• January 19, 2018 - Ted Welford

    Councils have been accused of risking people’s lives after it was revealed that spending on repairing potholes had dropped to its lowest level in more than a decade. In 2004 to 2005, £2.4bn was spent on repairing potholes on B-roads, C-roads and unclassified routes. However, since then spending has fallen… Read More

  • January 18, 2018 - Ted Welford

    Ministers have ruled to keep the age of a vehicle at its first MOT test to three years after a raft of safety concerns at extending the mandatory test to four years. Last year the Department for Transport opened up a consultation period to debate the possibility of extending the… Read More

  • January 17, 2018 - Jack Healy

    Plans released today by Heathrow could mean that the M25 will have to be moved into a tunnel to accommodate for a third runway. Consultation starts today on the new proposals, which, if approved, would see the motorway surrounding London moved 150 metres to the west and seven metres down… Read More

  • January 16, 2018 - Ted Welford

    Last year saw a record number of motorists purchasing personalised number plates – with nearly 375,000 registrations being sold by the DVLA. It has been labelled as ‘auto-vanity’ as the sale of private plates raised just over £110m in 2016-17, with 374,968 plates being registered – an increase of 12… Read More

  • January 12, 2018 - Ted Welford

    The new car market is vibrant at the moment – with models popping up everywhere as manufacturers hope to increase their sales in what is a challenging market. And now we’re into 2018, we’re even closer to some of the best new cars going on sale. Unsurprisingly, crossovers appear prominently,… Read More

  • January 11, 2018 - Ted Welford

    Experts have blamed the number of drivers using their smartphones as sat navs, and leaving them in their vehicles, for the rise in thefts from cars and vans. A series of Freedom of Information requests made by the RAC found that more than half of police forces recorded increases in… Read More

  • January 11, 2018 - James Ash

    Motorists are putting themselves at risk of heavy fines and license penalty points by breaking one of the most well-know driving rules. New data from Direct Line car insurance shows that half of the vehicles on UK motorways occupy the middle lane and 27 per cent drive in the outside lane…. Read More

  • January 8, 2018 - Ted Welford

    Figures revealed last week show that 2017 was the best year ever for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle registrations. The demand for 100 per cent electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids saw an increase of 27 per cent more cars being registered compared with 2016. Over 46,000 electrified vehicles were registered… Read More

  • January 5, 2018 - Ted Welford

    The best-selling cars of 2017 have been revealed, with the Ford Fiesta topping the charts. Figures released by the industry body – the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) –  show that 2017 was a disappointing year for new car registrations, with monthly declines reported year-on-year from the month… Read More

  • January 4, 2018 - Ted Welford

    The RAC has warned drivers of a rise in the cost of petrol and diesel, after prices reached a three year high at the end of December. Drivers are likely to face rising fuel costs throughout 2018, according to the RAC after it analysed prices since December 2014. In December… Read More

  • January 2, 2018 - James Ash

    When it comes to the UK’s motorists setting their New Year’s Resolutions, learning how to reverse properly claims three of the top 10 spots, according to new research. After committing to checking tyres and oil levels more regularly, which is a resolution for one in four drivers, learning how to… Read More

  • December 21, 2017 - Ted Welford

    Drivers have been advised to check the condition of their tyres before hitting the roads for Christmas. As tyre related issues are the second most common cause for breakdown, essential maintenance checks should be carried out, warned tyre awareness charity TyreSafe. It is urging drivers to check their tyres before… Read More

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