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31 December 2014 at 11:44

Junction 17 on the M5 will be subject to intermittent and varying roadworks from January 8 until the end of February. There will be narrow lanes and lane closures as well as some full closures of the sliproads during work being undertaken by the Highways Agency.The work in South Gloucestershire will focus on upgrading the signs and lining on the southbound off-slip to allow traffic to move tow...

31 December 2014 at 11:44

A share in a £35 million fund to combat greenhouse gas emissions is up for grabs for local authorities, as part of the "Go Ultra Low" initiative.Councils can bid for the cash towards supporting and promoting ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs), through amenities such as charge points for electric cars and installing "low emission zones" in cities.The money can also go towards new technology and...

30 December 2014 at 10:57

A glorious double diamond anniversary for British motorsports will be celebrated at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2015. The four-day motoring extravaganza will celebrate 60 years since two major British wins in 1955; a year which many see as the beginning of Britain's golden age of motoring.In 1955 Sir Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson pulled off an astounding win at the iconic Mille Migli...

30 December 2014 at 10:57

Motorists will soon be able to fly the flag ... on their driving licences. The Government has announced the measure as a way of allowing drivers to take pride in the British national flag.The driving licence is probably the most important document a driver can carry. But the union flag - or union jack - has been missing on them since 1998, when the present photocards were originally launched....

29 December 2014 at 10:22

Drivers are battling icy conditions as they return to the workplace following Christmas. The freeze left many motorists calling upon their breakdown cover as temperatures plunged to their lowest this winter, leaving several batteries flat. County Down's Katesbridge experienced the coldest weather as temperatures dropped to a bitter -8.7C (16.3F). Weather forecasters warned drivers to brace ...

29 December 2014 at 10:22

High-tech speed cameras are increasing the chances of motorists being caught for driving too fast, new figures suggest. A new four-year-high of over 115,000 drivers in Wales and England were fined £100 or more in 2013, latest Ministry of Justice (MoJ) data shows.Many of these drivers have also had points added to their licence, as well as a likely rise in their car insurance premiums.This is t...

24 December 2014 at 12:42

Motorists face even more traffic jams unless cycling and pedestrian infrastructure gets included in new road maintenance funding, a transport charity is warning. Sustrans made the call following the Transport Secretary's pledge of a £6 billion local road kitty to upgrade local roads and fix around 18 million of the country's potholes.Patrick McLoughlin's six-year Infrastructure Bill plan could...

24 December 2014 at 12:42

Drivers can reduce their chances of hitting seasonal traffic jams, thanks to the Highways Agency's online support. The Agency has posted a special festive data page detailing latest weather and traffic information.This should help motorists set their journey planners away from the biggest bottlenecks when doing last-minute Christmas shopping or visiting Boxing Day sales. The site will also adv...

24 December 2014 at 12:42

Volkswagen is opening order books on its inaugural Polo BlueMotion petrol version this week. It means that motorists buying a car from the German giant can have the latest eco-friendly petrol range on the road in March, from £14,370.The stable's most environmentally-friendly petrol engine discharges 94g/km CO2 and offers 68.9 mpg with its combined cycle.Powered by 1.0-litre TSI petrol units, P...

23 December 2014 at 13:05

The Government has announced a fund worth almost £6 billion to repair potholes on England's roads over the next six years. Local authorities will start receiving the funding from next year to tackle the blight of potholes created by heavy flooding earlier this year and successive winter cold snaps of recent times.Some 18 million potholes will be repaired with the money, Transport Secretary Pat...

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