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Iconic Aston Martin from James Bond’s Goldfinger and Thunderball sells for £5.2million – and it has machine guns, tyre slashers and bullet-proof glass

Motor The Sun motors

ONE of the world’s most famous Bond cars has sold for a whopping £5.2million. And it even comes with its own replica machine guns, tyre slashers and smoke screen dispensers. The vintage 1965 Aston Martin DB5 attracted plenty of interest when it went
'ONE of the world’s most famous Bond cars has sold for a whopping £5.2million. And it even comes with its own replica machine guns, tyre slashers and smoke screen dispensers. The 1965 Aston Martin DB5 sold for £5.2million at auction The vintage 1965 Aston Martin DB5 attracted plenty of interest when it went under the hammer in California on August 15. Six interested bidders battled it out for the prized car, eventually selling to a buyer who was present in the room. The classic model is one of the most recognisable cars in the world and featured in the 1964 Bond classic Goldfinger, starring Sean Connery. While this particular model wasn’t driven by 007, it was one of three motors ordered by Eon Productions in preparation for the film. The DB5 featured in the Bond classics Goldfinger and Thunderball, starring Sean Connery Alamy The DB5 has a replica machine gun hidden in each fender The car comes flush with a whole range of Bond gadgets, including a smoke screen dispenser The classic Bond car is fitted with tyre slashers Reuters The vintage interior also boasts an old-school map to help track 007’s movements SWNS:South West News Service Following the success of Goldfinger, this Aston was fully equipped with all the Bond tech and used as a promotional car in the lead up to the 1965 film Thunderball. Like most motors in the long-standing series, the DB5 is flush with plenty of gadgets including a hidden machine gun, wheel-hub tyre slashers and bullet-proof screen. It even has working smoke screen dispensers and a revolving licence plate. Despite being in working condition, the machine gun barrels don’t actually fire bullets. The smoke screen dispensers are a certainty to slow down any cars in pursuit SWNS:South West News Service The classic motor also comes with a replica pistol used by Bond The Aston Martin has a revolving licence plate and bullet proof shield It even has an seat ejection system in case your passenger starts to argue with you The lifelike 007 car has a revolving licence plate which is stored in the boot SWNS:South West News Service There’s also a removable roof panel to accommodate the replica passenger-side ejector seat, made famous in the Bond films. Sean Connery, who originally portrayed James Bond on film in both Goldfinger and Thunderball, said: “These DB5s are amazing. “I remember the Furka Pass tire shredding as well as the promotional events with these cars – they have become increasingly iconic since Goldfinger and Thunderball. “In fact I bought a very fine DB5 myself relatively recently.” Barney Ruprecht, car specialist at RM Sotheby’s, said: “It was an honour to offer the iconic James Bond 007 Aston Martin DB5 alongside our partners at Aston Martin Works and Aston Martin Lagonda. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t latest motors news \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAUTO SAVER\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tRepairing car parts rather than replacing can save you £3,000 on your motor\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tDODGY DRIVERS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe UK hotspots for unroadworthy motors with defective brakes and bald tyres\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMOVIE MOTOR\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFord Mustang from Steve McQueen thriller Bullitt set to sell for £1.6million\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLANE BLAME\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tDo you know who has right of way when two cars merge into the same lane?\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHOLI-WAHEY\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tYou could win a holiday to Thailand just by voting in The Sun Motor Awards\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tEL TOUR ESPANA\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWe road test four Seat cars in the Spanish towns they were named after\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t “We are beyond thrilled with tonight’s fantastic result and proud to have set a new record for the most valuable DB5 sold at auction. “Beyond this new auction record, the enormous amount of interest in the car and excitement surrounding it ahead of the auction solidifies its status as the ‘most famous car in the world’, along with the hobby’s great respect for the Aston Martin brand.” The lot had been described as “a highly desirable acquisition for the serious marque collector … or secret agent.”'

