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    Report: UK town letting volunteers clock speeders results in predictable logjam
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    Give someone a hammer and every problem looks like a nail; hand volunteers radar guns and expect to find a whole lot of speeders – too many in fact. The police in a village in England can't keep up with the paperwork from all of the scofflaws. Now, the cops are asking these folks to stop ...

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    Report: UK looking to ban smoking in cars with children, should we? [w/poll]
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    Lawmakers in the United Kingdom are pushing to ban smoking in cars when children are present. The legislation is making its way through Parliament and has already been passed as part of a bill by the House of Commons. The ban, supported by the country's left-wing Labour party, is set to go before ...

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    Video: This UK motorist lost his license for a year for driving with no hands
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    There are (few) appropriate times for shouting "Look Ma, no hands!" Driving a car is not one of those times. Yet that didn't stop a man from North Yorkshire, England from driving, evidently relaxed, with his hands behind his head. Richard Newton, 36, was caught traveling between 60 and 63 miles ...

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    Report: UK politicians moving to ban foreign-language driving tests
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    The United Kingdom currently offers interpreters or foreign voice-overs on its driving tests, a service that over 77,000 people took advantage of in 2012. But concerns over cheating and the ability of foreign-speaking drivers to actually read and recognize English roadsigns without the aid of an ...

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    Report: Jeremy Clarkson pondering run for Parliament?
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    Jeremy Clarkson, the outspoken host of Top Gear, may be pondering a run at the UK's Parliament, according to a tweet he posted over the weekend. Of course, the note, which has now been retweeted over 4,400 times, comes from a man whose penchant for hyperbole is legendary, so take this musing with ...

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    Report: Europe considering 70-mph speed limiters on all cars? [UPDATE]
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    If George Orwell were alive today and had read this story from The Daily Telegraph, he'd be standing in the middle of the Rue de la Loi, shouting "I told you so!" at the top of his lungs. In a bid to decrease the 30,000 deaths on European roads each year, the European Commission is seeking to ...

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    Report: London firm hiring professional double-parkers to avoid fines
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    Autoblog sister site AOL UK reports that a company in London is hiring young drivers to sit double parked in the businesses vans, in an effort to avoid parking fines. As a traffic officer approaches, the drivers simply start up the van and drive away. Aspect.co.uk (a property management firm, as ...

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    Report: European auto sales hit 23-year low in January
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    Automotive News Europe reports new vehicle sales in the EU have hit a 23-year low after registrations plunged 8.5 percent last month. Ford, Peugeot-Citroën and Toyota all suffered the brunt of that fall, but a few automakers managed to make gains despite the negative trend. Opel, Vauxhall ...

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    Report: UK car sales at four-year high
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    Despite the fog obscuring Tower Bridge during the Guinness World Record attempt above, a ray of sunshine fell upon the United Kingdom in 2012 as its car sales rose to their highest level since 2008. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, British new-car registrations rose to ...

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    Study: New UK study suggests women better drivers than men
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    Now there's proof that women are the superior drivers. A new study released recently by Carrentals UK, suggest that women are superior drivers after interviewing more than 700 people. "While men would like to believe they are better than women behind the steering wheel, it is clear to see that ...

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    Report: Ford closing two more plants in Europe, cutting 6,200 jobs
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    Automotive News Europe reports that Ford is set to close two more facilities in Europe as it braces for losses in excess of $1.5 billion in the region. The move will see Ford reduce its production capacity by around 355,000 vehicles and slash its workforce by 6,500 employees. The automaker says ...

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    Report: Motorcyclist survives crash, three days in a roadside ditch
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    A motorcycle rider in the UK spent three days lying in a roadside ditch after an accident last week. Anthony Margrave left his home after telling friends he was going for a short ride, but wound up laying down his Yamaha just 15 minutes into his outing. Both Margrave and the bike wound up sliding ...

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    Rumormill: MG Roadster may return as convertible crossover
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    MG may resurrect an icon, but this time as an drop-top crossover. Auto Express is reporting out of the United Kingdom that MG will bring back the MG Roadster based on the MG Icon concept first shown in China last year. That four-passenger hard top SUV was tall in drive height and short on ...

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    Official: Mini investing $387M in manufacturing, looking for even more capacity
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    BMW has announced it will invest around $386.9 million in its United Kingdom operations. The cash will be divvied up amongst its Oxford manufacturing facility, Swindon steel body pressing plant and its Birmingham engine facility, all in order to help Mini keep pace with a new global growth ...

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    Official: Ferrari aims to set record at Silverstone with thousand-car parade
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    The record for the longest parade of Ferrari models was set back in 2007 when 385 examples lapped Silverstone at the same time. That record was broken with 490 cars sometime thereafter, but the Maranello automaker's London-based unit is gearing up to shatter the record once again. So far, ...

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    Report: UK to use gas station cameras to automatically stop fueling of uninsured cars? [w/poll]
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    The British sure love their surveillance cameras, don't they? As if living in the police state that is modern Great Britain isn't bad enough for motorists, what with all the speed cameras and the like, there's a new plan afoot: Keep the uninsured from pumping gas. According to The Mirror, a new ...

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    Official: Renault chops UK lineup in half
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    Renault has a wide array of products in its portfolio. In its home market it offers a baker's dozen model lines, and when you get down to bodystyles the range ratchets up past 20. While we don't get any of them in North America, the United Kingdom remains a vital market for the French automaker. ...

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    Study: UK insurer says "reckless fog light drivers" cause 300,000 accidents a year
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    It would probably be easier for researchers to change tracks and start telling us what doesn't cause cancer or obesity or car accidents. Latest on the list of automotive smash-up causes, according to a study by UK insurer Swiftcover, are drivers leaving their fog lights on in good visibility. The ...

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    Video: Coastal UK windstorm brings a different kind of whiteout
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    Now that winter is upon us, you can expect to see lots of news stories about cars driving through intense blizzard conditions. This, though it certainly looks the part, isn't one of those times. Although it appears that the white stuff falling from the sky in the videos after the jump is heavy ...

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    Study: You think being a teen driver in the U.S. is costly? Try $18k/year in UK
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    If numbers compiled by the Institute of Advanced Motorists are accurate, you better start a successful Internet business as a teenager in the UK if you want to afford your first year of driving. In the guise of the "average" 17-year-old male driving a 2007 ("57-plate" in UK parlance) Kia Picanto ...

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