Driving

How to pass your MOT test first time – Servicing Stop tips 0

As words: ‘MOT’ and  ‘test’ tend to gather the same levels of enthusiasm as ‘stench’, ‘tax’ or ‘leak’. Only the worst kind of self-masochist enjoys that particular trip to the garage; the nail biting wait to find out whether you’ve passed, then being made to pay through the nose to fix it if you haven’t.(…)

A look back at the Ferrari 456 (1992 – 2003) 0

Launched in 1992, the Ferrari 456 was billed as the ‘mature’ Ferrari for adults. Set up as a traditional 2+2 with the engine in the front and the drive going to the rear wheels. As a result, this gave any grown-ups sitting in the back plenty of room to stretch out, still giving a fair(…)

Half of UK’s speed cameras ‘are switched off’ 0

Almost 50% of the UK’s speed cameras are defunct, it has been revealed – with many police forces having turned off their cameras entirely. The figures were revealed after the Press Association under a freedom of Information request (FOI). It was found that 48% of roadside cameras are switched off. Every police force in the(…)

Two injured during London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 0

Two people were injured during the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run after one of the classic cars participating was involved in a crash with three other vehicles. The event is organised by the Royal Automobile Club and sees a procession of vintage cars make its way from the capital to the coast. Claimed to(…)

Servicing Stop winter driving tips 0

The first of the proper cold snaps has begun. Before long we can expect ice, snow, sleet and other seasonal muck to start hitting us. While driving in these conditions is unlikely to be new for many of us, it doesn’t help to be reminded of what we can expect, and how to prepare for(…)

Ten year old leads police on 45-mile high speed chase 0

In the US state of Ohio, police have been led 45 miles on a high-speed car chase through Cleveland pursuing the unlikely fugitive of a 10-year old boy. The junior-school racer stole his mother’s boyfriend’s car before leading the Ohio State Highway Patrol on the chase, at one point skidding through a ditch to avoid(…)

Singapore to freeze car numbers 0

Singapore is to freeze the amount of vehicles on its roads from next February. The tiny but densely populated country has made the decision to cap numbers based on the scarcity of land and recent improvements to transport infrastructure. In addition to the plans to control car numbers, Singapore already employs a policy where the(…)

Extremely rare £1.5 million supercar damaged in crash 0

A £1.5 million supercar, described as “extremely rare” has been badly damaged in a crash in West Sussex. The Pagani Zonda, capable of 200 mph, crashed on the A27 at Tangmere. Sussex police said no-one was injured in the crash but the car itself, a one-off Italian-made supercar, was left with “significant damage”. Various reports(…)

Formula One: The worst teams 0

Continuing our look back at some of the worst teams to grace the hallowed tarmac of Formula 1, our retrospective today shines its less than illustrious spotlight on… Number #09 – Life The springy, upbeat name was the only positive for this stinker. The Life team was a total catastrophe from start to finish. The(…)

London’s fight against toxic car fumes gains momentum with £10 T-Charge 0

Drivers of the most polluting vehicles on the roads may now have to pay a daily charge of as much as £21.50 to enter central London. The £10 T-Charge came into effect last week meaning drivers of older, more polluting vehicles entering central London will now have to pay an extra £10 on top of(…)