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29 July 2014 at 11:58

Drivers of diesel-run cars may soon face higher motoring charges under new plans to fight pollution.They could be saddled with a road tax rise or extra charges to drive through city centres, according to a report in The Times.Boris Johnson, the London mayor, is considering a £10 levy - in addition to the existing congestion charge - for nearly every diesel vehicle travelling into the centre of ...

29 July 2014 at 11:58

The Government has announced a £500,000 cash injection into car clubs. Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced the funding for pilot programmes which will promote greater access to such clubs, which allow people to share vehicle use.The peer said: "Car clubs cut congestion, reduce carbon and save people money while still giving people the freedom and flexibility to use a car when they wan...

29 July 2014 at 11:58

Drivers caught in "zombie apocalypse"-style flash floods can look forward to drier driving conditions in the days ahead.Weather forecasters say motorists should expect sunny spells as authorities undergo a clear-up in the wake of Monday morning's thunder and hailstorms.The Environment Agency removed flood warnings on Tuesday and said flooding was not expected during the next three days. East An...

29 July 2014 at 11:58

A 1 979 Ferrari 308 GTS sold for a record-breaking price of more than £80,000 at the recent Silverstone Auctions event. Overall, more than £5 million was taken at the two-day sale, with the Prancing Horse securing a premium inclusive of £82,225 - more than £50,000 over its lower estimate. Elsewhere another model record was broken with a 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS going under the hammer for £77,05...

29 July 2014 at 11:58

Holidaymaking motorists who've made the switch to electric are being offered a new, free airport car parking and shuttle service.The service is being provided at Tesla's new dealership near Heathrow.It means drivers of a Tesla Model S can arrange secure parking at the firm's West Drayton centre before being whisked off to the airport in another electric car.While motorists are away they can opt...

28 July 2014 at 13:46

A squeeze on parking is forcing motorists to park further away from city and town centres, new research from the RAC suggests.Parking charges are escalating with smaller and fewer spaces available.The RAC is urging town halls to "act boldly" to remedy the situation, encouraging drivers to set their journey planners for town and city centres once again.More than two-thirds (67%) of motorists who...

28 July 2014 at 13:46

Motorists filling up their tanks before heading off on holiday this summer could find some extra money left over for an ice cream, after Asda sparked a likely fuel price war on Monday.The move comes amid a strengthening pound against the dollar, which Asda said meant it could offer some of the cheapest fuel prices in years. By cutting up to 2p a litre off fuel prices, the supermarket chain i...

28 July 2014 at 13:46

Motorists could save £18 million annually under plans to slash the cost of driving licences.Claire Perry, the Transport Minister, says the savings will be of particular benefit to newly-qualified motorists who usually have to pay more for things such as car insurance .The new charges, which are likely to launch towards the close of October, will see big incentives for people who apply online. ...

28 July 2014 at 13:46

Thousands of drivers are still risking their own safety and the lives of other road users by having a drink before getting behind the wheel, new figures show.Road safety charity Brake has renewed its call for motorists to cut out drink-driving altogether, after more than 4,100 failed or refused breath tests during a month-long campaign.Across the country during June nearly 63,700 breath tests w...

28 July 2014 at 13:46

Motorists who have enjoyed taxi drivers' tans during this month's heatwave should brace themselves for torrential rain and thunder, forecasters are now warning.The Met Office has issued a weather warning rated yellow for South-Eastern parts of the country on Tuesday (July 29).This means conditions will be considerably more hazardous than normal with prudent drivers advised to check their breakd...

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