Tests reveal keyless cars have major security risk

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Tests by the German automotive organisation ADAC have concluded with warnings that owners with keyless car technology should be more vigilant, Auto Express reports.

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Half of UK motorists want over-70s to retake driving test

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In the last year, 17,000 drivers aged 70 or over had their driving licence revoked or refused as a result of a medical condition, figures from a Freedom of Information request reveal.

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Petrol prices predicted to rise 3p a litre by Easter

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The RAC predicts we are about to see the end of petrol being sold for less than £1 a litre. The warning follows Tesco raising its prices above the £1 mark. It is the first supermarket to do so.

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UK motorists spend an average of 30 hours in congestion

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According to INRIX's 2015 Traffic Scorecard, motorists in London wasted more than 100 hours in gridlock last year.This figure, which was the result of analysis in more than 100 cities worldwide, contributed to a UK average of 30 hours spent in delays.

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40% rise in black box insurance policies

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According to a new study by the British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA), the number of drivers choosing a telematics insurance policy has increased by 40% in the last year alone.

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Pothole damage affects two in five drivers

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According to new research by the AA, nearly two fifths (39%) of UK drivers reported pothole damage in the last two years, BBC News reports.

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Report reveals need to cut drink-drive limit

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GEM Motoring Assist is calling on the Government to accept that the drink-drive limit in England and Wales is too high following the findings of its latest research, Fleet News reports.

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MP calls for first aid training for learner drivers

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A new Bill which would make first aid training compulsory for learner drivers is being debated in Parliament, the Glasgow Evening Times reports.

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Driverless lorries

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In his Budget speech later this month, Chancellor George Osborne is expected to confirm plans to trial driverless lorries in the UK, BBC News reports.

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UK drivers don't know basic road and car rules, survey finds

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A new Halfords online survey has revealed that more than half of drivers in the UK do not know the basic rules of driving, Fleet World reports.

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Number of cars in Scotland reaches record high

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Official figures revealing there are more motorists using Scotland's roads than ever before has prompted environmental campaigners to call on the Scottish Government to introduce measures to cut car use.

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Drug-driving arrests increase by 800%

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Since the introduction of new laws in England and Wales last year, initial police force figures reveal a substantial increase in the number of drug-drive arrests.

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Thousands of drivers caught going over 100mph

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Figures from 42 out of 45 police forces in the UK reveal that more than 2,000 motorists were caught speeding at more than 100mph in the last year.

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Drivers find hospital parking fees the most infuriating

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According a new RAC study, paying to park at hospitals in England is the biggest annoyance for drivers looking to park. Do you think the parking fees should be scrapped?

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UK Car Crime at 20 Year Low

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UK car crime reaches 20-year low, but the fight against car thieves is not over, government warns.

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Tesla seeks engineers to boost self-driving cars programme

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Tesla chief executive Elon Musk is seeking software engineers to drive the company's autopilot programme forward.

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Learner drivers could be rewarded for passing their test first time

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The government has revealed plans to give learner drivers who pass their driving test on the first attempt a discount to encourage new drivers to be ready for the road.

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Storm Barney floods roads across UK

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Motorists are being warned by the police and motoring groups to take care after Storm Barney hit Britain and Ireland with 85 mph winds last night, causing floods, widespread damage and disruption.

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Speeding becoming more prevalent on UK roads

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Is speeding becoming customary on UK roads? That's the view of one of the UK's leading road safety charities, after finding that the number of speeding drivers convicted in court has risen by 28% in the past 12 months.

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Speed bumps: more than just a speed-control method

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Speed bumps aren't just designed to slow drivers down, you know – they are used to diagnose acute appendicitis.

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