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Five essential tips for Road Safety Week

Bike Smart tips from GEM

Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to ‘Bike Smart’ for Road Safety Week (19-25 November). The initiative is an effort to raise awareness of the risks faced by cyclists and motorcyclists. GEM has drawn up five simple but effective tips that can be adopted right now by …

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Abarth 124 Spider’s starring role in hit video

Sting and Shaggy in the Abarth 124 Spider

The Abarth 124 Spider appears alongside Sting and Shaggy in the official music video for their new track, “Gotta Get Back My Baby”. The single, co-produced by Teflon (Wyclef Jean, Fat Joe, Ruff Ryders) and Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, Mylène Farmer, Lady Gaga), off their album, 44/876, has spent 28 weeks …

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Can lucky pants help you pass your driving test?

Young driver

New research has revealed that 60% of young drivers aged 18-24 still rely on superstitions and even lucky pants to pass their driving test. Nearly half (44%) admitted that nerves affected their test in some way, with just 13% claiming they weren’t anxious at all, according to the study for …

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Bus stop stunt kicks off Dacia Buy Online

Dacia Buy Online launches with bus stop stunt

The UK’s best value car brand has launched its new Dacia Buy Online platform with a stunt in the middle of nowhere. To mark the fact you can now buy a car literally anywhere, Dacia created a ‘pop up dealership’ inside a bus stop on the A64 between Pickering and …

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How many hours do you drive every week?

Driving a car

The average car owner manages to enjoy just nine hours a week behind the wheel of their motor, a new study has found. Research revealed that while many are proud of the vehicle they own, the amount of time they actually spend enjoy driving it on the open road, and …

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How much does it costs to change a lightbulb?

Headlight warning sign

A blown headlight bulb can cost up to £846 to replace on some of Britain’s best-selling small cars, claims new research. The study into 13 popular models on sale today by What Car? found headlight repair bills vary by several hundred pounds depending on whether the models have halogen, LED …

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Hard-hitting safety campaign targets drowsy drivers

Drowsy driver - AA Charitable Trust

One in eight (13%) of UK drivers admit to falling asleep at the wheel, according to new research by the AA Charitable Trust. Nearly two fifths (37%) of motorists say they have been so tired they have been scared they would fall asleep when driving. The research has been launched …

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Aston Martin DBS 59 celebrates historic Le Mans win

Limited edition Aston Martin DBS 59 celebrates historic DBR1 Le Mans win

A limited edition DBS Superleggera, the DBS 59, has been created to honour Aston Martin’s legendary 1959 Le Mans 1-2 finish. Aston Martin Cambridge has commissioned a collection of 24 DBS 59s – one for every hour of the iconic endurance race. Created by Aston Martin’s bespoke service, Q by Aston …

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Audi gets animated with new concept car

Audi's animated concept car

Audi is claiming to have designed the first concept car for an animated movie with the RSQ e-tron for Twentieth Century Fox’s Spies in Disguise. The all-electric model, created by Audi Design in co-operation with Blue Sky Studios, “combines automated driving with artificial intelligence and transformational technology”. Driven by super …

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Ford goes back to the future to keep drivers safe

Ford gores back to the future

Engineers at Ford have come up with a modern twist on a technique used by medieval blacksmiths to help protect knights in armour from the crashing blows of their opponents. Using giant furnaces, robots and 3,000 Degrees C lasers, the first fully automated ‘hot-forming’ process is shaping and cutting parts …

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