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12 June 2015 at 11:50

More than 400 drivers a month are being arrested for drug-driving, new figures have revealed.New laws in England and Wales have set limits at very low levels for eight drugs commonly associated with illegal use, including cannabis and cocaine, while police have new equipment at their disposal.The data, obtained by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) under the Freedom of Information Act,...

12 June 2015 at 11:50

Jaguar Land Rover's (JLR) scientists are creating technology to help drivers combat one of their biggest bugbears. The motorist of the future will be buying a car which can avoid potholes, if the researchers' plan comes to fruition.Only this March, the Asphalt Industry Alliance reported that a sixth of the UK's roads were rated in a poor condition.Such hazards leave many motorists having to cl...

12 June 2015 at 11:50

Motorists can get further peace of mind when they come to choose mechanics, thanks to a Government-backed "good garage" initiative. It means that drivers can view lists of the most trusted car repair firms in their area at the click of an internet button, especially as the top 11 have just been announced.For years, motorists have been able to use the RAC's nationwide approved garage network , ...

12 June 2015 at 11:50

A prototype car on show in France has taken the idea of long-distance driving up several gears.The Microjoule La Joliverie recorded 10,652 miles per gallon ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans - the oldest endurance race in the world - highlighting the huge development potential in internal combustion.It swept aside the competition in a special Shell Eco-marathon , continuing its recent domination ...

12 June 2015 at 11:50

A lucky couple is driving around in not one, but two luxury sports cars, having won a competition twice in the space of six months.Steve McLoughlin could not believe his luck when he won a £60,000 Jaguar F-Type in January.But his wife, Rian, has top trumped him after she was handed the keys to a £94,000 Aston Martin V8 Vantage.Both also received a £10,000 cash prize - hidden in the boot - throu...

11 June 2015 at 12:13

The RAC has helped create car endurance history after co-drivers travelled across a record-breaking 14 different nations on one fuel tank. In creating the "phenomenal" Guinness World Records entry, the Audi A6 Ultra's computer mileage reading stood at zero - with 16 miles still left to go to cross the final border to Hungary. Somehow, co-drivers Rebecca Jackson and Andrew Frankel crossed the ...

11 June 2015 at 12:13

It may seem a good idea at the time for drivers to personalise their cars, but it could also seriously damage their re-sale value, according to experts. Glass's Guide valuation specialists say vehicles which are too adapted to suit an individual's needs could even leave it difficult to sell at all.People buying a car might not buy into the subjective character car that others have created, the...

11 June 2015 at 12:13

Motorists are to be outlawed from key roads in central Dublin amid proposals to make the Irish capital more appealing to pedestrians and cyclists. The sweeping 150 million euro (£109.2 million) eight-year rolling plan is in response to a projected additional 42,000 morning vehicle trips into Dublin at the end of this period.City leaders say such anticipated growth cannot be accommodated unless...

10 June 2015 at 10:39

A chip shop owner is refusing to accept parking charges he received more than two years ago.Barry Beavis, from Chelmsford in Essex, lost his landmark legal action against private car park operator ParkingEye earlier this year over an £85 fine for overstaying his allotted two hours of free parking.The 48-year-old will now go to the Supreme Court - the highest court in the UK - after it agreed to...

10 June 2015 at 10:39

Officials have launched a new crackdown on motorcyclists, amid latest figures which reveal a growing amount of London-based motorbike deaths. The number of such incidents rose by 22.7%, from 22 during 2013 to 27 last year, in the Greater London area, according to Transport for London's (TfL) figures.Policymakers said they will be targeting speeding, running red lights and careless riding as a ...

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