The Editor’s View

It’s a fairly obvious fact of life that young drivers – particularly male ones – are more dangerous on the roads than older motorists. An IAM report this week points out that while they make up just 15% of the driving population, they account for 30% of all accidents. Indeed 27% of all fatalities are youngsters

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First showing for Volkswagen up!

THE first photos of the Volkswagen up! have been released, ahead of the new small car making its debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September The up! is an entirely new design, offering maximum space on a minimal footprint (3.54 x 1.64 m), making it ideal for driving in the world’s cities. It will be launched in Europe in December. There are three versions: take up! is the entry-level car, move up!

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HR Owen sees profits double

THE City may be worrying about the prospect of a double-dip recession, but that has not stopped bankers and the super rich from buying luxury cars HR Owen said yesterday that its profits had more than doubled to £1.7 million in the first six months of the year because of strong demand for Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Maseratis.

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