More than £500,000 will be spent raising awareness of changes to the Highway Code following concerns that many drivers do not know it is being revamped.(more…)
Owners of cars due an MOT next month are being urged to book early because of a surge in demand.(more…)
The Vauxhall Mokka has fallen short of full marks in the latest Euro NCAP safety ratings.
The latest round of testing, which looks at how cars perform in various collisions as well as what safety systems they offer, shows the Mokka did not excel in any area.
The crossover was described as being ‘firmly in four-star territory’. The second-generation model has now moved to a new Stellantis vehicle platform.
Euro NCAP said the car “fails to break the five-star threshold in any area of assessment, including that of child occupant protection.” It was also noted for having no autonomous emergency braking for cyclist protection.
Euro NCAP’s secretary general, Michiel van Ratingen, said: “Stellantis seems to accept lower performance in general, and the new Mokka lacks some critical safety systems that have become increasingly commonplace by now. The latest edition clearly lacks the ambition of the previous Mokka that was a runner-up of 2012 Best in Class in the Small Family category.”
The number of vehicles exceeding the speed limit increased last year as drivers took advantage of lower traffic levels.(more…)
Tyre retailers are legally required to apply stickers with ratings for their products, but new research suggests many consumers are unaware that these exist.(more…)
The permanent 50mph limit with average speed enforcement between junctions 24 and 28 on the M4 around Newport will go live on Monday, March 15th.(more…)
Roadside breath tests for drink-driving have fallen to their lowest level on record amid police cuts, new figures show.(more…)
Police forces across the UK are launching a national effort to bring down the number of uninsured drivers on the roads.(more…)
Annual road deaths in the UK could be cut by 4.5% by scrapping the October clock change, according to a road safety charity.(more…)
A loophole which can allow drivers to escape punishment for hand-held phone use if they are taking a photo or playing a game will be closed under plans announced by the Government.(more…)
October marks tyre safety month, highlighting an often overlooked aspect of car maintenance. As the main point of contact between the car and the road, tyres are absolutely crucial when it comes to a vehicle’s overall safety.(more…)
A new system of Assisted Driving Grading, which aims to help drivers understand how to use the safety technology incorporated into nearly all new cars, has been launched.(more…)
A leading independent UK road safety charity is calling for speeding to become as socially unacceptable as driving under the influence after discovering that many people see excessive speed as acceptable.(more…)
Plans to introduce a 20mph speed limit on residential streets in Wales have passed the first hurdle.(more…)
Speed limits in motorway roadworks could increase from 50 to 60mph following a government trial.(more…)