International News - January 2017

Higher insurance premiums to hurt 35% of UAE drivers

Dubai: The issuance of a new tariff system for vehicle insurance in UAE will mean that premiums could increase next year by more than Dh100 to a little over Dh400 for some car owners, although not...

AA wants random drug driver tests

It's our silent killer, now the Automobile Association says there needs to be random roadside testing for drugs, similar to alcohol.

The AA's spokesperson, Dylan Thomsen, said drug driving...

Diesel technology ‘a thing of the past’, say UK automotive executives

Almost two thirds (62%) of UK automotive executives view diesel technology as a thing of the past, expecting the traditional powertrain technology to eventually vanish from the manufacturers’...

Fleet sales drive new car registrations to record high

The UK new car market achieved another record year in 2016, with annual registrations climbing for the fifth year in a row to almost 2.7 million.

Fleet and business sales drove the growth,...

Eco-driving important for UAE until public transport serves needs

ABU DHABI // In a car-centric country with sweltering summers, encouraging people to switch to public transport might be inconvenient at the moment but experts say altering they way we drive can...

Brazil Pulls Safe-Driving Campaign After Criticism

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s government has decided to pull the plug on its latest safe-driving campaign after the slogan “Good People Can Also Kill” received widespread criticism. According to...

Uber partners Apollo Hospitals on road safety

New Delhi: Transportation app Uber today said it has partnered with Apollo Hospitals to train driver partners on handling situations like road accidents.

As a part of the partnership, a...

Drivers could be fined for litter lout passengers

Drivers will be fined automatically if litter is thrown from their vehicle, even if a passenger is to blame, according to reports.

The Government wants litter thrown from cars to be treated...

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