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17 December 2014 at 14:18

Motorists are being warned against leaving presents in plain view in their cars when they are not in them, to avoid becoming victims of criminals this Christmas.The Association of British Insurers (ABI) says thieves looking for easy opportunities will find it hard to resist Christmas presents they see left unattended in vehicles.According to the ABI, Britons will typically spend around £350 on ...

17 December 2014 at 14:18

Drivers could soon be paying less than £1 a litre for petrol because of plummeting oil prices, according to the RAC. The last time petrol was that cheap was in May 2009.The typical price on forecourts is now 116.9p a litre, some 14p less than petrol was costing drivers at the start of 2014.Analysts are predicting that petrol prices will continue to fall in line with decreases in the price of B...

17 December 2014 at 14:18

An MP has been given a national award after battling to boost safety on two major roads in his constituency.Andrew Griffiths, the MP for Burton and Uttoxeter in Staffordshire, has been recognised by the road safety charity Brake after successfully campaigning to lower the speed limit to 60mph on parts of the A38.The campaign has also resulted in the closure of several gaps which previously enab...

17 December 2014 at 14:18

Drivers in the North East can look forward to shorter journey times after a multi-million pound project to cut congestion was completed.The £3.7 million scheme involved the A19/A689 Wolviston Interchange near Wynyard, which now has an increased capacity.It is the first of four so-called Pinch Point schemes to be carried out in the North East.Pinch Point projects are small-scale road improvement...

17 December 2014 at 14:18

Cheaper prices at the petrol pumps have led to a sharp fall in inflation, with the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rate standing at 1% in November.The CPI level measuring the cost of living fell more steeply than expected from its 1.3% level for October, said the Office for National Statistics.And the continuing fall in global oil prices, which will hopefully offer even more good news for motorists...

16 December 2014 at 14:07

Network Rail has been issued with guidance after a train hit a car at a level crossing.A report into the accident, in Woodbridge, Suffolk last year found that instructions given to motorists were inadequate.The incident left the driver of the car with a minor head injury but the Rail Accident Investigation Branch has stepped in to make sure another accident does not take place.The 6.04pm Ipswic...

16 December 2014 at 14:07

Motorists could face an unexpected claim on their car insurance this Christmas, after a new survey found one in two drivers have hit another car while parking - and then driven off.The Parking Hero survey by Citroen UK also revealed that just under half of drivers think their car is more likely to get damaged in a supermarket car park than in any other location.More than a quarter (28%) believe...

16 December 2014 at 14:07

Motorists could soon enjoy an uninterrupted 360 degree view out of their car, thanks to a new research project from Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).Dr Wolfgang Epple, director of research and technology at JLR, said the aim is to give urban drivers a better experience and reduce the number of road accidents.The project will see screens incorporated into the pillars inside the vehicle, which will projec...

16 December 2014 at 14:07

Motorists driving on or near trunk roads will soon be forced to keep their speed to 20mph during peak periods around eight schools, the Welsh Government has announced. The speed signs are expected to become law in 2015, after advisory limits are created next April - on the condition that legal orders are approved.Failure to comply with the restrictions could land drivers with fines and penalty...

16 December 2014 at 14:07

A list of the most popular used cars for every region of England has been published for the first time.It was found that the Mini Cooper hatchback (plate 62) is the most desirable used car in London, based on the level of demand and supply, while the Mini One hatchback (plate 62) topped the list in East Anglia.Range Rover models came first in three regions - the Range Rover Sport 3.0 SDV6 HSE (...

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