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The Little Bulb Making Cycling Safer One reader recalled her childhood memories about cycling, often in the dark. Back when lights were big clunky things with large bulbs and batteries which would randomly stop working if you hit a bump or would run out of battery…

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£400 fundraiser for Epilepsy Action Group The staff of NCI Insurance and Rescuemycar.com baked and ate their way to help raise £400 for The Epilepsy Action Group. A big thanks for all the bakers and donations which will make a huge difference to this worthwhile charity.

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Another amazing fundraiser last Friday! Don’t forget! Sue Warburton, Project Manager at NCI will also be taking part in the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge on 15th July. If you would like to sponsor her and the rest of the team here is the link to…

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NCI Talk To Stray FM About Car Insurance                         NCI Insurance's managing director talks to Stray FM about car insurance plus an exciting new product which launches this October, which…

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EU car sales rise by 4.6% The European Union has seen a 4.6 per cent increase in new car sales in the past month, compared with the same time period last year. (more…)

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Driving holidays to France If you live in the UK it's fairly likely you'll take at least one trip to France during your lifetime – many people have memories of camping trips as children, while other associate the country with romantic breaks to Paris.…

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Pointless signs litter our roads as they’ve now doubled in number Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has called for "pointless" road signs to be removed from our roads, as they have doubled in number in the past 20 years to 4.5 million - almost one for every seven road users. (more…)

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General Motors issues mass recall for faulty power steering General Motors has announced a recall of over 1.3 million vehicles after the company found a threat with its electronic power steering which could increase the risk of a crash. The fault of the electronic power steering affects models like…

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What driverless cars are like for passengers There's been a lot of talk recently about self-driving cars, perhaps the most famous example being Google's Chauffeur project which has made the future a reality after four states in the USA allowed it to test its cars on the…

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Siri-based CarPlay system launched by Apple Apple has announced the launch of CarPlay, their Siri-based system which allows drivers to make calls, use maps, text and listen to music hands free. Users of the new system will be able to safely push a button on a…

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Drivers spend 30 hours a year in traffic According to a new report by traffic information firm Inrix, the average motorist will spend 30 hours each year in gridlock, with London coming out as one of the worst offenders, not only in the UK but in Europe as…

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Small fuel-efficient cars on the rise According to the latest industry figures hybrid cars are on the rise, as car sales increase 7.6% from last year. The Ford Focus remains the most popular car, holding the top spot for the past four years, with other small…

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Motorists installing dashboard cameras to capture bad driving It's something that has been popular for years in Russia due to the amount of car insurance fraud. Now it seems like we're following suit as sales of dash cams have been soaring to record accidents with road users. The…

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Solar-powered car revealed by Ford Ford has unveiled plans for a concept hybrid car which is solar-powered by panels on its roof. The Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept can draw power equal to a four hour battery charge, travelling for up to 21 miles just…

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Minor offences issued by traffic cameras cost motorists £135m a year Spy cameras hidden at box junctions and in bus lanes are issuing fines to motorists which add up to £135 million a year. CCTV cameras installed in cities can spot cars who commit minor offences such as straying into bus…

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UK government plans crackdown on car costs In an announcement made on Wednesday 4th December the UK government revealed a series of measures due to be implemented in order to cut down the cost of motor ownership and driving - with a particular focus on injury claims,…

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New campaign helps elderly drivers decide when to stop A new campaign launched by TV personality Valerie Singleton aims to help older drivers and concerned family members decide on how and when is the best time to give up their driving licence. The campaign, called Stills Safe to Drive…

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Car Buying: How to get the most for your money by haggling Haggling might not be the first thing you think of doing when buying a major purchase like a car, but negotiating for a discount is more commonplace than you may think. In 2012 we knocked an average of £939 off…

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Driving test age considered rising to 18 The government is considering increasing the driving test age to 18 in a bid to cut down accidents involving young motorists. In the report by the Transport Research Laboratory, they propose a 12 month probationary licence would be issued for…

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Winter Driving Tips Winter can be a treacherous time for driving on Britain’s roads, and during this time road conditions change, there’s less natural light hours during the day and the weather becomes more extreme. This can make driving a daunting task, but…

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