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30 December 2015 at 10:54

A four-wheeled star of Top Gear has been auctioned for charity. The show's resident Vauxhall Astra fetched £17,800 for BEN, the car industry charity. The red family hatchback is best known on the BBC2 motoring magazine programme for the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car feature. This is where celebrities are timed as they race around one lap of the Dunsfold Park circuit.The car was given back t...

29 December 2015 at 12:41

Motorists in Scotland are being urged to plan ahead as heavy rain is forecast for large parts of the country.The Met Office has issued an amber "be prepared" warning of persistent rain covering central and southern Scotland for much of Wednesday. Dumfries and Galloway, the Scottish Borders and parts of Strathclyde and Tayside could all be badly affected by Storm Frank, which may cause some loc...

29 December 2015 at 12:41

Driverless buses will be at the heart of a digital revolution across Britain in the next five years, if Culture Minister Ed Vaizey gets his way. Mr Vaizey has been outlining the benefits of technology in an article for The Times. He writes that robotic buses are among the Government's plans to make Britain a so-called "tech nation". He says these could transform countryside communities and th...

29 December 2015 at 12:41

Tens of millions of pounds are being invested to help restore transport links hit by the recent floods. The £40 million emergency fund will allow Highways England to focus on three main projects across Lancashire and Cumbria, where storms Eva and Desmond have recently brought chaos.Patrick McLoughlin the Transport Secretary announced the allocation on Sunday.The plan includes looking at ways o...

29 December 2015 at 12:41

Driving Home for Christmas is aptly the song that most motorists listen to on their festive journey home, according to Highways England. One in five drivers have named Chris Rea's 1988 single as their favourite seasonal song.This beats The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl's Fairytale of New York, which polled 16%. Merry Christmas Everybody from Noddy Holder's Slade has been voted the third mo...

24 December 2015 at 11:53

One in four people will have an argument with a family member in the car this Christmas, research by RAC Cars reveals. Three in five will argue with their spouse or partner, while one in 10 will have a row with their children. A quarter will squabble with both their partner and the kids.Around 16 million car journeys to visit family and friends are expected over the festive period, of which mo...

24 December 2015 at 11:53

Over 4 million cars are expected on the UK's roads on Thursday, as Britain embarks on the great Christmas Eve getaway. RAC information suggests there'll be an extra 100,000 journeys on the UK's roads this December 24 compared to the same time last year.It predicts that 4.1 million motors will be out and about, dropping by 600,000 across December 25 and 26.This is part of a possible triple-wham...

24 December 2015 at 11:53

One of the most iconic rally cars ever made will go under the hammer in the new year. A Rothmans-liveried MG Metro 6R4 - a piece of Group B rallying history - is expected to spark a bidding war when it is auctioned off at the Autosport International show in January.The car has never actually been rallied, so the naturally-aspirated 3.0-litre V6 under the hood is barely run-in. It was instead u...

24 December 2015 at 11:53

Drivers in Bradford are being urged to keep their diesel cars at home where possible. This follows a new campaign warning that air pollution rates in some parts of the West Yorkshire city are unlawfully high.Leeds University and Bradford Council have put a poster in Bradford's bustling Shipley Airedale Road area stating that levels there exceed legal limits by 30%.Three other Bradford areas di...

23 December 2015 at 12:57

Millions of Britons travelling by car to see family and friends over Christmas will be hoping for a smooth ride. The annual festive getaway always leads to heavy congestion on the roads across the country, and as many as 31 million car journeys are expected to take place in nine days up to and including Boxing Day.To improve journey times, Highways England set itself the target of completing o...

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