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25 November 2014 at 13:20

Parents "racing" to drop their children at school are being urged to think more about road safety.A Commons debate on traffic controls outside schools heard concerns that some parents may be ignoring road rules because they are setting off too late to get their children to class on time.MPs told Parliament that some parents in a rush to reach the school gates are causing a danger to other road ...

25 November 2014 at 13:20

A new exhibition showcasing the life story of one of the world's most iconic small cars opens this week. The BMW Museum's Mini Story display opens in Munich on Thursday (November 27).The Munich venue's officials hope the exhibition will do much to whet the appetites of existing owners, as well as those contemplating buying a car in the Mini range.Containing 20 different themed areas, the Mini'...

25 November 2014 at 13:20

Ford's all-new Mondeo Hybrid - the auto-maker's first ever hybrid to be built and sold in Europe - has picked up a Next Green Car Award.The flagship model, which delivers emissions under the 100g CO2/km threshold, was praised for its efficiency as it took home the Large Family Car title at what is one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in the UK.Speeds of up to 85mph are possible in elect...

25 November 2014 at 13:20

Disabled drivers are paying the price of motorists' widespread parking confusion, a new poll suggests. Most motorists (62%) think the UK's parking regulations are perplexing, according to the British Parking Association (BPA) survey.More than four in 10 drivers admit to parking in a space that they were not allowed to, including an ambulance space or disabled bay, the report found.Graham Foote...

25 November 2014 at 13:20

Road users are being encouraged to carry out a few simple checks on their car to make sure it is ready for winter.With many motorists spending an extra few minutes over the past few days defrosting their windscreens before the commute to work, it is hoped the first signs of a change in the weather will prompt them to make other checks.However, it seems many are not taking the hint, with researc...

24 November 2014 at 14:33

Drivers hoping to hire a vehicle over the busy new year season could face long delays, according to car rental sector groups. Ironically, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) is warning that "rushing through" measures designed to cut red tape are behind its fears.The driving licence's paper part, which lists disqualifications and penalty points, is due to be abolished fro...

24 November 2014 at 14:33

A leading employees' organisation has called on the Government to press ahead with a motoring route beneath one of the UK's most famous tourist attractions. Building a tunnel below Stonehenge would help motorists heading to the South-West in terms of congestion, says the CBI.The confederation, with support from the RAC, wants to see Chancellor George Osborne include the plan for Wiltshire in h...

24 November 2014 at 14:33

Ford has always aimed high, but never quite as high as with its all-new Mustang. Mechanics helped to publicise the model by assembling one on storey 112 of the planet's highest skyscraper - the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.The stunt was aimed at raising the company's profile in both Middle-Eastern and African countries.As many as 10,000 enthusiasts watched the event from below, ...

24 November 2014 at 14:33

Only calls of nature keep most motorists returning to motorway services, a new RAC study shows. As many as 99% of motorists who stop off at these areas cite using toilet facilities as their chief reason for doing so. Three-quarters say it is generally hunger which dictates a necessary stop-off. But, otherwise, it looks as if motorists would rather set their journey planners via non-motorway f...

24 November 2014 at 14:33

Motorists are being warned once again over the risk of flooding after a river's banks burst in London. The number of overnight flood warnings issued by Environment Agency (EA) officials in Wales and England has reached 10. This means that flooding is anticipated and instant action needed, suggesting that drivers should at least double check their breakdown cover is up to date in case of proble...

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