Edmund King

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Name: Edmund King
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

80mph now default UK motorway speed limit

Nearly half of cars, motorbikes and vans broke the 70mph UK motorway speed limit in 2013, according to official Department for Transport statistics.This means the effective default speed limit on Britain’s motorways is now 80mph says the AA – because ... [Published Motoring Research - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Don't let passengers divert your attention: Fuel Card warns customers

"To be forewarned is to be forearmed", goes a popular saying. Steve Chesworth, Managing Director of The Fuel Card Group seems to have been guided by this word of wisdom when he decides to bring to the attention of his companies' numerous customers and ... [Published Vigilance Security Magazine - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Ten things we argue about in cars

For many of us, a car journey means one inevitable thing – at some point you’ll have a row with the other occupants. And it seems that just about anything can set us off.Now a UK survey has revealed the biggest causes of in-car friction and, perhaps unsurprisingly, ... [Published Namibian Sun - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Drivers reveal their pet hates on the road

You know you make me wanna shoutA survey of over 20,000 AA members has revealed drivers biggest pet peeves, something to bear in mind over the busy summer holidays.Car users who litter on the road were surprisingly the biggest pet peeve, with 34% of those ... [Published FLEETPOINT - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 10 2014 - Updated Aug 10 2014 - 1 reports

Lecture celebrates former Bishop of Winchester

THE life and work of Henry of Blois, Bishop of Winchester 1129-71, was celebrated in a lecture at the University of Winchester.The lecture was delivered by Professor Edmund King whose research focuses on the reign of the bishop’s elder brother King Stephen ... [Published Southern Daily Echo - Aug 10 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 3 reports

Average petrol and diesel prices drop

By Camilla CanocchiPublished:A strong pound has eased pressure on British motorists with the average price of petrol dropping back to 130p a litre after two months of rises amid crisis in Iraq and Ukraine, the AA said today.The current average petrol ... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 5 reports

News: Survey reveals top 10 car rows

ROAD RAGE between drivers may be a big problem outside the car but according to a new survey, inside, the rage between driver and passengers is just as fierce.The research, by the AA, found that 65% of motorists argue with their fellow occupants. Younger ... [Published Sunday Times Driving - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 3 reports

Diesel drivers ‘betrayed and misled’ claims AA President

London Mayor Boris Johnson’s plan to charge dirtier diesels to enter the Congestion Charge zone risks leaving motorists feeling “betrayed and misled”, says AA President Edmund King.The ‘dash for diesel’, he explained, was encouraged because lower CO2 ... [Published Motoring Research - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 3 reports

Are Driverless Cars Good or Bad on UK roads?

We’ll soon find out on UK roads as both the BBC and Sky News report that the government has announced plans to put driverless cars on public roads as early as January 2015, allowing up to three UK cities to bid for the right to trial them in what the ... [Published Nationwide Vehicle Contracts - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 4 reports

Britain to test driverless cars from 2015

LONDON: Driverless cars will be allowed on British roads from January 2015 as part of a pilot initiative in three cities, the government announced on Wednesday.Cities nationwide are being invited to bid to host one of a series of trials that will last ... [Published The Gulf Today - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 17 reports

Look! No hands! Driverless 'robo-cars' guided by radar and lasers on UK roads next year despite fears over their safety

| Updated: 15:49 EST, 30 July 2014Self-driving ‘robo-cars’ are to be allowed on Britain’s roads from the New Year despite fears over their safety, the Government announced yesterday.Ministers are fast-tracking the measures, which pave the way for drivers ... [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 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]


Edmund King, President of the AA, said: "abolition of the disc has a big impact on those changing their cars post october 1st and drivers need to know the rules. we have shared our concern with dvla so hopefully they can ensure more information is put out."
...” AA president Edmund King said: "although human distractions remain the biggest in-car threat, the figures for sat-navs and mobile phones give a warning for what might happen in the future as 'infotainment' and other technology become more commonplace. the higher kill rate for mobile phone-related reported accidents provides a strong wake-up call."
AA president Edmund King commented: "long journeys often get fraught at times. the key thing is taking time to prepare well for the journey, which should help keep arguments at bay."

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DVLA about to ‘run out’ of tax disc paper [Published Telegraph - 11 hours ago]
80mph now default UK motorway speed limit [Published Motoring Research - Aug 26 2014]
Don't let passengers divert your attention: Fue... [Published Vigilance Security Magazine - Aug 21 2014]
Autonomous 'Road Trains' Will Usher in the Driv... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Aug 18 2014]
Fuel card news: Don’t let passengers divert you... [Published The Fuelcard People - Aug 15 2014]
Fuel card news: Avoid arguments on a road trip [Published The Fuelcard People - Aug 14 2014]
The ‘Sun’ newspaper launch ‘Pay Up Diesel Wease... [Published Motoring-UK - Aug 14 2014]
Ten things we argue about in cars [Published Namibian Sun - Aug 14 2014]
Graham Hurdle blog: 14th August: are road safet... [Published Business Car - Aug 14 2014]
A-Level results: 11 Brentwood School students h... [Published Brentwood Gazette - Aug 14 2014]
Drivers reveal their pet hates on the road [Published FLEETPOINT - Aug 12 2014]
Lecture celebrates former Bishop of Winchester [Published Southern Daily Echo - Aug 10 2014]
Britain to trial driverless cars from 2015 [Published Sunday Observer - Aug 10 2014]
Sun starts diesel scrappage campaign [Published WhatGreenCar - Aug 08 2014]
Average unleaded petrol prices back below 130ppl [Published Forecourt Trader - Aug 08 2014]
The Sun launches Diesel Weasels Campaign [Published Nationwide Vehicle Contracts - Aug 08 2014]
The Sun calls for diesel scrappage scheme follo... [Published FleetWorld - Aug 08 2014]
Wrong routes rapidly lead to rows, says the AA [Published Wheels Within Wales - Aug 08 2014]
The Sun launches diesel driver compensation cam... [Published Motoring Research - Aug 08 2014]
Simon Calder: Breaking the rule of thumb in Nam... [Published The Independent - Aug 07 2014]
News: Survey reveals top 10 car rows [Published Sunday Times Driving - Aug 06 2014]
Minister slammed for blaming petrol stations fo... [Published Forecourt Trader - Aug 06 2014]
Average petrol and diesel prices drop [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 06 2014]
Long car journeys often lead to arguments [Published Business Standard India - Aug 06 2014]
Petrol price relief for drivers [Published Jersey Evening Post - Aug 06 2014]
Petrol prices drop back to an average of £1.30 ... [Published Plymouth Herald - Aug 06 2014]
Rows over directions cause most arguments [Published French Property News - Aug 06 2014]
Passengers are biggest distraction in car [Published Bridgwater Mercury - Aug 06 2014]
London Mayor has announced potential plans for ... [Published Myrtle Beach Sun News - Aug 06 2014]
Route rows worst for car fights [Published MSN New Zealand - Aug 06 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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