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Driving commuters weigh half a stone more

Written by Rachel Burgess ▼

We’ve long been told to walk whenever we can, to help curb the growing obesity epidemic in the UK. And now researchers have proved that those who drive to work are heavier than those who use public transport or actively commute. The study found that drivers weigh around half a stone more than people who take the bus or train or walk or cycle to the office. Published by the British Medical Journal, the body mass index (BMI) of 15,000 commuters was assessed, with marked differences between people behind the wheel versus those using other modes to get to work. The average man has a BMI of 28 while the average woman has a BMI of 27. The observed effects of driving to work meant BMI scores increase by...

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No boys allowed: plans to create girl-only roads

Written by Ryan McElroy ▼

Insurer Sheilas’ Wheels has unveiled proposals to create new lanes on UK roads, exclusively for women drivers.

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Penniless student forced to live in a Ford Focus

Written by Ryan McElroy ▼

Faced with his parents’ impending divorce and no money to pay for his expensive university fees, 20-year-old Colin Ashby was forced to sleep in his old Ford Focus for a whole year.

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Scarecrow policeman slows down traffic

Written by Stephen Goldasz ▼

Imagine a police officer who could keep drivers acting responsibly by guarding the road 24/7 and who doesn’t need to eat, drink or sleep.

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1 in 3 young Brits have taken a driving ‘selfie'

Written by Stephen Goldasz ▼

Recently published research has found young drivers in Britain are the most likely in Europe to take a photo of themselves, or a ‘selfie’, while driving. In fact, as many as one-in-three have been found to have done such a thing.

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Think luxury car owners are lucky? Think again...

Written by Ryan McElroy ▼

It turns out that it could indeed be true what they say; owners of fast cars may have smaller manhoods.

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Ironic punishment for headlight-happy motorists

Written by Ryan McElroy ▼

Chinese police have devised a new way of punishing motorists who drive with their full-beams on by forcing them to stare into the headlights of a police car for five minutes.

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Supercar dating site to get your engine revving

Written by Ryan McElroy ▼

Do you like your relationships how you like your cars; fast and high maintenance?

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1 horsepower beats 600 horsepower in a race

Written by Stephen Goldasz ▼

You may be thinking how on earth a vehicle with just one horsepower could possibly beat another with 600 times more to use. Well power isn’t everything, and it also depends on the choice of ‘vehicle’ in a race.

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Flying axe just misses car passengers on motorway

Written by Stephen Goldasz ▼

Drivers have to keep an eye out for a lot of things when on the motorway, but dodging sharp objects which can crash through the windscreen isn’t usually on the list. However, that’s exactly what two passengers were faced with in a car accident in America earlier this week.

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