UK Motorists

Death of the Tax Disc Looms: Know the Rules or Risk Getting Hit in the Pocket

Lucy Burnford | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Burnford

After almost a century, the little paper disc will be abolished, because the DVLA now has new and improved digital methods of keeping tabs on you and whether or not you've paid. The excuse that your new tax disc is in the post will no longer cut the mustard...

Bye Bye Tax Disc, You Won't Be Missed

Lucy Burnford | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Lucy Burnford

On 1 October 2014, after 93 years, the tax disc will be abolished in favour of a digital system, aka the DVLA's electronic database. You might well ask what took them so long (if you're not asking them why we have to wait another eight months for this to kick in)?

#Bloodycyclists

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

A motorist who tweeted about "bloody cyclists" on Twitter hours after knocking a cyclist off his bike has been found guilty of two charges related to ...

Eric Pickles Attacks Councils Putting Motorists Off High Streets

The Daily Telegraph | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Politics

Eric Pickles has hit out at councils over the “anti-car dogma” that he warns is contributing to the death of Britain’s traditional high streets....

Fuel Discount Bid For Remote Areas

PA | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK

Motorists in remote areas could pay less for petrol and diesel under Government proposals to extend the island fuel rebate scheme, Chief Secretary to ...

'Nice Little Earner'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK

Parking charges made councils a £565m profit last year, according to the RAC foundation. The surplus was up from the previous year, prompting loca...

Petrol Prices are Falling, But Will We Always Be Paying Too Much for Oil?

Steve McKevitt | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK
Steve McKevitt

There is a widespread sense of injustice about the price we're paying for our fuel. Each increase is met with outrage and often organised opposition, while a furore greets any energy company announcing profits.

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...

Britain's Pothole Problem Reaching 'Crisis Point'

PA | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

The pothole problem on Britain's roads is reaching crisis point, highway bosses warned today. If there were further cuts in maintenance funds or a ...

Just When Toyota Thought Its Week Couldn't Get Any Worse...

Charlie Thomas | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK

Toyota has had its knuckles rapped by the advertising watchdog after an online advertisement showed an animated man driving in a reckless fashion. ...

Should Motorists Be Made To Go Slower For Cyclists?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

Cars should be made to go slower and more space on roads given over to cyclists, a transport planning expert has said. Britain can learn from the N...

WATCH: Dancing Traffic Cop Entertains Drivers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Know what, folks? There's very little we like more in life than stumbling across a dancing police officer. And there seem to have been a few of them o...

Half Of Motorists Want Car Stereos To Make Less Noise, Poll Suggests

The Huffington Post | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Half of UK motorists want volume controls enforced on in-car music to stop it being a driving distraction, according to a new survey. The average ...

The Olympic Road to Nowhere

Hanna Flint | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Sport
Hanna Flint

TFL have made it clear that only official Games vehicles carrying athletes, staff and delegates will be allowed to use the roads. But with just 10 days until the opening ceremony, many of the roads affected by the Olympic routes have been left with unclear and confusing signposting for the public to decipher.

Oh, Snap! Speed Cameras Increase Despite Cutbacks

PA | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

Motorists are still having to contend with thousands of speed camera sites despite funding cutbacks, it was revealed on Tuesday. There are actually...

Driving In France? Fines For Motorists Not Carrying A Breathalyser

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK

New motoring laws in France force drivers to carry breathalyser kits in their vehicles. As of Sunday, motorists and motorcyclists will face an on-t...

Who Gets My Cycling Vote?

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Politics
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

I love cycling, yes even in London... I grew up in Germany and I rode my first two-wheeler bike without stabilisers before my third birthday. The main reason I started cycling in London was because I kept running out of money for the bus.

Fuel Strike Threat Back On The Table As Union Recommends Tanker Drivers Reject Deal

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK

The threat of a fuel strike looms large again after it emerged tanker drivers are being urged to reject a proposed deal. The proposals will be put...

Fuel Strike Threat Averted But Government Continues Making Contingency Plans

PA | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK

The threat of a fuel strike may have been averted, but the government is continuing to make contingency plans, it has emerged. It comes after a pr...

Hopes Raised After Deal Drawn Up To Prevent Fuel Strikes

PA | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK

Proposals aimed at resolving the fuel tanker drivers dispute have been drawn up, raising hopes that strikes can be averted. Leaders Unite held talk...

Motorists Ignorance Of Highway Code Puts Lives At Risk

PA | Posted 05.04.2012 | UK

Millions of drivers could be putting themselves, fellow motorists and pedestrians at risk because they do not know The Highway Code, a survey has reve...

Petrol Prices At All Time High

PA | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK

The average price of petrol in the UK has broken through the 140p-a-litre threshold for the first time, the AA said on Friday. The average price at...

Attacks On Motorists By Missile-Throwing Yobs On Increase

PA | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK

Motorists are having to contend with scores of attacks a year by missile-throwing yobs, it was revealed today. One county police force reported tha...

Police Hunt For Motorist After Sheep Killing Spree

PA | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

A motorist has deliberately run over 15 sheep, either killing or maiming them, in what police have described as a 'callous' crime. Kent Police said...

Dead Body Found On Dual Carriageway

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK

A dead body discovered on a dual carriageway in Surrey was driven over by several drivers before it was reported to the police, it has emerged. Mot...