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Northern Ireland cracks down on speeding and mobile phone use

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Police in Northern Ireland have warned motorists against speeding or using their mobile phone following a rise in road deaths. A total of 43 people have been killed on Northern Ireland’s roads so far in 2014, nine more than in the same period last year. Consequently, there will be a greater police presence on the roads across Northern Ireland over the coming months. The crackdown comes after two motorists were clocked at speeds of more than 110mph last weekend. “Simply idiotic” is how Super...

Author: John Simpson, Jul 25 2014
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Mitsubishi Mirage arrives in UK

Part of a major product offensive as Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi looks to gain significant market share, the Mitsubishi Mirage has now arrived in the UK (pictured). The B-segment model, which is to be launched in showrooms this spring, is a compact family car that is meant to meet the needs of the...

Author: Paul Lucas, Feb 19 2013
Category Links: Latest News, Fleet news, Mitsubishi, General interest, Mitsubishi, Latest News, General interest

BT and TomTom sign up for Van Excellence

In an effort to promote high standards of van operation and van driving, BT Fleet and TomTom Business Solutions have become the latest big names to sign up as industry partners to the Van Excellence scheme. Van Excellence is supported by the Freight Transport Association (FTA, logo, pictured) and a...

Author: Paul Lucas, Feb 18 2013
Category Links: Latest News, Fleet news, Fleet news, General Motors, Latest News, General Motors

General Motors announces 2012 net income down compared to 2011

After emerging from the doldrums of bankruptcy, General Motors (GM) has been on something of a roll, reporting some impressive earnings. However, its run of success has dipped with 2012 figures significantly down compared to 2011. The company has announced 2012 calendar year net income of $4.9bill...

Author: Paul Lucas, Feb 15 2013
Category Links: Latest News, Fleet news, General interest, General Motors, Latest News, General interest, General Motors

A service for Daniel Craig as Adele is left on the roadside

Adele and Daniel Craig (pictured) may have teamed up for the box office smash hit of last year, Skyfall - but it seems the UK's motorists place the two stars at opposite ends of their affection spectrum this Valentine's Day. According to a new survey by Micheldever/Protyre, most female motorists wo...

Author: Paul Lucas, Feb 14 2013
Category Links: Latest News, Fleet news, General interest, Latest News, General interest

Record breaking Panda spotted in the desert

You don't see many Pandas in the desert: so it's no surprise that when one does come along, it's a record breaker.What is more surprising however, is that the same Panda has also been seen in South Africa, Egypt, France and London, among other places. and that it has two loyal Brits at its side.In f...

Author: Paul Lucas, Feb 13 2013
Category Links: Latest News, Fleet news, Fiat, General interest, Fiat, Latest News, General interest

Rolls-Royce reveals images of new model

As the countdown continues towards the Geneva Motor Show, Rolls-Royce has offered something of a teaser to motorists keen to lay their eyes on its brand new model. It has now released the second image of the Rolls-Royce Wraith [below], which is a hand-built motor car that is said to exude the compa...

Author: Paul Lucas, Feb 12 2013
Category Links: Latest News, Fleet news, General interest, Latest News, General interest

Nissan reveals latest Nismo model

It won't make its public debut until the Geneva Motor Show in March, but Nissan has now revealed the first pictures of its exciting new Nismo 370Z (pictured). Following on from the debut of the Nissan Juke Nismo, the 370Z Nismo is a thrilling coupe that is meant to highlight what the ultimate Z con...

Author: Paul Lucas, Feb 11 2013
Category Links: Latest News, Fleet news, Nissan, General interest, Nissan, Latest News, General interest

UK pothole epidemic ‘leading to road casualties’

Potholes have long been considered a menace on the UK's roads - adding to the financial burden of motorists and local councils alike. However, now it seems they may be leading to a host of road casualties too. According to Tyresafe, the leading tyre safety organisation in the UK, councils in Engl...

Author: Paul Lucas, Feb 08 2013
Category Links: Latest News, Fleet news, General interest, TyreSafe, Latest News, General interest, TyreSafe

Mitsubishi brings new Outlander to the UK

It's the greenest and most stylish generation yet and the all-new Mitsubishi Outlander is available now in the UK. The all-new SUV is the most technologically advanced model from the Japanese carmaker with a clear emphasis on safety. It achieves the Euro NCAP five-star rating thanks to improvemen...

Author: Paul Lucas, Feb 07 2013
Category Links: Latest News, Fleet news, Mitsubishi, General interest, Mitsubishi, Latest News, General interest

BCA Report: Fleet car values continue to rise

There are two ways of looking at the figures from the latest BCA Pulse Report (pictured), which covers the averages values of used cars, fleet cars, part exchange and more. On the downside, it shows that the headline average value actually dropped in January compared to December: with used cars ave...

Author: Paul Lucas, Feb 06 2013
Category Links: Latest News, Fleet news, Fleet news, General interest, British Car Auctions, Latest News, British Car Auctions, General interest

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