Archive for category: Motoring

Comparethemarket warns Brit drivers to keep their licences up to date

Comparethemarket warns Brit drivers to keep their licences up to date

/ August 22, 2017 9:23 am

A survey carried out by comparethemarket.com has found around 1.5 million UK drivers are risking heavy fines just for not keeping their licences up to date. John Miles is the price comparison website’s Motoring Head and he says drivers can […]

Learner drivers to be allowed on UK motorways in 2018

Learner drivers to be allowed on UK motorways in 2018

/ August 14, 2017 9:21 am

The UK’s government has verified it is preparing to change current laws which bar learner drivers from driving on the nation’s motorways. Following a public consultation on the issue, transport-secretary Chris Grayling said the first L-plate drivers will be using […]

Privilege DriveXpert study reveals clever people liable to fail driving tests

Privilege DriveXpert study reveals clever people liable to fail driving tests

/ August 4, 2017 11:52 am

A survey conducted by motor insurers Privilege DriveXpert has found the less brainy and gifted among us are more likely to ace their driving tests. Researchers quizzed almost 1,600 people who had passed their tests and found 59 per cent […]

London police campaign targets dangerous driving

London police campaign targets dangerous driving

/ July 26, 2017 10:51 am

A campaign launched by the Met Police in London is putting officers back on bicycles. The difference between the mid-twentieth century version of the ubiquitous bobby on the bike and the uniformed one of 2017 is that the latter are […]

Volvo jumps on electric bandwagon and will phase out petrol

Volvo jumps on electric bandwagon and will phase out petrol

/ July 18, 2017 10:01 am

The Chinese owner of Volvo Cars has announced that in two years time all models produced will be either electric or hybrid vehicles. Zhejiang Geely stated five models scheduled for release from 2019 onwards would be electric only. Three of […]

Chris Grayling announces budgets for village bypasses

Chris Grayling announces budgets for village bypasses

/ July 10, 2017 12:42 pm

The UK’s transport-secretary has announced the allocation of a budget which will give local councils the funds needed to build bypasses around villages, towns and traffic bottlenecks. Chris Grayling confirmed there would be £1 billion a year available for councils […]

Swimmer Dan Wallace banned after pleading guilty to drink driving

Swimmer Dan Wallace banned after pleading guilty to drink driving

/ June 30, 2017 11:52 am

British Olympic swimming ace Dan Wallace has been disqualified from driving for one year after being caught drunk driving. Appearing before Stirling Sheriff Court, the swimmer explained that when he was arrested in the early hours of 1 June he […]

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 […]

In the Press
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