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31 March 2015 at 13:57

British Summer Time may be upon us but motorists are being warned of cold and windy weather today (March 31). Strong winds and the chance of snow in some parts of the UK will make driving conditions difficult for many on the roads, with a yellow "be aware" warning in place for much of the day because of the blustery weather.Overnight, 70mph winds battered parts of North Wales, the Bristol Chan...

31 March 2015 at 13:57

Motorists will be able to get their hands on Ford's new S-Max multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) within the next few months, with prices starting from £24,545, it has been announced.Unveiling the new pricing structure for its MPVs, the manufacturer says the new C-Max will be available from £18,195 and the B-Max from £13,095.The new five-seater C-Max is to boast technological features such as voice-act...

31 March 2015 at 13:57

Highways authorities are mulling over changing the ways in which they maintain Scotland's roads.Derek Mackay, the Scottish Government's minister for transport and islands, says the move is part of efforts to improve services and use resources more efficiently.Transport Scotland has forked out an extra £2.5 million on trunk road repairs - including resurfacing and pothole patching work - over th...

31 March 2015 at 13:57

Non-European motorists are being given the chance to buy more models from one of Britain's most iconic car brands. Buying a car from Aston Martin across further ranges will be made easier, the company has announced.That is because the high-end English manufacturer is starting work later in 2015 on new export models, targeted at Middle Eastern and Chinese markets, among others.The British Gover...

30 March 2015 at 11:18

The clocks may have gone forward but wintry conditions returned with a vengeance to hit motorists this weekend. The start of the Easter school holidays saw heavy rain and gales buffet north-westerly parts of Britain.Drivers have been told to expect rain, wind and snow to strike parts of Britain in the coming days.These kinds of conditions may keep breakdown cover operatives busy, and motorists...

30 March 2015 at 11:18

Countryside dwellers could benefit from more integrated local transport, thanks to a new one-stop-shop funding method.The Government has revealed the latest winners of bids for cash from its Total Transport Pilot Fund.This will enable English local councils to attempt to find new, improved methods of joining up public transport in isolated regions.The new announcement aims to reduce wastage of ...

30 March 2015 at 11:18

Motorists are being put at "unnecessary risk" by the manner in which Britain adjusts its clocks, a road safety group has warned.Brake's call came as the country's timepieces went forward at the weekend.The charity said such a system deprives the UK of potential daylight, possibly leading to more drivers having accidents after dark.It is urging the major political groups to back putting Britain'...

30 March 2015 at 11:18

Congestion in the North West could be eased by a new bridge over the M56 near Manchester Airport. The £5.5 million structure on Thorley Lane, which links Davenport Green to the airport, is considerably wider than its predecessor, meaning it will be able to ease traffic and potentially cut journey times by carrying more vehicles.It will officially open to motorists on Wednesday, following a nea...

30 March 2015 at 11:18

Motorists on the lookout for something with a little bit of individuality will soon be able to drive a car finished with textured paint.Available in ice silver and ice grey, the finish is to be offered on the new Peugeot 208 when it hits the road in June.But drivers who really want to stand out from the crowd will be able to further personalise their cars with an optional menthol white or lime ...

27 March 2015 at 10:23

An ultra low emission zone is to be introduced in central London in 2020 in a bid to tackle air pollution, yet motoring groups believe drivers could be unfairly penalised. The scheme, confirmed by Mayor Boris Johnson, will require vehicles driving in the congestion charge zone to meet new emission standards all day, every day, or pay a charge.Cars, motorbikes and vans which do not meet the ult...

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