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28 November 2014 at 11:43

Asda has sparked a likely supermarket forecourt price battle by announcing a cut in the cost of its fuel. As world oil prices plunge, Asda is knocking 2p a litre off its petrol and diesel from Saturday. This means drivers will pay no more than 117.7p a litre for petrol and 121.7p for diesel. RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: "As OPEC decided not to cut production yesterday, the Brent...

28 November 2014 at 11:43

The Dartford Crossing's toll booths are being scrapped this weekend in a bid to ease congestion for drivers at one of Europe's biggest motorway bottlenecks. Motorists setting their journey planners via the crossing should notice a big difference from Sunday morning. This is when the 27 booths are being scrapped for more modernised payment methods - 51 years after they were first introduced. F...

28 November 2014 at 11:43

Illegal or discourteous parking is among the most despised practices in Britain, according to a new poll. The survey suggests that parking in disabled or family parking spaces with no entitlement is among the most hated habits.Both parking misdemeanours are listed among the worst habits in the eyes of 2,070 adults surveyed by the Charities Aid Foundation. Using a disabled space with no blue b...

28 November 2014 at 11:43

A new steering wheel that doubles up as a virtual doctor has won its designer a prestigious prize. Nicole Agba's "Steer Right" intelligent wheel can measure drivers' alcohol levels, breathing patterns and heart rate.The device automatically cuts out the vehicle when it detects excess alcohol in the driver's bloodstream by calculating chemicals in their sweat, hopefully one day preventing many...

28 November 2014 at 11:43

Ford's first hybrid-electric vehicle to be both sold and made in Europe has gone into production - and should be on sale in Britain from next month. Its eco-friendly Mondeo Hybrid boasts a taxman-appeasing 99g/km carbon dioxide discharge rating, Ford claims.The US manufacturing giant said the car can also achieve 100.9mpg in urban areas. Its petrol-driven 2.0-litre engine combines with a lithi...

27 November 2014 at 13:47

The two-millionth letter warning drivers about changes to insurance has been sent out this month. The alterations, which were launched in 2011, necessitate a vehicle's registered keeper to always have car insurance . The only exception is a motorist who has declared their car off road through a SORN notification to Swansea's DVLA. Previously, drivers could keep non-insured vehicles that they ...

27 November 2014 at 13:47

Those living in Exeter are more likely to break the legal speed limits than those anywhere else, a new survey suggests. The Masternaut poll of 2,000 motorists also finds that drivers speed more in a company car than they do in their own vehicle.The telematics provider's research found that Exeter topped its speedster' league table. Well over eight in 10 (84%) residents of the Devonian city con...

27 November 2014 at 13:47

Christmas present deliveries could be hit by a shortage of lorry drivers, the profession's trade association is warning. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says the shortfall problem is not purely for Christmas, however, claiming that over 45,000 new drivers are needed across the upcoming few years.Lorry drivers looking for a job should head for the likes of Huntingdon, Durham, Slough, Le...

27 November 2014 at 13:47

The UK could soon become as synonymous with cyclists as the likes of Denmark and France, if the Deputy Prime Minister gets his way. Nick Clegg has pledged £214 million to popularise cycling still further in the wake of Britain staging some of the Tour de France's stages last summer.The package aims to make the pastime safer and even encourage some motorists to get on their bikes, especially in...

27 November 2014 at 13:47

A Yorkshire couple's classic Volkswagen Beetle is spearheading their campaign to raise money for a hospital which treated their five-year-old child for leukaemia. Andy Powell and Michelle Emerson hope to raise up to £15,000 through donations in return for allowing contributors to put their signature on the Beetle's bodywork.The branded signatures are intended to become an indelible feature of ...

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