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27 August 2015 at 10:59

Motorists are being urged to plan their August Bank Holiday journeys in advance, with the RAC predicting an extra 14 million drivers on the roads.With many seeking to get away early, increasing traffic volumes are expected on both Thursday evening and Friday morning.But the RAC says Saturday is likely to see traffic at its heaviest, with up to 2.6 million more motorists than usual on the UK's r...

27 August 2015 at 10:59

Drivers have been given a pre-Bank Holiday boost with major supermarkets once again announcing they have shaved their fuel prices . Sainsbury's and Tesco have this time followed Morrisons' lead by reducing unleaded prices by 2p a litre on Thursday morning, with diesel being slashed by 1p a litre. It comes less than a week after Asda cut the price of unleaded petrol by 2p per litre. The RAC pre...

27 August 2015 at 10:59

Motorists in Scotland are spending longer in traffic jams despite efforts to reduce congestion, according to the Scottish Household Survey .The latest data on transport and travel shows that 11.7% of driver journeys were delayed because of congestion last year.This is up from 9.7% in 2013, although the figure is still lower than the peak of 14.3% in 2007.Transport Scotland aims to reduce the am...

26 August 2015 at 11:25

Left-turning traffic along an accident blackspot route in the capital will now have to wait for cyclists. A junction on the CS2 cycle superhighway in east London has been transformed to prevent cyclists from being run over by drivers turning left - a move that could eventually be repeated nationwide if successful.Six people have been killed on the road since CS2's inception in 2011, including ...

26 August 2015 at 11:25

Drivers face longer queues on London's roads due to a rapid rise in the volume of private hire vehicles (PHVs), the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association's (LTDA) says.The transport body's assertion follows official figures showing mini cab numbers have jumped by over a quarter in the last two years.Motorists in the capital have had an additional 15,000-plus PHVs to contend with - a rise of 26%.The...

26 August 2015 at 11:25

Motorists across Northern Ireland are unlikely to see an in-car smoking ban before at least next May, the Cancer Focus charity claims. It says the current administration has confirmed it will not hit its original deadline for the proposed ban before May 5's Assembly election. The proposed legislation relates to people smoking when children are in the car, in a bid to reduce the damage caused...

25 August 2015 at 13:29

Thefts of blue disabled parking badges have more than doubled in a year, Government data shows.A total of 1,756 badges were stolen in England in 2013/14 - a rise of 167% on 2012/13 when there were 656 thefts, according to the Department for Transport.More than 2.5 million disabled people in the UK currently hold blue badges issued by local authorities. They permit motorists to park for free in...

25 August 2015 at 13:29

No European motorists endure more congestion than those driving through London, a new study has shown. Inrix shows that drivers wasted the equivalent of 12 whole working days (or 96 hours) trapped in traffic jams in 2014 - a rise of 14 hours on the previous year.This is a far steeper rise than the one between 2012 and 2013, when jam time rose by just one hour from 81 to 82 hours a year .The tr...

25 August 2015 at 13:29

The August bank holiday weekend is likely to be a busy one on the roads, as thousands of us enjoy staycations. Major routes around seaside locations are expected to be among the busiest, according to online travel website Trivago, which compiled a list of the top 50 destinations based on searches for Friday 28 to Monday 31.Blackpool, Bournemouth and Brighton feature highly, as do Skegness, Whi...

25 August 2015 at 13:29

Almost two thousand British drivers are awaiting delivery of the new Ford Mustang, which will make the journey across the Atlantic later this year. The latest version of the iconic muscle car promises performance, refinement and efficiency that the automaker says will redefine a legend - and for the first time ever in its 50-year history, be available in right-hand drive.Demand has been higher...

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