• June 23, 2017 - James Ash

    Around two-thirds of UK road users would support a scrappage scheme for older diesel cars, according to a survey by IAM RoadSmart. The survey, by the UK’s biggest independent road safety charity, asked respondents to rate the various options put forward in the government’s recent nitrogen dioxide consultation but found… Read More

  • June 22, 2017 - James Ash

    Technology could halve unexpected breakdowns by 2020 according to telematics expert In-car Cleverness, as data increasingly helps drivers identify malfunctions before they occur. Harnessing this data would slash repair bills by £1.3 billion annually, as the one in four vehicles which breakdown annually could be inspected before they fail. Curtailing… Read More

  • June 22, 2017 - James Ash

    Passing a driving test in the West Midlands, or in a major Northern city, is significantly harder than any other UK locations, according to analysis of driving test results from the DVSA by car finance provider Moneybarn. The average for West Midlands practical driving test pass rate was just 40… Read More

  • June 21, 2017 - James Ash

    The familiar site of pay-and-display machines could soon be a thing of the past following the launch of a newly updated mobile parking app with YourParkingSpace.co.uk. One of its key features allows customers to adjust their parking time if they are late back to their vehicle, rather than having to… Read More

  • June 20, 2017 - James Ash

    A poll of British motorists has found that public opinion supports re-testing drivers when they reach a certain age. Currently, OAPs are required to fill in a self-assessment form every three years to renew their licences. But a survey of 2,000 UK drivers commissioned by National.co.uk revealed that nine in… Read More

  • June 19, 2017 - James Ash

    smart has unveiled the prices of its new electric drive range, as the vehicles go on sale in the UK. Those looking for a new electric car with smart will need to pay £16,420 for the smart fortwo electric drive, and £16,915 for the forfour electric drive. The smart electric… Read More

  • June 9, 2017 - James Ash

    Horses are powerful animals and have extremely heightened senses. They are ‘flight’ animals, so many revert to their natural instincts at any time. The outcome of this can be extremely challenging for the rider and other road users. There have been 2,570 road incidents reported to the British Horse Society… Read More

  • June 8, 2017 - James Ash

    Bentley Motors has been recognised as a top employer for young people at the School Leavers’ Awards, as voted for by apprentices. Bentley’s apprenticeship programme collected four awards in total, resulting in a 2nd overall national ranking of best employers for school leavers, and the highest position in the automotive… Read More

  • June 7, 2017 - James Ash

    Campaigners have backed a new ‘do not disturb while driving’ feature, set to be launched for iPhones. Apple has included the setting in its new iOS 11 software update, which will be rolled out later this year, and it is believed it will keep motorists and other road users safer. The… Read More

  • June 6, 2017 - James Ash

    London drivers are more reliant on satellite navigation systems than anywhere else in the UK – that’s the verdict of new study which suggests many of the capital’s motorists are rapidly turning into ‘zombie drivers’ who waste an average of 62 hours each year driving the wrong way round. The… Read More

  • June 2, 2017 - James Ash

    More than eight in 10 drivers are putting children’s safety at risk by failing to correctly fit child car seats, according to a new study by What Car?. A roadside investigation carried out in conjunction with Leicestershire Police and Child Seat Safety Ltd found that only 15% of the child car… Read More

  • June 1, 2017 - James Ash

    Social media and FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) could be putting road-users at risk, as motorists admit to checking social networking sites and reading messages on their phones while driving. In fact, figures obtained by the Press Association under the Freedom of Information Act indicate that, after the introduction of… Read More

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