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09 December 2014 at 11:59

The fight against motor insurance fraud has a new weapon in the form of an industry data sharing service.MyLicence is being made available to insurers, who will be able to easily access accurate and up-to-date data on drivers' records.It will enable more accurate pricing by insurers and lower premiums for honest drivers, says Transport minister Claire Perry.This view is backed by Motor Insurers...

09 December 2014 at 11:59

Motorists have been warned to expect gusts of up to 80mph on Tuesday evening. Meteorologists predict a "weather bomb" - or rapid cyclogenesis - will hit the UK; bringing serious gales through Northern England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.This so-called "bomb" is when a system of extensive low pressure accumulates, with one about to travel slowly eastwards from Scotland to Iceland.High...

09 December 2014 at 11:59

Motorists should not expect zero-death targets across British roads, the Transport Minister has said. Claire Perry, who was providing evidence to MPs about the driving trends of tomorrow, said that Britain will not be following the 'no-death' goal set in Sweden.Ms Perry said that not only does Britain already boast good safety standards, but latest driving techniques are being introduced to ma...

09 December 2014 at 11:59

Kent Police have arrested a motorist as young as 15 as part of their anti-drink-drive campaign this Christmas. The Greenhithe boy was pulled over on Sunday charged with various motoring offences. These included drink-driving, motoring with no insurance or licence, and theft.If Chatham Youth Court's justices convict him of the drink-drive offence, he faces a fine of up to £5,000, a driving ban ...

09 December 2014 at 11:59

There is no car women prefer to drive than the luxurious Mercedes S-Class, according to a panel of female motoring writers. The Merc overcame Audi's A8 by the narrowest of margins - 0.1 point - and Honda's Jazz model to land best motor at Women's World Car of the Year awards.Women buying a car might also be wise to consider an F-Type Coupe from Jaguar, the awards suggest. This is because it w...

08 December 2014 at 12:36

The RAC is calling on petrol companies to give drivers an early Christmas present at the pumps; passing on long overdue savings. The call follows worldwide wholesale crude oil price cuts of over 40% from 115.36 dollars (£73.94) a barrel in June, to 68.59 dollars (£43.96) last weekend. This amounts to over 7p per litre for petrol and almost 6p for diesel users, and would create the cheapest fu...

08 December 2014 at 12:36

Travel disruption is feared as the first real spate of winter weather prepares to strike the UK. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice overnight, with wintry showers predicted to fall in Scotland in particular during the "first notable north-westerly blast of the year".Drivers have also been advised to stay away from part of the main route into the Highands due to the icy...

08 December 2014 at 12:36

A motor industry body is to launch a campaign to help female drivers feel more confident in their choice of garage or mechanic.The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) decided to make the move after a survey found that about a quarter of women motorists admitted they never have their car serviced by a professional mechanic.Those women said that they only have problems sorted when they appear o...

08 December 2014 at 12:36

Ford's new Mondeo and the Land Rover Discovery Sport were among the star performers in the latest round of Euro NCAP tests. Both achieved the maximum five-star rating, as did the Lexus NX hybrid, the all-new Volkswagen Passat, the Subaru Outback and the Porsche Macan.But the Vauxhall Corsa and Mini Cooper didn't perform as well in the safety tests - only managing four stars - along with the Sm...

08 December 2014 at 12:36

An Italian luxury car manufacturer has unveiled its very limited edition new 597bhp supercar. The Ferrari Sergio has been named after one of the firm's most iconic designers - the renowned Sergio Pininfarina.But buying a car this luxurious isn't coming cheap. The asking price is £2 million and only six are being made. And the bad news for Ferrari fans hoping to be in on this extremely exclusi...

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