Edmund King

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Name: Edmund King
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 15 mins ago - 16 reports

Driverless car trials get go-ahead

Driverless cars have been tipped to transform Britain's transport network after the Government launched a £10 million competition to host a series of on-the-road trials.Business Secretary Vince Cable announced that driverless vehicles will be allowed ... [Published BT.com - 41 mins ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

UK drivers clocking up fewest miles since 2002

Britain's motorists are now driving fewer miles than at any point since the turn of the millennium, new statistics show.While millions of people take to the roads every day, according to the latest figures, motorists are clocking up the lowest number ... [Published UK Net Guide - 4 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

London To Levy Additional Charge On Older, Higher-Emitting Cars By 2020

Follow AntonyPlans are afoot to hit diesel drivers in London with an extra fee to drive on the city's streets.Drivers already pay a £11.50 ($19.50) fee to enter the city, known as the 'Congestion Charge', but diesel drivers could pay an extra £10 ($17) ... [Published Green Car Reports - 5 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 3 reports

Could driverless cars be coming to Lincolnshire?

Lincolnshire motorists could soon have tackle the prospect of driverless cars on the county's roads by next year.The government will announce new measures today which will see on the streets of Britain.Business Secretary Vince Cable will later confirm ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 9 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 2 reports

Diesel cars to pay for low emission zone

Drivers of diesel cars could be forced to pay a daily fee for entering the ultra-low emission zone, which is to be established in central London by 2020.The charge for entering the zone, designed to help the UK capital comply with emission reduction targets, ... [Published Engineering and Technology Magazine - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Drivers' annual mileage rates fall

The number of miles covered by vehicles in England has fallen to its lowest average annual level since records began 12 years ago.The average mileage for four-wheeled vehicles stood at 7,900 miles (12,700km) in 2013, official figures showed.This represents ... [Published BBC - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

Police to seize mobiles in all car crashes

Tougher penalties look set to be on the way for drivers who persist in using their mobile phone behind the wheel. Larger fines and the addition of more points to culprits’ licences are among the measures being considered.The latest crackdown on those ... [Published Motors.co.uk - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

What annoys drivers the most about other road users? AA releases list of biggest summer annoyances

Litter bugs who throw rubbish out of their car windows are the biggest summer annoyance to other drivers, a survey conducted by the AA shows.A third – 34 per cent – of drivers said this anti-social group topped the list of things that annoy them most ... [Published Harlow Star - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Passengers are the biggest distract …

THE BIGGEST DISTRACTION for drivers is other people in the car. Adult passengers are the most distracting, with 18% of drivers saying they have had a near miss or crashed because of their attention being drawn away by someone else in the car.A survey ... [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

University lecture explores the influence of the Bishop of Winchester

The Bishop of Winchester was the focus of this year's R. Allen Brown memorial lecture, titled Henry of Winchester: the Bishop, the City and the Wider World, as part of the 37th annual Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies (24-28 July).The lecture ... [Published Noodls - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

New 50mph limit for lorries on rural roads

Ministers are set to announce today an end to outdated speed restrictions for HGVs on rural roads. This will see speed limits for lorries increased from 40mph to 50mph on single carriageway roads, bringing Britain in line with other European countrie ... [Published Motors.co.uk - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 4 reports

Lorry speed limits being increased

The speed limit for lorries on single carriageway main roads in England and Wales will rise from 40mph to 50mph, the government has announced.The move, affecting heavy goods vehicles weighing more than 7.5 tonnes, will come into force in early 2015.The ... [Published BBC - Jul 24 2014]

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Mr King said: "today's announcement takes us closer to seeing fully autonomous vehicles on our roads but it will take some time for them to become commonplace."
"many drivers are still resistant to change as 65 per cent [of the aa's members] enjoy driving too much to ever want the vehicle to take over from them" said AA president Edmund King

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Driverless car trials get go-ahead [Published BT.com - 41 mins ago]
The driverless car edges closer to becoming a r... [Published Tech Republic - 44 mins ago]
Driverless cars to hit British roads in six mon... [Published This Is Money - 2 hours ago]
UK drivers clocking up fewest miles since 2002 [Published UK Net Guide - 4 hours ago]
Driverless Cars To Join British Roads Next Year [Published TechWeekEurope UK - 4 hours ago]
UK cities bid for driverless car trials [Published UTV - 5 hours ago]
Britain to Trial Driverless Cars From 2015 [Published NDTV - 5 hours ago]
Driverless cars to hit UK roads in January [Published CNET Reviews - 5 hours ago]
London To Levy Additional Charge On Older, High... [Published Green Car Reports - 5 hours ago]
Vince Cable unleashes SELF DRIVING CAR TERROR o... [Published The Register - 6 hours ago]
Driverless cars to hit UK roads in January [Published CNET News - 6 hours ago]
Driverless cars to get UK boost with £10m fund ... [Published The Independent - 6 hours ago]
Britain to trial driverless cars from 2015 (AFP) [Published West Australian - 6 hours ago]
Driverless cars trials in UK to start by early ... [Published Engineering and Technology Magazine - 6 hours ago]
Driverless electric cars to be tested on Britis... [Published Blue & Green Tomorrow - 6 hours ago]
Driverless Cars On UK Roads By January [Published Town 102 FM - 7 hours ago]
Driverless cars could be on UK roads from 2015 [Published MSN UK - 7 hours ago]
Driverless cars on British roads within a year [Published Mail Online UK - 8 hours ago]
Driverless cars allowed on UK roads in January [Published The Independent - 9 hours ago]
Taxis and buses will go electric automatically ... [Published Mail Online UK - 9 hours ago]
Could driverless cars be coming to Lincolnshire? [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 9 hours ago]
Road users wary of driverless cars [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 10 hours ago]
ROAD USERS WARY OF DRIVERLESS CARS [Published Mail Online UK - 15 hours ago]
Diesel cars to pay for low emission zone [Published Engineering and Technology Magazine - Jul 29 2014]
Drivers' annual mileage rates fall [Published BBC - Jul 29 2014]
DIESEL CARS COULD FACE LONDON TOLL [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 29 2014]
What annoys drivers the most about other road u... [Published Harlow Star - Jul 29 2014]
Passengers are the biggest distract … [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Jul 29 2014]
Police Scotland catch 37 per cent more speeders... [Published Telegraph - Jul 29 2014]
UK drivers' top ten hates! [Published Strathspey & Badenoch Herald - Jul 28 2014]
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AUDIO: AA: Speeding fine rise 'unnecessary' [Published BBC News Video - UK - Jun 10 2014]
Edmund King, president of the AA, discusses new proposals to increase maximum fines imposed by magistrates in England and Wales. ...
Petrol prices at three-year low says AA [Published Energy and energy security - Mar 22 2014]
Petrol prices have fallen to their lowest in three years with the cheapest fuel sold in Yorkshire and the Humber, says the Automobile Association. The AA said prices averaged 129.46p a litre in mid March, compared with a year ago when the average ...
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