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Goodyear Road Safety Advice – Damaged tyres

RESEARCH SHOWS: Damaged tyres are one of the main factors that contribute to accidents in SA According to research damaged and badly maintained tyres are the most common among widespread factors that contribute to accidents in South Africa. Tyres are undoubtedly the most critical safety component on a vehicle as it affects traction, handling, steering, […]

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MIKKO & JARMO BREAK THE ICE

Hirvonen & Lehtinen win Rally Finnskog in Citroën DS3 WRC Perfect “warm-up” event to Rally Sweden 2012 Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen overcame a variety of extreme conditions – snow, ice and temperatures of around -30°C – combined with the handicap of being first out on the road to win the 2012 Rally Finnskog. The […]

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MONDIAL ASSISTANCE UK URGES MOTORISTS TO THINK SAFETY ABOVE COST WHEN IT COMES TO WINTER TYRES

Pan-European roadside assistance expert, Mondial Assistance, reveals that UK motorists are ignoring the safety and performance benefits of winter tyres, despite continuing news of a big freeze creeping across Britain. Whilst recent government figures reported that over 18,000 road accidents in the UK were caused by snow or ice* in winter. 66% of motorists surveyed […]

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HERO BRINGS ARRIVE AND DRIVE TO RACE RETRO 2012

Visitors to Race Retro are to be given the chance to drive a rally car, thanks to HERO, The Historic Endurance Rallying organisation. For just £20, visitors to the event, which takes place at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February, will be given the chance ‘arrive and drive’ one of HERO’s […]

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WINDY DAYS AHEAD

Road safety charity the IAM is issuing advice for driving in windy weather as severe gales spread across the country. Plan your journey – is there a route with less exposure to the weather and less risk of fallen trees? Choose a sheltered route if you have the option. Strong winds are not constant, they […]

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TALKING BOUT A RESOLUTION

Driver training specialist IAM Drive & Survive is offering weekly motoring tips to drivers from its head of training, Simon Elstow. This week he is advising on ways to improve your driving for the new year: Look out: Observe what is happening on the road ahead to give yourself more time to identify and respond […]

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THE FAST AND THE CURIOUS YOUNG PEOPLE’S ATTITUDES TO DRIVER TRAINING

Sixty-two per cent of young male novice drivers think they are more skilful than the average driver, according to the IAM’s latest report, The fast and the curious: young people’s attitudes to driver training. Only 32 per cent of young women say the same. Young, novice drivers are the highest risk group on our roads, […]

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MOTORWAY SERVICES – SHOW THEM NO MERCI

Drivers continue to part with more cash for everyday items at motorway service areas, shelling out up to 40 per cent more for everyday items than they would on the high street. A large Snickers bar costs 90 pence from a motorway service area compared to 68 pence from a high street branch – 32 […]

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TYRESAFE CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS OF SAFETY CAMPAIGNING

TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyre safety organisation, is celebrating its contribution to improving road safety in the UK, having reached its fifth anniversary. The not-for-profit organisation was established in 2006 to raise awareness about tyre safety issues and since then, the number of motorists killed or seriously injured in a tyre related accident on the […]

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GMC Offers Driving Tips for the Winter Season

DETROIT – Whether you’re commuting daily with a Terrain or headed to the worksite in a Sierra 2500HD, safety comes standard on every new GMC vehicle in the form of StabiliTrak with traction control, anti-lock brakes, tire pressure monitoring, and OnStar connectivity. Additionally, four-wheel or all-wheel drive systems are available on every GMC model.

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AA ENDORSES SUBARU WINTER-WEATHER TOWING TIPS

With Britain poised to succumb to winter’s icy grip for another year, owners of All-Wheel Drive Subaru vehicles will once again be called upon to become motoring Good Samaritans – rescuing friends, neighbours and fellow motorists stranded in the ice and snow. In response to the increasingly bleak forecasts, Subaru – backed by the AA […]

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SAFETY COMFORT AND JOY FOR MOTORISTS

Driver training specialist IAM Drive & Survive is offering weekly motoring tips to drivers from its head of training, Simon Elstow. This week, he is giving advice for staying safe and secure at Christmas: Park in a well-lit and open area. Some councils offer free parking over Christmas; it is worth checking with your local […]

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MOTORWAY LESSONS FOR LEARNER DRIVERS – BRAKE REACTION

Road safety minister Mike Penning has announced that learners will be able to take to the motorways, but only in driving lessons and if a qualified instructor accompanies them. Read more. Julie Townsend, Brake campaigns director said: “It’s positive the government is looking at measures to reduce risk and develop skills among newly licensed drivers. […]

