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Tackling the law-breakers
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Tackling the law-breakers

Legitimate ADIs study and work hard to keep people safe on our roads. Our busy investigation team has an impressive record in prosecuting those who take money for instructing learners illegally. We carry out around 1,200 investigations into identity fraud a year. Accepting payment for taking tests for others can get you up to 5 […]

Convicted drink drivers’ cars tracked by police tagging
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Convicted drink drivers’ cars tracked by police tagging

Some UK police forces are using ‘intelligence markers’ to track vehicles which are being driven by convicted drink drivers to see if they are repeating their unlawful behaviour. This data comes from Freedom of Information requests submitted to 44 police forces by Auto Express and show that not all forces are monitoring vehicles in this […]

Motorists are now paying the highest price for petrol since the end of 2014, following a series of pump rises.
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Motorists are now paying the highest price for petrol since the end of 2014, following a series of pump rises.

RAC warn petrol price rises look imminent RAC Fuel Watch data reveals the average price of unleaded in December increased for the second month running, rising by half a pence from 120.66p to 121.11p while diesel went up from 123.06p to 123.46p. This compares to the low in early 2016 when both fuels averaged 102p […]

New tech could detect drivers ignoring ‘Red X’ signs
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New tech could detect drivers ignoring ‘Red X’ signs

New technology that could automatically detect drivers not complying with ‘Red X’ lane closure signs on smart motorways could go live from the spring. New tech could detect drivers ignoring ‘Red X’ signs According to the Press Association, Highways England has revealed in a document that it is testing roadside cameras that detect when drivers […]

BMW is aiming to double sales of the 530e plug-in hybrid in 2018
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BMW is aiming to double sales of the 530e plug-in hybrid in 2018

BMW is aiming to double sales of the 530e plug-in hybrid in 2018, following a year where the 330e will have taken “well over a quarter” of 3 Series saloon volume in fleet. BMW expect a large proportion of 5 Series fleet sales of the 530e iPerformance BMW expect a large proportion of 5 Series […]

Electric Corsa to debut in 2020 under Vauxhall turnaround plans
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Electric Corsa to debut in 2020 under Vauxhall turnaround plans

Vauxhall, and sibling Opel, is to debut a next-generation electric Corsa and a plug-in hybrid version of its Grandland X crossover by 2020 under post-takeover plans to bring the company back into profit. Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board of Groupe PSA, and Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller with the Grandland X Carlos Tavares, Chairman […]

France moves towards petrol and diesel ban
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France moves towards petrol and diesel ban

France is to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040, under plans outlined by the country’s newly-appointed environment minister. CCS Charger The Climate Plan will ban the sale of all vehicles that emit greenhouse gases. Nicolas Hulot, Minister of Ecological and Solidary Transition, said the move was aimed at encouraging carmakers “to […]

How to navigate the floods (or turn your car into a boat)
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How to navigate the floods (or turn your car into a boat)

How to navigate the floods (or turn your car into a boat) Angus. A name usually reserved for guitarists, politicians and game show hosts, has now been used to describe the latest storm to hit the UK. As flood warnings light up the nation and people practice their backstroke we answer that age old question. […]