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22 July 2014 at 14:04

More than 2,000 drivers stopped on a motorway hard shoulder last summer - even though they were not involved in an emergency.The alarming figures, released by the Highways Agency, reveal that a total of 2,062 motorists were spotted on a hard shoulder between July and September 2013.Traffic officers have revealed the bizarre range of reasons given for the illegal, non-emergency stops - from peop...

22 July 2014 at 14:04

Road safety campaigners are taking to the airwaves to warn drivers of the need to be extra vigilant around motorcyclists.Road Safety Minister Robert Goodwill announced the THINK! campaign's radio advertisement strategy, highlighting alarming figures which show 30 bikers are killed or seriously hurt in crashes at junctions every day in the UK.The 'Didn't See' campaign began on Monday and will ru...

22 July 2014 at 14:04

A man who faced criticised for the way Heathrow airport coped with winter weather problems during his six-year reign as chief executive has been tasked with running the country's motorways.Colin Matthews says, as non-executive chairman of the Highways Agency, his target will be to make England's motorways and major A-roads work better for motorists and the UK economy.He is set to take up his ro...

22 July 2014 at 14:04

The new Ford Mustang will have a maximum power figure of 435 horsepower, it has been announced.The car, which will be available to buy from official Ford dealerships next year, will come with two engine choices; a 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbo with 310 horsepower and the 5.0-litre V8 which boasts the 435 reading.The figures given by Ford are US brake horsepower measurements, which differ slight...

22 July 2014 at 14:04

The Donington Historic Festival 2015 will take place on the first May Bank Holiday weekend, it has been confirmed.The event - which features racing machines from the 1920s to the 1980s - will be held on Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th May at Donington Park.Its organisers say the event, which has grown in popularity since it was established, will have something for everyone; including an...

21 July 2014 at 13:42

The DVLA has moved to clear up the common queries from motorists resulting from the announcement it will not be issuing paper counterparts to driving licence photocards from January 2015.Anyone searching for information that would have been on paper licenses will be able to do so by contacting the DVLA online, on the telephone or by post.Drivers who are using their paper licence because it was ...

21 July 2014 at 13:42

Britons about to embark on their summer holidays have been warned to expect persistent and long delays on many parts of the road network.Traffic information company Inrix said traffic jams are set to begin this Friday, when journeys that normally take 60 minutes could end up taking one and a half hours.The five Saturdays from July 26 to August 23 will be up to 25% busier than usual, Inrix added...

21 July 2014 at 13:42

The Met Office says most parts of Britain will enjoy warm and dry weather over the coming week - after flooding led to traffic chaos in the south-east of England over the weekend.Heavy rain left people stranded in their vehicles, while homes and roads were flooded and many properties damaged by lighting strikes.However, the Environment Agency has now removed half of its flood alerts - which war...

21 July 2014 at 13:42

Holidaymakers are being urged to ensure their vehicles are serviced before taking them to drive in Europe this summer.The call has been prompted by the findings of a new survey which show that - while over a third (37%) of respondents have been on a driving or riding holiday in Europe - more than a quarter go without having their car or motorbike serviced or checked.Travelling without European ...

21 July 2014 at 13:42

British motorists will drive their own vehicles 15.7 billion miles to go on holiday this year, new research suggests.Kwik-Fit claims UK motorists will travel 1,082 miles on average during the year and most of these miles will be driven during 'staycations' - British people holidaying in the UK.Some 13.2 million cars will be used on holidays in the UK, while 2.2 million, 550,000, 520,000 and 390...

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