Repairing car parts rather than replacing them can save you £3,000 on your motor

Motor The Sun motors

BRITS could save nearly £3,000 by repairing car parts than replacing them. The huge savings can be made by fitting mended components of the car instead of more expensive parts from a dealership. New data from Warrantywise revealed drivers can save
'BRITS could save nearly £3,000 by repairing car parts than replacing them. The huge savings can be made by fitting mended components of the car instead of more expensive parts from a dealership. Brits can save up to £3,000 by getting their fault parts repaired instead of getting them replaced Getty - Contributor New data from Warrantywise revealed drivers can save as much as £2,892 by getting a part fixed rather than getting a brand new one fitted. The warranty provider searched its database for examples of when a dealer wanted to replace one or more broken parts of a car. And the review found that it was much cheaper to use an independent repairer than having a completely new part fitted by a dealership. In one example, a 2015 Nissan X-Trail owner was billed £3,349 to get their infotainment system replaced. One driver saved themselves £2,892 by getting their infotainment system repaired rather than replaced But by going to an independent mechanic who mended the in-car technology, they were able to save a whopping £2,892. Another driver was quoted £1,080 just to get a LED headlight replaced in their 2013 Audi Q5, despite it only costing £165 to get it repaired. Lawrence Whittaker, chief executive of Warrantywise, said: “Franchised main dealer garages will rarely offer you a repair option, as they prefer to replace with new parts. “But with some investigation, cost savings can be dramatic. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t latest motors news \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tDODGY DRIVERS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe UK hotspots for unroadworthy motors with defective brakes and bald tyres\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMOVIE MOTOR\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFord Mustang from Steve McQueen thriller Bullitt set to sell for £1.6million\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLANE BLAME\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tDo you know who has right of way when two cars merge into the same lane?\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHOLI-WAHEY\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tYou could win a holiday to Thailand just by voting in The Sun Motor Awards\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tEL TOUR ESPANA\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWe road test four Seat cars in the Spanish towns they were named after\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGREEN MACHINE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tOne in four Brits driving older vehicles fined for ULEZ emissions standards\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t “At Warrantywise we only use reputable, recognised suppliers for specialist repairs, and we only repair when it is safe to do so. “The fact is that some parts do need a complete replacement, but that isn’t always the case. “Do your homework and bills for car repairs can be more affordable, but the repair just as effective.” \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t'

Vote in The Sun Motor Awards to choose the best cars of 2019 and you could win a holiday to Thailand

Motor The Sun motors

TELL us what cars should win this year’s Sun Motor Awards and you could win a holiday of a lifetime. A lucky reader and a partner will be whisked off to Thailand for a sun-filled dream holiday. And it’s free to enter. All you have to do is vote
'TELL us what cars should win this year’s Sun Motor Awards and you could win a holiday of a lifetime. A lucky reader and a partner will be whisked off to Thailand for a sun-filled dream holiday. You could win a holiday to Thailand just by voting And it’s free to enter. All you have to do is vote below. Tell us what cars you think should win The Sun Motor Awards 2019. Pick your winners, add your email and hit ENTER. If you are having trouble voting click here . Pick your favourite cars to go in the running to win a trip to Phuket Last year’s Awards saw the Ford Fiesta ST voted The Sun Car of the Year. \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t Prize details Holiday prize is for two guests and includes London Heathrow to Phuket return flights. Winners will enjoy a seven-night stay in a Dream Pool Dip Room including Breakfast at the Dream Hotel Phuket. For Selected departure dates in either November 2019 or February/March 2020 (return transfers included). Prize kindly provided by Teletext Holidays.   THE MOTOR AWARDS 2019 (THE “PROMOTION”) ONLINE RULES:   By entering the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (these Terms and Conditions ).  Completion and submission of an entry form or e-mail will also be deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.  Promotional materials relating to the Promotion, including all information on how to enter the Promotion published in publications of the Promoter (including social media if applicable) or on the Promoter’s websites, also form part of these Terms and Conditions.  In the event of any conflict between any terms referred to in such promotional materials and these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions take precedence.   Participation in the Promotion Residents of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland aged 18 or over only, except employees and agents of the Promoter, News Corp UK & Ireland Limited and anyone otherwise connected with the operation or fulfilment of the Promotion (including third party promotional partners) and their respective associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies, and the immediate families and household members of all such employees and agents.  The Promotion starts at 00:01 am (UK time) on 16 June 2019 and closes at 23:59 pm (UK time) on 1 September 2019 (the Promotion Period ). Any entries received outside the Promotion Period will be void.  Participants may make a maximum of 1 entry per person during the Promotion Period. To enter you must complete and submit the entry form available at www.thesun.co.uk/motorawards and www.driving.co.uk/motorawards during the Promotion Period only. Entries received which are not submitted via the official entry method will not be accepted. Use of script, macro or any automated system to enter the Promotion is prohibited and entries made (or which appear to have been made) using any such system may be treated as void.  Any illegible, incomplete or fraudulent entries will be rejected. Participants should be aware that they may be subject to data charges depending on their own individual arrangements for Internet access if they enter the Promotion online or by email. Winners and Prizes  There will be 1 winner. One prize per winner. The winner will be selected at random from all valid entries for this Promotion received during the Promotion Period. There will be no prizes for any other entrants. The prize is a holiday for 2 to Thailand only. Prize includes a 7 night stay for 2 at the Dream Hotel Phuket hotel ( https://www.dreamhotels.com/phuket/default-en.html). Winner and guests will be sharing a double room. Accommodation is provided on a bed and breakfast basis. Prize includes return economy flights from Heathrow to Phuket. Exact flight date/time will be selected at prize provider’s discretion. Prize includes transfers from Phuket airport to hotel only. Prize excludes UK transfers. Winner and guest responsible for getting to and from UK airport at their own expense. Subject to availability, prize must be booked in advance. Prize must be taken in November 2019 or February or March 2020. Winner and his/her guest(s) must travel on same itinerary. All parts of prize must be used in conjunction with same booking. 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Information provided by participants will only be used for the purpose of conducting this Promotion (including for prizes to be delivered) and other purposes as may be specified at the time of entry or on promotional materials. Personal information will be held in accordance with the applicable privacy policy in place from time to time (see http://www.newsprivacy.co.uk/single/ ).  By entering, participants agree to allow the free use of their names, photographs and general locations for publicity and news purposes if they are the winner of the Promotion, both during this and future promotions by the Promoter or any associated or subsidiary company of News Corp UK & Ireland Limited. General  The Promoter’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into. If participants do not provide any of the mandatory information requested when participating in the Promotion, their entry will be void. 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One in four Brits driving older vehicles fined £80 for ULEZ emissions standards – how to check if your motor is at risk

