Car recalls hit five year high


Recalls of motor vehicles models posing a serious safety risk were at their highest for the decade in 2014, according to an analysis by international law firm Pinsent Masons. Research conducted by the firm found that last year saw 195 recalls for motor vehicle models issued, more than at any … Continue reading

Quarter of drivers ignorant over telematics


A quarter of UK drivers have never heard of telematics despite the technology being introduced over ten years ago. According to 25% of drivers have never heard of the so-called ‘black box’ insurance and only 3% have taken out a telematics policy. The price comparison site’s research found that … Continue reading

UK CO2 emissions fall for 17th consecutive year

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The UK has once again beaten CO2 emissions targets, with the average new car in 2014 posting CO2 emissions 4.2% below this year’s EU-wide target of 130g/km, according to a Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) report published today. The annual SMMT New Car CO2 Report 2015 reveals that carbon tailpipe emissions … Continue reading

Stolen vehicles down 70% in a decade


The number of vehicles stolen in England and Wales has fallen by 70% in the past decade, according to data released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Latest figures show 69,547 vehicles were stolen last year, compared to 231,323 in 2004. Vehicle theft fell by 1.2%, or 842 … Continue reading