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Motorists overwhelmingly back new cycle lanes 0

Motorists are backing the new Dutch-inspired cycle lanes that are currently being painted on roads across the UK. A new survey conducted by Servicing Stop asked motorists if they agreed with the new plan which has cost more than £913 million in the capital alone; overwhelmingly 80% of motorists said yes. Servicing Stop also asked(…)

More people than ever before favour car finance over ownership 0

Motorists are now favouring car financing over ownership in the wake of new tax legislation and Brexit negotiations. A new study by Servicing Stop has found that while just 18% of people currently finance their cars, more than one third of motorists said they are more likely to finance their cars next time rather than(…)

New technology not trusted by large portion of UK drivers 0

Motorists do not trust new developments in the automotive industry, according to a new survey. In an ongoing move to eliminate fossil-fuel emissions, switch to electric, increase intelligence in cars and cut the cost of drivers – the automotive industry is moving at a pace that motorists cannot keep up with and it is making(…)

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(…)

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(…)

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:(…)