Motoring

15 August 2008

Motorists call for automatic re-testing at 70

Almost two thirds of drivers would be happy to re-sit their test when they reach 70 - even if it means them potentially failing! The online poll by Motorpoint, ...

15 August 2008

Tackling careless driving

Motorists who kill while using a mobile phone will face prison under new laws to come into force next week.Ministers said on Friday that the new careless driving laws would ...

11 August 2008

Beware The Morning After

The summer anti-drink drive campaign is well under way and motorists are being advised to pay particular attention if driving the next day.Alcohol can stay in your blood stream for ...

10 August 2008

Child Car Seat Warning

Parents have been reminded to ensure their young children are properly restrained in the car after a toddler was thrown 150 feet to her death when the family’s BMW crashed ...

9 August 2008

We Cannot Live Without Our Car

In stark contrast to the recent report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which said that car ownership was a luxury, major consumer research by a leading personal insurance provider has ...
8 August 2008

Supermarkets Cut Fuel Prices Again

While some scrupulous motorway service stations are charging up to 6p a litre above the national average for fuel, supermarkets have continued the fuel war by cutting pump prices for ...

8 August 2008

Oh How The Other Half Live

A motorist sent his Lamborghini on a 6,500-mile round-trip to London for an oil change - at a cost of more than £23,000.The £190,000 vehicle was loaded on to a ...

6 August 2008

Identity Theft For Cars

HPI confirms the rise of the ‘clone’ and warns buyers to protect against financial lossHPI is warning used car buyers to protect themselves from the growing threat of car cloning ...

6 August 2008

Anxious adults driven to distraction behind the wheel

* 34% of adults feel anxious before setting off on trips with kids * 35% of adults admit to having been distracted by kids in the car * 73% of adults say ...

4 August 2008

Anxious Adults Behind The Wheel? Never!

They might be useful for getting from A to B, but without cars, generations of exasperated mums and dads would not have had to endure the endless roars of "are ...
3 August 2008

Try Reversing Your Fuel Bills

Did you know you could save up to £2 of fuel per week by simply reversing your car into a parking space, so you drive away forwards? As well as ...

2 August 2008

Penalties For Using Safety Camera Detectors Abroad

Motorists are being warned to dismantle or remove their safety camera detectors when driving abroad to avoid serious penalties. In some countries, in-car sat nav systems that show where safety ...

1 August 2008

Chrysler Grand Voyager 3.2 Limited

The all-new Chrysler Grand Voyager now in the UK showrooms has been dubbed the most safest and luxurious seven seater family car to date.Replacing the outgoing model, the new Voyager ...

1 August 2008

AA Slams Government’s ‘Inconsiderate’ Parking Plan

Transport Minister Rosie Winterton plans to introduce new rules in spring next year following a consultation that could see drivers fined £70 if they park at dropped footways or double ...

1 August 2008

Holy Smoke

A painter and decorator has been fined for smoking in his own van - because it is classed as his work place. Gordon Williams, 58, who had finished work for ...

31 July 2008

Oh Those Pesky Birds

Bird droppings cause £57 million worth of damage to cars annually, according to research by Zurich Insurance. Data - ahead of the summer influx of birds to the UK - ...

30 July 2008

Clamped If You Fail To Pay Three Tickets

Motorists who fail to pay three parking tickets face having their cars clamped or towed away under strict new rules.The new law will come into force in two months and ...

29 July 2008

VW Phaeton Review

Volkswagen is not exactly a manufacturer renowned for producing luxurious cars. Now do not get me wrong, I am a great fan of VW and respect thier cars for their ...

29 July 2008

Watch Out There Is A Thief About

Car owners are being warned to keep an eye on their number plates after a spate of pilfering in the wake of rising fuel prices with people driving away from garages ...

28 July 2008

Just In Case …..

With the holiday season firmly underway, there has been plenty of advice for those travelling abroad. However I came across this information about the most unusual European motor legislation. It ...

28 July 2008

Europcar Offers Added Peace Of Mind

In a first for the car rental industry, Europcar has launched a unique new customer service initiative for renters who become involved in an accident. Designed to provide drivers with ...

28 July 2008

The British Motor Show 2008

The British International Motor Show 2008, sponsored by Zurich Connect, is finally here. The show features 23 global debuts and more than 50 models making their first European or UK ...

25 July 2008

Celebrity Driving Challenge

BSM put 12 celebrities' driving skills to the test in the first-ever.Celebrity Driving Challenge at the British International Motor Show //Today saw Gary Lucy and Alex Wotherspoon go head to ...

25 July 2008

Convertible Car Buyers Buck The Trends

A recent sale of convertibles by leading vehicle auction company, BCA, bucked all the current reports suggesting a drop in consumer confidence. Perhaps buoyed by recent sunshine, the convertible ...

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