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Volvo V40

Volvo V40 R-Design and Cross Country road test

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Volvo V40 R-Design and Cross Country As Volvo expands its V40 range, KEITH WARD drives the smart Volvo V40 R-Design and Cross Country VOLVO have added two special versions to their admired V40 range which is already out to challenge the likes of the VW Golf, Audi A3, BMW 1-Series […]

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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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Volkswagen Golf scores well in Ncap tests.

New Volkswagen Golf one of 14 to top Ncap rankings

THE new Volkswagen Golf, which goes on sale in January, is one of 14 new cars to have been awarded a top five-star rating from European consumer protection outfit Euro Ncap. And it also won the award for innovations in the area of integral safety, the Golf’s lane assist and front assist features as well […]

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IAM survey - older drivers.

Older drivers are as safe as any, says IAM survey

OLDER drivers are as safe as those from all other age groups, according to new research by the Institute of Advanced Motorists. Contrary to widespread belief, the study shows they have better attitudes to safety, deal with hazards better than young drivers and use experience to increase their safety margins on the road. The report […]

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New designs

Something to get your teeth into!

SHARK Helmets has supported many racers, including world champions, over the years and is currently investing in a whole host of future stars in MotoGP, Moto3, Moto2, World Superbikes, World Supersport, British Superbikes and road racing. Shark’s 2012 range, which was unveiled earlier this year, included various racing replicas and now the French company has […]

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Drink driving

Renewed call for lower drink drive limits

BRAKE, the road safety charity, is urging ministers — and members of the public — to take action over drink driving. The move comes after it emerged from results were published of a summer campaign by the Association of Chief Police Officers, which showed that 5.8 per cent of 83,000 drivers breath tested in June were positive, […]

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bike safety

Riders urged to make a PACT and stay safe

BANK Holidays and the better summer weather are bearing down on us and one safety organisation wants to make a PACT with motorcycle riders. Tyresafe wants riders to take up its campaign to make riding safer and bike performance better. Of importance all year round, the fact is that it’s summer when riders are more […]

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