The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has identified that once again ‘failure to look properly’ is the most common contributory factor included in over 30,000 vehicle accidents a year.
Analysis of the 2013 contributory factor combinations shows that top of the list was ‘failure to look properly’ combined with a ‘failure to judge another person’s path or speed’.
Sainsbury’s Bank says British motorists made almost six million overseas trips by car last year.
Over 3.3 Million went to France and the bank, which provides comprehensive cover in Europe, is urging motorists to brush up on the local motoring laws of any countries they are visiting if they plan to drive this summer.
The new Civic Type R built in Britain, will be exported to Japan.
The first units to be shipped from Honda of the UK Manufacturing are due to arrive in Japanese showrooms from autumn this year after an investment of £200 million to make it the global production hub for the next generation Civic five door model.
As UK car registrations hit a record, so commercial vehicle registrations reach record half-year total of 209,515.
Strong growth in van market is defining factor, with an all-time high of 186,404 vehicles registered in the first six months, truck registrations also continue to post large gains, with registrations up more than 40% in both June and the year-to-date, while bus and coach registrations grew 17.2% to 4,679 units in the first six months of 2015.