Motor The Sun motors

THOUSANDS of Brits have been fined for driving older vehicles through central London which fail emission restrictions. Tougher standards on vehicle emissions have seen almost 130,000 Brits fined in the past three months. One in four motorists who
'THOUSANDS of Brits have been fined for driving older vehicles through central London which fail emission restrictions. Tougher standards on vehicle emissions have seen almost 130,000 Brits fined in the past three months. Around 130,000 Brits have been fined for driving through the ULEZ zone PA:Press Association One in four motorists who drive older vehicles in the capital have been penalised by the new emissions restrictions, which were introduced on April 8. The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) covers the existing congestion charge zone in central London and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Older motors, including motorbikes, which don’t meet the tighter standards have been made to pay £12.50 every day they are driven in the ULEZ region. And drivers who fail to fork out the charges are then hit with a £80 fine, which doubles if it isn’t paid within seven days. \t \t\t \t\t\t Find out if you car will be affected by the ULEZ charge \t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t From April 8, drivers within the ULEZ zone using non-compliant vehicles will pay a daily charge of £12.50, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, according to TfL. To check if you car meets ULEZ criteria: Head to  Transport for London’s ULEZ vehicle checker Enter your vehicle registration and confirm make and model Note other charges you may also be subject to As a general rule, you will be subject to the charge if you own a petrol car or van that doesn’t meet Euro 4 standards, or a diesel car or van that doesn’t meet Euro 6 standards Motorbikes that don’t meet Euro 3 standards will also be subject to the charge Anyone who drives through the zone and doesn’t pay the fee will be subject to a penalty charge of £160 From October 25, 2021, the charging zone will be expanded out to the North and South Circular roads \t\t \t \t The ULEZ scheme will be expanded to cover most of the capital by 2021 Tfl The shocking figures equate to Transport for London raking in around £26million in penalties and charges. From October 25, 2021, the zone will expand to an area bounded by the north and south circular roads, covering a huge stretch of the capital. Nicholas Lyes, head of roads policy at the RAC, said: “It is worrying there have been 130,000 fines in three months. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t latest motors news \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFIT FOR A KING\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tRolls Royce built for Edward VIII set to sell at auction for £200,000\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSILENCE OF THE LAMBOS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tNoise cameras which fine you if your car is loud could be rolled out\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tON THE RADAR\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThousands of Brits fined for driving offences in France this summer\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCALL OVER NOW\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tUsing a hands-free mobile while driving must be made illegal, MPs demand\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMUSICIAL MOTOR\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tChitty Chitty Bang Bang fan builds replica flying car - valued at a £200,000\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFAST AND LUXURIOUS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSupercars parade in UK in tribute to Fast & Furious star Paul Walker\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t “There is more that needs to be done by the mayor to raise awareness of what the Ulez means to drivers and businesses before he expands the area it covers.” Helen Chapman, director of licensing, regulation and charging at TFL, said: “The Ultra Low Emission Zone has been introduced to significantly reduce pollution in the capital. “Transport for London has been running an extensive communications campaign since spring 2018 to make drivers aware of it. \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t'

