Britain’s dog lovers spend more than £4,000 per year on their pet, but just half safely secure their dog on every car journey, says Skoda.
However, just 51% said they always correctly secured their dog while driving, with 14% only doing it some of the time and 9% admitting that they have never secured their dog safely in the car.
An estimated 12.5m leisure journeys will be made by car between Friday and the end of Monday as drivers seek to make the most of the last bank holiday in England and Wales this side of Christmas, suggest new figures from RAC Breakdown.
It said Friday will be the most popular day for getting away with around 4.3m separate leisure trips planned by drivers eager to make the most of the long weekend, followed by Saturday with 2.3m and Sunday and Monday each with 1.3m.
The Opinium survey of 2,000 UK drivers, commissioned by InsuretheGap, finds that only 6% would feel safe travelling in a fully self-driving vehicle and almost a third (31%) would only trust a driverless car if they could take over the controls.
Over a quarter (28%) of drivers think cars have too much technology in them, rising to a third (33%) of over 55s, compared to a fifth (20%) of under 34s.
Registration is now open for GEM Motoring Assist’s forthcoming webinar, hosted by Valerie Singleton OBE.
The event, entitled ‘What is safe driving and why should I care?’ takes place on Thursday 15 September at 2pm, and helps to launch this year’s Project EDWARD (Every Day Without A Road Death) week of action.
Polestar, the Swedish premium electric performance car company, has signed a multi-year agreement to supply battery and charging systems to Swedish hydrofoil electric boat company, Candela.
The agreement marks one of the world’s first direct battery technology collaborations between companies from the automotive and marine industries.
With production ending in 2016, concluding 68 years of manufacturing, the Land Rover Defender is tipped as a future classic, according to dealership Grange.
With Land Rover releasing three limited edition Defenders — Heritage, Adventure, and Autobiography — this trio could prove to be an investment.; example, the Heritage in the classic Grasmere Green was going for £30,900, pre-owned prices with low mileage going for figures closer to £45,000, and pristine vehicles edging nearer to £75,000.