UK Driving

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.

Have You Fallen Asleep While Driving?

PA | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

More than three million British drivers have fallen asleep behind the wheel in the last year, according to new research. Almost one in 10 (3.4 mill...

'Projector' Headlights Can Block Out The Rain

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Tech

Intel has made a new demonstration of concept headlights which can 'block out' the rain. The system, reported by Cnet, uses an intensive processing...

My Sister, the Formula One Driver

David Stoddart | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Sport
David Stoddart

Dreams do come true. At 30, my sister Susie Wolff is a development driver for the Williams Formula One team and had her first F1 test last year. Susie trusted me to film over a year of her racing life for my documentary Driven: The Fastest Woman in the World filmed over a year of Susie's racing life, including her testing for Williams.

Ed Balls Admits Speeding Offence: 'I Went Too Far, Too Fast'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Balls often attacks George Osborne for going "too far, too fast" in cutting public spending, but the shadow chancellor has been forced to admit doi...

Car Technology Driving Us Mad

Ben Collins | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Tech
Ben Collins

More recently car manufacturers have been swinging left faster than a Tory manifesto. Modern cars are turning into communists that won't let us do anything without the intervention of a higher authority, and it's dangerous.

New Wraith Revealed By Rolls-Royce

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has revealed its latest supercar - the Wraith. Unveiled at the Geneva motor show on Tuesday, the V12 engine, 624 horse power...

Students Driven Off The Road By Rising Car Costs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Rising car costs could drive young motorists off the road, according to a survey. Drivers fear the cost of motoring could double to as much as £4,...