General Knowledge

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,(…)

8 in 10 people say holidays are spoilt by the car journey 0

Heavy traffic leading to horrendous car journeys is the number one reason for spoiling holidays or days out says a large percentage of British motorists. In a recent survey conducted by Automyze, 81% of those asked said that the entire day out was ruined by the journey to it, 52% blamed traffic congestion. It wasn’t(…)

Driving to France this Easter? Display emissions sticker on windscreen – or face £117 fine 0

Thinking of taking the family to France for an Easter break? Those thinking of making the short hop across the channel this month had better be displaying the correct emissions sticker on their windscreen; French police will be swift to slap a £117 penalty fee for those vehicles not showing the correct signage. Several French(…)

Tesla post new record in car deliveries 0

In what’s been a record quarter, Tesla has delivered just over 25,000 cars in the first three months of 2017. Tesla reported this constitutes a 70 percent rise on the same period from last year which is welcome news for the electric car maker, which had posted a 9 percent drop in deliveries as 2016(…)

Yellow car owners rally in support of notorious ‘ugly’ car 0

Owners of yellow cars the country over have rallied in support of a fellow vehicle blamed for ruining tourists’ photos in a picturesque Cotswold village. A procession numbering 100 bright yellow vehicles drove through the village of Bibury, in support of Vauxhall Corsa owner, Peter Maddox, 84. Mr Maddox has long been the bane of(…)

Customer dumps faulty Range Rover covered in graffiti outside firm’s Mayfair dealership 0

A furious Range Rover owner has dumped his graffiti covered car outside a Mayfair dealership and is threatening to torch it unless the car maker resolves the numerous glitches. The car cost Dev Bath more than £70,000 and has been causing quite a stir since he parked it, covered in graffiti outside one of London’s(…)

Diesel drivers may soon be hit by £20 a day fee 0

Drivers of diesel cars may soon be hit by a £20 a day penalty, if proposed government legislation is passed. Environmental secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has unveiled plans for a proposed ‘toxin tax’ as part of measures to cut down on air pollution, reports The Sunday Times. The report details how at least 35 towns and(…)

Dubai police’s Bugatti Veyron officially world’s fastest police car 0

If you were to spot a Bugatti Veyron speeding through the streets of Dubai, you wouldn’t necessarily expect it to be the one doing the chasing. But the supercar is the latest addition to the city police force’s stable of high performance vehicles, and is capable of hitting speeds of 253mph. The Veyron is in(…)

Uber self-driving programme runs into problems 0

Uber’s self-driving car development program has temporarily hit the buffers after a crash in Arizona that resulted in one of its vehicles ending up on its side. The enterprising car-hire firm was forced to suspend its pilot commercial service over the weekend, after a further problem in a testing process that has already been plagued(…)

Motorist with 62 penalty point legally allowed to drive 0

A driver who clocked up 62 penalty points on his license via speeding offenses can still legally drive a car. The man, from West Yorkshire, was one of 10,000 motorists driving on UK roads in January this year, despite having excessive points. In normal circumstances, 12 points usually results in a ban, but in “exceptional(…)