Thieves steal bikes from Windsor refugee centre

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Thieves went into the backyard at Matthew House early Saturday and loaded up 12 bikes.
'It is never good to have your bike stolen, but you are new to the country and rely on a donated bike to get back and forth from appointments, it can be a real problem. Refugees living at Matthew House on Forest Glade Drive in Windsor are toughing it out after thieves went into the backyard of the shelter early Saturday morning and loaded up 12 adult and children’s bikes. The bikes were donated over the past year. For the past month, a student from the University of Windsor had fixed them up. “They were all top-notch with brake cables replaced, and tubes, so that they were all safe for our refugees to ride,” said Executive Director Matthew Morency. Morency said they have video surveillance of four men making two trips into their yard around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Unfortunately, you can not see their faces. “We don’t have the capacity to replace these bikes,” he said. “The children don’t have them to ride, and the adults don’t have them to get back and forth to their appointments.” Morency said they had filed a police report, but the bikes were donated, so they did not have a serial number to give the officers. Although he gave them a vague description, he is not optimistic the bikes will turn up. Earlier this week, he went to the community in a Facebook post detailing the theft. “We do have a great community,” he said. “I’ve already had one woman contact me with two bikes that her and her husband have, that we’ll be able to pick up tonight.” As for the thieves that targeted the organization, Morency said if they want to bring the bikes back, they have no interest in pursuing charges.   – With files from Mark Brown.'

New ‘noise cameras’ which fine you £1,000 if your car is too loud could be rolled out in the UK

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SUPERCAR drivers who rev their engine on UK roads could be caught using new noise cameras. The specialised technology would help track down nuisance motorists who make too much noise in busy neighbourhoods. Kensington and Chelsea council has asked
'SUPERCAR drivers who rev their engine on UK roads could be caught using new noise cameras. The specialised technology would help track down nuisance motorists who make too much noise in busy neighbourhoods. New noise speed cameras could be used to stop supercar drivers from driving dangerously in Chelsea Ian Whittaker - The Sun Kensington and Chelsea council has asked the Government to install new noise cameras on troublesome roads in the posh district. The system, which is fitted with noise detection equipment, activates when loud vehicles exceed a certain decibel limit. It then snaps a photo of their registration plate and a ticket is sent to the driver, with some fines as much as £1,000. Since the fines were introduced in 2015, the council has handed out 148 tickets to noisy motorists. Many London streets have become a playground for wealthy supercar owners Ian Whittaker - The Sun   The cameras will be able to measure vehicle sound levels during the trial Gov.uk Many London streets are often used as race tracks by wealthy supercar owners who are showing off their expensive wheels. The push for the cameras comes after a speeding motorist crashed into a line of luxury cars in Chelsea only last week. The shocking footage shows a black Audi 4×4 smashing into pricey motors as it raced another car on Moore Street. Johnny Thalassites, Kensington and Chelsea councillor, has written Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to ask for the district to be included in a UK trial of the cameras . He said: “Powerful cars need careful handling and, unfortunately, our borough has seen and heard how certain drivers mistake our streets for a car show. “This has been going on for years and it’s reaching crisis point. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t latest motors news \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tON THE RADAR\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThousands of Brits fined for driving offences in France this summer\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCALL OVER NOW\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tUsing a hands-free mobile while driving must be made illegal, MPs demand\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMUSICIAL MOTOR\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tChitty Chitty Bang Bang fan builds replica flying car - valued at a £200,000\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFAST AND LUXURIOUS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSupercars parade in UK in tribute to Fast & Furious star Paul Walker\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMOTORWAY MADNESS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThousands of Brits crash into cars stopped on the hard shoulder every year\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPLAY FARE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHow charging your mates for lifts could see you slapped with a fine up to £2,500\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t “Acoustic cameras would give us a powerful new tool to catch drivers flouting the rules of the road.” If the trials are successful, the system could be rolled out across the UK. Drivers can also be hit with hefty fines for listening to loud music if it’s disturbing other people or causing you to drive erratically. \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t'

