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Mobiles phone use ‘safer than speeding’

Driver on phone

A quarter of British motorists think it is better to drive while using a mobile phone than speeding, according to new research. The findings emerged from a survey of 2,000 motorists after tough new legislation came in to introduce an increase in fines for those caught driving while using a …

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Bridgestone chasing the Olympic dream

Bridgestone Olympics - Daley Thompson, Chris Mears and Charley Hill

Athletics legend Daley Thompson helps tyre giant Bridgestone launch its Worldwide Olympic Partnership. The double Olympic decathlon gold medallist was joined by Rio gold medal winning diver Chris Mears and UK golfer Charley Hull who tied seventh on her Olympic Games debut in Rio aged just 20. At the event …

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Neighbours at war over parking

Cars parked in the street

A ‘cold war’ exists between many households because of differences over parking, according to new research. While the vast majority of motorists are satisfied with their neighbours’ parking, 14% describe their neighbours’ parking is ‘poor’ or ‘appalling’ (4%). The RAC Insurance Home Parking survey reveals that the top issue for …

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Ferrari celebrates 70th anniversary

First Ferrari - the 125 S

It’s 70 years since Enzo Ferrari fired up the 125 S – the first car to bear his name. That test-drive through the streets of Maranello marked the start of a journey which has taken Ferrari to iconic status globally. The anniversary celebrations culminate in Maranello on the weekend of …

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Fiat’s ‘Forever 500’ birthday film

Forever 500 film

Watch a special short film to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic Fiat 500. Fiat has launched a series of activities and events to mark the diamond jubilee of the Cinquino (as Fiat calls it) – a car that has been a much-loved part of popular culture since 1957. …

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Aston Martin Valkyrie: a gift from the gods

Aston Martin Valkyrie

The revolutionary hypercar being co-developed by Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, formerly identified by its codename AM-RB 001, has now been officially named the Aston Martin Valkyrie. Joins Valkyrie joins the famous lineage of Aston Martin ‘V’ cars stretching back seven decades, including the Virage, Vulcan and Vanquish. …

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Sand stunt to launch limited edition Jeep

Jeep Renegade Desert Hawk with snowboarder Alex Bird

Watch top sandboarder Alex Bird celebrate the new Jeep Renegade Desert Hawk on Britain’s largest sand dunes. Alex performed a series of epic stunts and tricks on Braunton Burrows beach, North Devon. at speeds of up to 40mph. “I’ve never done anything like that before,” said the 34-year-old. “It took …

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Margot Robbie’s high-speed Monaco glide

Margot Robbie - Nissan's first electric vehicle ambassador

Watch this cool video of Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie driving a 100% electric Nissan BladeGlider through the streets of Monte Carlo. The actress tested the Nissan BladeGlider – which can hit 62mph in less than five seconds – against an identical car on closed roads in the …

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Stay safe in the dazzling winter sun

low winter sun glare

Sunshine is in short supply at this time of the year, but driving into the glaring low winter sun can be extremely dangerous. In fact, in 2015, dazzling sun was a factor in more than 2,500 crashes, including 17 fatalities. Here’s IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) RoadSmart’s head of driving …

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