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24 August 2015 at 14:37

Motorists are being told to avoid the stretch of West Sussex road where a display fighter jet was involved in a fatal crash at the weekend. At least 11 people tragically died after a Hawker Hunter plummeted into the busy Shoreham stretch of the A27 at around 1.20pm on Saturday - and the figure could still rise.Drivers are being warned that the road could stay shut for a few more days.The A27 h...

24 August 2015 at 14:37

Thousands of drivers in West Yorkshire could qualify for a parking ticket refund. Almost £500,000 worth of tickets involving around 16,000 cars have been incorrectly issued over the past nine years.The tickets are invalid because they were handed out by Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) without the proper authority.West Yorkshire Police's officials say that motorists have paid a little...

24 August 2015 at 14:37

Hundreds of thousands of motorists are getting behind the wheel despite never having had their sight tested, according to a new study by road safety charity Brake .The charity believes around 1.5 million UK drivers have never had their vision checked and estimates that motorists with below-par vision are responsible for causing nearly 3,000 accidents leading to injuries each year.One in four of...

24 August 2015 at 14:37

Youngsters aged between 16 and 24 have a greater chance of being seriously hurt or killed on Welsh roads than any other age group, new figures suggest. This has increased calls for younger motorists to be given extra training, only months after the RAC made a similar plea.The Welsh Government's latest figures reveal there were as many as 272 16-to-24-year-olds badly hurt on its country's roads...

24 August 2015 at 14:37

A new alert system could be used to help pedestrians avoid collisions with electric cars. The eVADER was developed by the likes of Nissan, Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroen in a bid to save lives.Electric cars are quieter than conventional vehicles on the road, so pose a risk to pedestrians.Carmakers and road safety charities have long debated how to cut incidents involving electric cars and ped...

21 August 2015 at 13:07

Motorists could once again see fuel costs falling towards £1 a litre, the RAC has suggested.This follows Asda's move to slash its unleaded prices by 2p a litre.Experts think this could spark a possible supermarket price war on fuel - less than a fortnight after the last one.Asda says that consumers face new maximum costs of 109.7p a litre at its 272 forecourts.Rod Dennis, RAC spokesman, said: "...

21 August 2015 at 13:07

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) wants UK freight operators affected by Operation Stack this summer to receive compensation. It is calling on the French Government to consider suitable financial packages to help recover some of their losses.Estimates put the cost to UK hauliers stuck on the M20 in Kent between June 23 and August 2 at more than £21 million.FTA deputy chief executive Jame...

21 August 2015 at 13:07

Music fans travelling to the Leeds Festival are being told to expect heavy traffic and long delays. Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on Bramham Park for the annual festival between 28 and 30 August - and Highways England warns major roads in the area will be busier than usual.The days before and after the event are predicted to be the busiest, as music lovers arrive and leav...

21 August 2015 at 13:07

This year's RAC 'Patrol of the Year' will compete in an eco-driving extravaganza across the UK. Ben Wilson, who took top spot in the RAC Patrol Ambassador of the Year competition, has been chosen to take part in the MPG Marathon, which sees drivers cover more than 300 miles over two days.The 37-year-old will be driving the Mercedes Vito van that he uses on patrol every day, complete with 500 p...

21 August 2015 at 13:07

Petrolheads are in for a treat later this month when more than 100 classic and iconic cars go under the hammer. The lot list at Classic Car Auctions' two-day sale at CarFest South features everything from British favourites and Italian masterpieces to beautifully restored camper vans and motors that once had celebrity owners.Stealing the headlines is a 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Manual ...

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