Motoring

10 October 2008

Plans to drop reversing from L-test

Learner drivers could be spared the ordeal of having to convince a driving examiner of their ability to reverse around a corner or parallel park under plans being considered by ...

10 October 2008

Plans to reduce road deaths across Europe

Europe’s transport ministers must support new legislation allowing cross-border enforcement of traffic law, says TISPOL’s new president Wolfgang Blindenbacher.Ministers will meet to discuss a Directive on the cross-border enforcement of ...

10 October 2008

Volkswagen Scirocco

The hit series Ashes to Ashes may have used the Audi Quattro to represent the car of the eighties. For many viewers including myself it would have been iconic Volkswagen ...

7 October 2008

Toyota develops world’s first rear window curtain shield airbag

Toyota announced today that it has developed the world’s first SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) rear window curtain shield airbag to protect rear passengers’ heads in the event of a rear-end ...

7 October 2008

Speeding drivers to be banned on second offence

Drivers will be banned after two convictions if they exceed the speed limit by 15 mph in urban areas or 25 mph on motorways, under a shake-up of road safety ...

7 October 2008

Now there is no excuse

Wayne Rooney could have spared himself the embarrassment of being rescued from the hard shoulder of the M62 recently if his car had been fitted with Rightfuel, a misfuel prevention ...

7 October 2008

Fronting’ can put young drivers at risk, warns Norwich Union

Managing directors and company owners are invalidating their business insurance policy, as well as putting their children at risk, by ‘fronting’, according to a warning from insurance giant Norwich Union. ‘Fronting’ ...

7 October 2008

Police recover nearly £4 million stolen cars

The police unit created just over a year ago with funding from the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) has already recovered cars worth almost £4 million from companies and individuals ...

7 October 2008

The All New Fiesta Presents Tango At The Tower

The Tango at the Tower launched the all-new Ford Fiesta at The Tower of London tonight. During the event two stunt drivers made the all- new Fiesta ‘dance ‘ the ...

6 October 2008

Peugeot Partner Tepee

Five years ago, the thought of driving a van look-a-like as a family car would have been preposterous. However, they are now becoming increasingly popular as the number one alternative ...

1 October 2008

Has The UK Fallen Out Of Love With Its Cars?

The UK is renowned as a nation of car lovers and with more vehicles per capita than its European counterparts, it has always been proud of its motoring heritage. But, ...

26 September 2008

Lollipop ladies to lick road rage

If you ever thought road rage was just constrained to irate drivers losing the plot with each other think again. The most unlikely target is, would you believe, those wonderful, ...

26 September 2008

Family cars now hit by parking taxes

Millions of motorists are facing punitive increases in the cost of parking their cars as councils across the country plan new green levies.The new charges are hitting not only the ...

26 September 2008

Texting proved to be unsafe whist driving

Texting behind the wheel impairs driving skills more than being drunk or high, according to new research carried out by TRL for the Royal Automobile Club Foundation.The RAC Foundation is ...

26 September 2008

Running on empty

Yo-yo oil prices are once again sending a shiver down the spine of UK drivers who are running their fuel gauges on red.One in five drivers have recently run out ...

26 September 2008

Mazda RX-8

Something strange happened back in 2003 that completely revolutionised the sports coupe segment. Mazda zoomed into the showrooms with their latest creation the RX-8. Breaking all boundaries in terms of ...

19 September 2008

Black Box For Cars

A new in-car recording device, which performs a similar function to an Aeroplane’s ‘black box’, could help millions of motorists settle the age-old dispute of who is at fault when ...

19 September 2008

What A Rip Off

For any motorists out there who have the new photocard driving licence be aware of the £1,000 fine you may face if you fail to renew this licence.Many motorists are ...

19 September 2008

Pay-As-You-Drive Insurance

There has been much criticism over the new proposals to charge motorists per journey. Well, hot on the heels are insurance companies who have come up with the idea of ...

19 September 2008

New ‘Eco-Friendly’ Sat Nav?

An eco-friendly satellite navigation system that could save logistics operators thousands of pounds a year in fuel costs and also cut down on CO2 emissions has been developed by Cranfield ...

19 September 2008

Big Brother Really Is Watching You

The police are to expand a car surveillance operation that will allow them to record and store details of millions of daily journeys for up to five years.A national network ...

19 September 2008

Rock On Number Six

How many cars can you think of that have stood the test of time for thirty-four years? Not many. The Ford Fiesta has come close celebrating thirty years but most ...

19 September 2008

New Book Celebrates 100 years of Morgan Sports Cars

This September will see the publication of Morgan 100 Years, the Official History of the World's Greatest Sports Car by Charles Morgan and Gregory Houston Bowden.Morgan's achievement is unique. It ...

17 September 2008

New In-Car Microwave Guarantees Meals On Wheels

Motorists with the munchies can now tuck into their favourite snack on the go, thanks to the new In-Car Microwave from electronics retailer, Maplin.Compact and portable, this handy in-car gadget ...