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The most stolen car brands in West Midlands revealed as keyless technology questioned

The most stolen car brands in West Midlands revealed as keyless technology questioned

The Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands,  David Jamieson, has published stolen cars data for the region naming and shaming manufacturers whose vehicles are being taken most often. And he has promised to publish the West Midlands Police data every six months so drivers can make informed decisions about which vehicles to buy based […]

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Motoring menace – the hot spots where you’re most likely to be hit by an uninsured driver

Motoring menace – the hot spots where you’re most likely to be hit by an uninsured driver

New analysis of crash data has revealed the areas where motorists are most likely to be involved in a crash with an uninsured driver. The study of figures from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau contains bad news for drivers in the North West, West Midlands and London, where the number of such incidents is far greater […]

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You’ll now get £180 less in pothole compensation as councils cut payouts

You’ll now get £180 less in pothole compensation as councils cut payouts

British drivers are now receiving around £180 less in compensation if their car is damaged by a pothole compared with five years ago. A Freedom of Information request to councils around the country revealed that the average payout for pothole-related damage has fallen to £276 – 40 per cent less than five year ago. The […]

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Driverless cars to be on UK roads within 2 years as Government revises rules

Driverless cars to be on UK roads within 2 years as Government revises rules

Driverless cars will be operating on UK roads within two years under government plans to accelerate testing on the technology. The Department for Transport has announced plans to move forward with advanced trials on automated vehicles, which would remove the requirement for a dedicated safety driver. Ministers have said they expect fully self-driving cars to […]

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‘Speed on green’ cameras – all you need to know about latest speed cameras

‘Speed on green’ cameras – all you need to know about latest speed cameras

Police are trialling a new type of speed camera that can detect speeding offences as well as catching drivers jumping red lights. The ‘speed on green’ cameras are part of a strategy to cut the number of collisions and reduce vehicle speeds at junctions. The cameras primarily act to catch drivers putting lives at risk […]

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How to avoid online car scams – DVLA issues its top tips

How to avoid online car scams – DVLA issues its top tips

The DVLA has issued a new guide to help drivers stay safe from fraud on the internet. Motorists are being increasingly targeted by cyber criminals, with everything from fake car tax refunds to fraudulent sales and cloning all being used to defraud unsuspecting drivers. Last week the DVLA warned drivers not to fall for a […]

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Stressed drivers spend extra 2 days a month at work to avoid rush hour traffic

Stressed drivers spend extra 2 days a month at work to avoid rush hour traffic

Stressed out commuters are spending 40 extra minutes a day at work in an effort to avoid the worst rush hour jams. For the average worker, that adds up to two extra days a month spent at work simply because of their commute. A study into commuter behaviour by Co-op Insurance found that on average […]

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Driving in the EU after Brexit: UK motorists may need an International Driving Permit – here’s how they work

Driving in the EU after Brexit: UK motorists may need an International Driving Permit – here’s how they work

A total of 2,500 Post Office branches are now selling International Driving Permits (IDPs), which UK motorists may require in the event of a no-deal Brexit if they wish to drive in the EU. Here’s what you need to know about IDPs if you plan to drive abroad after 29 March.  What is an IDP […]

Motoring
How to drive in snow – simple methods for staying in control in winter conditions

How to drive in snow – simple methods for staying in control in winter conditions

With parts of the country in the grip of wintry blasts and more snow and ice forecast it’s important to know how to cope on the roads. As well as making sure you and your car are properly prepared, you should know the basics for staying in control and staying out of danger. Take it […]

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45% of dog owners are risking lives by letting pets roam free in car

45% of dog owners are risking lives by letting pets roam free in car

Drivers are putting their lives, the lives of passengers and their pets at risk by failing to strap their dogs into their cars, a new study has found. The poll of 1,000 dog-owning motorists, commissioned by car manufacturer Ford, found nearly half (45 per cent) do not secure their pet when they drive. And more […]

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