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GEM LAUNCHES WINTER ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN

Road safety charity and the UK’s number one for breakdown cover*, GEM Motoring Assist, is once again at hand to offer motorists all important winter driving advice as temperatures drop and conditions worsen across the country. With the first reports of snowfall it is more important than ever for road users to prepare for the […]

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SLEEP DEPRIVATION – A REAL NIGHTMARE

Being drowsy behind the wheel is as dangerous as drink driving. With a combination of design and technology, Volvo Trucks is contributing to road safety by helping drivers stay awake, alert and in control. A late night; a double shift; a baby who won’t go to sleep or the monotony of the open road – […]

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ITS SNOW BOTHER FOR 2.5 MILLION MOTORISTS

A recent survey by Manheim Auctions shows that 2.5 million vehicles on the road this winter could be driven by motorists who won’t be changing their driving style during snowy conditions. Some won’t be doing so because of their confidence in driving in all conditions but some don’t believe they need to even though they […]

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TAKE IT EASY IN SNOW

The IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) has today issued advice on driving in snow and ice, as freezing conditions spread across the country. Peter Rodger, IAM Chief Examiner said: “Avoid travelling unless completely necessary, and don’t ignore police warnings or advice to not travel on specific routes. Can you work remotely, or change your schedule?”

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COMMON SENSE HAS PREVAILED, SAYS THE ROAD HAULAGE ASSOCIATION

The Road Haulage Association welcomes today’s announcement that the proposed January fuel duty increase will be cancelled and that the 5pence per litre proposed for August 2012 will be reduced to 3 pence per litre. “This represents a victory for the RHA and for the FairFuelUK campaign group”, said RHA Chief Executive Geoff Dunning. “For […]

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IAM CALLS FOR DRINK DRIVING WARNINGS ON ALCOHOL LABELS

The IAM is today calling for drink driving warnings on labels for alcoholic drinks, at the start of its Christmas drink drive campaign. In 2009, one in five motorists killed in crashes were over the legal limit.  Drink driving killed 380 people in 2009, and seriously injured 1,490 others. There were more than 10,000 incidents […]

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FORD CLEARS UP THE RISKS FROM FROZEN CAR WINDSCREENS THIS WINTER

Motorists face stiff penalties and risk causing accidents by ‘portholing’ their car windscreen Car owners risk a police fine and invalid insurance by leaving car unattended with engine running to defrost Ford’s Quickclear® technology can avoid both BRENTWOOD, Essex, 28 November 2011 – Ford is alerting motorists to the hazards which uncleared snow and ice […]

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TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN TORCHES

Cyba-lite is a range of torches from Ring Automotive designed to meet the exacting standards required for outdoor activities.  Ring Automotive has developed four new Lightstar torches to add to the existing Cyba-lite range. The Lightstar torches have been designed as a family range of products and provide a clear trade up of technical features.

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Princes Purple Rain has been voted the greatest rain song ever written in a poll for Uniroyal Tyres

The soulful single, which was recorded in 1983 and was the title track of the album of the same name released a year later, beat It’s Raining Men by The Weather Girls to claim top spot. November Rain by Guns N Roses, released in June 1992, was third. The poll of 2,000 music fans who […]

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COOPER TIRE EUROPE URGES DRIVERS TO MAKE AN EARLY SWITCH TO WINTER TYRES

Cooper Tire Europe offers a number of winter tyre options designed to enhanced performance and improve grip during the winter months, and is encouraging motorists to prepare their vehicles for the winter weather sooner rather than later.

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR WAY THROUGH THE FOG

Driver training specialist IAM Drive & Survive is offering weekly motoring tips to drivers from its head of training, Simon Elstow.

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Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) continues its global expansion with the announcement of a new BAC sales division in Singapore and Malaysia via a partnership with premier dealership NB Auto. Established in 2014,

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New Low Emission Diesel Engine For CX-60 Announced By Mazda

Mazda has revealed that a powerful, clean and efficient all-new e-Skyactiv D diesel engine will be added to the Mazda CX-60- line-up in 2023, joining the PHEV CX-60, which is

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Ford Talks About Concerns Regarding Electric Vans

London, United Kingdom, July 5th 2022 – Ford’s latest Go Electric report has uncovered that, while there are more electric vehicles on the road, the UK’s knowledge of electric vans still lags

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