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Feb 19

Anti-Pothole Tech Being Funded by UK Government


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The UK Government has made the announcement that real world testing of new road surface technology intended to find a more effective way to repair, and even prevent the formation of potholes is about to begin.

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20
Dec 18

Autonomous Vehicle Insurance to be Introduced


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The British Government will make a number of legislative changes in order to include autonomous vehicles within legislation pertaining to insurance, it has been announced.

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Nov 18

How to Challenge Speeding Fines


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People who receive the much feared “notice of intended prosecution” through the door over a speeding offence, or who are actually stopped for speeding during the act, tend to rail at the unfairness of it all. However, regardless of what circumstances may have prompted the action, speeding is speeding and the best thing to do when caught is admit it and pay up, as there is no real excuse for breaking the law.

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20
Sep 18

New Eye Test for Drivers: What You Must Know


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Police in the United Kingdom have launched a crackdown on road users who have defective vision, which will mean that any driver who is unable to pass a roadside eye test will have their driving licence taken away from them immediately.

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Aug 18

Will Autonomous Vehicles be the End for the Driving Test?


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The driving test could become a thing of the past because of self-driving cars within the next couple of decades, some industry experts believe.

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Apr 18

So You Want to Buy a Convertible?


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Few other vehicles are able to offer such a winning combination of style and comfort as the convertible. However, there are a number of things that potential buyers, especially inexperienced or new drivers, need to keep in mind when they make a decision to buy a convertible, including the understanding that purchasing such a vehicle brings with it a certain number of disadvantages as well as advantages.

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Apr 18

Keeping an Eye Out for Cyclists: Tips for New Drivers


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Cycling is an incredibly convenient method of travel, and a fairly cheap one as well. A growing number of people are switching to it, particularly in London where more individuals have been encouraged to move to two wheels by the new cycle highways and the cycle hire scheme. Drivers and cyclists have a long history of friction between them, but the good news is there are ways to ensure that cars and bikes can share the road in a smoother manner that is also safer for everyone.

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Dec 17

Asleep at the Wheel… in a Driverless Car


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An early test of self-driving vehicles was scrapped by Google due to some of the test drivers actually falling asleep at the wheel, according to the Daily Telegraph. The newspaper says that in the early stages of testing the autonomous systems designed by the company, test drivers were observed nodding off behind the wheel even as the vehicle was going as fast as 55 miles per hour on a motorway. There were also instances observed of drivers looking for electronic devices and cables and even putting on makeup while on the move.

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12
Oct 17

10,000 UK Drivers with More Than 12 Points


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Over ten thousand motorists in the United Kingdom are still allowed to drive in spite of having twelve or more driving licence penalty points. A BBC News analyst has demonstrated that the greatest number of still valid licences that had at least a dozen points was held by motorists that live in the north of England. That people who have such a large number of points on their driving licence are still being allowed on British roads makes a joke of the entire system, according to a number of road charities.

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Aug 17

People are Still Using Phones While Driving


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Over two hundred drivers every day have been caught illegally using mobile phones while driving a motor vehicle following a police crackdown. Nearly six thousand motorists in the United Kingdom have been penalised by police in just four weeks following the harsher punishments coming into effect, essentially the equivalent of one offence being committed every seven minutes.

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