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18 November 2014 at 10:28

Britain heads a league table of the world's worst countries for road rage, with over three-quarters (76%) of drivers claiming they have experienced aggression from other motorists. A survey of over 3,000 motorists across 20 countries shows that people in France are almost as likely to be exposed to rude and aggressive behaviour.As many as 73% of French motorists say they have been impacted by ...

18 November 2014 at 10:28

An American woman has successfully got away with wearing a colander "hat" on her driving licence photograph. The colander failed to strain the patience of Utah transport authority personnel, who say it is OK as long as the face is visible. This follows a spate of around a dozen similar driving licence pictures.Colander girl Asia Lemmon, 41, dons the headwear as a religious gesture to symbolise...

18 November 2014 at 10:28

The young driver who "gatecrashed" a race on a famous Kent motor racing track has been sentenced to eight months in prison. A YouTube video showing how 22-year-old Jack Cottle entered Brands Hatch's 26-car Fun Cup in his girlfriend's car went viral, attracting over 2 million hits.But Cottle is this week starting a jail term after being sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday. He also face...

18 November 2014 at 10:28

The planet's biggest motor manufacturer admits it is taking a gamble on an emissions-free vehicle, that may not sell healthy annual five-figure sums for two decades. Toyota is unveiling its new Mirai hydrogen-fuelled vehicle on the road. The sporty model will hit Japanese showrooms next month, arriving in Europe and the US by the middle of next year. Buying a car from this new four-door range...

18 November 2014 at 10:28

A classic vehicle auction saw a world record sale as part of £4.5 million-plus worth of deals going under the hammer. Enthusiasts buying a car with a historic bent flocked to Birmingham NEC to see the Classic Motor Show's lots from Silverstone Auctions last weekend.A Jaguar XJ220 formerly owned by a member of Brunei's oil-rich royal family fetched an unprecedented £247,500. A Singapore buyer s...

17 November 2014 at 12:32

A new survey underlines just how hazardous the roads are for primary school-aged children. Over two-fifths of 4,787 seven-to-11-year-olds (41%) claim they have either been struck by a road vehicle, or suffered a near miss while cycling or walking, according to the poll from Brake.The road safety charity's survey is published to coincide with its Road Safety Week activities (November 17-23).Tw...

17 November 2014 at 12:32

Traffic on the M25 is back to normal after a huge pothole appeared on Friday, causing the closure of three lanes. Motorists can once more set their journey planners via the anti-clockwise stretch between junctions 10 at Cobham and 9, for Leatherhead.The hole that appeared was, at 16ft long, a whole lane's width as well as 11.8in deep. The fault is being blamed on torrential rain in Surrey cau...

17 November 2014 at 12:32

Motorists are being warned that further flooding forecast on Monday could be a taste of things to come.The Met Office says that drivers should brace themselves for a wetter-than-average winter. The autumn is ending on a suitably damp note with substantial rainfall spreading across South-West England and areas of Wales. North-East Scotland has been placed on flood alert. Environment Agency offic...

17 November 2014 at 12:32

Bath businessman Mike Watts had the perfect answer to a major road closure adding an extra 14 miles to his daily commute - he built one himself. Now his £300,000 gamble to build a toll road looks to have paid off.Kelston-based Mr Watts, 62, put his home on the line in August for his private road initiative across farmland, charging drivers £2 for each trip. A total of around 150,000 vehicles u...

17 November 2014 at 12:32

A rejuvenated classic Porsche 911 is to feature in a new TV series following the lives of successful British career women. The original light yellow 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring was provided to 'Brit Chickz' by Oxfordshire-based Autofarm, an independent specialist in Porsche vehicles alone.The rare classic has been praised for its legendary status among fans as well as its lightweight, nimble h...

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