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The world of film and TV has given us a plethora of visually and mechanically upsetting cars. This top 10 is as disputable as any – so let us know if you agree with our choices or not.
Driving – it can turn the most mild-mannered individual into a seething ball of fury. Perhaps it's our increasingly congested roads, or our ever-quickening pace of life, or the fact that road rage seems to breed yet more road rage. Whatever it is, we can take it far more personally than it was intended. That person cut ME off; he/she wanted to ruin MY morning by failing to notice the lights had turned green. That said, there are usually some understandable triggers for our anger.
The first ever electric motorcycle to be subsidised by the government’s plug-in grant system has hit UK streets. Fred Murphy from Redhill, Surrey, took advantage of the grant, which covers 20% of the cost of a new – motorbike, up to a maximum of £1,500. Until recently, e-motorcycles did not enjoy the same access to plug-in grants as electric cars, which have been subsidised since 2011.
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.
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