This year’s famous eco-driving extravaganza, the MPG Marathon, which has as its headline sponsor for the first time Barclaycard Fuel+ in association with TMC, has opened for entries.
The prestigious eco-driving event, now in its 15th year, will set off from Heythrop Park Hotel near Enstone in Oxfordshire over a two-day, 300-mile plus route on 29 and 30 September.
As many as 65 per cent of drivers on long journeys do not to stop to take rest breaks on the motorway because they don’t feel they have any need to.
While 79 per cent of drivers will only choose to stop and take a rest if a motorway service area is located in a convenient place on their journey says the IAM.
A new agreement will see more than 500 Transporters, including around 70 4MOTION all-wheel-drive versions, added to the AA’s patrol fleet – a move that will ensure stranded motorists across the country are rescued by one of the most reliable and dependable vans on the road.
Key factors in the AA’s decision to add to its fleet of patrol vehicles included the Transporter’s payload capabilities, safety features and adaptable load area.
A secure zone for lorries heading for the UK will be created at Calais.
It is part of a £12 million plan by French and British authorities to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the UK and will see a massive fence erected.