Archive for category: Motoring

NPCC boss Anthony Bangham urges prosecution for all speeding drivers

NPCC boss Anthony Bangham urges prosecution for all speeding drivers

/ February 6, 2018 11:20 am

The head of the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) says a non-prosecution buffer zone for speeding drivers should be abolished. Anthony Bangham says driving at even one mile per hour over the limit in a particular zone is breaking the […]

Reckless Ringwood driver banned for ton up motorway stunt

Reckless Ringwood driver banned for ton up motorway stunt

/ January 29, 2018 9:47 am

A UK driver described as totally reckless by police has been given a lengthy ban for speeding at 155mph. Ringwood driver John Hornby, 62, was clocked by police doing 147mph on the M3 motorway in his Audi S4. After seeing […]

France set to introduce lower speed limit for secondary roads

France set to introduce lower speed limit for secondary roads

/ January 19, 2018 11:09 am

The French government has revealed details of a planned reduction in the speed limits on secondary highways. Once the draught proposal gets the thumbs up, the maximum speed on an estimated 400,000kms of secondary roads will be cut by 10kmh […]

UK buyers of ex hire cars entitled to compensation

UK buyers of ex hire cars entitled to compensation

/ January 10, 2018 10:26 am

UK motorists who have bought redundant hire cars could be in for a windfall once new guidelines are implemented. Harcus Sinclair litigation specialist Damon Parker says any drivers who think they weren’t provided with the full history of second hand […]

Penalties for driving in UK motorway closed lanes to increase

Penalties for driving in UK motorway closed lanes to increase

/ January 2, 2018 11:16 am

Highways England says drivers who ignore so-called ‘Red-X’ warnings on motorways will likely be facing stiffer penalties from March onwards. The Red-X on UK motorway gantries means the hard shoulder or indicated lane is closed. At present, Highways England issues […]

Tory MP Richard Benyon loses driving licence for texting

Tory MP Richard Benyon loses driving licence for texting

/ December 25, 2017 9:21 am

Millionaire MP Richard Benyon has been given six penalty points on his driving licence for texting behind the wheel. As he still had points for unspent convictions on his license, the extra points resulted in an automatic six months ban […]

AA tells UK motorists to ensure cars are scraped free of snow

AA tells UK motorists to ensure cars are scraped free of snow

/ December 15, 2017 11:30 am

The Automobile Association has issued a warning reminding drivers to ensure they scrape all snow off their vehicles. The alert explained that just scraping snow off the windows was not enough and drivers faced a possible £100 fine and up […]

DVSA launches new and revamped UK driving tests

DVSA launches new and revamped UK driving tests

/ December 6, 2017 11:38 am

The UK’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) inaugurated its new driving test yesterday. Hailed as the test to assess the skills of 21st century learner drivers, the revamped product includes sections on using satnavs and backing into car park […]

Naked US driver rams tree while in the throes of sexual ecstasy

Naked US driver rams tree while in the throes of sexual ecstasy

/ November 28, 2017 12:11 pm

Police in the US state of Washington have arrested a driver for allegedly having sex behind the wheel while drunk. Eye witnesses say a car driven by 23-year-old Michael Tonkin rammed a tree beside a motorway before two occupants without […]

PCS Union for UK driving test examiners announces strike

PCS Union for UK driving test examiners announces strike

/ November 20, 2017 10:19 am

The UK’s union for driving test centre examiners says its members will be working to rule and staging a two-day strike. The Public and Commercial Service Union stated that the work-to-rule would begin on the 23 November and the strike […]

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