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13 August 2015 at 14:36

Motorists are warned they will be found out if they try to give false information to car insurance companies. The industry's official body says more than 4,000 fraudulent car insurance polices were uncovered every week last year.The Association of British Insurers (ABI) says that cutting corners in a bid to lower premiums is simply not worth the risk. It can result in criminal records, heavy ...

13 August 2015 at 14:36

Having a clean car and resisting the urge to yell at other motorists could help win over a new date's heart, the results of a new survey suggest. Getting on for half those questioned by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) say signs of road rage would be a definite turn-off on a first date. Similar proportions say they wouldn't be impressed if their new date texted or chatted on their mob...

13 August 2015 at 14:36

Plans for a new bypass in Lincoln are dividing the local community. Drivers setting their journey planners to the city could one day find traffic eased by an Eastern Bypass, if county councillors get their way.But some locals are against the plans and want the road bridge in the original scheme to be reinstated. In fact, campaign groups for and against the project have sprung up. Lincolnshire...

12 August 2015 at 12:56

Drivers can look forward to the "exciting possibility" of having their electric cars charged as they drive, under new plans announced by Highways England . If this year's off-road trials are successful then motorists may not need to get out of their cars to recharge electric batteries on lengthy trips.A wireless charge network would be built underneath England's motorways and key A-roads, subj...

12 August 2015 at 12:56

Drivers can expect challenging conditions over the next 48 hours with the risk of a whole month's worth of rainfall expected, forecasters are warning. MeteoGroup predicts that rainfall levels across Wales and England could hit anything from 30mm to 50mm between Thursday and Friday.Intense thundery rain is also anticipated, making life for motorists difficult with a greater number than average ...

11 August 2015 at 12:45

Almost 20,000 drivers who have enough penalty points to be banned from driving are still on the road, new research reveals. Usually motorists are banned for at least six months if they hit 12 points over 3 years.But Auto Express found that over one in three drivers across Wales and England - 7,078 out of 19,848 - who have reached this figure have escaped disqualification.The motoring magazine ...

11 August 2015 at 12:45

Motorway drivers suffered lengthy delays stretching from Liverpool to North Wales following a gas tanker fire on Monday. Those with their journey planners set for Chester were particularly delayed. The M56 near the city was closed, causing gridlock as firefighters took six hours to bring the blaze under control. The propane gas-carrying lorry caught fire on the motorway's hard shoulder on jun...

11 August 2015 at 12:45

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) says plans to close the Eurotunnel at night to help prevent illegal migrants entering the UK are "incredulous". Thousands of migrants are still camped in Calais, trying to stow away on lorries bound for cross-Channel ferries.There are even reports of migrants hiding in people's cars, as well as boarding Eurotunnel trains bound for London.The RHA, which repres...

11 August 2015 at 12:45

Motoring enthusiasts are in for a treat as the largest free-to-view driving show in the UK returns for another instalment. The Regent Street Motor Show once again takes place on London's iconic shopping street, showcasing 125 years of motoring history from pre-1905 veteran cars right through to the supercars of today.Saturday 31 October is the all-important date, with the festivities kicking ...

10 August 2015 at 13:28

A fuel price war is brewing as all major supermarkets again slashed the cost of filling up at their pumps. Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda have all shaved 2p per litre off the cost of diesel and 1p off unleaded petrol, while Morrisons slashed diesel prices by 4p to around 107p a litre. It also cut its petrol prices by 1p to an average of 112p a litre. RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams believes it ...

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