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06 February 2015 at 10:58

The number of children killed or seriously injured on British roads has hit an worrying 20-year high, according to latest figures. The 2013/14 total is also the only time this tally has risen since 1995, the DfT's provisional statistics suggest.The RAC called the figures "alarming".The amount of under-16s killed or badly injured in the 12 months to last September rose 3%, compared to the corre...

06 February 2015 at 10:58

Drivers are benefiting from cheaper motor insurance premiums as well as cheaper fuel, according to a new industry report. The British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) found the price of car insurance dropped by 4.4% across 2014.The cheaper road cover is attributed to clampdowns on fraudulent whiplash claims and motorists who risk driving with no insurance, as well as more robust competiti...

06 February 2015 at 10:58

Mazda's all new CX-3 compact crossover is one of five models the manufacturer will unveil at next month's Geneva Motor Show.The CX-3, designed as a smaller alternative to the CX-5, will have both two and four-wheel drive options - as well as Mazda's SkyActiv efficiency technologies.After picking up the 2014-15 Japan Car of the Year award and Europe's Golden Steering Wheel, there will also be a ...

06 February 2015 at 10:58

The most iconic British GT and saloon cars ever made will line up on the grid at the Silverstone Classic this summer.Two evocative new races for models from the 1950s and '60s have been added to the much-anticipated weekend in July, both of which will be staged under the illustrious 'Battle of Britain' banner.Big names like Aston Martin, Austin, Austin-Healey, Ford Cortina, Ginetta, Hillman, Ja...

06 February 2015 at 10:58

The 11-year wait for a new Volkswagen Caddy van is finally over. The German manufacturer's fourth-generation model should hit the UK's streets this autumn, a few months behind mainland Europe's left-hand drive owners.VW describes the model as ideal for companies which require car-like design and convenience. And t he latest edition takes things a step further for drivers thinking of buying a c...

05 February 2015 at 11:56

The RAC has reiterated the need to set national road safety targets, following the release of worrying figures. The amount of road injuries - including fatal incidents - has increased again, according to unconfirmed Government statistics. There were 19 more deaths (1,730) in the 12-month period to last September than in the year before (1,711); representing a 1% increase. The number of peopl...

05 February 2015 at 11:56

Last year's sales growth in the motor industry has carried into 2015, the first month's figures suggest. Buying a car was on many people's New Year's resolution list with 164,856 brand new registrations in January.This represents a 6.7% increase on the same month last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).It marked the best January for eight years and was the...

05 February 2015 at 11:56

Calls for an industry standard parking space size in the UK are gathering pace.YourParkingSpace, an online parking marketplace, wants to see car parking spaces large enough to comfortably fit modern vehicles implemented nationwide. Parking spaces have remained approximately the same size over the course of the last six decades, even though some models are a fifth wider than they used to be.Thi...

05 February 2015 at 11:56

Drivers are being reminded of new anti-drug-drive laws coming into force across England and Wales. The legislation is set to take effect on March 2, and involves eight specific illegal drugs including cannabis, cocaine and amphetamines.Certain prescribed medicines are also covered under the enforcement drive.If caught under the influence, offenders face a 12-month driving ban, a fine of up to ...

05 February 2015 at 11:56

A new TV show devoted exclusively to classic cars launches this Thursday, February 5. Model and enthusiast Jodie Kidd and motor expert Quentin Willson will host Channel 5's The Classic Car Show .Thirteen one-hour HD-filmed programmes will feature top celebrities, as well as offer useful advice for anyone maintaining, restoring or buying a car from this genre.It will focus on the worldwide gro...

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