Top holiday travel tips for bank-holiday drivers 0

With the second of our small glut of bank holidays approaching, a good many of us will be taking to the roads. Whether just on these shores, or further afield, we’ve compiled a few holiday driving tips to bear in mind for those taking to the tarmac. Travel correctly equipped. Make sure you’re carrying all(…)

New speeding fines based on income introduced this week 0

A new form of speeding fine has been introduced this week, that takes into account the offender’s salary, with wage fines imposed based on a percentage of gross earnings and disqualifications for the worst offenders. Drivers caught doing more than 101mph with their car in a 70mph zone could be fined between 125% and 175%(…)

Driverless cars will start UK motorway trials in 2019 0

A consortium of UK companies has announced plans to begin autonomous vehicle testing on UK roads and motorways in 2019. The partnership, known as the ‘Driven’ group also intends to trial a fleet of driverless cars between London and Oxford. The vehicles will be able to communicate with each other about potential hazards on the(…)

UK drivers caught speeding in EU face fines of £640 0

Woe betides any UK motorists caught speeding in the EU this summer. An alteration to an EU law means offenders could be charged up to £640 in penalties. The new laws, which will come into place on the 6th May, give European nations the power to acquire license details from the UK’s DVLA. Eight separate(…)

A look back at the Peugeot 205 (1983 – 1994) 0

Launched on the 15th February 1983, the Peugeot 205 was the latest in a lengthy line of 2-series Peugeots. What stood the 205 apart from its predecessors was that it looked and felt perfectly ‘right’ for its time; it was the ideal car for drivers who had grown out of their Renault 5s and wanted(…)

A look back Toyota Sports 800 (1965 – 1970) 0

The Sports 800 was Toyota’s first attempt at a sports car and all things considered, it was a pretty impressive offering. The MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite were clearly large sources of inspiration during the design process; it was based on the Publica mini-car and sold in the tax-friendly Kei-class in the Japanese domestic(…)

Diesel drivers could be paid up to £2,000 to scrap their vehicles 0

In a bid to tackle pollution, new government plans could see the owners of older diesel vehicles paid to scrap their vehicles. The new initiative is part of a new strategy aimed at tackling air quality levels after Europe said the UK’s measures towards the problem were not far-reaching enough. Various newspapers are reporting that(…)

Apple to start testing self-driving cars 0

Apple is set to join the growing roster of companies testing self-driving technology, after securing a permit to begin trials in California. The permit will allow Apple to start self-driving tests with three vehicles and six drivers, who will act in a supervisory role should the technology malfunction. The cars to be used for the(…)

New UK driving test comes into force on 4th December, 2017 0

December this year will see the UK driving test overhauled, and as part of an attempt to modernise the exam, learners will have to interact with sat-nav prompts. The revision of the test is an attempt to make it more relevant to modern motoring. Certain aspects have been removed such as three-point turns and reversing(…)

Nissan reveal their own Nissan ‘Rogue One’ 0

You don’t have to be a massive Star Wars fan to know the last film was called Rogue One. In the US, Nissan sell a model of car called the ‘Rogue’. So guess what they’ve gone and done… Well done. For the upcoming New York Motor Show, Nissan will be showing off the Nissan Rogue:(…)