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15 May 2015 at 15:43

A road safety charity is urging the newly elected government to address the needs of older drivers.The number of over-70s who hold a UK driving licence has reached 4.34 million - a rise of 320,000 or 11% in the past three years.Now the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is calling for more action from ministers, assessment providers and medical professionals.There is plenty of advice online ...

14 May 2015 at 14:28

Nearly half the teenage car passengers killed or seriously injured on UK roads in 2013 were in cars driven by 17 to 19-year-olds, the RAC Foundation reports. It is now urging the new Government to publicly debate the issue of young driver safety in a bid to reduce the death toll.Research conducted by the RAC Foundation shows that in 2013 - the most recent year for which figures are available -...

14 May 2015 at 14:28

The RAC Foundation is among organisations backing a call to the new Government for improved road safety for young drivers. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has started lobbying ministers to launch a special Green Paper concerning young motorists.This is in an attempt to reduce the casualty rate among drivers aged between 17 and 24.The RAC Foundation, actress Glenda Jac...

14 May 2015 at 14:28

The late spring bank holiday weekend is expected to be a busy one on Merseyside, so drivers thinking of using motorways around the region are being urged to plan their journeys with this in mind.Cunard's 175th anniversary celebrations are among the various events happening locally over the extended weekend, when thousands of people will be jumping in their cars and embarking on mini breaks.High...

13 May 2015 at 13:34

David Cameron's decision to re-appoint Patrick McLoughlin as Secretary of State for Transport has given the green light to press ahead with major improvements to the nation's road network. The RAC's chief engineer David Bizley hopes the stability brought by continued office will offer UK motorists a better deal in the months and years ahead.The Prime Minister - who became the first leader of t...

13 May 2015 at 13:34

UK motorists will be increasingly able to use video evidence to help their car insurance claim.The policy has hitherto been vague on use of dash cams . But dash cam maker Nextbase says it has been given 100% approval from Britain-based car insurance companies that such footage will be considered permissible in liability cases. Mark Godfrey, director of RAC Insurance, said: "Despite being on ...

13 May 2015 at 13:34

Thousands of British motorists are having their Toyota and Nissan cars recalled because of a potential airbag fault.Across Europe Toyota is recalling nearly a million cars - made between March 2003 and March 2007 - because of their passenger-side airbags. The affected models are the popular Corolla, Yaris, Verso and Avensis, as well as the six-seater Picnic.A further 271,000 Yaris, Rav 4 and Hi...

13 May 2015 at 13:34

A luxury automaker is rolling back the years with one of its soon-to-be released - and much-anticipated - models. Rolls-Royce recently unveiled its new convertible in front of a packed dealer conference in Los Angeles, where it announced that it will be called 'Dawn' in a revival of a name first used more than 60 years ago.But consumers will have to wait until the first part of 2016 to get beh...

12 May 2015 at 14:09

Over four-fifths of UK motorists have been subjected to road rage, a new poll reveals. As many as one in 20 of these say they have suffered a physical attack, while one in 25 claim their vehicle had been attacked. In addition, the research shows almost 50% of road rage victims have been driven at in an aggressive manner. Strikingly, a fifth of the 1,000 adults polled admitted they have left ...

12 May 2015 at 14:09

Google's self-driving cars have been involved in several minor traffic accidents since experiments began in the US.The technology giant, which has been trialling driverless vehicles in California for the past six years, admits 11 collisions have taken place during this time - but claims the self-driving car was not to blame in any of them.It is now a legal requirement for test permits on public...

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