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New rules needed for dash cams says AA 0

The AA has stated that new legislation needs to be introduced regarding the use of vehicle dashcams. Drivers who regularly share their dashcam footage could be accused of voyeurism, the motoring organisation believes. The AA feels that the posting of dashcam footage on social media can be insensitive and many doing so do not fully(…)

Are Brits in favour of new motoring legislation? 0

In just three months, a string of new motoring regulations have been introduced landing drivers with tougher penalties and heftier fines; but despite the changes, motorists appear to be backing the government’s decision. In March, a Fixed Penalty Unit was introduced for mobile phone users which means guilty socialites must pay a hefty £200 fine(…)

Toyota 1972 Crown gets new leash of life 0

It’s safe to assume that most people in the UK won’t be familiar with the Toyota Crown 2600 De Luxe. So, allow us to introduce you to the longest running model in the Toyota family. This particular 1972 Toyota Crown 2600 De Luxe is an extremely rare sight on British roads, showrooms or museums. Japan(…)

Renault have worked out how to charge an electric car on the move 0

The principal bugbear of electric vehicles (that we’re aware of so far) is the inescapable fact that they take time to charge. There’s no getting away from it, purchasing an electric car means the days of just popping down the petrol station for a quick top up, look like they may be a thing of(…)

General Election 2017 – All three parties pledge to clean up UK roads 0

Labour, Liberal Democrats and Conservatives have launched their exhaustive manifestos ahead of next month’s election – all three citing diesel vehicles as a major concern. On the cards is a diesel scrappage scheme, a complete ban on the sale of diesel vehicles and a £600m investment towards zero-emission cars – but it’s this massive Tory(…)

Clever cars calling time of drunk driving 0

Certain cars are now sporting features so hi-tech that they can alert police if they are being driven by a drunk driver. The first reported case of a car ‘dobbing in’ its owner, occurred recently in County Antrim when police were summoned to a crash site by the vehicle in question. After the tipsy driver(…)

New motoring legislation takes away driver’s freedoms 0

In just three months a string of new motoring regulations have been introduced landing drivers with tougher penalties and harsher fines. Now drivers are saying enough is enough as more than a third claim it is limiting their freedom as a driver. In March, a Fixed Penalty Unit was introduced for mobile phone users forcing(…)

A look back at the Peugeot 203 (1948 – 1963) 0

It’s hard to emphasise too much, just how groundbreaking the Peugeot 203 was for its manufacturer when it first appeared in the late 1940’s. A true portent of what was planned by France’s supposedly uber-conservative car manufacturer, the 203 was Peugeot’s first brand new design following the war, and it was not quite in the(…)

Electric superminis will cost same as petrol cars by 2020 – says Renault boss 0

Renault’s head of electric vehicles has stated that he believes electric vehicles, like the ZOE, will cost the same as their similarly sized, conventionally powered equivalents by 2020. Gilles Normand, the firm’s senior vice-president for electric vehicles, said that the company’s sales for their first small EV, the ZOE, have leapt by 90% between 2016(…)

Indiana Jones classic Renault up for auction 0

Fans of the Indiana Jones film series have a chance to snap up their own piece of movie history, when the vintage Renault used in the third film of the franchise – The Last Crusade goes up for sale this week. The 1928 Renault Type NN Tourer that was used in the 1988 blockbuster is(…)