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12 August 2014 at 12:12

UK drivers have been urged by a road safety charity to not touch a drop of alcohol if they plan to get behind the wheel. Brake's call comes after the Association of Chief Police Officers said one in 15 drivers breath-tested during its national campaign against drink-driving in June were over the legal limit.Over 63,688 breath tests; 4,108 either tested positive for alcohol or refused to take t...

12 August 2014 at 12:12

The quickest, most powerful Land Rover yet is debuting in California this week. The Range Rover Sport SVR can hit 60mph from scratch in just 4.5 seconds, while its maximum speed is 162mph.Regular customers can rest assured that it also comes with Range Rover's trademark reliability, the the latest incarnation aims to go head-to-head with Porsche in next year's performance SUV market. The 550 ...

12 August 2014 at 12:12

Orders have opened for the new and improved Volkswagen Jetta. The revised German small family model debuted in New York in April, and is set to be made available in dealerships from this December. Its many enhancements include a 10% more aerodynamic drive, sleeker styling, and fresh ambient lighting which lends the car a more upmarket feel.Its steering wheel, instruments, boot lid, trims, sea...

12 August 2014 at 12:12

Drivers are most irritated by being stuck behind a tractor or caravan, according to a survey around summer motoring pet hates.Other annoying summer driving scenarios including traffic congestion on bank holidays and loud music blaring from the cars of boy racers.With many families off on holidays which involve long car journeys, it is important for drivers to check their breakdown cover to ensu...

11 August 2014 at 15:47

Diesel domination on the roads could be stalling after it emerged new car buyers are moving back towards petrol engines.New figures from Ford show that its 1.0-litre Ecoboost turbocharged petrol engine now gives one in every five cars sold across Europe their oomph, with 120,000 new vehicles sold between January and the end of June.In the same period last year, 104,000 cars with this apparatus ...

11 August 2014 at 15:47

Weather warnings have been issued across northern England and Scotland as the aftermath of Hurricane Bertha continues its course. Further spells of heavy rain and strong winds are expected, much like southern England and Wales experienced on Sunday, with gusts of up to 50mph in places.The Environment Agency has issued a total of six flood warnings and 47 flood alerts across England and Wales, ...

11 August 2014 at 15:47

People are being urged to refrain from using their mobile phones behind the wheel after several motorists were recently spotted photographing the aftermath of a collision. A total of 12 drivers were seen allegedly filming or taking pictures with their phones after a caravan collided with the central reservation of the M5 southbound, close to Michaelwood services, on July 28.An eagle-eyed offic...

11 August 2014 at 15:47

For decades music fans have been flocking to London's Abbey Road with their cameras at the ready to recreate one of pop's most iconic images.But now road safety fears could result in the zebra crossing featured on the Beatles' 1969 Abbey Road album getting its own lollipop person.The album cover shows John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr safely crossing a quiet Abbey Roa...

11 August 2014 at 15:47

Motoring campaigners will ramp up the pressure on government to introduce licensing for all technicians working in the automotive industry, they have announced. According to the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) new research shows around seven in every 10 voters already think technicians that service their vehicles or work on them after a breakdown have to hold a licence to do so, but that...

08 August 2014 at 14:09

Up to a third of young drivers in the UK are putting their lives at risk by taking "selfies" at the wheel, a survey has found.Strikingly, British motorists aged 18-24 seem to be the worst for this kind of behaviour when compared with their European counterparts, according to research carried out for the Ford Motor Company.A total of 33% of UK drivers in this age bracket admitted taking selfies ...

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