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15 October 2014 at 13:51

Workshops highlighting the dangers of driving a car after drinking alcohol should be compulsory for all learners, a charity suggests.Alcohol and drug recovery charity Swanswell says that educating learner drivers about the consequences of drink-driving could help reduce the number of road accidents every year. At the moment educational courses are only provided to motorists with drink-drive ...

15 October 2014 at 13:51

Concerns that air bag mechanisms could stop working have prompted Chrysler to recall over 184,000 sports utility vehicles (SUV) around the world. The US motor manufacturer is bringing back 184,215 of the models. It says their seatbelt and air bag mechanisms could become disabled due to a wiring glitch.The company is urging drivers of this year's Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models to ...

15 October 2014 at 13:51

Car badge snobbery is alive and well among business users, research suggests.BMW tops the pile of most desirable brands among company car users - with almost a fifth (19%) putting it at the top of their motoring wishlist.German models dominate the top 10; with Mercedes-Benz (14%) and Audi (12%) combining with BMW to account for nearly half (45%) of all votes in the survey by Sewells Research.US...

15 October 2014 at 13:51

German adventurer Rainer Zietlow tested his Volkswagen Touareg to the limit as he attempted another car journey record. Zietlow drove the vehicle 17,000 km from Norway to South Africa in a cape-to-cape challenge, setting a new time record as he completed the epic trip. He had to contend with the odd bump in the road during the journey through a number of countries across Europe and Africa, but...

15 October 2014 at 13:51

Lexus owners may be contacted over the next few weeks after faulty fuel delivery pipes were identified in certain models.Almost 10,000 cars in the UK are being recalled by Toyota due to the problem, which creates the risk of a fuel leak.The vehicles being recalled were manufactured between January 2005 and September 2010 and involve the following models: IS 250, IS 250 C, IS F, GS 300, GS 460, ...

14 October 2014 at 13:23

Filling up at the pumps is at its cheapest for three years as the latest supermarket fuel price war hots up. Diesel prices are dropping by up to 2p a litre at Sainsbury's and Asda on Tuesday - with a 1p cut for unleaded petrol. Tesco is also cutting prices, with a penny off a litre of petrol as well as a minimum of 1p a litre off the price of diesel, with many of its 500 forecourts matching ...

14 October 2014 at 13:23

Rural roads are the most dangerous in the UK, accounting for nearly two thirds (60%) of all road deaths - official figures show. Now, road safety campaign THINK! is calling on all drivers to show more vigilance on country routes; which pose the unique risks of sharp bends and hidden hazards.A quarter of drivers have seen a near-miss collision on rural roads. One in three (35%) admit to taking ...

14 October 2014 at 13:23

A new campaign bids to help reduce the number of road fatalities related to the winter weather.The arrival of winter brings the prospect of snow and ice, as well darker mornings and evenings when commuters are making they way to and from work.All this adds up to more dangerous conditions for driving, backed up by official statistics which show that car drivers were involved in 57,260 accidents ...

14 October 2014 at 13:23

Top Gear host Richard Hammond has again denied the team aimed to offend Argentinians with the number plate H982 FKL, saying they felt a "real chill" when they realised.The presenter claimed the incident resulted from a coincidence, during an interview for the Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio 2.He said any allusion the 1982 Falklands War on the number plate would have been: "a terrible gag if we'd...

14 October 2014 at 13:23

A car enthusiast has constructed a replica Pagani Zonda after sourcing the vast majority of its parts through online auction site eBay. Not content with owning a vintage Ferrari sports car, Nick Truman managed to snap up a used Jaguar V12 engine for £89 on eBay in 2010 and said at the time that he planned to use it to build something 'insane' and 'exotic'.He decided to replicate a £750,000 Pag...

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