Archive for category: Motoring

RAC poll shows strong support for opening up motorways to learners

RAC poll shows strong support for opening up motorways to learners

/ June 21, 2017 11:26 am

A poll carried out by the RAC has found drivers strongly support removing the ban on learner drivers from driving on the UK’s motorways. The motoring organisation quizzed 2,000 drivers ahead of the release of a government survey on the […]

New Apple iPhone feature will stop drivers using phones at wheel

New Apple iPhone feature will stop drivers using phones at wheel

/ June 13, 2017 9:21 am

A forthcoming addition to Apple’s iOS for iPhones will incorporate a feature which will block received messages and notifications when people are driving. A preview of the iOS 11 shows it is being built with a special Do Not Disturb […]

New figures show UK drivers sill flouting mobile phone laws

New figures show UK drivers sill flouting mobile phone laws

/ June 5, 2017 9:11 am

Statistics obtained from the Freedom of Information Act archives show increased penalties have not deterred Britain’s motorists from using their mobile phones at the wheel. The Press Association requested the figures for the four-week period after new laws were enacted […]

AA survey reveals tailgating is the biggest annoyance on UK roads

AA survey reveals tailgating is the biggest annoyance on UK roads

/ May 24, 2017 9:30 am

A survey conducted by the UK’s Automobile Association has found the thing that most annoys the country’s motorists is somebody driving too close behind them. The AA noted that the practice known as tailgating has constantly topped the table of […]

Speeding driver banned for 11 offences on same Ipswich bridge

Speeding driver banned for 11 offences on same Ipswich bridge

/ May 16, 2017 10:57 am

A Felixstowe motorist has been banned from driving after racking up 11 convictions for speeding on the same bridge. Vasile Ciuca was disqualified from driving for six months by Ipswich magistrates and was also given 99 penalty points. Magistrates heard […]

New EU law gives Europe countries access to DVLA database

New EU law gives Europe countries access to DVLA database

/ May 8, 2017 9:32 am

A Europe Union directive which came into effect at the weekend gives European countries access to the database of UK’s Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency. The new directive means that drivers with DVLA registered cars will face huge fines for […]

Steeper speeding fines come into effect in England and Wales

Steeper speeding fines come into effect in England and Wales

/ April 26, 2017 11:07 am

Standard fines for motorists convicted of speeding in England or Wales got more expensive on Monday. The 24 April was D-Day for a system that now sees fines imposed which take bigger chunks out of offending drivers’ pay packets. Drivers […]

Revamped UK driving tests to include sat nav use section

Revamped UK driving tests to include sat nav use section

/ April 18, 2017 9:48 am

The agency in charge of the UK’s driving tests says four new parts in December will include one on using satellite navigation systems. The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) noted that 50 per cent of motorists now used sat […]

Vodka swilling Coventry mum banged up for drunk driving

Vodka swilling Coventry mum banged up for drunk driving

/ April 11, 2017 10:44 am

A Coventry mother has been sent to jail for drunk driving and a high speed crash with her baby son in the vehicle. Tania Chikwature had driven from Coventry and was approaching Peterborough on the A605 on the 12 December […]

Car clean emissions stickers now mandatory in some France cities

Car clean emissions stickers now mandatory in some France cities

/ April 3, 2017 9:51 am

Drivers in the French cities of Paris, Lyon and Grenoble are now required to display a sticker showing their vehicles’ emissions ratings. The deadline for the purchase of the window screen stickers, Crit’Air vignettes, was the 1 April. People driving […]

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