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THE LATEST MOTORING ISSUES & ADVICE

There’s no smoke without fines

Nearly sixty per cent of smokers are running the risk of getting rolled up with a hefty fine, or even a road ban, while smoking or vaping behind the wheel.  Indeed, research commissioned by the UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, has revealed that 57 per cent of...

Cost of living crisis affects seven in ten drivers

The cost of living crisis is affecting the vast majority of drivers’ motoring habits, with research published recently showing that seven in ten (69%) motorists have changed their behaviour since the beginning of the year. New research for Kwik Fit has revealed that the cost of living crisis has prompted...

Country roads, take it slow: five tips for safer rural driving

With the weather getting brighter and summer weekends getting closer, many of us will soon be taking advantage of the sunny countryside or heading to the seaside in our free time. Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is offering drivers some simple tips for staying safe on rural...

Petrol costs: socially acceptable to ask passengers to contribute?

As fuel prices surge to an all-time high, more and more UK motorists think it is socially acceptable to ask passengers to contribute to the cost of filling up their tank in exchange for a lift. Research commissioned by the UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, has discovered...

PLAYMOBIL Volkswagen Designer launched

Everyone can now fulfil their dream of owning a VW "Bulli" or Beetle. In just a few steps, fans and collectors can configure their very own PLAYMOBIL model of the two cult vehicles online. Simply head to the PLAYMOBIL Volkswagen Designer, select the model of your choice and the colour...

Hot Wheels debuts Legends Tour-Winning Car

Mattel has debuted the official Hot Wheels™ 1:64-scale die-cast of the 2021 Hot Wheels Legends Tour winning 1969 Volvo P1800 Gasser built by Lee Johnstone of the United Kingdom. The first international Tour winner, Johnstone and his daughter, Victoria Upham, attended a global unveiling ceremony in New York City, where...

LEGO launches Back To The Future Time Machine

The LEGO Group and Universal Brand Development have revealed a brand new three-in-one reproduction of one of the most iconic movie vehicles of all time – the LEGO® Back to the Future Time Machine. Inspired by the DeLorean car seen in the time traveling adventure film franchise from Universal Pictures and Amblin...

PLAYMOBIL launches Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

The successful collaboration between the premium brand Porsche and PLAYMOBIL continues in 2022, with a new edition of a real classic sports car: The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 from PLAYMOBIL is a real collector’s item for all car lovers. The first road sports car in the world with a...

Pothole damage impacts on drivers’ pockets

After widespread coverage appeared of Sir Rod Stewart tackling potholes near his Essex home, new research reveals he is far from alone in suffering from costly damage due to poor road surfaces. The annual PIT Report (Pothole Impact Tracker) for Kwik Fit, the UK’s leading automotive servicing and repair company,...

Driving competition launches for children as young as 10

A driving competition for drivers aged 10-16 launches this week – and it’s all about safety rather than speed. The Young Driver Challenge 2022 encourages youngsters from just 10 years old to compete to be crowned Britain’s Best Young Driver – and anyone old enough to have an official driving...
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