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Ah Paris – the city of light, love – and the Crit'Air pollution sticker. From March 31, in order to enjoy the French capital's many delights by car during weekdays, you will need to obtain a Crit'Air pollution sticker for your car.
Cars are getting bigger every year – but parking spaces are the same size. This fact has prompted car park giant NCP (National Car Parks) to consider widening parking spaces in some of its facilities. Larger cars also mean that parking accidents have increased, which means the widening of parking spaces will make NCP's job easier. There has been a 35% increase in car park accidents since 2014, according to recent research from the Accident Exchange.
An 84-year-old from Gloucestershire has replaced his old Vauxhall Corsa after it was vandalised – because it was bright yellow. Peter Maddox lives in the picturesque village of Bibury, Glos, known for its 14th Century houses. But his eye-catching motor had some locals and tourists seeing red – because they thought Peter's banana-yellow runabout was a blot on the landscape. The car was said to have “photo-bombed” tourists’ photos.
A motorcyclist narrowly avoided being hit by a high speed train last week, in an incident that has put the spotlight on the safety of motorcyclists riding near or across railway property. The incident was recorded on the train's camera, which shows the driver using the horn to warn the rider. As the footage plays out, we see that the rider has to abandon his motorcycle in order to escape the train. A crashing sound can be heard as the train crushes the bike.
Diesel car owners in London should be paid up to £3,500 to scrap their old diesel vehicles, according to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Air quality in the capital has deteriorated dramatically in recent years, a key contributor to which is believed to be nitrogen oxide – a pollutant emitted by diesel engines. City Hall has even advised people to stay indoors during the worst affected periods.
French car maker Peugeot has bought the Ambassador brand name from Hindustan Motors for $12m (£9.6m). No Ambassadors have been built since 2014, following a rapid decline in sales. The car, which first appeared in the 1960s, was based on the British Morris Oxford. It was popular among government officials and was seen as a status symbol for decades.
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