Thousands of Brits fined for driving offences while holidaying in France this summer

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FOREIGN police tracked down thousands of Brits who broke local driving laws while holidaying overseas this summer. A new agreement between the UK and European countries has made it easier than ever to fine drivers for speeding. Freedom of
'FOREIGN police tracked down thousands of Brits who broke local driving laws while holidaying overseas this summer. A new agreement between the UK and European countries has made it easier than ever to fine drivers for speeding. French police requested the details of almost 250,000 UK drivers for breaking local laws Photolibrary RM - Getty Freedom of Information figures obtained by AlcoSense Laboratories reveal 325,000 requests were made to the DVLA for UK driver details between February and June this year. Shockingly, around 250,000 of those requests came from France, accounting for 76 per cent of the total applications. The UK has been part of the Mutual Legal Assistant agreement for the last two years, which allows European police to pursue motorists who have broken driving laws on the continent. Under the agreement, the DVLA must hand over driver information if a foreign authority applies for it. \t \t\t \t\t\t What offences can foreign police track me down for? \t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Under the Mutual Legal Assistance agreement, EU cops can request your details from the DVLA for the following offences: Drink-driving Drug-driving Speeding Jumping red lights Lane contraventions Mobile phone use Not wearing a seat belts Not wearing a helmet for motorbike users \t\t \t \t Stricter speed cameras are also thought to be linked due to the large number of requests from French police. Most speed cameras in France are set to only allow drivers to exceed the limit by five per cent, while in the UK they have a tolerance of 10 per cent plus 2mph. So Brits who would normally get away with exceeding the speed limit in the UK are at risk of getting fined. The French drink driving limit is also relatively low , with drivers required to have a blood alcohol concentration reading below 0.05 when behind the wheel. German authorities requested the second-highest amount of details, with 22,845 submissions over  summer. It was followed by Italy (16,993 requests), Spain (13,442) and Austria (6,875). Finnish police made the lowest number of requests, with only three submissions in the past five months. Hunter Abbott, managing director of AlcoSense Laboratories, said: “British drivers clearly need to be extra vigilant when driving in France. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t latest motors news \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCALL OVER NOW\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tUsing a hands-free mobile while driving must be made illegal, MPs demand\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMUSICIAL MOTOR\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tChitty Chitty Bang Bang fan builds replica flying car - valued at a £200,000\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFAST AND LUXURIOUS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSupercars parade in UK in tribute to Fast & Furious star Paul Walker\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMOTORWAY MADNESS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThousands of Brits crash into cars stopped on the hard shoulder every year\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPLAY FARE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHow charging your mates for lifts could see you slapped with a fine up to £2,500\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBACK TO LE FUTURE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tRetro electric Peugeot e-Legend could redefine motoring as we know it\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t “They must take care not to exceed the speed limit – and carry a high viz jacket for every passenger, a warning triangle, spare bulbs, headlamp beam deflectors, a GB sticker and a single-use ‘NF approved’ breathalyser. “Although taking an NF approved breathalyser with you is a legal requirement in France, it’s a good idea when driving in any country. “It removes the guesswork about whether you’re clear of alcohol the morning after, with Europe having much stricter limits than the UK.” \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t'

How charging your mates for lifts could see you slapped with a fine up to £2,500 and even invalidate your insurance

