UK Driving

Apple Watch Must Be Banned for Drivers

Paul Singh | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Tech
Paul Singh

Smart watches have been around for a couple of years but now that Apple are involved wearable tech is about to go mainstream. But this presents a major problem - it is currently perfectly legal to drive a car whilst using a smart watch, and yet they are more dangerous to use when driving than a handheld phone.

Review: What's The Audi Etron Like To Drive In Real Life?

James Baggott | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Tech

From pie-in-the-sky fantasy to a road-going reality, electric and hybrid cars are now firmly on the agenda, with a growing number of manufacturers off...

The Most Exciting Gadget Of 2015 Is The Car

James Baggott | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Tech

Conventional automotive technology has reached something of a zenith. For years manufacturers have been honing and refining petrol and diesel engines ...

Why Hybrid Cars Matter In 2015

James Baggott | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Tech

Hybrid vehicles have been around for years, though they have yet to be fully embraced by the car buying public, particularly in the UK, where diesel e...

The Journey Is the Reward

Alexander Kodisch | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexander Kodisch

I love traveling, leaving home in a small car and driving somewhere. You do not know what happens the next day and what people you meet on your way, what type of landscape you will see when you wake up.

Is This Finally The Answer To All Your Parking Fines?

PA | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK

New parking regulations, which include over-staying drivers getting 10 minutes' grace before they can be hit with a fine, have been "rushed through" a...

How The Audi E-tron Has Shaped The Electric Car

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Tech

Back in 2009 the electric car was nothing but a consumer fantasy. While car manufacturers were busy developing a range of battery powered models, the ...

Audi Etron: How The Concept Turned Into A Reality

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Tech

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you can’t have failed to notice that electric cars have taken off in a big way. Aft...

Tell Them

Benjamin Brooks-Dutton | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Brooks-Dutton

Tell them that at thirty-one years old I was the happiest man alive when I married the love of my life. Tell them that I was utterly bereft when I lost her at thirty-three. Tell them I've thirty-five now and depressed. Tell them that I put a good face on but that the truth is that things haven't really got much easier. Tell them from me how hard it is to be a bereaved single parent.

Driverless Cars Would Save 'Hundreds' Of Lives

PA | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Tech

Driverless cars, for which extensive testing starts in the new year, could be on the roads within 15 years, engineers believe. And their introducti...

Is There an Age When Older People Should Stop Driving?

Diana Moran | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

At what age is one considered to be "an older person"? I suppose that at the ripe old age of 75 I am regarded by others as "old", although personally speaking I consider age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind it doesn't matter!

Driver Takes Four Minutes To Get Out Of Car Park, World Gives A Slow Hand Clap

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Comedy

We're actually being a little generous with that headline. Because as you can see, this motorist in Calgary, Canada, actually took over four minute...

Well, It's One Way To Move A Parked Car...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy

These guys had a delivery to make. They also had a forklift truck. So guess what they did when they found a parked car in their way? (VIa Liv...

Tips To Get Your Car Ready For Winter Driving

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

This winter, avoid car breakdowns on the motorway by taking a few crucial steps before setting off on your journey to visit the family over the Christ...

Discover The Very Best Roadside Restaurants In Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Macaroon | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Visiting a great restaurant is sometimes more like a road movie or a pilgrimage – and the experience is all the better for it. Driving a distanc...

We Love Our Cars So Much - And Here's Why

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re a car driver, you’ll never forget the moment when - after what seemed like an eternity of waiting - your driving test assessor turned to...

Fancy A Drive With A Bit Of Time Travel? From Stonehenge To Pentre Ifan, Here Are The Historic Sites You Can't Miss...

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Macaroon | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered what Britain looked like thousands of years ago? Well, if you know where to look, there are sites up and down the country where things h...

New Roads Are Not the Way Forward

Natalie Bennett | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Today's announcement on new road building from the Prime Minister is further confirmation that this government is driving us into an economic, social and environmental cul-de-sac.

Parents Need to Become Better 'Road Models'

Jo Whiley | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Whiley

Everyone picks up bad habits in life as well as driving, it's inevitable, but when you have children it's important to make sure you're not making glaring mistakes on a regular basis. I suppose that what many people need to realise is that if for instance your child grows up watching you on your phone in the car then they'll believe that it is safe behaviour.

Video Captures China's Worst Driver In Epic Parking Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK

A man in China has been dubbed the country's 'worst driver' after police released CCTV footage of him taking 10 minutes to reverse out of a space and ...

Long Car Journey With Kids Ahead? Time To Take Out Those Tech Toys...

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Car journeys can be stressful at the best of times. However, thinking about the stress of driving for several hours straight with screaming, tired and...

Fancy A Bracing Walk On A Beautiful Beach?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Macaroon | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Van Morrison sang: "Smell the sea, and feel the sky / let your soul and spirit fly," – and of course he’s right – as an island nation, we have a...

8 Classic Film Soundtracks For The Open Road

The Huffington Post UK | Lottie Oram | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Music is an essential part of the driving experience, so could movie soundtracks be the perfect accompaniment to the open road? They certainly have a ...

Feeling Anxious? Driving Around Can Help Calm Your Nerves

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When we're feeling anxious and overwhelmed, sometimes there's no better way to de-stress than jumping in the car and going for a relaxing drive. W...

10 Of Britain's Most Beautiful Off-The-Beaten-Track Car And Bike Trails

Huffington Post UK | Michael Macaroon | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It’s all too easy to forget the simple pleasures of getting behind the wheel: independence, a sense of liberation and the ability to go beyond our e...