London

Councils press for legislation banning lorries from using car sat-navs 0

Council chiefs are pressing for a ban on lorries using sat-navs specifically designed for cars. The Local Government Association (LGA) wants new rules introduced to ensure lorry drivers in England and Wales use a GPS system tailored for HGVs. It wants councils to be able to make off limits to lorries, routes where they exceed(…)

The Grand Tour car crash stunt ‘crass and insensitive’ 0

A stunt pulled by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond for their forthcoming Amazon motoring show ‘The Grand Tour’ has been labelled as “crass, insensitive and desperate” by various road safety charities. Across London, Berlin and Los Angeles, fake collisions were staged to promote the new series, launching November 19th. King’s Cross in central(…)

London: Old cars to face additional £10 ‘pollution charge’ 0

Under new legislation proposed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, owners of older, more polluting cars could face an additional £10 fee – on top of the existing charge – for entering the congestion zone. City Hall hopes to have the new surcharge up and running by October 2017. The plans were formally released for consultation(…)

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(…)

London driving tips 0

For some, the idea of driving in the capital is one they would consider similar to walking over hot coals, or listening to someone scraping their fingers down a blackboard repeatedly. But with a degree of preparation the whole experience doesn’t have to be so unremittingly awful. Yes, there are nearly nine million people trying(…)

The Uninsured East End 0

The east end of London is home to many things including the 2012 London Olympics and West Ham United. But now, the east end of the capital is also home to the UK’s largest amount of uninsured drivers. According to the insurance group Churchill, ohhh yes the one with the bopping head dog, one in(…)

London Set for Pollution Fix 0

Almost as soon as Sadiq Khan was elected as London’s Mayor, he set out strict and clear policies which will affect the pollution levels that Londoners are subject to. At this moment in time, Londoners are poorly affected by the awful pollution levels even though there are already clear zones in place. Right now, there(…)

Volvo is Planning the Biggest Ever Autonomous Driving Test in the UK 0

The Swedish automotive outfit Volvo is planning to undertake the biggest automotive driving test that the UK has ever seen. The project, known as ‘Drive Me London’, looks to unleash a few autonomous cars in London in 2017 and then, in 2018, look to give a free rein to 100 vehicles on London’s roads. The(…)

London’s Calling… For You To Sit In Traffic 0

Everyone knows how bad it can be commuting around central London, especially during rush hour. The tube lines are full to capacity, the streets are full of people and buses are packed whilst also being joined in grid lock with millions of other motorists. We all know how busy London can be especially during peak(…)