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MOTORISTS who charge their friends for lifts in their car could find themselves in trouble with the law. Any driver making a profit by taking cash payments from passengers could be charged with operating an unlicensed taxi, which could see them
'MOTORISTS who charge their friends for lifts in their car could find themselves in trouble with the law. Any driver making a profit by taking cash payments from passengers could be charged with operating an unlicensed taxi, which could see them fined as much as £2,500. It’s against the law to make a profit from passengers unless you have a taxi or private hire licence Alamy While accepting money to cover petrol isn’t against the law, a problem arises when the money exchanged is more than basic fuel costs. Road users aren’t allowed to make a profit from lifts unless they have a valid taxi or private hire licence. On top of a hefty fine for operating an illegitimate taxi service, drivers could also have their insurance invalidated, as most providers won’t cover private drivers if they accept payments from passengers. So how would police even enforce the law? Drivers participating in lift sharing groups on social media could find themselves in trouble with police Getty - Contributor For most people driving their friends around, it’s very unlikely you’ll be charged if your mate gives you a bit of extra cash for a lift. But drivers involved in lift sharing groups could be more at risk of being found out. Social media groups offering lifts for cash within certain local areas can be classified as illegal taxi services by police. Last year, Dorset Police investigated the “Bournemouth and Poole Town Lifts” group on Facebook after reports as many as 5,000 people were involved in the illegal lift sharing service. A spokesperson for Dorset Police told The Bournemouth Echo: “We are aware of several Facebook groups which have been created in order to share lifts in and around the Bournemouth and Poole area. “When getting into a vehicle with an unlicensed and unvetted stranger, you have no knowledge of their background and risk your own personal safety. “Before offering a lift in exchange for money, you should speak to your insurance company as this could invalidate your insurance and may result in your vehicle being seized by police, a fixed penalty or prosecution resulting in a fine, points on your licence or disqualification from driving.” According to experts, insurers will allow drivers to take certain payments to cover private lifts, but they must still not profit from them. Neil Greig, Poilicy and Research Director at IAM RoadSmart, said: “The government wants to encourage car sharing to reduce congestion so there are agreements in place with all car insurance companies that will allow you to take expenses from car share friends without invalidating your cover. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t the road laws you need to know \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPLAY FARE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHow charging your mates for lifts could see you slapped with a fine up to £2,500\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBOOZE SNOOZE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tYou could be fined £2,500 for sleeping in your car after a big night out\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tJUNK DRIVING\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tTwo thirds of Brits eat junk food while driving - but it could see you fined\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBLIND SPOT\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tYou could be fined £1,000 for hanging an air freshener from rear-view mirror\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBAD CALL\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHow using your phone in the PASSENGER seat could land you a £200 fine and 6 points\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBEHIND THE HEEL\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tYou could be hit with a £5,000 fine for wearing high heels when driving\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t “However, if you over charge them or start to do it for profit, your insurance may be invalid. You may also be breaking local regulations set by your council who licence private hire cars. “If you plan to car share always check with your car insurance company first and be transparent about what you plan to do and how often it may happen. “Remember, not all your workmates may be safe drivers so it’s always worth checking out their driving before getting into a car share arrangement.”'

