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01 October 2014 at 12:47

Drivers can now remove their paper tax disc from their windscreen after the entire system went electronic.The traditional small discs showing that vehicle excise duty (VED) has been paid have been a requirement on windscreens since 1921. But renewals will now be done either online or at Post Offices - and police will make their checks electronically. It is claimed the change will save the DVLA ...

01 October 2014 at 12:47

Tax discs are now a thing of the past but the new digital system could lead to innocent motorists receiving DVLA penalty notices, according to a new report.The replacement system will partly rely on camera technology which reads vehicle number plates - but official data reveals up to 1.2 million are wrongly identified every day.At a conference last week, Home Office and police officials reveale...

01 October 2014 at 12:47

Michael Phelps has issued an apology on Twitter after he was caught drink-driving and speeding in Baltimore, US.The swimmer, who has won more Olympic medals than any other athlete, was arrested at the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Tuesday after police spotted him driving at 84mph in a 45mph zone.Phelps confirmed that he was held by police for driving under the influence, crossing double lane lines and...

01 October 2014 at 12:47

Honda's CR-V SUV is to sport a new look and more power in a cleaner engine, the Japanese manufacturer has announced.The all new CR-V is to be built for the UK and European market at Honda's factory in Swindon. Motorists splashing out to buy one have the option of an automatic nine-speed gearbox.On the outside the SUV's headlights, fog lamps, tailgate, bumpers and front grille have all been give...

01 October 2014 at 12:47

Dacia has added a touch of class to its Sandero - with some exclusive extras adding a luxurious feel to the budget supermini.The Sandero Midnight improves on the top-of-the-range Laureate version, with 15-inch alloys and a slate grey metallic finish which is complemented by gloss black trim on the mirrors.A new comfort pack adds a leather steering wheel and electric rear windows, while the glos...

30 September 2014 at 11:01

The latest battle in the supermarket petrol price war is underway - with motorists enjoying some of the cheapest fuel prices in almost four years. Sainsbury's made the initial move this time with the announcement of cuts of up to 5p a litre on the price of its petrol and diesel. This was later matched by major supermarket rival, Tesco. Meanwhile, motorists filling up at Asda are due to benefit...

30 September 2014 at 11:01

The arrival of direct debit to pay for road tax could save drivers a total of £80 million per year, according to new figures.From Wednesday the traditional paper tax disc method will change to an internet-based system, allowing direct debit as a payment option.This will allow drivers to pay a monthly direct debit for their road tax, which will include a 5% surcharge. This is in comparison to th...

30 September 2014 at 11:01

Motorists often face wet, tricky conditions on the roads in September but this month is likely to be one of the warmest and possibly the driest on record.Very low levels of rainfall in some parts of Britain could mean this is the driest September since records were first taken in 1910.And with temperatures consistently over the average for the month, the Met Office expects it will be one of the...

30 September 2014 at 11:01

Both men and women think they wear the trousers when it comes to buying a car , research suggests.Only 1.65% of men would say the car they bought was their female partner's choice, according to a study conducted by Mindlab, while 35.7% of women thought it was entirely their decision.Just 5.25% of women thought it was their man's decision, yet 63% of men believe it was completely their choice - ...

30 September 2014 at 11:01

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon is to donate seven rare motorbikes to an auction house where they will be sold in aid of a children's charity.The motorbikes date as far back as 1962 and will go on auction at Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale, to be held in Weston Road, Stafford, as part of the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show on October 19.A 1962 Vespa 200CC VB, which is expected to fetch between £2,00...

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