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Councils make £100m a year from number-plate recognition cameras – here’s where you’re most likely to be fined

Councils make £100m a year from number-plate recognition cameras – here’s where you’re most likely to be fined

UK councils are making more than £100 million a year in fines generated by number plate-reading cameras. Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) systems are used widely around the UK to enforce a variety of traffic regulations and new figures have revealed just how much money local authorities are making from resultant fines. According to a […]

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Police warn motorists not to wear lanyards while driving in case of a crash

Police warn motorists not to wear lanyards while driving in case of a crash

Wearing a lanyard while driving can make car crash injuries much worse, police have warned. Following reports of serious injuries involving people behind the wheel wearing lanyards, a police force has spoken out on the issue and detailed some of the accidents encountered. What could happen if I wear a lanyard while driving and crash? […]

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Jaguar Land Rover wins court dispute over Chinese ‘Evoque rip-off’

Jaguar Land Rover wins court dispute over Chinese ‘Evoque rip-off’

Jaguar Land Rover has won a significant case in the Chinese courts against a company that JLR claim produced a copy of the Range Rover Evoque SUV. The decision issued by the Beijing Chaoyang District Court decreed that the Evoque has five unique features that were copied directly in the Landwind X7 built by Jiangling […]

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‘Harmless’ insurance cheats could land you in jail

‘Harmless’ insurance cheats could land you in jail

British drivers have been told not to risk a criminal record by lying about their car insurance after new data revealed a near-50 per cent rise in fraud cases in a single year. Fraudulent claims in motor insurance increased by 45 per cent in 2018, with young drivers responsible for the majority of offences, according […]

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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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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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