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03 February 2015 at 11:40

Road users are taking lives into their own hands with outrageous risks at level crossings, new British Transport Police (BTP) video footage has revealed. BTP has released three films of near-misses as part of a safety campaign to warn motorists of the dangers around these areas.None of the examples shown led to injuries. But the Leicestershire motorist depicted in one film received a £135 fine...

03 February 2015 at 11:40

White is again the colour of choice among British motorists. Those buying a car in the UK chose this shade above all others in 2014, just as they did in 2013.As many as 544,815 of the 2,476,435 new motors registered last year were white - that's 22% of them.The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) figures suggest that motorists are not deterred by the practicalities of white cars...

03 February 2015 at 11:40

Double yellow lines on a Gloucester street appear to be fading into thin air. The optical illusion has sent many motorists double-taking after setting their journey planner to Frampton Road.The Linden area mystery seems to be easily explained, however. Road-tarmacking labourers might have omitted to repaint the whole double yellow lines. They appear to have just re-touched the areas they had...

03 February 2015 at 11:40

A Japanese car giant is recalling its new hatchback in the UK and three other countries - only days after it went on sale. The temporary suspension of sales also means those currently contemplating buying a car from Suzuki will have to wait a little longer to land the new Celerio.A braking fault has caused the Hamamatsu-based manufacturer to suspend sales of the vehicle, which has only been av...

03 February 2015 at 11:40

British motorists will be able to get behind the wheel of Renault's latest rival to Nissan's Qashqai from this autumn. The French car giant launched its new Kadjar on Tuesday, February 3.The latest crossover SUV will go on public display for the first time next month among Geneva Motor Show's myriad motoring delights.UK drivers should be able to own one from September, although it may go on sa...

02 February 2015 at 10:57

Motorists face a new weapon in the war on irresponsible driving. An undercover HGV equipped with video camera will detect motorists who phone, text or use other dangerous and irresponsible driving behaviours.The scheme has already been trialled in Warwickshire, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex in 2014. Highways Agency officials now plan to roll it out across the country to leading ...

02 February 2015 at 10:57

Motorists are saving money because of the ongoing campaign against bogus whiplash claims, new figures suggest. Drivers enjoyed average savings of around £15 - or a 4% drop to £360.75 - on their annual comprehensive car insurance bill last year, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) found.Insurers who have passed on their own savings made from a clampdown on dishonest whiplash actions have ...

02 February 2015 at 10:57

Snow, ice and blizzards will continue to disrupt the roads and cause problems for motorists this week. Following heavy snow in some parts of the country towards the end of last week, the Met Office has now issued yellow warnings for all of the country.The yellow warning indicates the public should be aware of the weather conditions, with more snow forecast for the Midlands, northern England a...

02 February 2015 at 10:57

A new campaign to steer drivers towards cheaper, greener fuel alternatives has been launched. Motorists wishing to convert to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) can now make a beeline for LPG stations all around the UK.This is thanks to Autogas Limited's new online service, which details each of the country's 1,400-plus refuelling sites - including 215 of its own.LPG, which is known for burning mor...

02 February 2015 at 10:57

Motorists are sharing the capital's roads with a record amount of cyclists, according to new figures. The numbers jumped by 10% in the quarter to December 2014 alone, compared to the corresponding three months in 2013. This increase made the overall figure the largest since numbers started being recorded 15 years ago. The Transport for London (TfL) announcement comes a week after London Mayor ...

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