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03 September 2014 at 12:58

Londoners will soon be able to get around large parts of the city free from busy roads, thanks to the unveiling of two urban cycleway routes. The routes - running for more than three miles from Elephant & Castle in south London to King's Cross in north London; and for 18 miles from east London's Barking to Acton in west London - are expected to open in March 2016.Following detailed public ...

03 September 2014 at 12:58

Most British motorists (54%) do not want to own a driverless car, according to a new survey. The poll of more than 1,000 drivers also finds that 95% worry about self-driving vehicles' safety capabilities, while two in three would shun them on school runs. Autonomous cars will be trailed on Britain's public highways for the first time next January. But their use throws up many g...

03 September 2014 at 12:58

Motorists are being urged to steer clear of accepting the 'ice bucket challenge' while on the road, after a young motorcyclist was hurt in West Sussex. The man suffered minor arm and hand injuries after a friend chucked a bucket full of icy water on him as he rode his bike in Southwick.Now police are calling on road users to use their common sense when it comes to taking part in the charity ch...

03 September 2014 at 12:58

Jaguar's Lightweight E-Type is to makes its European debut at this year's Goodwood Revival. The sell-out event will also showcase the car-maker's F-Type Project 7, with a special celebration planned for the D-Type's 60th anniversary.On Saturday September 13, more than 20 D-Type models will take to the track for the Lavant Cup race. But for a closer look of the legendary competition car, head...

03 September 2014 at 12:58

Jaguar Land Rover is to reveal its new seven-seater Discovery Sport which will be built on Merseyside. As part of the company's £200 million investment in the Discovery series, up to 250 jobs have been created at its Halewood plant thanks to the new model.Those eager to get behind the new 2.2 litre turbodiesel-powered SUV will have to wait until January, when prices will begin at £32,395. A t...

02 September 2014 at 14:08

Health ministers have been urged to come up with a plan B to tackle hospital car parking charges. Efforts last week saw Jeremy Hunt seek to alleviate the burden of parking charges within NHS hospital grounds by issuing guidelines that mean relatives of severely ill patients would be given free or cheap parking along with patients with disabilities, frequent visitors and staff working shifts.An...

02 September 2014 at 14:08

The Government has announced plans to stand up to " over-zealous parking enforcement practices" by introducing reviews on the use of yellow lines. In order for councils to consider the removal of yellow line road restrictions, it is proposed that a minimum of 50 council taxpayers' signatures - or at least 10% of residents or businesses in the area - will be required on a petition, Local Gover...

02 September 2014 at 14:08

Parents appear to support measures which tackle congestion outside of schools, as a n ew poll highlights a number of concerns over safety. According to the study by British Car Auctions (BCA), more than half of the drivers - 57% - say dedicated areas at school gates would alleviate double parking at pick-up and drop-off times. Furthermore, 44% spoke about their worries that parents and ch...

02 September 2014 at 14:08

Petrolheads in France will soon be able to watch their own version of the popular BBC series Top Gear.Presenters of the UK show are often filmed driving the latest cars across the Channel due to France's stunning landscapes and roads.Two of them, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, were fined and temporarily banned from driving in the country when they were stopped for speeding while making a ...

02 September 2014 at 14:08

The new and improved Ford Focus will be no more expensive than the current version and for some buyers it could even be a little cheaper.Ford says prices will start at £13,995 when the new Focus range rolls out to its forecourts in November, the same price as the cheapest model available now - but the updated Titanium and Titanium X cars will be £100 cheaper than their predecessors.The full ran...

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