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03 November 2014 at 12:56

Britain's most dangerous road has been named in a new report. Safety-first motorists may well wish to set their journey planner far away from the 12-mile A285 stretch linking West Sussex's Petworth and Chichester.That's because nowhere else in Britain is more consistently risky, according to the Road Safety Foundation's (RSF) How Safe Are You On Britain's Roads? study published on Monday.On t...

03 November 2014 at 12:56

The number of people who want Wales and England also governed by the new Scottish drink-drive limits outnumber those who don't by two to one, according to a new survey. As many as 68% of the 2,632 adults polled are in favour of such a change, an Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) poll found this month.New Scottish law will see the introduction of a new drink-drive limit of 50mg of alcohol t...

03 November 2014 at 12:56

A popular Nissan model has hit the 2 million milestone faster than any previous UK-produced car. Sunderland motor plant workers took under eight years to produce this many Qashqais.The Japanese company now accounts for a third of all UK-made cars. It means that the Sunderland workforce produces three motors every minute. As many as 85% of them are exported across 132 overseas countries. The l...

03 November 2014 at 12:56

The actress who plays Rita Tanner in Coronation Street faces a drink-drive trail next year after a Crewe district judge set a February 9-10 date. Long-running soap star Barbara Knox, 81, who did not appear herself, denies the charge which followed an incident on March 10 in Knutsford, Cheshire.If convicted by magistrates Knox faces a maximum £5,000 fine, a motoring ban of upwards of a year or...

03 November 2014 at 12:56

A female driver was caught on camera towing a friend in a wheelchair from behind her car in a supermarket car park.Maria Adams lost her licence and was ordered to pay £1,369 prosecution costs after admitting dangerous driving at Newcastle Crown Court.The 20-year-old had towed a man who was sitting in a borrowed wheelchair outside a Tesco in Roker, Sunderland. The South Tyneside call centre work...

31 October 2014 at 13:04

A leading Government figure has promised motorists better roads after admitting that the country's highway network has been "neglected" over the past four decades. Danny Alexander said that Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement on December 3 will outline major upgrades to key routes.These will include the A47 and A1 as well as South-West England's A303.The Treasury Chief Secretary's ple...

31 October 2014 at 13:04

Millions of motorists are continuing to join a mass getaway during the half-term school holidays. An additional 2 million motorists will join the UK road network on Saturday (November 1) as part of the last opportunity to escape ahead of the Christmas holidays, according to the RAC.Weather forecasts suggest that drivers should take care, however, with strong winds and rain predicted for much o...

31 October 2014 at 13:04

A vehicle more used to picking up fares than fears is being transformed into a Halloween attraction, to be unveiled at a famous capital landmark this week. Those heading to check out the London Motor Museum's various treasures will be able to catch the spookily customised former London cab.The FX4 taxi, which was first modified 11 years ago, was chosen as the ideal base for a Halloween-themed ...

31 October 2014 at 13:04

A Rolls-Royce that has been deliberately altered to look "ugly" is up for sale on eBay. The seller's challenge to buyers of 'dare to be different' doesn't seem to have been taken up as yet. Bids have not even hit the car's reserve price yet.But this is hardly surprising, since it has been deliberately "downgraded" and appears an all too likely candidate for breakdown assistance. It looks mor...

31 October 2014 at 13:04

Germany has cemented its position as a trusted motor manufacturer, according to latest eBay.co.uk figures. When it comes to buying a car or spare part on the ever-popular marketplace website, German-made sales more than double their nearest rival.The European powerhouse boasts more car manufacturers than any nation on the continent, including Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Opel, Smart and Volk...

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