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The NEW Mercedes-Benz GLS
Release Date: 18-04-2019

  Mercedes-Benz have announced their updated GLS model, promising superior luxury and quality in the premium SUV segment. The exterior design of Mercedes-Benz’s range-topping SUV is ...
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Volvo to restrict maximum speed on all models from 2020
Release Date: 05-03-2019

  Volvo have announced plans to electronically limit the maximum achievable speed on all its models by 2020. Volvo pride themselves on being a worldwide leader in vehicle safety, enhanced ...
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Peugeot adds all-electric model to new 208 line-up
Release Date: 26-02-2019

  Peugeot have introduced the all-new 208 hatchback, set to arrive along with an electric powertrain model named the “e-208”. The new 208 has its sights set firmly on the class...
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Vauxhall
Release Date: 13-02-2019

  Vauxhall’s popular Vivaro van is now available to order, expected to hit streets at the end of summer 2019. Vauxhall’s mid-sized van has finally been updated and will include...
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The Mini Velar – Land Rover updates the Range Rover Evoque
Release Date: 23-11-2018

  The Range Rover Evoque has been completely overhauled for 2019, stealing many styling cues from its older brother, the Range Rover Velar. The Range Rover Evoque has been dramatically red...
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London to receive speed limit cut
Release Date: 30-07-2018

  In a bid to reduce the number of people seriously injured or killed on the streets of London, the Mayor of London, the Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police Service have launched...
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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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How fast have people been going when caught speeding?
Release Date: 15-03-2018

  Speeding tickets are issued daily, but hardly ever for driving 90mph over the speed limit. Here's the top 5 fastest speeds captured by speed cameras. A survey has been issued by UK Carli...
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The 2018 Nissan Leaf
Release Date: 06-02-2018

  Nissan have undergone production on their new Nissan LEAF, which promises a larger range than the previous model along with a total re-design. The LEAF is Nissan’s leading electric...
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2017 IAM RoadSmart Statistics on Driver Attitudes
Release Date: 11-01-2018

IAM RoadSmart have produced research centred around driving safety. It comprises of a survey, asking people questions such as “Should the speed limit in all towns and cities be reduced to 20m...
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Winter Driving Tips
Release Date: 11-10-2017

  Winter is on the approach, and with it comes a new set of struggles for drivers. From regular checks on your vehicle to advice for driving in aggressive weather, we’ve complied a few ...
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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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Kia Niro Hybrid
Release Date: 18-10-2016

The Kia Niro Hybrid ‘2’ – Kia’s Answer for a Hybrid. The Kia Niro Hybrid ‘2’ model has been promoted as a practical family car which, by the way, just so happen...
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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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Ford Anti-Speeding Technology - The End of Speeding?
Release Date: 27-03-2015

 Have Ford have created technology that will save lives and reduce speeding tickets? Ford is planning to release a vehicle which can read road and speed signs and adjust vehicle speed accordi...
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A debate into Speed Cameras
Release Date: 09-02-2015

  Are speed cameras really beneficial to cutting road accidents? We investigate to find out more. Speed cameras have long since been the subject of debate; from boardrooms to front rooms, th...
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Country Roads- Deadlier than you think
Release Date: 10-10-2014

When it comes to road safety, we envisage the majority of casualties to happen on the motorways where speeding, overtaking and recklessness is abundant. However it seems that this might not necessa...
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Motorists oppose 20mph zones
Release Date: 16-05-2014

A newly proposed blanket speed limit of 20mph for urban roads has been widely rejected by motorists. This is according to research published by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM.)  The...
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Company Car drivers more careless
Release Date: 14-05-2014

When it comes to the difference between drivers of company vehicles, and those driving their own vehicles, it has emerged that those using company vehicles are 25% more likely to have a minor accid...
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Motorists dubious of new smart motorways
Release Date: 09-05-2014

When it comes to motorways, things are always being done to improve them and enhance driving experiences. A recent poll by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) found they would feel less safe ...
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Top tips to save money on fuel
Release Date: 02-05-2014

When it comes to expenditure whilst driving, one of the most money-draining aspects is fuel. However, a recent survey by Ford on European drivers, found that four easily-applied fuel-saving tips co...
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Speed reduction limit implemented
Release Date: 02-04-2014

Recent research into speed limits on specific areas found overwhelming support for the limit of 20mph to be the norm around schools, on residential streets and in village town and city centres.&nbs...
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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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Speed driving to work on the rise
Release Date: 27-01-2014

Not leaving enough time for the commute to work can lead to a horrific amount of repercussions - several of which fall way beyond the boardroom. Being stopped by the police, hefty fines ...
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Mobileye win award
Release Date: 11-12-2013

With safety being their main priority, Mobileye technology is designed to alert drivers to the threat of collision, giving them more time to make safer decisions: to anticipate, to correct and to a...
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Specsavers guide to driving the night way
Release Date: 06-11-2013

Night driving always presents more risk than during the day, yet with the British summer time officially over and the clocks ticking back an hour, the risk is even greater and thus safety precautio...
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Top districts for speeding in the UK
Release Date: 01-01-2000

What with numerous initiatives rolled out to help tackle the issue of speeding, the lengths to which it still occurs on our roads is shocking. 2013 saw new fixed penalty notices being issued meani...
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