In a worrying result as children return to school this week, researchers polled 2,000 mums and dads and found 37 per cent have driven with someone else’s kid as a passenger despite not having a suitable child restraint for them.
Fifty-seven per cent admit they don’t tend to lug a child car seat around on the off-chance they might need one for their little ones or for another parent’s children or grandchildren, they told researchers for Grab-and-Go portable child seats.
Six in 10 RAC Black Box Car Insurance customers believe that having a device fitted in their car to monitor their driving behaviour as part of their policy has made them into better drivers.
Research carried out with 1,359 RAC Black Box Car Insurance policyholders of varying ages showed that 62% believed the telematics box and its Driver Score feature have helped them to become safer drivers while just over a quarter (26%) were not sure whether it had made any difference while only 12% were convinced it had not.
Half of VW’s model range cannot be sold in Europe at the moment.
It has failed tough new WLTP emissions tests and it will take months for them to be certified, including the best selling Golf, but models registered before the end of August can be bought, although strictly speaking they are second hand and should be discounted from new prices.
Investigations by TyreSafe in partnership with Trading Standards over the past five years have revealed a staggering 139 of the 152 part worn outlets visited were selling illegal and unsafe tyres to unsuspecting motorists.
That leaves just 13 dealers selling roadworthy tyres from inspections spanning from Scotland to London.
UK commercial vehicle manufacturing increased by 12.8% in July 2018, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Some 7,331 vans, trucks, buses and coaches were built in Britain last month, as overseas demand continued to drive output and while CVs produced for the home market fell -5.8% in the month to 2,729 units, production for export more than compensated, rising 27.8%. 4,602 vehicles were shipped to global customers in the month, accounting for 62.8% of British CV manufacturers’ output.
Dyson has applied for planning permission to build 10miles of test track to evaluate its planned electric cars from 2021.
The appliances manufacturer acquired Hullavington Airfield two years ago and has been getting it prepared for development of the cars at a cost of £84M, and also been recruiting engineers for their secret project, but their final assembly location has not been disclosed.