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United Kingdom

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Past articles by Matt:

Revealed: The most expensive NHS car parks in the UK

LifestyleCarsRevealed: The most expensive NHS car parks in the UK Some NHS hospitals charge visitors and patients as much as £4 per hour for parking (Photo: Shutterstock) New data has revealed the most and least expensive hospital parking in the UK, with some NHS facilities charging visitors and patients up to £4 an hour. It is estimated that the NHS makes around £250 million a year from parking… → Read More

Christmas traffic tips 2019: the busiest roads and worst times to drive over the Christmas holidays

Festive season set to be busiest ever on the roads, here's where and when to avoid → Read More

Highway robbery - service station snacks up to five times more expensive than at a supermarket

LifestyleCarsHighway robbery - service station snacks up to five times more expensive than at a supermarket Investigation reveals extend of motorway rip-off Service stations have been accused of ripping off motorists for fuel and food (Photo: Shutterstock) Drivers are paying up to five times more for some snacks at motorway service stations than they would in a supermarket. A new investigation… → Read More

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S review

Nearly 60 years on, the 911 is still evolving and improving → Read More

Motorists’ biggest fear is other drivers as data reveals one in three has witnessed a physical attack

Phone use, aggression and drink-driving among major concerns highlighted by RAC survey → Read More

1,000 new drivers a month have their licence revoked

News that 33 new drivers a day are having their licences revoked has prompted calls for the introduction of a graduated driver licence scheme → Read More

Insurance auction app bids to cut costs for young drivers

A new insurance app has been launched that aims to get drivers a better deal by pitting providers against each other in a live bidding war. → Read More

The hidden faults plaguing some of Britain’s most popular cars

The Nissan Qashqai and Tesla Model S are among cars with inherent problem that manufacturers are keeping quiet about, according to Which? → Read More

Self-driving cars could let you watch a film at the wheel within two years

New report sets out guidelines to smooth the transition to automated driving, with predictions that first examples could be here by 2021 → Read More

DVLA shares images of tax scam messages – here’s what to watch out for

New images show the fake car tax warnings used by criminals trying to steal the bank details of unsuspecting motorists → Read More

The dangerous servicing shortcuts that could cost you a fortune

Drivers’ safety could be put at risk by unscrupulous garages cutting corners on vehicle maintenance, according to industry experts → Read More

MPs call for complete ban on parking on pavements

Committee urges a complete ban on pavement parking, claiming it poses a danger to pedestrians and increases isolation among the vulnerable → Read More

Parents’ car seat ignorance ‘putting newborns at risk’

Millions of parents could be unwittingly risking the health of their newborn babies by leaving them in car seats for longer than they should. → Read More

Drivers ‘should be angry’ as retailers fail to pass on petrol savings

RAC slams fuel retailers for offering customers minimal prices cuts in face of significant wholesale reductions → Read More

Electric cars’ lifetime CO2 emissions half that of petrol and diesel

A new study claims that EVs are not only cleaner than combustion engined-cars but that the rise of renewable energy will keep widening the gap → Read More

Bugatti Chiron is first hypercar to break the 300mph barrier

A specially prepared prototype version of the Bugatti Chiron set a jaw-dropping new record of 304.773 mph at parent company Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien testing ground on Sunday. → Read More

New technology lets parents spy on where their kids go in the family car

Skoda has revealed a new technology which lets parents who share a car with their children monitor where they go and set up alerts if they stray too far → Read More

Drink-drive deaths rise to eight-year high

Calls for lower limits and better enforcement as the number of people killed in drink-driving incidents reaches an eight-year high → Read More

Illegal driving instructors are conning students – here’s how to check if your teacher is a fraud

Almost 1,000 fake driving instructors have been reported in the last five years to the DVSA → Read More

Bizarre bike made of plane parts leaves police in a flap

A traffic officer with more than a quarter of a century’s experience has described a homemade motorcycle as the “most unusual” thing they have ever seen → Read More