New Mazda MX-5 celebrates 30 years with a makeover — and it’s bloody fantastic

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YOU know how it is – you turn 30 and have a crisis of confidence. Then you try to improve your image by getting a fake tan but you’re putting on timber and losing your hair. Well, the Mazda MX-5 is going through much the same thing. It certainly has
'YOU know how it is – you turn 30 and have a crisis of confidence. Then you try to improve your image by getting a fake tan but you’re putting on timber and losing your hair. Mark Fagelson The new Mazda MX-5 is celebrating turning 30 in style[/caption] Well, the Mazda MX-5 is going through much the same thing. It certainly has the Love Island tan, if this 30th anniversary edition in racing orange is anything to go by. And no, clever clogs, it’s not a nod back to the company’s historic 1991 Le Mans-winning 787B, which was finished in lurid green and orange warpaint. It’s just that MX-5 customers wanted a snazzier colour for their favourite motor. However, you couldn’t accuse this Mk4 MX-5 of being fat. Beyond the orange paint and lots of jaffa interior details, you don’t get an awful lot over and above the £25,000 Sport Nav+ Mark Fagelson This is the lightest model since the little Japanese roadster burst on to the scene in 1989, when Milli Vanilli were still faking music. And while it can be a little thin on top, that’s intentional — you can have the MX-5 as a fabric-topped Roadster or the folding hard-topped RF. This 30th anniversary edition is exclusively powered by the beefier 184hp 2-litre engine, so performance is hot-hatch quick. It will run 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds and can barrel along at 136mph. Mark Fagelson The gearshift is precise and the brakes are strong — you can’t help but smile when you’re driving it[/caption] However, beyond the orange paint and lots of jaffa interior details, you don’t get an awful lot over and above the £25,000 Sport Nav+ on which it is based. There are some bespoke Rays alloy wheels, Brembo front brakes and a little plaque on the outside, commemorating which of the run of 3,000 you’ve got. And the exclusive orange paint, of course. But is it worth the extra £3,000? I think so. Yes. If you like the colour (and I do), then what you have here is a slice of history that happens to also be a simply brilliant sports car. That 184hp motor is a jewel, while the MX-5 chassis is so playful, you can’t help but smile when you’re driving it. The gearshift is precise. The brakes are strong. The car’s bloody fantastic. \t \t\t \t\t\t Key facts \t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Price : £28,095 Engine : 2-litre 4cyl petrol Power : 184hp, 205Nm 0-62mph : 6.5 secs Top speed : 136mph Economy : 40mpg C02 : 156g/km Out : Now \t\t \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t MOST READ IN MOTORS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHOLI-WAHEY\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tYou could win a holiday to Thailand just by voting in The Sun Motor Awards\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThis is how much alcohol you can legally drink before driving\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBABY ON BOARD\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tOne in four parent and child parking bays used by drivers who don't have kids\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFLIPPING OUT\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHow driving in flip flops could land you a £5,000 fine and NINE penalty points\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAUDI DO THAT?\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAudi's facelifted Q7 feels luxurious and is actually quite fun to drive\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tOVER THE LINE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tYou could be fined £2,500 for speeding when overtaking another car\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t And better value than ever. Even at nearly 30 grand, it’s relatively cheaper than three decades ago. Inflation-adjusted, the £14,250 1989 original would be around £35,000 today. For less power and poise. There’s no crisis here, my friends. The future’s bright. \t \t\t \t\t\t Vote to win a holiday for two to Thailand \t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t HELP choose the winners of The Sun Motor Awards 2019 – and YOU could win a dream holiday for two to Thailand. Categories include: Best small crossover, best family SUV, best sports car, best electric car, best value car, best van and more. Go to thesun.co.uk/motorawards where we’ve drawn up shortlists to help you decide. Now here’s the really good bit. Everyone who votes will be entered into a free draw to win a seven-night stay at the luxury Dream Hotel Phuket. Prize includes return flights from Heathrow, courtesy of teletext- holidays.co.uk. Selected departure dates and other T&Cs apply. Vote now, people. Phuket. What have you got to lose? \t\t \t \t Mark Fagelson If you like the colour, then what you have here is a slice of history that happens to also be a simply brilliant sports car[/caption] \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t'

Popular car invitational adds public show to CornFest

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Local gearheads will have another opportunity to show off their wheels later this summer.
'Local gearheads will have another opportunity to show off their wheels later this summer. The Tecumseh Corn Festival is this year adding a public car show to its Cream of the Crop Invitational. The Town of Tecumseh announced this week that it is once again pairing up with Muscle Cars and Classics. The town will not only allow 50 invited car collectors to display their vehicles, but also let the general public to be a part of the event as well. This is the second year the Corn Fest will feature the Cream of the Crop Invitational. Dave Laitinen of Muscle Cars and Classics said the accompanying public show is the result of high popular demand. “The community said ‘We want to be a part of this,'” said Laitinen. “Fifty cars, that’s not enough. You go out in the county on a Sunday afternoon, and every other garage door has got a nice show car. So, we realized that the demand was there and they said ‘Hey, we want to be a part of this,’ so we’ve expanded it.” The 50 vehicles for the Cream of the Crop Invitational were chosen from those displayed at classic car shows and gatherings all across Windsor-Essex, said Laitinen. Windsor TV anchorman Jim Crichton is scheduled to be master of ceremonies for the expanded show. It will run at CornFest on its final day, Sunday, August 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Also scheduled to appear is Tom Smith, a co-host of the Discovery Channel show Misfit Garage . The Tecumseh Corn Festival runs from August 23 to August 25 at Lacasse Park. For the complete schedule and other information , visit their official website.'

