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06/04/2017 - South London

London leads the way

Announced this week by the Mayor of London, the toxicity charge (T-charge) will be a fee of £10 affecting motorists who drive diesel and petrol cars with Pre-Euro 4 engines in central London starting in October

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23/02/2017 - South London

Lights out: Surrey County Council announces streetlights to be turned off in Epsom and Ewell

Lights out: Surrey County Council announces streetlights to be turned off in Epsom and Ewell. - Worried residents fear crime rates will rise when more than 500 streets in Epsom and Ewell are to be plunged into darkness next month as the county council attempts to balance its budget.

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17/02/2017 - South London

MOTORISTS will face high insurance costs to run driverless cars

MOTORISTS will face high insurance costs to run driverless cars under government plans for specialist policies that cover crashes caused by a vehicle’s on-board computer.
Owners will be required to take out one premium covering both driver error and vehicle malfunctions, to ensure that acci…

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09/01/2017 - South London

London has breached annual air pollution limits within a week for the third successive year.

London has breached annual air pollution limits within a week for the third successive year

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08/01/2016 - South London

US police have pulled over a Google self-driving car

The officer stopped the prototype vehicle in Mountain View, California, on Thursday as it travelled 24mph in a 35mph zone, causing a back-up of traffic.

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17/12/2015 - South London

Snow and ice

The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales and is essential reading for everyone.

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22/09/2015 - South London

Car dealers – and the UK Treasury – will miss PPI payouts

February's car sales were up 3% on the same month last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers.

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13/07/2015 - South London

When Drinking Helps Driving: Dehydration May Boost Driver Error

Restricting fluid intake on long car trips can increase driver inattention and fatigue, says a small study in the journal Physiology & Behavior. Drivers made significantly more minor errors on a simulated road trip when they were mildly dehydrated than when they’d had enough to drink, the study fo…

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28/01/2015 - South London

Record numbers of driving test cheats caught using lookalikes to try to pass

Almost 700 learner drivers were caught using impersonators to stand in for them for either their theory or practical driving test.

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