UK Driving

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,...

Woman Killed After Out-Of-Control Lorry Ploughs Into Her House

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK

A woman has been killed after an out-of-control lorry ploughed into her home. The incident happened in Main Street, Fairlie, North Ayrshire, Scotla...

CCTV Shows Driver Ploughing Into Woman And Toddler

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK

Shocking CCVT footage showing the moment a woman and a toddler are mown down by a hit-and-run driver has been released by police. Officers are hunt...

Manchester City Youth Player Charged With Death By Careless Driving

PA | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK

Police have charged a Manchester City youth player with causing the deaths of a brother and sister by careless or inconsiderate driving. Courtney M...

The Internet of the Automobile

Jim Bak | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Tech
Jim Bak

Thirty years ago a "thinking car" was the stuff of fantasy TV dramas. Three decades later a new breed of intelligent automobiles have driven off the set of Knight Rider and onto our roads making it easier than ever before to navigate from place to place.

Getting to Grips With Winter Driving

Andy Dingley | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Dingley

With plunging temperatures and bursts of sleet and snow working their way across the UK, making driving conditions at best unpredictable, and at worst, treacherous, tyres are more important than ever. Standard tyres fail to get to grips with the change in conditions. What can be done to combat this and keep us all moving?

Think Before You 'Road Rage'

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adnan Al-Daini

What could have driven a professional young man to such rage? It occurred to me that many people assume when someone does something wrong on the road it is a sign of disrespect to the other driver, instead of the more likely reasons, namely, uncertainty of the way, stress or confusion.

Will 2013 Be the Year the PM Gains Dominance?

Melanie Batley | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Batley

Happy New Year! Presents have been exchanged, food consumed, and relatives visited. But there's one thing the PM (Parent Motorist) still wants that Santa has yet to deliver: A solution to that dreaded refrain: Are We Nearly There?

Futuristic Road Can Glow In The Dark

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Tech

A road which can glow in the dark has been developed in the Netherlands. The highway, which can also display weather information and safety warning...