Using cushions and pillows while driving could prove fatal for older motorists

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ELDERLY drivers risk fatal injuries by using pillows as back support when behind the wheel. Popular cushions used by Brits can affect the body’s position in the seat and cause life-threatening damage in a crash. A recent study by Neuroscience
'ELDERLY drivers risk fatal injuries by using pillows as back support when behind the wheel. Popular cushions used by Brits can affect the body’s position in the seat and cause life-threatening damage in a crash. Elderly drivers could sustain life-threatening injuries by using a neck or back pillow when behind the wheel Getty - Contributor A recent study by Neuroscience Research Australia revealed car accessories, such as neck and back pillows, can increase the chances of sustaining a seriously injury in a collision. The investigation performed 130 simulations of what happens to the driver’s body when different back rests are used. Ageing drivers often use pillows and cushions for extra lumbar support when driving, but these products haven’t been tested for safety. Seat belts are designed to work best when the horizontal belt sits across the pelvis, with the diagonal strap laying across the sternum. The neck pillows change the body’s position in the seat Getty - Contributor But when the belts are moved away from these recommended areas, it can cause serious injuries. And due to their naturally weaker body, elderly drivers are at a greater risk of sustaining a deadly chest injury in an accident. Safety experts have urged drivers to adjust their seat before taking off instead of relying upon a cushion. Associate professor Julie Brown, joint director at the Transurban Road Safety Centre, said: “It’s of concern for older people because they are nine times more likely to get hurt during a crash. “Around a quarter of older drivers use an aftermarket accessory to improve their comfort. But these products often have not been tested for safety. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t latest motors news \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBABY ON BOARD\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tOne in four parent and child parking bays used by drivers who don't have kids\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tDRIVING BLIND\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tOver 70s could lose driving licence if they refuse eye tests every 3 years\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tTAKE A BREAK\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAlmost a third of Brits holidaying in Europe drive for five hours without rest\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGAS GUZZLER\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe UK’s best places to fill up - and service stations with 'grim' facilities\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tROAD CHAOS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBrits warned to prepare for ‘Frantic Friday’ - as millions of cars hit the road\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBEHIND THE HEEL\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tYou could be hit with a £5,000 fine for wearing high heels when driving\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t “The results show accessories that change the geometry of a seatbelt or the posture of a driver could increase the chance of these chest injuries in a crash. “Our findings demonstrate the need to provide better guidance for older drivers on how to both be comfortable and safe while behind the wheel. “Currently there is nowhere for people to go to get information about how to safely use these accessories.” \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t'

One in four parent and child parking bays used by drivers who don’t have kids – and they’re not breaking the law

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ONE in four parent and child parking bays across the country are being used by drivers with no kids. But motorists who park in the designated spaces aren’t actually breaking the law. A recent study by Confused.com revealed more than a quarter of
'ONE in four parent and child parking bays across the country are being used by drivers with no kids. But motorists who park in the designated spaces aren’t actually breaking the law. One in four disabled parking bays are used by drivers without kids Getty - Contributor A recent study by Confused.com revealed more than a quarter of parent and child parking bays are being used by people without children. The investigation monitored supermarkets across the country to find out who is using the dedicated spaces. Shockingly, the study also found that a third of parents with a child under the age of 12 are forced to leave a car park because all the limited parking spaces were taken. Found at the entrance to supermarkets, the larger bays offer motorists with young children more space to get car seats and prams out of the vehicle. It’s not illegal to park in a parent and child parking bay as they are on private land, but you can be fined Getty - Contributor Using one of these bays without kids in the car isn’t illegal as they are usually on private land owned by the supermarket. But private firms can slap you with a fine if you misuse one. Car parks are required to clearly display their rules for the use of parent and child spaces, along with the potential penalty if you break them. Some spots will require you to take kids out of the car with you to be eligible, while others state kids must be using a booster seat if you want to park in one. Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com, said: “Parents face battles every day and trying to find parking at the local shop shouldn’t be one of them. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t latest motors news \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tDRIVING BLIND\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tOver 70s could lose driving licence if they refuse eye tests every 3 years\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tTAKE A BREAK\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAlmost a third of Brits holidaying in Europe drive for five hours without rest\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGAS GUZZLER\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe UK’s best places to fill up - and service stations with 'grim' facilities\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tROAD CHAOS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBrits warned to prepare for ‘Frantic Friday’ - as millions of cars hit the road\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBEHIND THE HEEL\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tYou could be hit with a £5,000 fine for wearing high heels when driving\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAUDI DO THAT?\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAudi's facelifted Q7 feels luxurious and is actually quite fun to drive\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t “And this is something I’ve experienced myself with my own children. “What is clear is if you aren’t travelling with a child you shouldn’t be parking in the dedicated spaces and instead save these for the mums and dads out there who need the space. Earlier this year, a mum-of-three was fined £260 for using one of the spaces because she didn’t take her kids out of the car with her. \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t'