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05 December 2014 at 10:36

Drivers heading from England into Scotland could now fall foul of new drink-drive laws. But an RAC study shows the vast majority British motorists want a unified approach to speeding across the islands. Last month, the Scottish Parliament approved measures to reduce the legal limit from 80mg to 50mg per 100ml of blood. Almost eight in 10 (79%) Scottish motorists support the reduction, accordi...

05 December 2014 at 10:36

Forecasters expect a band of wet and wintry weather to bring snow, hail and sleet to parts of Britain on Friday. MeteoGroup says the Highlands of Scotland could be covered by snow several centimetres deep by Monday morning, causing tricky driving conditions.Cold winds will reduce temperatures close to freezing during the day and it will be much colder at night, causing sleet and hail for other...

05 December 2014 at 10:36

A Conservative MP has asked ministers to consider switching off traffic lights outside of rush-hour periods, in a bid to ease road congestion.Sir Greg Knight, MP for East Yorkshire, said that thousands of drivers each day are stuck in traffic jams for "no reason whatsoever".While the Government has no current proposals to implement such a move, transport minister John Hayes said that he will lo...

05 December 2014 at 10:36

Disney film Frozen appears to have been the inspiration for a tweet by Cleveland Police on Wednesday morning, warning motorists of the dangers of theft.The force sent out the crime prevention message after three people in the county had their cars stolen while de-icing them.The incidents happened in Billingham, Stockton and Eaglescliffe following thick frost in the area.Cleveland Police's tweet...

05 December 2014 at 10:36

Car maker Bentley has moved closer to bringing an ultra-luxury SUV model to the roads by 2016 after it announced details of a £40 million investment.The firm is to create 300 jobs when it constructs a new research and development centre in Cheshire, a facility which will house 1,300 engineers.New posts at the Crewe site will include vacancies in engineering, manufacturing, quality, project mana...

04 December 2014 at 10:55

Drivers will continue to enjoy the current fuel duty freeze, it was confirmed in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement. George Osborne cemented the already-published April freeze on Wednesday - but it has been strongly hinted this tax break may only last for a further five months after that. Also on Wednesday, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) - the Government's independent economic adv...

04 December 2014 at 10:55

Motorway signs which display the price of fuel at service stations will increase competition and drive prices down, it is hoped. As part of its Autumn Statement, the Government announced plans to install signage on Britain's motorways, allowing drivers to compare the prices of petrol at different stations.The move has been brought about in a bid to tackle the higher prices motorists typically ...

04 December 2014 at 10:55

Driverless cars will be on the UK's roads as early as January - following a a green light in the Autumn Statement for £10 million of funding from Innovate UK to go toward the project.Four cities will be running formal, real world trials of the new technologies starting in 2015; with Bristol, Greenwich in East London, and Milton Keynes working together with Coventry under a joint project.Innovat...

04 December 2014 at 10:55

New car sales are on course to reach the highest annual level seen in 10 years, following another rate increase last month.November saw a total of 173,327 new vehicles registered - that's an 8% rise on sales for November 2013 - the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said.This means that 2,310,237 vehicles were sold for the first 11 months of 2014 - a 9.4% increase on the total fo...

04 December 2014 at 10:55

One of the most recognisable cars on the UK roads of the 1960s and 1970s will make a comeback next summer. Vauxhall made more than 1.5 million Viva superminis from 1963 to 1979 at Cheshire's Ellesmere Port plant. Now Vauxhall fans looking at buying a car with practicality and durability can consider the all new Viva. It will stand alongside the A-sector ADAM as well as the Corsa super-mini i...

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