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21 January 2015 at 11:34

Rush-hour drivers have battled their way into work through harsh motoring conditions caused by heavy overnight snowfall. Wednesday's commute saw many motorists have to call on their breakdown cover as some of the winter's worst weather hit northern routes, with Yorkshire particularly affected.Police urged drivers to take additional care in the icy and cold conditions, with the West Yorkshire f...

21 January 2015 at 11:34

More than one in 25 motorists asked to provide a breath test over the Christmas period were found to be over the alcohol limit - the highest number in three years.National roads policing spokeswoman, Chief Constable Suzette Davenport, says a more "intelligence-led" approach contributed to the rise in positive drink-drive tests.But the RAC urges that more still needs to be done to eradicate such...

21 January 2015 at 11:34

Drivers should make weekly tyre spot checks as they bid to steer clear of pothole-related problems. Fresh advice from safety group TyreSafe comes as it reports a substantial jump in the amount of pothole-damaged tyres.What several motorists mistakenly believe to be just a gradual puncture can turn out to be a immediately hazardous fault, including cracked wheels and tyres. A weekly DIY inspec...

21 January 2015 at 11:34

A High Court judge has said that motorists should not have their licences taken away simply because of their age. Ms Justice Simler was speaking as she overturned an earlier ruling to uphold the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's (DVLA) decision to revoke a 78-year-old driver's licence.In August 2013 Oxford magistrates said the DVLA had correctly removed Georgina Hitchen's right to drive fo...

21 January 2015 at 11:34

The UK's busiest car plant has received the royal seal of approval after a visit by the Prince of Wales.More than eight million vehicles have been manufactured at the Nissan plant in Sunderland since the assembly line started rolling in 1986.Charles, known for his enthusiasm for environmental work, took advantage of the visit to see the electric Nissan Leaf model being put together.The Leaf is ...

20 January 2015 at 09:57

A new system to alert motorists about the approach of cyclists or motorcyclists will use colours, sounds and touch, Jaguar Land Rover has said.The new Bike Sense technology will use sensors on the vehicle to detect other road users and can then identify them as a bicycle or motorcycle.Dr Wolfgang Epple, director of research and technology at Jaguar Land Rover, explained that a bicycle bell or m...

20 January 2015 at 09:57

A Lancashire city has been named Britain's "classic car capital", holding more vintage events than any other place in the UK.Analysis of data from 2014, suggests Preston is also the town with the largest number of vintage car fans anywhere in Britain.The Lancashire Classic Car and Motorcycle Show is among a range of events which have made Preston a favourite among car enthusiasts.Norwich came s...

20 January 2015 at 09:57

The number of Nissan LEAFs sold across Europe rose by a third last year, new figures show.Nissan Europe said a total of 14,658 models were sold across the continent in 2014 - which means that the car accounted for more than one in four electronic vehicles sold.It is the fourth consecutive year that the LEAF has been the biggest-selling zero-emission vehicle in Europe, and the car now leads the ...

20 January 2015 at 09:57

A German marque carmaker has started trialling the successor to its 919 Hybrid in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital. Last year's model, which saw Porsche's return to the World Endurance Championship's (WEC) upper echelons, won itself a reputation as a long stayer.The company hopes the new Le Mans upgrade version will build on this following tests at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.Bri...

20 January 2015 at 09:57

A Czech car manufacturer is offering customers the choice of well over 100 individual colour combinations for its latest arty supermini. Creative Skoda fans thinking of buying a car have the chance of owning its new-gen small car with a difference.The artistic version of the updated Fabia Street Art offers 125 separate colour combos, courtesy of Portugal's Armando Gomes, the 31-year-old world-...

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