British motorists enjoy better driving experience on Europe's roads

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An RAC European Breakdown poll suggests that Europe's roads have less congestion and fewer potholes than those in the UK.

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Calls for reduction in blood-alcohol limit following drink-drive figures

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The number of fatalities occurring on UK roads as a result of drink-driving has remained unchanged since 2010, official figures have revealed.

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Quarter of UK drivers say nerves make them 'dangerous' when driving abroad

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Driving in another country can be a daunting experience. A recent survey conducted by Continental Tyres has revealed how UK motorists feel when driving abroad.

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Councils call for ban on car clocking

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The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling for the UK to retain a proposed EU ban on companies that provide mileage "correction" for cars, the BBC reports.

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Research highlights the importance of having a test drive

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Getting annoyed with our car from time to time is something all drivers have in common but new research from Kia Motors has revealed that this isn't always such a rare occurrence, Motors.co.uk reports.

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Figures reveal average motorway delay of 8.9 seconds per mile

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A new report by the Office for Road and Rail has revealed how bad motorway and A road traffic is in England.

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Introduction of £5 fee to use charging points for EVs

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Drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) will soon have to pay to use a major network of charging points as the sole provider of motorway charging stations has announced it will introduce a £5 fee.

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Figures reveal thousands of motorists commit pump and run

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A new survey has revealed that over 25,000 motorists in the UK drove off forecourts without paying for their petrol last year, Yahoo Finance reports.

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Cost of running a car falls as bus and rail fares rise

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New figures from the Department for Transport (DfT) suggest motorists in the UK are enjoying some of the lowest running costs for decades, the RAC reports.

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Figures reveal the UK's best-selling plug-in cars

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The latest DVLA figures have revealed there were nearly 60,000 electric or plug-in hybrid cars registered in the UK as of April this year, Auto Express reports.

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MOT failure data reveals areas of least roadworthy cars

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New data from Automyze reveals that more than half of cars in Dundee failed their most recent MOT test, This is Money reports.

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Government considers diesel tax hike

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In a bid to cut air pollution, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, has hinted at a tax hike for diesel cars, Auto Express reports.

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Hands-free phone use is 'equally distracting'

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Researchers from the University of Sussex have found that using a hands-free phone whilst driving is just as distracting as holding the phone in your hand, BBC News reports.

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Fewer people see drink driving as unacceptable

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The biennial survey by the Department for Transport's road safety website, THINK!, has revealed a decrease in the number of people who deem drink driving to be unacceptable, the RAC reports.

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Foxes blamed for cut brake cables

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Drivers in Royal Tunbridge Wells are being advised to check their brakes prior to setting off following a spate of incidents in which cables were chewed through by urban foxes

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Drug driving figures revealed

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Figures obtained by BBC Radio 5 live have revealed there were nearly 8,000 arrests for drug driving in England and Wales last year, BBC News reports.

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Average speed cameras on the increase

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New research by the RAC Foundation has revealed the number of road miles covered by permanent average speed cameras has doubled in the last three years, Auto Express reports.

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UK motorists believe there should be restrictions on new drivers

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Road safety charity Brake is promoting the idea of a graduated driving licensing (GDL) system, in light of figures revealing drivers aged between 17 and 19 are involved in 9% of fatal crashes...

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Record number of cars on UK roads

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The Department for Transport's latest Road Transport figures have revealed the number of cars on UK roads has hit a record high.

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Modern Transport Bill announced in Queen's Speech

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The Queen's Speech took place this week to outline the proposed legislation the Government aims to bring about in the new Parliamentary year.

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