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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%(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Renault snaps up young British driver for development programme 0

Renault has snapped up young British driver Oliver Rowland as a development driver with the 24 year old aiming to bag one of the car maker’s Formula 1 drives for 2018. Rowland, who is 24, comes from the celebrated Renault academy and his new role with the development team will involve time in the simulator(…)

Disability vehicles to be taken away from thousands 0

Over 50,000 UK people with disabilities have had their specially modified vehicles taken away since changes to disability benefits were introduced in 2013. The ‘Motability’ enterprise allowed people with disabilities to hire a car, scooter or powered wheelchair adapted specifically to their needs. The scheme has revealed that 51,000 people have had their vehicles reclaimed(…)

Floyd Mayweather’s Bugatti Veyron on Ebay for £3.2 million 0

Got a spare £3.2 million knocking around? If you’re feeling flush then Floyd Mayweather’s 2015 Bugatti Veyron has just appeared on Ebay – with a tidy £3.2 million asking price. The boxing superstar has a sizable stable of flashy cars; recently he sold one to a company called Luxury Auto Collection, who has subsequently placed(…)

London Parking Tips 0

One of the worst aspects of being a motorist in London is the horrors involved with parking. If you’re in any way unfamiliar with the city, the entire experience can be an overwhelming nightmare. It’s not impossible to find a space, but they will always be a highly prized commodity. Here are some tips to(…)

Six interesting things you probably didn’t know about Peugeot 0

Peugeot started life as a coffee mill. Of all the car manufacturers the world over, Peugeot will go some way to beating when it comes to origin stories. Yep, the stalwart of the French motoring industry started life back in 1810 as a coffee producer. French brothers Jean-Pierre and Jean-Pierre II (a name so good,(…)

A look back at the Renault Safrane (1992) 0

For today’s nostalgic retrospective, travel back with us to the giddy days of the early 1990s. New Labour was just a glint in the eye of a youthful Tony Blair and the England football team was…still rubbish, sigh… Despite other manufacturers moving away from large executive vehicles – the market was believed to be dying(…)