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Motorists Don’t Want Self-Driving Cars

12-05-2021

The UK Government is pushing forward with plans to introduce self-driving cars by the end of 2021, but a new survey by a major motoring publication says the public don’t want the technology on the roads.

On this day in auto history – May 12th

12-05-2021

On this day in 2006 Britain’s former world boxing champion Naseem Hamed was jailed for 15 months and banned from driving for four years after he was found guilty of dangerous driving in a high-profile court case.

Mercedes Commits To Combustion Engines

11-05-2021

The Chief Executive of one of the world’s biggest motor brands has made a bold commitment to petrol engines, despite what seems to be a race by manufacturers to move towards EVs.

Crash For Cash Will Drive Up Premiums

11-05-2021

The news that fraud investigators have unearthed 170,000 car insurance claims linked to ‘crash for cash’ gangs will hit innocent drivers in the pocket says a leading insurance expert.

On this day in auto history – May 11th

11-05-2021

On this day in 2007 Englishman Marek Turowski entered the Guinness Book of World Records for driving a motorised sofa at 92 mph along an aerodrome runway in Leicestershire.

UK Drivers Want Average Speed Cameras

10-05-2021

The use of average speed cameras on the UK motorway network is being encouraged, with more than half of drivers believing that monitoring a driver’s speed over a longer distance is the best form of enforcement.

Delivery Drivers Exposed To Health Challenges Says New Report

10-05-2021

New research published by one of the UK’s biggest independent road safety charities has called on CEO’s and other industry leaders to look after their driving employees better in the wake of the post-pandemic boom.

On this day in auto history – May 10th

10-05-2021

It was on this day in 1920 that Ford produced its 4 millionth Model T, just five years after it had become the first vehicle to reach the magical 1 million barrier.

On this day in auto history – May 9th

09-05-2021

It was on this day in 1950 that the only major Spanish manufacturer, SEAT, was founded.

On this day in auto history – May 8th

08-05-2021

On this day in 1982 Formula One was rocked by the death of one of its biggest stars - Gilles Villeneuve - who was killed during practice for the Belgian Grand Prix at the age of just 32.