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14 July 2014 at 14:34

New figures reveal there are as many as 15,000 untaxed and unregistered foreign cars using Britain's road network.The startling discovery has prompted an RAC call for the Government to begin an immediate crackdown, which needs to start with the establishment of an enhanced data sharing system between major agencies. Official statistics show around 60,000 vehicles from overseas are added to the ...

14 July 2014 at 14:34

A woman from London has taken her driving theory test 110 times - but she is not alone in finding it tricky or persevering with multiple tries. The unnamed woman is from the south east of the capital and has racked up the most attempts at the driving hurdle, figures from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) show.There is a man aged 30 from Peterborough who's done it 86 times and anot...

14 July 2014 at 14:34

London Mayor Boris Johnson says a string of planned safety initiatives will help make the capital's roads less dangerous.Transport for London (TfL) says it is extending the number of pedestrian crossings equipped with 'countdown' signs that tell people how long they've got left until the lights change.The move will take the number of crossings with the "how-long-have-I-got?" signals to around o...

14 July 2014 at 14:34

Cold, hard cash won't get you anywhere with one London cabbie this week - he is only accepting payment via a mobile phone app.As a part of a five-day Barclays PingIt trial Ian Cable is pioneering new technology in his 'cashless cab', just as he did in 2004 when he was the first taxi driver to take chip and pin card payments.He says payment via mobile phone is not only more convenient for passen...

14 July 2014 at 14:34

London could host a Monaco-style Grand Prix on the city's streets with local authorities being handed powers to give the green light to motor races on public roads.Prime Minister David Cameron made the announcement during a visit to open a new engineering facility for F1 team Williams in Oxfordshire, saying it would mean "more races, more events, more money coming into our country".Permission t...

11 July 2014 at 12:43

Motor vehicles are reliable most of the time but breakdowns do happen so what should you do if your car lets you down?Peter Rodger, the chief examiner of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), says good planning is the key to getting cars fixed and reaching your destination quickly, safely and with as little stress as possible.He says drivers should always have a reflective jacket, a torch ...

11 July 2014 at 12:43

Motorists could be helped to find cheap car insurance thanks to new proposals put forward by providers.The proposals, set out by the Association of British Insurers (ABI), make the case for new industry-wide standards of information to be set.The ABI wrote to City regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), saying that renewal documents sent out to car and home insurance customers should ...

11 July 2014 at 12:43

Skoda has rounded off a successful 12 months by being named Car Maker of the Year by Motor Trader magazine.The magazine also named Liam Cusack from Skoda's Benfield showroom in Newcastle Sales Manager of the Year.Last year the manufacturer saw UK sales hit an all-time high of 66,081 units - it is the fourth year in a row that sales records have been broken.The figure is 23% higher than the prev...

11 July 2014 at 12:43

A total of £440 million is being invested in green transport.The Government will contribute £64 million towards eco-friendly schemes, which ministers say will be good for the environment as well as the economy and help improve the nation's health.Among the benefits provided by the schemes will be improved infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists, a higher standard of bus journeys and a moder...

11 July 2014 at 12:43

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced its strongest half-year sales performance yet. It says the 240,372 vehicles bought all over the world is more than the first half of any year in its history and represents a 14% increase on its sales between January and the end of June 2013.What's more the half-year total is greater than the company's sales in all 12 months of 2010.Land Rovers made up the ...

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