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16 October 2014 at 16:00

Road accidents would fall and injuries would be less severe if 20mph zones were introduced in built-up areas, according to a public health expert in Northern Ireland. Teresa Keating, from the Institute of Public Health in Ireland - which also covers the Republic - says recent research shows the positive impact of 20mph speed limits.Children, older people and those in deprived communities would...

16 October 2014 at 16:00

A concept car that signals a new design direction for Audi is set to be unveiled next month.The car maker will reveal the first vehicle by new design chief Marc Lichte at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which runs from November 21 to 30.Audi says the concept car will herald a new start in terms of both the exterior and interior design of its models.Mr Lichte worked for Volkswagen before joining Audi...

16 October 2014 at 16:00

Honda's Civic Tourer has been named the most eco-friendly car. The Japanese-built motor beat off rivals in a 26-team MPG Marathon driving challenge to find the motor with the best miles-per-gallon ratio. The findings suggest that motorists wishing to save at the fuel pumps should head to their nearest Honda dealership. Its 1.6 diesel-powered engine outshone the rest of the field with 97.92mp...

16 October 2014 at 16:00

More than two-thirds of UK drivers say the introduction of in-car cameras would help cut the volume of 'crash-for-cash' motor scams, according to the RAC's research. A quarter of motorists would go further; claiming the technology should be made compulsory to bring down the number of bogus car insurance claims and lawsuits.And motorists aren't just waiting on government reform. A total 39 per ...

16 October 2014 at 16:00

Jaguar has announced a new Heritage Driving Experience package allowing fans to 'arrive and drive' its finest cars. Lovers of the luxury brand will be able to turn up and drive or ride in an unprecedented array of classics, as well as modern-day supercars.Jaguar says it will provide its ever-expanding army of fans with "more than 100 years of beautiful, fast cars from pre- and post-war road ra...

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, ...

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