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10 September 2014 at 10:53

Weather-related road incidents could soon be on the rise again with a trend towards more extreme winters predicted for the future.Scientists are warning there is no longer such thing as a 'typical British winter', as in recent years the season has become unpredictable and volatile.This year temperatures were generally mild but there were tumultuous storms, whereas in 2012 Britain suffered one o...

10 September 2014 at 10:53

Judges at the Court of Appeal have dismissed an attempt by footballer Marlon King to change his sentence over a driving offence which left a motorist seriously injured.Former Birmingham and Sheffield United striker King pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving at Nottingham Crown Court in May and was handed an 18-month jail sentence.The 34-year-old had been eating an ice-cream while driv...

10 September 2014 at 10:53

Thousands of new university students are preparing to head off to university in what could be their first long-distance road trip behind the wheel.To help ensure their journey to university goes safely and smoothly, driving experts have issued a tailored set of handy tips.Students are likely to be taking along bags full of clothes and boxes laden with books, food and supplies to get them throug...

10 September 2014 at 10:53

It's another milestone for the marvellous Mini as it clocked up production of its three millionth car since 2001.The Mini has reclaimed its position as one of the most popular vehicles in the world - a British brand, although steered by Germany's BMW Group, with two million international exports as part of this boost.The iconic brand has seen sales in 110 markets across the world. In the 13 yea...

10 September 2014 at 10:53

The hands-free commute could become a reality as soon as 2020 after Honda unveiled a prototype vehicle which can safely drive itself on the road.The Acura RLX sedan completed an eight-mile route in Detroit with the driver's hands being completely off the steering wheel the whole time.A beacon using laser beams made the hands-free drive possible - the car's surroundings are continually monitored...

09 September 2014 at 14:31

Almost one in five drink-drive convictions are now accounted for by women, a new survey shows.The research shows that the proportion of women caught driving while over the legal alcohol limit has nearly doubled over the last 15 years.According to the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, in 1998 around 9% of drink-driving convictions issued in relation to women drivers.But this figure has now risen to 17% w...

09 September 2014 at 14:31

A row between London cabbies and the capital's mayor, Boris Johnson, is reaching boiling point with the staging of a 'go-slow' protest aimed at bringing the city's traffic to a halt.Protest group Cabbies Against Boris (Cab) is locked in a bitter dispute with Mr Johnson who has axed 3,000 old taxis for environmental reasons.However, Cab says research proves the new taxis which have replaced them...

09 September 2014 at 14:31

New technology could pin-point the moment when a car might skid.Ford's initiative, Enhanced Transitional Stability (ETS), may help drivers prevent a loss of control. It will take a bow on the new Focus, and will use a combination of the car's speed and steering wheel activity in order to calculate when a skid might occur.If it looks like the car will lose control, wheels will brake individually...

09 September 2014 at 14:31

Science-fiction is becoming science-fact, with General Motors' claim that it is within two years of offering vehicles that can talk to each another.They will also be nearly able to drive themselves while maintaining A-road and motorway speeds.The new summer 2016 Cadillac is expected to be the recipient of optional semi-autonomous highway technology called Super Cruise.In addition, the US manufa...

09 September 2014 at 14:31

A gold-plated Aston Martin model specially created to mark 50 years since James Bond movie Goldfinger was released is going up for auction.The unique third scale replica has been commissioned by EON Productions, the company behind the Bond films. The money raised by the model's sale will go to children's charity the NSPCC.The replica Aston Martin DB5, driven by Sean Connery in the 1964 film, is...

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