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20 November 2014 at 09:58

Motorists could face anti-road pollution measures quicker than originally anticipated, thanks to a new European ruling. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is forcing UK ministers to act urgently to tackle the country's air pollution problem.This is in direct response to the UK failing to hit European Union (EU) targets surrounding nitrogen dioxide.Power stations and motor vehicles cause this ...

20 November 2014 at 09:58

Motor industry representatives say the sector remains strong despite a dip in production last month. Output dropped by 6.7% to 150,060 new cars in October, compared to the same month in 2013, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).This is less to do with UK-based drivers buying a car built here than a drop in the overseas market, the new figures suggest.Home market ...

20 November 2014 at 09:58

Drivers who suffer minor injuries in road accidents should no longer receive compensation if they don't plan to use it to fund treatment, a former Cabinet minister has recommended. Motorists could save an average £32 on their annual car insurance bill under his plan, Lord Hunt says. The Wirral-based peer said his idea would bring Britain more into line with the rest of Europe, where there isn...

20 November 2014 at 09:58

Bristol has been named as a leftfield motor manufacturer's new south west England base. Tesla is now advertising for employees for its forthcoming service centre and permanent showroom.Motorists looking to join the battery-powered car revolution will be offered test drives at the Bristol base. The premium all-electric vehicles firm has just opened its Cribbs Causeway "pop-up" showroom next to...

20 November 2014 at 09:58

Millions of motorists throughout the country will soon be waking up to the first days of winter. But the seemingly unequal struggle between cars and the elements need not keep drivers awake at night. Road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has issued a seven-point plan to help keep drivers on the road and their motors prepared for the worst this winter. Its #wheelsinwin...

19 November 2014 at 11:57

Unofficial websites are adding as much as £30 to the cost of a driving test, learner motorists have been warned. Official provider, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), says these official-looking copycat sites add an extra booking fee in addition to the original charge.The DVSA site, conversely, charges only for the tests themselves; at £25 for theory exams then £62 for practical d...

19 November 2014 at 11:57

Tax officials claim that fuel laundering will become virtually a thing of the past by next April. That is because they are introducing a new tell-tale red dye.The dye will make it easy for roadside enforcement officers to spot fraudsters who drive illegally on cheaper red diesel, meant for use in agriculture. The practice deprives the British treasury of £400 million each year through lost dut...

19 November 2014 at 11:57

Crewe magistrates have handed a leading jockey a 22-month motoring ban after he admitted drink-driving. But Tom Queally's notorious solicitor says the law should be changed to reflect medical scientific advances and recognise sleepwalking as valid mitigation when it comes to motoring while over the limit.Celebrity lawyer Nick "Mr Loophole" Freeman was speaking at Monday's court case after Quea...

19 November 2014 at 11:57

Incidents in car parks account for about a quarter of the total amount of road accidents in the UK, according to a new report. A calculated 500,000 car park collisions occur every year, causing almost £750 million worth of damage - or an average of £1,428 per repair. This is an increase of 4% on four years ago and represents 1,373 car park shunts each and every day.The rise is being attribute...

19 November 2014 at 11:57

Never can the coveted Mercedes badge have been less wanted. A high-class marque vehicle has been left abandoned in a Birmingham multi-storey car park for over two years with a broken axle.And the Merc's owner would be liable to pay more than £9,000 in parking fees as the Apcoa Parking's Ladywood facility charges £13 a day.But the parking company claims that it cannot locate the saloon's owner ...

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