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Row erupts over keyless car security as half of new models rated ‘poor’ for theft prevention

Row erupts over keyless car security as half of new models rated ‘poor’ for theft prevention

A row has erupted between car makers and security experts after more than half of new cars were criticised for having poor protection against the latest theft techniques. Thatcham Research, which assesses the security of all new cars launched in the UK and sets vehicle insurance groups, rated six of 11 models released this year […]

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Illegal phone use ‘rockets’ as harsh penalties fail to have long-lasting effect on drivers

Illegal phone use ‘rockets’ as harsh penalties fail to have long-lasting effect on drivers

One of Britain’s leading motoring organisations has warned that tough penalties for drivers using handheld phones have failed to have the desired effect. The RAC has warned that drivers are “returning to their old ways” after its latest Report on Motoring found a rise in phone use among drivers. After a fall in the number […]

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Frantically looking for your car keys could become a thing of the past, with Hyundai’s new key system

Frantically looking for your car keys could become a thing of the past, with Hyundai’s new key system

Frantically looking for your car keys could become a thing of the past after a manufacturer developed an app to control a vehicle by mobile phone. Hyundai has created the ‘Digital Key’ which uses Near Field Communication to allow a phone and car to talk to each other when in close proximity. After the smartphone […]

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Lister reveals 205mph drop-top version of devilish LFT-666

Lister reveals 205mph drop-top version of devilish LFT-666

British sports car maker Lister has revealed plans for a limited-run open-top version of its LFT-666. The LFT-C will be Lister’s most powerful and fastest convertible ever, with a top speed of 205mph and a 0-60mph time of “just over three seconds”. Lister say the model has come about after high customer demand for a […]

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Sainsbury’s and Asda announce fuel cap as part of merger plan

Sainsbury’s and Asda announce fuel cap as part of merger plan

Supermarket chains Sainsbury’s and Asda have announced plans to cap fuel price profits as part of their proposed merger. The two businesses, which along with Tesco and Morrisons make up the UK’s “big four” supermarkets, announced last April that they were planning to merge. The move would make them the biggest supermarket group in the […]

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Car insurance costs could fall as Government rethinks compensation rules

Car insurance costs could fall as Government rethinks compensation rules

Drivers in the UK could see a reduction in insurance premiums as the government launches a review into a controversial discount applied to injury pay-outs. The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice David Gauke has confirmed that he has started a review of the personal injury discount rate – known as the Ogden […]

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Police share chilling photos to warn drivers about the dangers of standing water

Police share chilling photos to warn drivers about the dangers of standing water

Drivers have been have warned of the dangers of standing water as severe weather and flood warnings are in place across the UK. It comes following crashes which have seen cars written off after they aquaplaned on roads affected by recent heavy rains. Warning comes after serious crashes Road Policing Scotland tweeted a picture of […]

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Drivers could be fined £100 for playing music too loudly

Drivers could be fined £100 for playing music too loudly

Motorists are to be fined for playing their music too loudly while driving, as part of a clampdown on anti-social behaviour. An English council has announced plans to trial a scheme that means drivers can be fined £100 for a range of car-related anti-social behaviour, including cranking up the music. Bradford Council has introduced a […]

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UK’s most accident-prone cars named – do you drive a crash magnet?

UK’s most accident-prone cars named – do you drive a crash magnet?

The UK’s most accident-prone cars have been named and it’s bad news for Toyota Prius drivers, as well as owners of Vauxhalls, Seats and Mitsubishi. An analysis of government crash data has revealed the makes and models most likely to be involved in a crash – with the Toyota Prius holding the unfortunate title of […]

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Kicking up a desert storm – crossing the Sahara in the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Kicking up a desert storm – crossing the Sahara in the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

The Rubicon is the top-of-the-range Jeep Wrangler, and the all-new JL model had only been released for a matter of days when I collected one to drive from my home in Wales all the way down to Morocco. With fewer than 100 miles on the odometer – a figure that was to rise by more […]

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