Road Safety

Calls for tougher punishments on phone users answered 0

If you are one of the guilty few who just can’t stop tweeting even when you’re behind the wheel, you might find yourself a caged bird soon. Plans to toughen up the punishments for phone users behind the wheel are looking likely to become a reality, with the government looking to raise the minimum fine(…)

Insurance companies join forces amidst the rise of driverless cars 0

Though usually seen as corporate, money-hungry baddies, insurance companies find themselves having to join forces to insure their own future in an ever-changing industry. Insurance giants find themselves in a bit of a role reversal with the likes of AXA, Direct Line and Aviva responsible for the formation of a new group, the Automated Driving(…)

UK named whiplash capital of the world 0

Got a crick in your neck? You’re probably not alone. Whiplash claims in the UK are the highest in the world. A new study has found that over 80 percent of claims made in the UK seek compensation for whiplash related injuries, far higher than the European average. The study, by insurance company LV=, found(…)

EU to reform emissions testing following further scandal 0

“Before you start pointing your fingers, make sure your hands are clean” – Bob Marley. A quotation Volkswagen might want to start sharing with some of their rivals amidst new emission scandal news. Independent consumer company Which? have shockingly discovered that over 95% of diesel cars and 10% of petrol cars pump out more nitrous(…)

Is hands-free technology too distracting for drivers? 0

“Cortana, find me the nearest restaur… repair garage.” Did you know that some infotainment car systems can leave you distracted for as long as 27 seconds after using voice command? No, neither did that guy and now his car has a parking bollard for a hood ornament. A recent study by the AAA Foundation of(…)

Toyota to recall 6.5million cars over window defect 0

Toyota has become known as the leader of recalls in recent years and 2015 isn’t any different. On Wednesday the company announced that 6.5million vehicles worldwide will be recalled because of a faulty window switch. The power window switch in millions of vehicles could short-circuit, leading parts to overheat, melt, produce smoke and potentially result(…)

Britain has the angriest drivers in the world 0

It’s official, British drivers are worst at keeping their cool on road. Studies revealed that Britain is the worst when it comes to road rage, not just in Europe but in the world. Europe occupying the majority at the top France and the Czech Republic came in second and third place. Clearly these are positions(…)

Where are the worst roadworks in the UK? 1

The top 10 worst roadworks in the UK have been revealed. Is your route on the list? Motorists in the UK experience disruptive roadworks, making life difficult when going and coming from work. 2014 has seen the most amounts of roadworks when compared to the rest of the decade. Inrix, a company who provide real-time(…)

The 2014 Nissan Qashqai 1

Nissan first released the Qashqai in 2007, since then it has been a huge success. It was one of the first cars to combine 4×4 styling with hatchback running costs, and this formula quickly turned it into a best seller. The car incorporates the strengths of the original model, however,  it offers more room, up(…)

Driverless cars on our roads in January 2

Autonomous cars look set to arrive here in January. The Government announced the news today that they will be allowed to be tested on public roads as soon as next year. Vince Cable, the Business Secretary has said that the announcement puts the UK on the ‘forefront’ in the automotive industry regarding this type of(…)