General Knowledge

UK roads not suitable for autonomous cars say experts 0

Experts from the fleet and technology industries have labelled the roads of the UK ‘unfit’ for autonomous cars in their current state. Poor road surfaces, highway furniture and the regularity of roadworks have been cited as the main current antagonists to wide-scale adoption. The CEO of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, Gerry Kearney,(…)

New rules needed for dash cams says AA 0

The AA has stated that new legislation needs to be introduced regarding the use of vehicle dashcams. Drivers who regularly share their dashcam footage could be accused of voyeurism, the motoring organisation believes. The AA feels that the posting of dashcam footage on social media can be insensitive and many doing so do not fully(…)

Are Brits in favour of new motoring legislation? 0

In just three months, a string of new motoring regulations have been introduced landing drivers with tougher penalties and heftier fines; but despite the changes, motorists appear to be backing the government’s decision. In March, a Fixed Penalty Unit was introduced for mobile phone users which means guilty socialites must pay a hefty £200 fine(…)

UK used car market posts record sales performance in Q1 0

The first quarter of 2017 saw the UK used car market post record figures for the amount of vehicles sold. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that 2,133,956 used cars were sold in the opening three months of the year, a rise of 3.4% more than the same period(…)

General Election 2017 – All three parties pledge to clean up UK roads 0

Labour, Liberal Democrats and Conservatives have launched their exhaustive manifestos ahead of next month’s election – all three citing diesel vehicles as a major concern. On the cards is a diesel scrappage scheme, a complete ban on the sale of diesel vehicles and a £600m investment towards zero-emission cars – but it’s this massive Tory(…)

New UK baby car seat laws 2017 0

The new laws regarding child seats are now in force, but do you know what they entail and if you’ll be affected? The new legislation concerns both families and manufacturers, who are no longer permitted to sell new models of backless booster seats for cars for children shorter than 125cm or who weigh less than(…)

Brexit: Motorists are backing a trade agreement and more UK factories 0

UK motorists are no longer fearing the worst when contemplating the automotive industry in a post-Brexit Britain with thousands looking forward to opportunities such as free trade, British-made cars and better jobs. A new study conducted by Servicing Stop, asked more than 1,600 motorists about what they think might happen once Britain leaves the European(…)

Clever cars calling time of drunk driving 0

Certain cars are now sporting features so hi-tech that they can alert police if they are being driven by a drunk driver. The first reported case of a car ‘dobbing in’ its owner, occurred recently in County Antrim when police were summoned to a crash site by the vehicle in question. After the tipsy driver(…)

New motoring legislation takes away driver’s freedoms 0

In just three months a string of new motoring regulations have been introduced landing drivers with tougher penalties and harsher fines. Now drivers are saying enough is enough as more than a third claim it is limiting their freedom as a driver. In March, a Fixed Penalty Unit was introduced for mobile phone users forcing(…)

Driving Instructor scores to be released 0

The Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is considering publishing rankings of the UK’s 40,000 driving instructors, in a move aimed at helping students select the best teacher in their area. Concerned that the overall standards of driving tuition are falling, learners could soon have access to an Ofsted style rating system so they can make(…)