UK Driving

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...

How To Avoid Christmas Arguments This Year

Kerry Hudson | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

'Tis the season to bicker all the way to the in-laws, or is it? Here's some popular disputes and how to prevent them.

Drunk Driving 'Almost Doubled' In Three Years

PA | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK

Drivers who have admitted driving whilst drunk has almost doubled since 2009, according to newly released police data. Greater Manchester is the dr...

Should Young People Only Be Allowed To Drive Family Members?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK

Young drivers may face a ban on carrying passengers who are not members of their family as the Government seeks to cut the number of deaths on the roa...

Petrol Prices Still Too High Says AA

PA | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK

Petrol prices have fallen but drivers are still being short-changed, according to the AA. Average petrol prices have gone down from 138.95p a litre...

Why I Waited for a Recession to Buy a New Car

Rory Reid | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rory Reid

The world is in the midst of a global economic downturn, so I did the sensible thing - I went out and bought a brand new car. Actually that's a lie - I did it via the Internet and managed to save 25% in the process. Take that, bankers!

WATCH: Forgetful Driver Of The Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Now, be fair! We've all glazed over when we've been doing something mundane like filling the car up with petrol, haven't we? So the kind of mishap tha...

Over Half of Brits are Scared of Driving in the Dark

David Quin | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Quin

For many of us it's not just the rural country roads that are a concern; breaking down in the dark was the biggest single worry for drivers (26 per cent). Although people are concerned, it seems that many (31 per cent) are still not prepared for emergencies in winter, as they fail to keep a shovel, torch, blanket, phone charger and warm clothes in their car.

Motorists Upload Facebook Photos While Driving, Poll Reveals

PA | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Tech

Obsession with new technology means some drivers are now even uploading images from Facebook while at the wheel. As many as 9% of motorists send te...

Should Drivers Be Made To Learn For A Year?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

First-time drivers should be made to learn for a year before they can get their licence, say insurers. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is...

Cyclists, for the Sake of Progress, be Nice to Everyone

Tom Edwards | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Edwards

I nearly died today. I am one of London's many cyclists and was cruising along one of London's many designated lanes when I was almost run down by a car turning through traffic into a road on my left.