UK Driving

Release Your Inner Child - a Hot Hatch for Every Day of the Week

Lara Platman | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Platman

Do you remember your first car, was it handed to you by your proud parents who said, "Go on, be free, travel the world with your dreams - oh and be safe too." Mine was a chocolate brown Vauxhall Astra I can't seem to remember if it was an estate or an elongated hatchback...

Driving the World Insane

Jackson Bliss | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jackson Bliss

Inside our cars, we stop valuing human life and simultaneously overvalue our own time and importance. And because many people who work in the city drive back to the suburbs where they spend all of their money (becoming agents of urban sprawl), cars have become the standard accessory of urban economic divestment.

Half Of White Line Road Markings Need Replacing Immediately

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK

Around half of the white line road markings on major highways need replacing immediately or soon, according to a survey. Just 16% of markings on motor...

I'm a Learner Driver, Leave me alone!

Gina Lyons | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

We were all learners once. So, a word of warning. The next time someone beeps, I might not be so polite. I might decide it's at that exact moment I decide to practice my emergency stop. Don't be that impatient car behind me.

De-Icing Your Car, Polish-Style

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Comedy

In which a man in Nowy Sącz removes the ice from his car in a most, erm, interesting manner. Fellow British people: we don't think we should ever ...

Petrol And A Pint

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A new pub being opened at a motorway service station today was "at odds" with public opinion which was firmly against the move, according to road safe...

Audi System Means You'll Never Stop For A Red Light Again

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A rather nifty new system from Audi means you may never have to stop at a red light ever again. The Smart City Traffic Light Assistance (SCTL) can'...

Look Ma, No Hands: Motorist Banned For Doing THIS (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A motorist who was filmed driving with his hands tucked behind his head has been handed a 12-month ban. Richard Newton was captured driving betwee...

WATCH: Road Rage, Israeli-Style

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to treat people a little better in 2014, then you could learn a thing or two from these guys... (Via LiveL...

Treating a Southerner to a Trip Oop North

Tom Ward | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Ward

It's a strange one, thinking about why we go home. The underlying reason must be homesickness, a desire to see friends and family again, even if we've just left them, but for a young lad just moved down to London, it's hard to admit this.

Young Drivers

Ben Collins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Collins

A study in Sweden, and elsewhere, has shown that pre-license training can cut the rate of attrition for young drivers by 41%, compared to their late-starting peers, because it prepared them mentally before and during their first experiences on the road.

Life in the Fast Lane

Neil Cossar | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cossar

In Oct 2004, Eric Clapton was suspended from driving in France after being caught speeding at 134mph in his Porsche 911 Turbo near Merceuil. He was given a 750 euro (£515) fine and his UK licence was confiscated. After paying his fine Clapton posed for photographs with French police and then left the scene in his Porsche -- with his secretary behind the wheel...

Men Are Better Drivers Than Women (Rules Male Judge)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: Driving Damages Women's Ovaries, Claims Saudi Cleric A Spanish judge has ruled men are better drivers than women - and that a driving sch...

Road Rage: The Socially Accepted Killer?

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

Today, before you get in your car, please take a minute. Ask yourself if you need another pint, if you need to get there so quickly, if that person driving a bit slowly is really doing it to annoy you. Ask yourself if your journey is so important that somebody else's child deserves to lose a father...

Saudi Sheikh Tells Women 'Driving Affects Your Ovaries'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK

Women should not be driving because it can affect their ovaries and pelvises, according to a Saudi sheikh, seeking to explain the country's ban on fem...

Finally, A Product That Lets You Text And Drive!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Are you tired of texting and driving? Is hiding it from the police annoying - and hard? Then you'll love the new 'Text & Drive'! (Via Pleated Je...

Travel Eye: "We've Found the Way to Amarillo!" - The Route 66 Road Trip

Karen Edwards | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

We're on a road trip. In my book; the 'ultimate road trip'. We're travelling Route 66 - also known as the 'Main Street of America' and the 'Mother Road'. We're very excited. The famous US Route 66 came into force in 1926 - just in time to help the fleeing citizens of Oklahoma and the Eastern states during Dust-Bowl.

Driverless Cars To Hit UK Public Roads By 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

Driverless cars will be tested on public roads by the end of the year after the government gave the scheme the green light. The test runs have prev...

GPS Unit Projects Directions Directly 'Into' Your Car's Windscreen

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Tech

Garmin has unveiled an innovative new GPS device which can project directions onto a windscreen. Using a smartphone running its StreetPilot and Nav...

Plans for 80mph Motorway Speed Limit Shelved

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

Plans to raise the motorway speed limit to 80mph have been consigned to the slow lane after Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the move was "...

School Kids And Lollipop Lady Hit As Driver Suffers 'Coughing Fit' At Wheel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK

A schoolgirl remains in intensive care after a freak car accident at a primary school apparently caused by a driver's coughing fit. Eight other peo...

Battle of the Sexes: Are Women Really Worse Drivers Than Men?

Tom Rokins | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Rokins

When it comes to driving, there are a couple of things you can guarantee will be making the rounds in the news - firstly, every other week you'll hear about some celebrity getting caught speeding, and secondly, there will be a new addition each month to the age-old debate about which sex is better on the road.

Speed Cameras 'Dramatically Cut Road Deaths'

PA | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK

Speed cameras reduce the number of fatal and serious collisions in the areas they are installed by more than a quarter, a study found. The RAC Foun...

Man 'Batters The Hell Out Of Judge'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK

A man is being held in custody after a judge was attacked and his wig pulled off as he sat in court, in what bystanders described as a "horrific" atta...

Saving Our High Streets

Anthony Eskinazi | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK
Anthony Eskinazi

To try and attract shoppers with variety, it needs to be made easier and more accessible for new businesses to get space on the high street. While last year might have been terrible for the big retailers, it was a bumper year for startups.