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« Reply #1215 on: October 18, 2023, 09:00:13 am »
Drivers' speeds are creeping up a month after 20mph law came into force
Data shows there has been a 'slight bounce-back' in speeds

Analysis shows drivers' speeds are creeping up a month after the Welsh Government's law to make 20mph the default speed in Wales, came into force.

A week after the law came into force on September 17, an independent transport data consultancy carried out a review into speeds and journey times.

The Analysis report revealed most drivers in Wales have slowed down and journey times are between 45 and 63 seconds longer on average

On the roads they analysed, in the week after the change speeds had dropped by 3.1mph on the selected roads. The new data shows this is now 2.3mph. Speeds of the fastest drivers (the top 15%) dropped by 4.9mph after the first week but this has changed to only 3.8mph.

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« Reply #1216 on: October 30, 2023, 09:55:15 am »
Petrol retailers should cut price by 5p a litre, RAC says

Petrol prices should be cut by 5p a litre by the biggest fuel retailers to reflect their lower wholesale costs, the RAC has said.

The motoring body also says that drivers have not yet felt the benefits of the government's 5p duty cut brought in last year.

The price of oil spiked after Russia invaded Ukraine last year, which led to higher prices at the pumps for drivers.

But wholesale oil prices are now lower, down nearly $20 a barrel.

The RAC said the big four supermarkets were making the most profits from petrol - an average of 16p for every litre of unleaded fuel sold in October, and 12p for every litre of diesel.

cont https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-67254013


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« Reply #1217 on: November 04, 2023, 10:05:42 am »
Biker visits family in North Wales and completely changes mind on 'insane' 20mph limits
On a trip to Llandudno, the businessman stuck to speed limits only to be hassled by 'aggressive' drivers wanting him to go faster

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Re: Cars
« Reply #1218 on: November 05, 2023, 09:53:35 am »
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« Reply #1219 on: November 09, 2023, 10:27:22 am »
All 214 mobile speed camera locations in North Wales during November 2023
Enforcement of 20mph speed limits is edging closer

full list...https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/214-mobile-speed-camera-locations-28068320


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« Reply #1220 on: November 16, 2023, 10:31:06 am »
Speeding drivers used criminal 'Nip farms' to frame innocent motorists in nation-wide scam
For a fee, motorists breaking speed limit are given the details of innocent drivers unaware they are being prosecuted and convicted, court hears

Details of genuine people, were being sold to drivers, who had been caught speeding and who wanted to avoid a fine and points on their licence, reports WalesOnline. Those innocent people end up getting prosecuted at courts across in England and Wales, without their knowledge.

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Re: Cars...........The cheapest petrol and diesel prices for each NW county
« Reply #1221 on: November 19, 2023, 10:04:06 am »
The cheapest petrol and diesel prices for each North Wales county
Here's a breakdown of the cheapest forecourts across all six counties

Conwy
The cheapest place in Conwy to fill up your car with petrol is at a Tesco garage in Betws-y-Coed and Trefriw. According to the latest data supplied by retailers, a driver in an average family car could save up to ?5.50 by filling up at this forecourt, compared to the most expensive petrol station.

The Tesco garage at 6 G Road Llandudno Junction, Betws-y-Coed and Trefriw is charging motorists 149.9p per litre, which means it would cost ?82.45 to fill up an average 55 litre tank. This is based on a new feed of live petrol prices which was set up by the government's Competition and Markets Authority in September.

The average price for a litre of petrol across the Conwy region this week is 154.6p. Here are the Cheapest places to top your car with petrol in Conwy:

149.9p - Tesco, 6 G Road Llandudno Junction, Betws-y-Coed and Trefriw, Conwy
152.7p - Asda, Conway Road, Penketh and Cuerdley, Conwy
152.9p - Shell, Orme View, Llansanffraid, Conwy
153.7p - Asda, St Asaph Avenue North, Tudno, Conwy
153.9p - BP, Dingle Hill, Kinmel Bay, Conwy
153.9p - Texaco, Princes Drive, Glyn y Marl, Conwy
158.9p - Shell, Conway Road, Gele and Llanddulas, Conwy
159.9p - Shell, Waterloo Bridge, Penmaenmawr, Conwy
159.9p - Shell, A55 Interchange Abergele Road, Glyn, Conwy
The most expensive filling station in Conwy is a Shell station at A55 Interchange Abergele Road, Glyn. The cost of standard petrol at this station is 159.9p, meaning it would cost a total of ?87.95 to fill up an average family car at this forecourt.

For the owners of diesel cars, the cheapest place to fill up is the Tesco garage at Betws-y-Coed and Trefriw. The cost of a litre of standard diesel at this forecourt was 157.9p, according to prices supplied by retailers.

Here are the cheapest places to fill up your car with standard diesel in Conwy this weekend:

157.9p - Tesco, 6 G Road Llandudno Junction, Betws-y-Coed and Trefriw, Conwy
159.7p - Asda, Conway Road, Penketh and Cuerdley, Conwy
159.7p - Asda, St Asaph Avenue North, Tudno, Conwy
159.9p - BP, Dingle Hill, Kinmel Bay, Conwy
159.9p - Texaco, Princes Drive, Glyn y Marl, Conwy
161.9p - Shell, Orme View, Llansanffraid, Conwy
166.9p - Shell, Conway Road, Gele and Llanddulas, Conwy
167.9p - Shell, Waterloo Bridge, Penmaenmawr, Conwy
168.9p - Shell, A55 Interchange Abergele Road, Glyn, Conwy
In Conwy owners of petrol cars are currently being charged 4.5p more than the national average of 150.6p. Diesel car drivers in Conwy are paying 3.8p more than the national average.

