• December 15, 2017 - Ted Welford

    A survey has found that two-thirds of motorists think the current drink-drive limit should be reduced. It comes at a time of year when police forces ramp up their efforts to get boozy drivers off the road over the Christmas period. The survey was carried out by personal breathalyser provider… Read More

  • December 14, 2017 - Ted Welford

    Research has found that 71 per cent of drivers still value driving as important, at a time when autonomous cars seem to be getting ever nearer to becoming mainstream. The research carried out by Mazda – a firm that prides itself on the driver involvement of its cars – found… Read More

  • December 14, 2017 - James Ash

    The Euro emissions standard was introduced 25 years ago and was created to curb vehicle emissions throughout Europe. In the UK, this meant that from 1992 onwards cars would have a catalytic converter fitted. From then – Euro 1– to now, we have passed through various stages to cut emissions… Read More

  • December 13, 2017 - Jack Healy

    Highways England are to announce plans to fit 700 miles-worth of fibre optic cables under motorways that will help with smart and autonomous vehicles. Information on the road ahead and traffic conditions will be transmitted into modern and driverless cars, which could also spell the end for conventional road signs…. Read More

  • December 12, 2017 - Ted Welford

    Disruption from snow has caused travel chaos in the past few days, but many drivers probably didn’t know that driving with snow on your car could cost you. Motorists could be fined £60 and receive up to three points on their license for failing to clear snow from windows, number… Read More

  • December 6, 2017 - Jack Healy

    A ‘clean air zone’ in the centre of Leeds will not see diesel car and van drivers charged to enter, after a city council ruling decided not to penalise them. The city – the first of 28 required to publish plans to reduce air pollution levels – will instead target… Read More

  • December 5, 2017 - Ted Welford

    Hundreds of miles of roadworks will be lifted to ease congestion over the busy Christmas period. Highways England has announced that an embargo will be placed on certain motorways and congested A roads to help ease traffic flow between December 22 and January 2. Temporary speed limits and further lanes… Read More

  • December 4, 2017 - Ted Welford

    Driving examiners are going on strike for the next 48 hours in protest against changes to the driving test, which come into force today. Members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union will go on strike against the changes that will see them working longer hours for no extra… Read More

  • December 1, 2017 - Ted Welford

    Tougher penalties for driving using a mobile are thought to be the reason for a drop in the number of motorists using the devices behind the wheel. Law changes earlier in the year saw the penalties for driving while using a mobile phone double. Motorists caught using the devices are… Read More

  • November 28, 2017 - Ted Welford

    Security firm Thatcham Research has offered guidance to drivers concerned by how easy it is to break into keyless entry-equipped vehicles. Yesterday, video footage was released by West Midlands Police that showed how quickly thieves can steal a vehicle with keyless entry/start. A new Mercedes C-Class was stolen off a… Read More

  • November 27, 2017 - Ted Welford

    English councils raised a record £819m profit from parking fines and charges in 2016 – a 10 per cent increase on the previous year, a study has found. Data obtained by the RAC Foundation revealed that £819m was raised from parking from 353 local authorities in England during the 2016/17… Read More

  • November 24, 2017 - Ted Welford

    Britain’s traffic jam delays are at an all-time high as UK traffic figures show that drivers spend an average delay of 46 seconds per mile of congestion. Increasingly frequent and lengthy traffic jams have been blamed on the lack of funding and development in UK roads as drivers covered a… Read More

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