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22 October 2014 at 12:53

Two teenagers have been crowned the best young drivers in the UK - despite not being old enough to drive on the road. Troy Hickling, 16, from Leicester, and Hannah Tripp, 13, from Cheddar in Somerset, finished first in the 14-16 age category and 11-13 age category respectively, at the national finals of the 2014 Young Driver Challenge.Judges from the Institute of Advanced Motorists praised the...

22 October 2014 at 12:53

Almost all drivers want horse riders to clean up after their four-legged friends on the road. As many as 97% believe they should pick up and bag manure, according to research by waste management firm Business Waste - while 89% think they should be fined for failing to do so, much like dog owners.Horse riders currently have no obligation to clear up the foul left behind by their animal. But the...

22 October 2014 at 12:53

Audi has designed a car which can reach racing speeds - without the need for a driver.Budding Lewis Hamiltons might baulk at the idea of the Audi RS 7, which utilises a "piloted driving" idea, although it isn't troubling any F1 records just yet.After being tested on Hockenheim racing circuit in Germany, the RS 7 took just over two minutes to make a complete lap.Former F1 world champion Kimi Rai...

22 October 2014 at 12:53

Drivers are being "ripped off" by current taxation measures according to a campaign group, in a study being backed by the RAC. FairFuelUK says that, despite drivers paying £42 billion per year into the state's coffers, only 18.6% of this is returned to road infrastructure projects. The group commissioned research from the polling firm ComRes which revealed that more than a quarter of the mon...

22 October 2014 at 12:53

Cars of the future will stop if people suffer a heart attack behind the wheel. Ford is currently developing technology that will monitor the driver's heart rate and look the irregularities.In the event of a heart attack, or possible heart attack, a computer will take over steering and braking, guiding the car safely to a halt at the side of the road, protecting the driver and other road users....

21 October 2014 at 13:05

Motorists in Scotland are facing a major crackdown by police - who will target bad drivers and issue advice at the roadside. Police chiefs have signalled their officers are to increasingly use simple verbal warnings to help change the way many drivers behave behind the wheel, instead of issuing points or a fine.In one week from September 27, more than 7,000 vehicles were stopped which led to 1...

21 October 2014 at 13:05

A group campaigning for the rights of British drivers has called on Rotherham Council to quash the speeding convictions of a number of motorists who were tricked into driving 40mph on a 30mph stretch of road.The Alliance of British Drivers (ABD) said it is outrageous to penalise drivers who thought they were obeying the correct speed limit after a prankster put up an authentic-looking 40mph sig...

21 October 2014 at 13:05

The first of Land Rover's seven-seater Discovery Sports has rolled off the production line.Replacing the Freelander, the new Discovery Sport is being manufactured at Land Rover's Halewood plant. And the first model to come out of the factory near Liverpool is to be given to Virgin Galactic, as part of a new commercial link-up between the two companies.Motorists, meanwhile, should be able to buy...

21 October 2014 at 13:05

Police officers have recovered £1.2 million worth of stolen luxury cars housed in containers and trailers around the UK.The vehicles, including BMWs, a Porsche, Scania trucks and several Range Rovers, were found in Southampton, Felixstowe, Hull, Immingham, London Gateway and Grangemouth.They were about to be shipped to a number of countries in Africa as well as Cyprus, the US, France, Burma and...

21 October 2014 at 13:05

Salisbury in Wiltshire has been tipped among the best 10 best cities to visit in the world, according to a new travel guide. The historic British city - placed seventh - is being billed as much more than just a planned stop-off in the car for a Stonehenge visit, or merely a spot for day-trippers.Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2015 said "for too long travellers have considered Salisbury a short...

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