Date: 20-12-2017

  Christmas is just around the corner, and with it comes a whole host of celebrations and parties to attend. The temptation to have a glass or two to drink might be high, but would you be abl...
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London Classic Car Show 2017
Release Date: 03-02-2017

London Classic Car Show 2017 The London Classic Car show is returning for 2017 with more exhausts, metal and engines than ever before. If your ideal weekend is spent meandering around a myriad of ...
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Learner drivers to have lessons on motorways
Release Date: 05-01-2017

    On the 30th December 2016 the transport minister, Andrew Jones, made an historic announcement that learner drivers could have driving lessons on motorways before passing thei...
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Longest-Running Motoring Event Celebrates its 120th Year
Release Date: 26-10-2016

Longest-Running Motoring Event Celebrates its 120th Year You’ve heard of remember, remember the 5th November but this year you must also remember the 6th November… Bonhams Veteran Ca...
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Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers.
Release Date: 16-08-2016

Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers.  Each year there is at least 70 fatal accidents on British roads, where ‘distraction in vehi...
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Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers.
Release Date: 16-08-2016

Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers. Each year there is at least 70 fatal accidents on British roads, where ‘distraction in vehicles’ a...
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London Classic Car Show 2016
Release Date: 19-01-2016

Following on from the immense success of the Classic Car Show’s inaugural show in 2015, it is returning with a bang in 2016- even bigger and better than before. The must-attend event for a...
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Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2015
Release Date: 29-10-2015

Remember, remember, the 1st of November… Be sure to mark your calendar this weekend for the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. This much-celebrated event commemorates the E...
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Smoking ban in cars with children
Release Date: 02-10-2015

As of today, drivers of vehicles where a child is present are now banned from smoking by law across England and Wales. This law is coming in to force in an attempt to reduce passive smoking- as the...
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Do We Need To Update Drivers Eyesight Test?
Release Date: 30-03-2015

  Eyesight tests for drivers have, some would say, not kept up with the times. We take a look at this subject to see what people thought.  Comments by GEM Motoring Assist CEO David Will...
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Rain failed to dampen the Veteran Parade
Release Date: 03-11-2014

You would think that vehicles dating back over decades would have seen more than their fair share of rain, yet Sunday’s weather decided they hadn’t seen quite enough, with a torrential ...
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Exclusive Competition: Win tickets to the Beaulieu Motoring Museum
Release Date: 24-09-2014

As any motor enthusiast will know, a car is so much more than a means to get from A to B. For there is so much more to know and love about vehicles, from that smell of petrol and the gleam of pai...
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Driverless Cars: Mercedes Get Their Road Licence
Release Date: 24-09-2014

This week, we’ve seen Mercedes become the latest car manufacturer to receive a licence to test autonomous cars on public roads. The state of California has allowed limited use of public roads...
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UK power new BMW i8 sports car
Release Date: 17-07-2014

BMW are launching their first plug-in hybrid sports car this weekend in the form of the i8. A first for the German brand, the BMW i8 is a contemporary sports car focused on sustainability with thre...
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Worst selling cars of all time
Release Date: 09-06-2014

 We hear a lot about which cars sell well and which don’t, but how about the cars which have sold the worst ever… Pontiac Aztek- 5,020 models sold in 2005 This vehicle was such ...
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5 worst and ridiculously funny car names of all time
Release Date: 03-06-2014

We’ve been graced with some truly remarkable cars since their conception. We’ve also been witness to some mechanical abominations. Good or bad, everyone likes to name their creation &nd...
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Fleets support tougher penalties for disqualified drivers
Release Date: 19-05-2014

A recent law has been proposed that speaks of how disqualified drivers who cause death or serious injuries should receive tougher prison sentences. And it seems this law would be widely supported b...
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Dangerous drivers face harsher punishment
Release Date: 07-05-2014

For families and those affected by dangerous drivers, the news announced yesterday (6th May) is likely to be met with relief. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has announced the introduction of a ne...
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Learner drivers not ready for the road
Release Date: 22-04-2014

Learning to drive is a fundamental rite of passage for the majority of youngsters once they hit their 17th birthday. Weeks of lessons lead to the all so nerve-wracking test at the end, however it s...
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Tax discs on their last legs
Release Date: 03-04-2014

The paper tax disc is not long for this world. The Government will be submitting a change in law in June 2014 to be implemented on 1 October 2014 by Parliament.  From that month onwards, pape...
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Brake calls for killer drivers to have harsher punishment
Release Date: 21-03-2014

Having a loved one in an accident or being in one yourself can be a very traumatic and haunting experience, and this is why road safety charity Brake is working with bereaved families to call for t...
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Drivers warned of new MOT laws
Release Date: 17-03-2014

As of last month, new MOT laws came into place regarding diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and drivers of diesel cars are being warned not to fall foul of charges as a result.  This guidance ...
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Lack of driver education puts fleets at risk
Release Date: 12-02-2014

Fleets could be breaking the law if their drivers lack education and ignore dangerous driving legislation, according to new research. The penalty for causing death by dangerous driving is 14 years...
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Automative driving AdaptIVe project launched
Release Date: 04-02-2014

With a great amount of debate surrounding automated vehicles, a new project in Germany is hoping to further enhance the technology and improve people's perspective.  Run by the European resea...
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New motorway speed cameras proposed
Release Date: 04-02-2014

Numerous accidents a year occur on the motorway, the majority of which occur due to speeding. This is why new so-called stealth cameras are to be placed along section of smart motorways, where the ...
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Drink driving figures down
Release Date: 29-01-2014

Drink driving is an expected problem over the Christmas and New Year period, however it seems a relentless enforcement campaign has worked in reducing numbers, with 573 less arrested in 2013 than 2...
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FTA celebrate success of fuel card
Release Date: 21-01-2014

In the space of a single month, the RHA FTA Fuel Card has drawn a total of 5 million litres of fuel a month, saving members a combined amount of £150,000 against national average pump prices ...
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Young driver points show need for reform
Release Date: 18-12-2013

According to recent statistics, current training is failing to produce safe and law abiding motorists. Road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) says men in particular are racki...
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Drivers lack basic Tyre check knowledge
Release Date: 18-12-2013

When it comes to checking your tyres, the method one third of drivers (42% men and 30% women) deem appropriate is one perhaps not so conventional- kicking them. This method is useless in telling ab...
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Winter breakdown outbreak
Release Date: 17-12-2013

Although diesel is the cheaper and often favourited method of fuel for fleets, thousands could be faced with a surprise breakdown in the upcoming weeks. This is due to a problem with the diesel qua...
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New alternative needed to highlight driving risks with prescription drugs
Release Date: 17-10-2013

Early 2013 saw the Government announce the introduction of a drug-driving bill, including chemicals that can be found in prescription drugs. This means that drivers who take certain prescription dr...
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