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Drivers face rise in fines as MPs demand more traffic powers for councils

Drivers face rise in fines as MPs demand more traffic powers for councils

Drivers in parts of Britain could face increased chance of being fined for common traffic offences after MPs called for councils to be given more power. The Transport Committee has suggested that local authorities should be given more responsibility for enforcing traffic regulations as the police are too over-stretched. It wants councils to be able […]

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UK set to get its first 15mph speed limits

UK set to get its first 15mph speed limits

A 15mph speed limit is set to be introduced in the UK for the first time. Many towns and cities already enforce 20mph limits but the City of London is now to get even lower limits as part of a “radical” transport strategy. The City of London Corporation has voted to reduce the speed limit […]

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Vauxhall Corsa-e: First look at the all-new all-electric supermini

Vauxhall Corsa-e: First look at the all-new all-electric supermini

Vauxhall has released official images and details of its new fully electric Corsa-e. The all-electric supermini is the first model in Vauxhall’s programme to electrify its entire range by 2024 and sits alongside traditionally fuelled versions in the Corsa model line-up. Earlier plans for the next-generation Corsa drawn up by GM were scrapped following the […]

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May bank holiday traffic set to hit six-year high – here are the best times to travel to avoid delays

May bank holiday traffic set to hit six-year high – here are the best times to travel to avoid delays

This weekend’s bank holiday is expected to be the busiest on the roads for six years, with Britons planning more than 22 million leisure journeys. According to data from the RAC a record number of people are planning trips between Friday and Monday, leading to potentially long delays and problems on many of the most […]

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Demands to rethink ‘unsafe’ rural speed limits

Demands to rethink ‘unsafe’ rural speed limits

Safety campaigners are calling for a review of speed limits on rural roads after a report found most drivers don’t feel safe travelling at the 60mph speed limit. The study by the charity Brake and insurer Direct Line found that 60 per cent of drivers feel unsafe travelling at the default limit on single-carriageway rural […]

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Worrying hidden camera footage shows 3 in 4 Britons will help a drunk driver into their car

Worrying hidden camera footage shows 3 in 4 Britons will help a drunk driver into their car

Shocking video footage suggests that three-quarters of Britons are willing to help an apparently drunk motorist get into their car to drive. As part of an investigation into attitudes towards drink-driving, a hidden camera was set up to capture people’s responses when asked by a “drunk” driver to help unlock their car so they could […]

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Sainsbury’s is offering 10p a litre off fuel – here’s how to claim

Sainsbury’s is offering 10p a litre off fuel – here’s how to claim

Sainsbury’s is offering motorists a break from relentless fuel prices rises with a new promotion offering 10p off every litre at its filling stations. The retailer has announced the offer just a day after it and the other big four supermarkets were criticised for having raised prices almost every day for the last three months. […]

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Watch shocking moment learner driver almost causes head-on crash

Watch shocking moment learner driver almost causes head-on crash

This is the shocking moment a learner driver was almost involved in a head-on crash. A reader sent the video footage to our sister title the Derbyshire Times showing a learner driver on a driving lesson with Bill Plant Driving School near Arkwright, Chesterfield, at about 4.30pm last Friday. The footage shows the learner driver […]

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Supermarkets raise petrol prices almost every day for 3 months

Supermarkets raise petrol prices almost every day for 3 months

Britain’s supermarkets have increase their petrol prices almost every single day for the last three months. Prices at the “big four” chains’ filling stations have not fallen since late February, despite other retailers cutting their charges. The supermarkets, which sell 45 per cent of all the country’s fuel, have raised the price of unleaded on […]

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Driver’s death-defying near miss as runaway truck wheel rips through car roof

Driver’s death-defying near miss as runaway truck wheel rips through car roof

A driver has survived a terrifying near-miss after a tyre detached from a lorry and crushed his oncoming car. Police said the man is “the luckiest driver in the world” after he survived the 22.5-inch tyre crashing through his windscreen on the M6. The driver of this car is the luckiest person in the world […]

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