Tag: Car

Shocking Stats Reveal Mobile Use While Driving

Shocking Stats Reveal Mobile Use While Driving

Reading Time: 2 minutes AS MANY as 13% of drivers are still using hand-held mobile phones while at the wheel, according to a survey.And 4% have admitted to regularly sending or reading text messages while driving, the poll by road safety charity Brake and insurance company Direct Line showed. The number of people owning […]

Road Safety Group Asks If Driving Test Is Fit For Purpose

Road Safety Group Asks If Driving Test Is Fit For Purpose

Reading Time: 1 minute THE Institute Of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is asking the thorny question of whether the standard driving test is still fit for purpose.This comes on the back of a new poll from Vision Critical and the IAM, which uncovered that 30% of young drivers (aged 18-25) admit to breaking the law […]

Almost 90% Of Drivers Ignoring MoT Checks

Almost 90% Of Drivers Ignoring MoT Checks

Reading Time: 2 minutes AN INCREDIBLE 86% of drivers think their car will pass its MoT test first time and without the need for any remedial or service work. A further 62% of British drivers fail to put any money aside to help with the cost of an MoT and any repairs that result […]

Government Urges Passengers To ‘Speak Up’ To Halt Drink-Drivers

Government Urges Passengers To ‘Speak Up’ To Halt Drink-Drivers

Reading Time: 2 minutes IN A bid to prevent drunk drivers from taking the wheel the Government is encouraging passengers to speak up to help reduce the risk of any serious consequences.This advice comes from Transport Minister Robert Goodwill, following a survey showing a quarter of those who had been in a car with […]

Police Probe Balls Car Collision

Police Probe Balls Car Collision

Reading Time: 2 minutes POLICE have launched an investigation into how shadow chancellor Ed Balls drove off after colliding with a parked car without informing the owner.The Labour MP for Morley and Outwood has since apologised to the vehicle’s owner following the incident in his constituency earlier this month, and stressed he did not […]

Mandela BMW For Sale

Mandela BMW For Sale

Reading Time: 1 minute A BMW 3 Series signed by Nelson Mandela as one of 10 ‘Democracy Cars’ is up for sale in the UK and expected to fetch £5000 at auction.The unique piece of South African history is for sale on 28 April at the RAF Museum in Hendon, London. Built in 2004, […]

Mercedes Teases Its 911 Rival Ahead Of Autumn Launch

Mercedes Teases Its 911 Rival Ahead Of Autumn Launch

Reading Time: 1 minute MERCEDES has released teaser images of its hotly anticipated new Porsche 911 rival. The German firm has dropped the familiar ‘Benz’ element of its name, with the car being called simply the Mercedes-AMG GT.Name and cabin layout aside, Mercedes is giving little away as to the car’s looks and motive […]

Anniversary Edition MX-5 Debuts At New York Show

Anniversary Edition MX-5 Debuts At New York Show

Reading Time: 1 minute AS part of the quarter century milestone celebrations focused on its iconic MX-5 roadster, Mazda has revealed a special edition to mark the car’s 25th anniversary.Taking pride of place on the firm’s stand at the New York International Auto Show along with a collection of heritage cars, the special edition […]

CCTV Parking Fines Top £312 Million

CCTV Parking Fines Top £312 Million

Reading Time: 2 minutes COUNCILS have turned to CCTV cameras to raise hundreds of millions of pounds through parking and traffic fines, civil liberties campaigners have claimed.Using static CCTV and CCTV cars, local authorities have issued £312 million worth of Fixed Penalty Notices for traffic contraventions, figures released to Big Brother Watch under Freedom […]

UK Drivers Risk Euro Fines

UK Drivers Risk Euro Fines

Reading Time: 2 minutes ONE IN FIVE drivers from the UK risks being fined when travelling in Europe due to not carrying the correct travel kit. Laws in Europe vary between countries but most demand every car has a warning triangle in case of a breakdown.In a survey by the AA, it found a […]