What the papers say: November 26

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No drink for young drivers
Young drivers could be banned from drinking any alcohol before getting behind the wheel, according to The Daily Telegraph. The paper says that Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is to be urged to set the 'zero rate' by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
The Daily Telegraph

Hard shoulders to be opened
The Daily Telegraph reports that Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon is to fast-track plans to open up hundreds of miles of motorway hard shoulder to motorists. The locations will be announced early next year, but the paper speculates that the M1 and M6 could be among the candidates.
The Daily Telegraph

Hospital car park earns £1 million
The Daily Express warns motorists not to get ill, as it reports on Britain's most-lucrative car park. Not a city centre shoppers' site, but one at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. The paper reports that the hospital's car park is charging visitors, patients and staff £35,464 a week. The car park's earnings over a 12-month period are said to be almost £1 million.
Daily Express

Safety doubts
Three cars with good safety ratings actually offer poor protection in some types of accidents, according to a report from Thatcham, the insurance repair research organisation. The Citroen C5, Ford Kuga and Peugeot 308 CC all performed poorly in bumper-to-boot collisions.
The Daily Telegraph
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Rally driver passes his driving test
The Daily Telegraph covers the story of Tom Cave, a 17-year-old rally driver who has become the youngest entrant in the World Rally Championship. The only potential hurdle was the fact that he needed to pass his driving test to be able to complete the road sections. Luckily, the paper reports, yesterday he did just that.
The Daily Telegraph

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