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Bridgestone boss Robin Shaw.

Bridgestone calling on UK to follow Ireland’s tyre lead

BRIDGESTONE is calling on the UK Government to follow Ireland’s lead in implementing mandatory fines on motorists who drive with defective or worn tyres, in the interests of road safety. Only last week, the Irish minister for transport, tourism and sport, Paschal Donohoe announced the new Fixed Charge Notice (FCN) offence for motorists, with fines of €80 now in effect.

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Mazda CX-3 road test report review

Mazda 2 and CX-3 road test report review

IN what Mazda call their “most intense period of activity ever” we have seen this year five new or revised models launched in the UK: the 2 and the 6, plus CX-5, CX-3 and MX-5, so that the Japanese maker now claims the “youngest model line-up of any manufacturer”.

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Road congestion in UK hits a 10-year high

Road congestion in UK hits a 10-year high

ROAD congestion in UK hits a 10-year high according to a survey by the Freight Transport Association. The group’s quarterly report has illustrated the rate of deterioration in reliability on the road network at 55 per cent – which is the lowest it has been since 2002, due to increased traffic in the run-up to […]

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Suzuki Celerio road test report review

Suzuki Celerio first drive road test report review

Suzuki Celerio first drive road test report review By KEITH WARD WITH a record UK sales year behind them, Suzuki start 2015 brightly with a price challenge. Their well-equipped new little Celerio city is in the showrooms now with a sub-£8,000 starting tag. In a fast-growing sector of the market, that means it immediately undercuts pint-sized […]

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Used Seat Leon Ecomotirve review

Used Seat Leon review reveals hatch as good as a Golf

THERE’S a new SEAT Leon out now, so that could make prices for the outgoing model even more reasonable as it falls out of favour with new car buyers. The smooth and svelte Leon has loads to recommend it, with stylish interior and smooth body shape. It’s based on the VW Golf so has the […]

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Volvo Safety Systems

Volvo steps up safety mission for 2020 target

BELEIVE it or not, it is 30 years since it became compulsory to wear seatbelts in the UK – and the brand that developed the first three-point harness, Volvo, is stepping up its safety mission. The Swedish company actually developed the first seatbelts as long as 50 years ago and the aim of its Vision […]

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IAM road safety cuts criticism

Road safety cutbacks spark criticism from IAM

A MASSIVE Government spending cut on road safety campaigns has sparked sharp criticism from the Institute of Advanced Motorists. The cutbacks, from £19-million in 2008/09 to just £4-million in 2011/12 – a reduction of nearly 80 per cent – were revealed after a freedom of information enquiry by the road safety charity. According to the […]

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Mazda 3 MPS

Unruly Mazda3 MPS is full of fun and great value

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: MAZDA3 MPS Our Mazda3 MPS road test proves this revised hot hatch is a very quick car, but it has a character all of its own. DAVID HOOPER reviews the Mazda3 MPS. THE Mazda3 MPS first went on sale in 2009, so this handsome looking hot hatch is the latest, […]

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