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07 October 2014 at 13:39

Drivers who have a condition which disrupts breathing during sleep are at greater risk of dropping off behind the wheel, according to road safety experts.Motorists are seven times more likely to fall asleep while driving if they have sleep apnoea, according to Ireland's Road Safety Authority (RSA), which recently carried out a study in the country.It also says that fatigue plays a part in aroun...

07 October 2014 at 13:39

A group of MPs have called on ministers to increase efforts to tackle websites which dupe motorists into paying for free Government services.The cross-party Transport Select Committee said more must be done to raise awareness of the "copycat" websites.It noted that Transport for London (TfL) is already looking into plans to refuse payments from these sites or other unauthorised sources.TfL has ...

07 October 2014 at 13:39

The range of exciting and increasingly fuel-efficient models is helping to drive the best car sales figures in a decade, according to an industry expert.The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced that 425,861 new cars were sold in the UK in September - 5.6% higher than the same month last year and the 31st consecutive monthly increase.SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said th...

07 October 2014 at 13:39

Advancements in automotive technology mean drivers can now send texts or change radio stations in the car without having to take their eyes off the road. But a new study conducted in the US suggests these types of voice-activated, in-car gadgets are actually putting motorists at even greater risk of accidents. Researchers suggest that systems are so complicated to operate - and prone to ...

07 October 2014 at 13:39

A Porsche that's increased in price by 669% over the last decade has topped a new motor investment chart.The 911 Carrera RS 2.7 would have set a buyer back £65,000 in 2004 - but today the model sells for a massive £500,000, according to research from the Discovery Channel.The TV channel, which researched to decide the 100th car to feature on its Wheeler Dealers show, also found that the Aston M...

06 October 2014 at 13:41

Drivers are being urged to take extra care over the next couple of days as heavy rain and high wind batters parts of Britain. Weather forecasters are warning that 70mph gusts could be on the cards in some exposed areas, and high ground in northern and western Scotland, Wales, north-west England and the east of Northern Ireland.Meanwhile, people in the south-west of England are being warned to...

06 October 2014 at 13:41

Failure to maintain road markings and pressure on councils to turn off streetlights at night may be keeping older drivers 'trapped' indoors, according to a road safety group.A new study, investigating the effect of better road visibility on older drivers' confidence, is being launched by the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) and Newcastle University's Institute for Ageing.George Lee, nati...

06 October 2014 at 13:41

London taxi drivers find an average of eight mobile phones left behind by customers in their cars every year, according to a survey.But perhaps more alarmingly, about half of the phones are not protected by any kind of security pin code, meaning people's private and personal data can be easily accessed.More than two-thirds (68%) of taxi drivers questioned in the survey say they would not look f...

06 October 2014 at 13:41

Motorists have been fined for speeding in a 30mph zone following the mysterious appearance of 40mph signs, it has been revealed. The signs fooled drivers - using a mile-long stretch of the A630 at Thrybergh near Rotherham - into thinking they could travel faster than they could, while police officers operating mobile speed cameras dished out tickets to those who exceeded the limit.A police spo...

06 October 2014 at 13:41

A trio of new releases caught the eye during the opening stages of the 2014 Paris Motor Show.And it seems the Volvo XC90, Mazda MX-5 and Jaguar XE models are all targeting that certain 'X' factor.The latest generation of Volvo's hugely successful, large SUV takes the brand in a new direction with a bolder design featuring distinctive headlights and a robust and striking front grille. It adds t...

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