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28 July 2014 at 13:46

A squeeze on parking is forcing motorists to park further away from city and town centres, new research from the RAC suggests.Parking charges are escalating with smaller and fewer spaces available.The RAC is urging town halls to "act boldly" to remedy the situation, encouraging drivers to set their journey planners for town and city centres once again.More than two-thirds (67%) of motorists who...

28 July 2014 at 13:46

Motorists filling up their tanks before heading off on holiday this summer could find some extra money left over for an ice cream, after Asda sparked a likely fuel price war on Monday.The move comes amid a strengthening pound against the dollar, which Asda said meant it could offer some of the cheapest fuel prices in years. By cutting up to 2p a litre off fuel prices, the supermarket chain i...

28 July 2014 at 13:46

Motorists could save £18 million annually under plans to slash the cost of driving licences.Claire Perry, the Transport Minister, says the savings will be of particular benefit to newly-qualified motorists who usually have to pay more for things such as car insurance .The new charges, which are likely to launch towards the close of October, will see big incentives for people who apply online. ...

28 July 2014 at 13:46

Thousands of drivers are still risking their own safety and the lives of other road users by having a drink before getting behind the wheel, new figures show.Road safety charity Brake has renewed its call for motorists to cut out drink-driving altogether, after more than 4,100 failed or refused breath tests during a month-long campaign.Across the country during June nearly 63,700 breath tests w...

28 July 2014 at 13:46

Motorists who have enjoyed taxi drivers' tans during this month's heatwave should brace themselves for torrential rain and thunder, forecasters are now warning.The Met Office has issued a weather warning rated yellow for South-Eastern parts of the country on Tuesday (July 29).This means conditions will be considerably more hazardous than normal with prudent drivers advised to check their breakd...

25 July 2014 at 15:27

The start of the school summer holidays has been blessed with sunny weather as thousands of families take to the roads. Friday is expected to be among the busiest days for road travel in 2014, Trafficmaster and Inrix agree. There could also be significant jams on Saturday as more people head off on holiday, followed by busy days on all of the Saturdays next month. With congestion also predi...

25 July 2014 at 15:27

Thrilled Aston Martin fans may soon be able to get their hands on a new version of one of the company's most iconic cars.The luxury maker announced plans to bring back the famous Lagonda name, adding that it will be available from early next year by invitation only.The new super saloon, inspired by the classic 1976 model, is to be hand-built at Aston Martin's site in Gaydon, Warwickshire.It is ...

25 July 2014 at 15:27

A lucky little boy managed to escape with only a bump to the head after he got into his family's car, started the automatic engine and drove down two embankments.The unlikely ride ended when the three-year-old drove into the garden of a nearby pub.It is thankfully thought he was never close to any main roads and did not encounter any pedestrians during the incident in Henley, near Midhurst, Wes...

25 July 2014 at 15:27

Rare and vintage Beetles will be on show as thousands of enthusiasts gather for a celebration of the much-loved car.The Sunshine Tour takes place in Travemunde, Germany, and will see over 4,000 Beetle fans attend - with some, and their cars, arriving in fancy dress.For the past nine years Volkswagen has been an official partner to the festival, which takes place on the weekend of 15-17 August.T...

25 July 2014 at 15:27

One of Britain's most experienced drivers has offered motorists advice aimed at ensuring a smooth trip to the airport for their summer getaway.Peter Rodger, from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), says there are a number of key measures to take in order to prevent any last-minute panic.Before leaving, you should check the fluid levels, tyres, mirrors and windows to minimise the risk of ...

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