Driving

Driver has lucky escape after lorry takes him out for a spin 0

A car driver had a lucky escape after it was sent spinning across four lanes of a motorway by an HGV. It was only the quick reactions of other drivers on the M74 near Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, that prevented a pile up. The incident, captured by Stuart Maclaren on his dash-cam sees the car occupying(…)

Islington set to charge diesel drivers £2 surcharge to park from 2018 0

Drivers of diesel cars will have to pay an additional £2 if they want to park in Islington from 2018 onwards. The new legislation passed by the council, will be the first of its type in the UK. Drivers will be able to pay by entering their registration details into a pay-by-phone app. Prior to(…)

Servicing Stop tips on how to change your brake fluid 0

You should change your brake fluid every 24 months or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first). Any longer and the water content in the fluid will become too high. If you’re thinking of doing it yourself, here are some tips: First you’ll need to flush the system. Use a container to drain off the fluid. You’ll(…)

Frustrated commuter paints his own road signs 0

It’s certainly a novel way to beat the traffic; one commuter in China became so fed-up with uncooperative road signs that he decided to take matters into his own hands. Sick of having his bus sent round the houses on the way to its destination day after day, the man went rogue and adapted the(…)

The key changes to the UK driving test 0

From Monday 4th December, 2017, the UK driving test sees four new criteria added. Here’s a summary of the four changes: Increased independent driving. The independent driving section has been increased from ten minutes to twenty – this will now comprise almost half the test. Candidates will be expected to drive without turn by turn(…)

Servicing Stop tips for driving in snow and ice 0

Yes, we British do tend to make a ludicrous amount of fuss over a couple of snowflakes. Our transport infrastructure completely grinds to a pathetic, messy halt and we all whip ourselves up into completely over the top levels of hysteria. That said, it’s likely at some point over the next few months that you(…)

Thousands of test cancelled as driving instructors go on strike 0

December 4 saw thousands of driving tests cancelled across the UK as instructors staged a 48 hour strike. The strike was a protest by driving instructors at changes made to their working practises, with the introduction of new criteria to the current driving test. One of the new parts of the test sees candidates being(…)

English councils make £819 million on parking charges 0

Councils in England generated £819 million from parking charges and fines over the 2016-2017 period, a 10% increase on the previous year, a new study has revealed. The amount comprises the income raised from parking charges and penalty notices after deducted running costs. The study was conducted by the RAC Foundation who said motorists should(…)

Driverless cars to be on UK roads by 2021 says Hammond 0

Driverless cars could be on UK roads as early as 2021 if government plans to invest in the sector come to fruition. Chancellor Philip Hammond said in an interview with the BBC that the aim was to have “fully driverless cars” without the need for a safety operator in use by 2021. “Some would say(…)

Motorists in the UK would like to see motorway pubs banned 0

A new survey has found that motorists in the UK would like to see motorway pubs banned, preferring to have a big name supermarket to visit instead. Pubs located along UK motorways don’t seem to be such a big hit with British motorists, with many saying they’re one of the things they’d most like to(…)