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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...

18 July 2014 at 13:22

Downing Street is about to get some extra features - charging points for electric cars. It's all part of moves to make the fleet of cars used by the Government greener, and the first eco-friendly cars could be ordered as soon as the autumn.It might even lead to the Prime Minister being driven in an electric vehicle, though there are some practical concerns to think about first. David Cameron's...

18 July 2014 at 13:22

A search is underway for the owners of an adventurous female black kitten that hitched a ride on a council van. South Somerset District Council horticulture staff were surprised to find the tiny feline in one of the wheel arches of the van following a 20-mile journey from the council depot in Lufton near Yeovil to Bruton.Council representatives believe the kitten, which is only a few weeks old...

18 July 2014 at 13:22

Hundreds of iconic motors will be on show as CarFest returns for 2014 - and this year it promises to be bigger and better than ever before.The event, the brainchild of self-confessed petrol-head and radio personality Chris Evans, has become something of a Shangri-La among car enthusiasts, combining fast models of the modern era with classics from days gone by.CarFest North will take place at Ou...

18 July 2014 at 13:22

Caravan and trailer owners thinking of taking to the road for a summer trip are being urged to help avoid accidents with some simple checks. The Highways Agency says they need to be extra careful if the trailer or caravan has not been used for some time, perhaps since last summer.It warns there is a "big peak" in accidents involving towing during the summer months, with 2,415 such incidents i...

18 July 2014 at 13:22

A road safety expert has given motorists tips on how to avoid accidents ahead of the forecast heavy showers.With thunderstorms and sudden downpours expected across large parts of the country over the weekend, road safety charity the IAM has stepped in to offer advice on how to cope with the conditions.Britain's top advanced driver, Peter Rodger, said one of the first things motorists should do ...

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