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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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Volvo XC60 D4 AWD Geartronic SE Lux Nav road test report review (1)

Volvo XC60 D4 AWD Geartronic SE Lux Nav road test report review

WHEN a group of friends started to plan their next skiing trip and the decision to drive across Europe in winter was made, for me, this All Wheel Drive Volvo XC60 was the weapon of choice. Having driven Volvos in the Finnish Arctic Circle on frozen lakes, I know how good they are in their native conditions – conditions we were likely to encounter during our trip south to Italy in February.

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Make sure you getaway from the bank holiday blues

THE May bank holidays are approaching rapidly and many drivers are planning a getaway break. Apart from planning your destination, route and accommodation, don’t forget to plan vital checks on your car. Drivers who forget to check their tyres before heading off could be risking significant roadside misery warns TyreSafe, which points to shocking statistics […]

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Respect the rubber and be a scrubber!

ADVICE has been issued to help keep bike riders safe this spring. Motorcyclists fitting new tyres to their bikes this spring should ride with extra care for the first 100 miles to avoid any potential hazardous slip ups. The advice has been issued by TyreSafe at one of the most important times of the year […]

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EfficientGrip tyre boosts fuel consumption

TYRE maker Goodyear Dunlop has launched its new super tyre — designed to help motorists save fuel and stop quicker. The company, which has its UK factory in Birmingham, says the new EfficientGrip Performance tyre will reduce braking distances by five per cent and save drivers one litre of fuel for every 300 miles they cover. […]

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Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid

REVIEW: Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid During his Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid road test, DAVID HOOPER considers the pros and cons of owning and running a hybrid car. HYBRID cars are a bit like Marmite – you either love them or hate them. I’m generally in the latter camp because they are […]

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ContiWinterContact TS850

Drivers ‘ignoring road safety advice due to job fears’

SIX in 10 motorists are ignoring official advice not to travel in wintry conditions, with half claiming work as their reason for risking their safety, according to new research from Continental Tyres. Around 10-million people, or 29 per cent of drivers, disregard emergency warnings either frequently or all of the time. Of those who take […]

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Mercedes-Benz A250 Engineered by AMG 013

Winter tyres on Mercedes A250 make big difference

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Mercedes A250 BlueEfficiency Engineered by AMG When the new A-Class arrived for its road test, so did the wintry weather, but wheelworldreviews editor DAVID HOOPER relished the chance to review the car on a set of winter tyres. MY review of this very smart looking Mercedes-Benz A250 coincided with some […]

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