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How does motorsport make us safer?

How does motorsport make us safer?

Motorsport is often regarded as being one of the most dangerous sports in the world, but the reality is that owing to the modern stringent safety rules this is now far from the truth. In fact, [...]

The safety of young drivers depends on where they live

The safety of young drivers depends on where they live

Last month Telegraph Motoring outlined some revealing research conducted for Michelin by Road Safety Analysis concerning the driving habits and attitudes of young drivers. The good news is that around 40% of drivers aged 17-25 would [...]

Police given new powers to issue fixed penalty notices for ‘careless’ driving

Police given new powers to issue fixed penalty notices for ‘careless’ driving

On-the-spot penalties are being introduced for careless driving (such as tailgating or middle lane hogging) and existing fixed penalty levels for most motoring offences (e.g. using a mobile phone at the wheel and not wearing a [...]

It’s not only Formula 1 drivers who need to worry about tyres

It’s not only Formula 1 drivers who need to worry about tyres

After the recent Bahrain Grand Prix, won so well by Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull, there has been a lot of focus on the choice of tyres and how well they performed, or didn’t, in the [...]

12 top tips for safe driving in snow and ice

12 top tips for safe driving in snow and ice

Just when we thought the winter weather was over we find ourselves under the threat of snow and the potential traffic chaos that this can bring with it. As such I thought it would be good [...]

Toyota Unveils Le Mans Challenger

Toyota Unveils Le Mans Challenger

Toyota Racing has announced more details of its forthcoming FIA World Endurance Championship participation, including an intention to race two cars in specific races. The new team, which is based at Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) in [...]

Clarkson Voted Worst Partner

Clarkson Voted Worst Partner

Jeremy Clarkson has topped a poll of the celebrities Brits would least like to share a driving adventure with, according to new research by Continental Tyres. The controversial TV presenter and columnist was rated as the [...]

Volvo Road Train Test Success

Volvo Road Train Test Success

The SARTRE project (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) – with Volvo Car Corporation as the only participating car manufacturer – has successfully completed the first test demonstrations of a multiple vehicle platoon. The test fleet [...]

Five Star Cars, One Star Drivers

Five Star Cars, One Star Drivers

The IAM is renewing its call on the government to make driving on rural A-roads a mandatory part of the driving test. IAM research shows that 82 per cent of rural fatal and serious casualties are [...]

New James Bond Exhibition at Beaulieu

New James Bond Exhibition at Beaulieu

The opening of an exciting new exhibition of 50 James Bond vehicles, which will be unveiled to the public on 17th January 2012, is now less than a month away. The exhibition, the largest of its [...]