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« Reply #1222 on: November 22, 2023, 09:49:25 am »
Top Gear: James May says show's format needs a rethink

Production was paused after host Andrew Flintoff was badly injured in an accident while filming last year.

May, who hosted the show alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, said a new approach was needed.

May told the BBC's Today Podcast: "My honest view is - I can say this now - it does need a bit of a rethink.

cont https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-67494368

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« Reply #1223 on: November 24, 2023, 10:37:32 am »
Nissan and its partners have announced a ?2bn plan to build three electric car models at its Sunderland factory.

The Japanese firm will build electric Qashqai and Juke models at the plant alongside the next generation of the electric Leaf, which is already produced there. The scheme could help preserve the jobs of about 6,000 workers directly, and thousands more across the UK.

Nissan said that alongside this, a major new battery plant known as a "gigafactory" will also be needed.

This is in addition to the current factory adjacent to the car plant, and a further gigafactory already being built by its partner, AESC.

Nissan will spend ?1.12bn on preparing its UK facilities and supply chain for the new models and training its workforce.

Alongside the gigafactory the total new investment will be up to ?2bn, according to the company.

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« Reply #1224 on: December 16, 2023, 10:24:45 am »
Petrol prices have fallen to lowest level at the pumps on average for more than two years, the RAC has said.

A litre of unleaded costs about ?1.43 on average, a price which was last seen at UK forecourts in October 2021.

A fall in wholesale fuel costs has resulted in lower pump prices, the RAC said, adding that petrol could fall below ?1.40 in the next week.

The drop also comes after the UK competition watchdog warned that drivers were not getting a fair deal.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said last month that retail prices for petrol and diesel had not fallen in step with wholesale costs, adding that there was "cause for concern" competition in the fuel market was not working.

The RAC, which has criticised supermarkets and petrol retailers over pricing, said petrol falling to ?1.43 on average - about 10p cheaper than this time last year - was "good news for drivers, especially as prices should continue to come down in the run-up to Christmas due to the wholesale price being significantly lower".

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« Reply #1225 on: December 17, 2023, 09:58:28 am »
The cheapest places to fill up your car in each North Wales county
With the cost-of-living crisis ongoing, it's always worth shopping around for the best price

Conwy. Petrol:
139.7p - Asda, Conway Road, Tudno, Conwy
139.9p - Tesco, 6 G Road Llandudno Junction, Glyn y Marl, Conwy
141.7p - Asda, St Asaph Avenue North, Kinmel Bay, Conwy
143.9p - Shell, Orme View, Penmaenmawr, Conwy
145.9p - BP, Dingle Hill, Glyn, Conwy
145.9p - Texaco, Princes Drive, Rhiw, Conwy
158.9p - Shell, Conway Road, Llansanffraid, Conwy
159.9p - Shell, Waterloo Bridge, Betws-y-Coed and Trefriw, Conwy
159.9p - Shell, A55 Interchange Abergele Road, Gele and Llanddulas, Conwy

Conwy. Diesel:
149.7p - Asda, Conway Road, Tudno, Conwy
149.9p - Tesco, 6 G Road Llandudno Junction, Glyn y Marl, Conwy
151.7p - Asda, St Asaph Avenue North, Kinmel Bay, Conwy
152.9p - Shell, Orme View, Penmaenmawr, Conwy
153.9p - Texaco, Princes Drive, Rhiw, Conwy
154.9p - BP, Dingle Hill, Glyn, Conwy
166.9p - Shell, Conway Road, Llansanffraid, Conwy
167.9p - Shell, Waterloo Bridge, Betws-y-Coed and Trefriw, Conwy
168.9p - Shell, A55 Interchange Abergele Road, Gele and Llanddulas, Conwy

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« Reply #1226 on: January 10, 2024, 10:05:20 am »
This is something that affects me, although I did buy some night driving glasses which help.......... 8)    not sunglasses by the way!

Campaign for car law change after 280 crashes and six deaths a year

More than four out of five (85%) drivers affected by headlight glare say the problem is getting worse, a survey suggests. The RAC, which commissioned the poll, called on the Government to fund an independent study into the issue.

It believes headlights appear brighter on modern cars because their use of LED rather than traditional halogen bulbs creates a more intense and focused beam, which improves a driver?s view but can be to the detriment of other road users. Other potential factors include badly aligned headlights and the increase in the number of cars that sit higher on the road, such as SUVs.

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Re: Cars
« Reply #1227 on: January 16, 2024, 09:52:24 am »
The cheapest places to buy petrol and diesel in North Wales
Find out the best fuel prices where you live

Conwy

If you live in Conwy, the most cost effective way to fill up your car is at Asda (Conway Road, Tudno), where you'll be charged 138.7p per litre of petrol and 148.7p per litre of diesel. It rises significantly if you choose to go to Shell (Conway Road, Llansanffraid), where it will cost you 158.9p per litre of petrol and 166.9p per litre of diesel.

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Re: Cars
« Reply #1228 on: January 16, 2024, 10:03:23 am »
It rises significantly if you choose to go to Shell (Conway Road, Llansanffraid), where it will cost you 158.9p per litre of petrol and 166.9p per litre of diesel.

Steve ... where did you get that figure from - it is 142.9 for petrol at Shell Conway Road Llansanfraid - I assume that is Black Cat. 

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« Reply #1229 on: January 16, 2024, 10:23:05 am »
It rises significantly if you choose to go to Shell (Conway Road, Llansanffraid), where it will cost you 158.9p per litre of petrol and 166.9p per litre of diesel.

Steve ... where did you get that figure from - it is 142.9 for petrol at Shell Conway Road Llansanfraid - I assume that is Black Cat.

Dave, it is in the attached link, I just copied the info, but the 20p difference did jump out at me.