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New car sales ahead of 2012 total

  •  06 Dec, 2013
Car salesman handing a couple car keys

Sales of new cars in 2013 have already outstripped the total for the whole of last year.

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Tax discs and fuel duty rise binned

  •  05 Dec, 2013
Vehicle tax disc

An electronic system is to replace the humble car tax disc, bringing to an end 90 years of tradition.

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High fuel costs force cars off road

  •  04 Dec, 2013
Filling up with petrol

Motorists are continuing to use their cars less due to high fuel prices, research has suggested.

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No further UK road toll plans

  •  04 Dec, 2013
A busy motorway

Ministers have no further plans to charge motorists to use new roads after dropping proposals for the country's first toll scheme in a decade.

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Lifelong effect of drink-driving

  •  04 Dec, 2013
A man drinking at the wheel

Motorists have been urged to think about how getting caught drink-driving could affect the rest of their lives.

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'Crash for cash' hotspots named

  •  03 Dec, 2013
A back-end shunt

Drivers in Birmingham and Bradford are the most likely to be targeted by "crash for cash" criminals, according to experts.

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UK has 'highest car running costs'

  •  29 Nov, 2013
Model car on coin piles

Running a car in the UK is more expensive than anywhere else in the world, thanks largely to high prices at the pumps.

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Electric car revolution stalls

  •  28 Nov, 2013
Electric car socket

A major new survey suggests that government incentives have failed to spark the anticipated electric car revolution.

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Morning after drink-driving rises

  •  28 Nov, 2013
Older driver being alcohol breath tested

Experts are urging Christmas revellers to resist the temptation to get behind the wheel the morning after an alcohol-fuelled office party or night on the town.

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Drivers ignoring flood warnings

  •  27 Nov, 2013
Road closed and flood sign

Flooded roads can be a big problem at this time of year - but it appears some drivers are prepared to try and tackle them in a bid to get to their destination.

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