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December 1, 2015 Annual New Car Registrations ‘Surpass 2m’

Owners of Mercedes turbos may be interested to learn that new car registrations in the country reached levels not seen since 2004, according to recent research.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed that 2,096,886 cars have been registered so far this year, up 7.1 per cent from 2014. The organisation’s data also showed September registrations were the highest on record.

Figures for last month continued an ongoing trend of growth, with the SMMT stating there has been 43 months of consecutive registration increases. Overall, 462,517 new car registrations were reported for September.

SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes claimed buyers were “busier than ever” last month. Furthermore, the statistics were impressive across all segments, including private, business and fleet customers.

“September is traditionally one of the year’s biggest months for new car registrations, and last month set an autumn record,” he explained.

The release of the latest 65-plate in September was a significant contributing factor for the results. A new plate has been released during the month every year since 2001.

Mr Hawes said dealers were offering a range of attractive options for the 65-plate, helping to further boost interest. The most popular car models last month were the Ford Fiesta, with 22,807 vehicles sold, and the Vauxhall Corsa, which 15,670 people bought.

Diesel and petrol cars experienced 4.1 and 12.3 per cent monthly growth respectively in September, while alternatively fuelled vehicle registrations jumped 21.7 per cent. Over the year to date, these three segments have climbed 3.1, 9.5 and 48.7 per cent respectively.

November 26, 2015 Are You A Rubbernecker?

Road traffic accidents are a sad fact of life and no one likes to see a crash on their way home, but it would seem that many motorists – possibly driving in cars fitted with Mercedes turbos – are guilty of slowing down to stare as they pass by.

This is known as ‘rubbernecking’ and new data from Confused.com has found that 48 per cent of people think it’s natural to be curious when happening across the scene of an accident. And not only are people slowing down, they’re also taking photos, with 15 per cent of drivers stating they’ve seen others documenting the events as they unfold.

You may think it’s normal and natural to slow down to have a look as you pass on the road, but be aware that you could actually cause more problems if you do rubberneck when there’s been a crash. You could cause minor accidents, more congestion and even cause another fatal crash if you do slow down.

“It’s concerning to see that so many motorists are distracted by road traffic accidents and are slowing down to take a look – even if it’s just a cursory glance. As tempting as it is to take your eyes off the road even for a second, to look at an accident, we’re advising drivers to fight the urge,” head of motor at Confused.com Gemma Stanbury said.

The more time you spend in your car, the more likely it is you’ll witness an accident. If you’re behind the cars involved, turn your hazard lights on and slow down, making sure that you leave space for the emergency services to reach the vehicles.

If you’re first on the scene and have to get out to help, put on a high vis jacket, check on the victims and call 999, giving them a short and clear description of what’s happened.