Paper car tax discs to be scrapped

Paper car tax discs will be scrapped next year after the Chancellor's Autumn Statement confirmed that a electronic system will be introduced towards the end of 2014.

George Osborne said that the new system will allow drivers to pay a monthly...

On the spot fines for lane hogging come into force

British drivers can now be issued with on the spot fines of £100 and three points on their licence for hogging the middle lane.

As of today (August 16th), officials will be able to issue the fines for a range of careless driving offences....

Car sales reach six-year high

UK car sales reached a six-year high in May due to high levels of private demand.

A total of 180,111 new car registrations were made during the month, up 11 per cent on the same month in 2012 and the 15th consecutive monthly increase.

The...

Japanese cars recalled over airbag issue

A problem with airbags has resulted in more than 150,000 UK-bought, Toyota, Honda and Nissan cars being recalled.

The fault was specifically to do with the airbag inflator on the passenger side of the vehicle, which has been known to burst when...

Second toll motorway expected

The Government is expected to announce the construction of the second toll motorway in Britain in the form of the M4 relief road.

Chancellor George Osborne looks set to announce the construction as part of his June comprehensive spending review,...

Low emission cars to help cut motoring costs

New regulations being considered by the European Union could help people who buy cars with low emissions to save money on their motoring expenses.

The EU is reportedly considering the introduction of new standards for manufacturers, which would...

VW Golf Mk 7 is European Car of the Year

The 2013 European Car of the Year title has been awarded to the Volkswagen Golf Mk 7.

Launched at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the vehicle totalled 414 points from the panel of 58 industry experts who were on hand to decide which vehicle deserved...

Study predicts fall in car prices

The cost of purchasing a car is expected to fall in the coming months, a recent study from CAP Automotive has suggested.

According to the research, car dealers are working hard to meet registration targets so they are becoming increasingly likely...

Academics support road toll plans

In an open letter to Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, a group of leading academics have shown their support for introducing road toll charges in the UK.

Published in the Telegraph, the letter was signed by 32 leading transport academics...

Car insurance firm sees rise in drink driving

A car insurance company has issued a warning about the number of people drink driving.

In the run-up to Christmas, drivers need to be particularly careful when it comes to drink driving. It can be all too easy to get carried away at a party...