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26 September 2014 at 13:33

Around two thirds of drivers worry about being hit by traffic when walking in their local area, a new poll has revealed.Around 16% on those polled by road safety charity Brake said that they have had a near-miss with a pedestrian or cyclist in the past year. Brake deputy chief executive Julie Townsend said: "It's vital we make our roads safer for families and people of all ages to walk and cycl...

26 September 2014 at 13:33

A best-selling electric vehicle is being used to power street art in the form of a mural in central London.The mural by Reverse Graffiti artist Moose was created in the subway at Station's Approach, Waterloo, by cleaning dirt from the surface using a jet washer, which was powered by the Nissan LEAF.The resultant artwork, showing various London landmarks, stands 2.5 metres tall and 10 metres wid...

26 September 2014 at 13:33

Audi has allowed consumers a first glimpse at the beautiful lines of its new TT roadster for 2015, not to mention its sporty sibling, the 306bhp TTS.The two-litre, turbocharged, petrol engine on the standard car knocks out a mean 226bhp, coming in front or four wheel drive, while the diesel powered TDI Ultra model puts 181bhp through the front wheels, managing 65 miles-per-gallon at the same ti...

26 September 2014 at 13:33

Volkswagen's new all-wheel drive Golf Alltrack is booked in for its first public appearance at the Paris Motor Show.To complement the Passat Alltrack, the new model's features also include body protection on the outside with plastic mouldings on the front, side and rear, and a slightly raised ride height (an extra 20mm) due to revised suspension settings.In addition, its aluminium accents give ...

25 September 2014 at 12:46

The Government has been criticised for its "piecemeal" approach to funding road maintenance. The Commons Public Accounts Committee went as far to say that the Department for Transport (DfT) had adopted a "stop-go" method for injecting cash into the upkeep of England's roads.Such a pattern has emerged in recent decades as the DfT seeks to cut the roads maintenance budget, only to then put more ...

25 September 2014 at 12:46

Lorry drivers are gearing up to blockade the Port of Dover on Saturday as part of a protest against tough fines for those found with stowaway illegal immigrants in their vehicles.The Facebook group that announced the planned action, Support the Calais to Dover Truckers, has over 3,000 followers.Claiming truckers are being treated as scapegoats, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling...

25 September 2014 at 12:46

This August saw a dip in the number of new cars produced compared to last year, but sector production is still up for the year to date.The automotive industry saw 22.1 per cent fewer cars made this August than in the same month in 2013, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).The total number of cars made in the traditionally slow month of August was 71,065 this year,...

25 September 2014 at 12:46

An former Yorkshire motocross champion has passed an advanced driving assessment in his Porsche 911 - at the age of 89.Philip Green drove on various roads including dual-carriageways for an hour when he took the IAM Mature Driver's Assessment, with a thumbs-up coming from examiner Ross Williams.Philip's handling of the Porsche went very well, said Mr Williams, adding that Philip - who has owned...

25 September 2014 at 12:46

Firms that run a fleet of vehicles have been provided with new access to details of their employees' entitlement to drive, thanks to a newly-launched trade body.The Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) has been set up ahead of the abolition of the driving licence's paper counterpart and will give fleet users secure access to DVLA data.Members of the new ADLV already receive drivi...

24 September 2014 at 13:36

Motorists may be set to benefit from a new ban on agreements between car insurance providers and price comparison websites, some of which have been accused of stifling competition.It is thought the landmark move by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will result in greater choice for drivers, eventually leading to overall reductions in the insurance premiums we all have to pay.The compe...

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