Driving

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%(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Disability vehicles to be taken away from thousands 0

Over 50,000 UK people with disabilities have had their specially modified vehicles taken away since changes to disability benefits were introduced in 2013. The ‘Motability’ enterprise allowed people with disabilities to hire a car, scooter or powered wheelchair adapted specifically to their needs. The scheme has revealed that 51,000 people have had their vehicles reclaimed(…)

London Parking Tips 0

One of the worst aspects of being a motorist in London is the horrors involved with parking. If you’re in any way unfamiliar with the city, the entire experience can be an overwhelming nightmare. It’s not impossible to find a space, but they will always be a highly prized commodity. Here are some tips to(…)

Flat tyres revealed as main car breakdown call-out reason 0

Not carrying a spare tyre and a lack of driver knowledge was the major reason for car breakdown callouts in 2016. Since it stopped being standard for new vehicles to have a spare wheel included, plus the increasing number of reported potholes on UK roads, the number of breakdowns for replacement tyres has soared; rising(…)

Easter driving tips 0

With Easter almost upon us, most of the UK will be taking to the roads over the next few days. With the extra traffic bringing the average speed down to a teeth-grittingly slow crawl; it’s worth bearing in mind a few extra preparation tips that could prevent any unnecessary holdups or accidents. Check your oil,(…)

Why almost half of British motorists can’t afford to drive their own cars 0

UK drivers are more conscious of rising motoring costs than ever before, causing them to take urgent money-saving measures BRITAIN’S motorists are more concerned about growing car costs than ever before, a recent study has revealed. Worrying statistics showed that almost half of the UK’s drivers may no longer be able to afford to drive(…)

The UK’s new motoring laws you need to know about 0

This month saw the introduction of a series of new motoring laws by the government, laws that will impact upon the driving of the majority of motorists. With minimum penalties of six points plus fines of £200 (double the previous amounts), it’s worth being completely up to date about what the new rules entail. We’ve(…)