General driving

General driving

General driving

General driving

Campaign warns drivers of the consequences of speeding

A £1.4m THINK! campaign to highlight the devastating consequences of speeding for drivers as well as victims starts today.  The campaign’s message is that if...

Plans to increase penalties for disruptive road works

Utility companies who do not finish their road works on time will face increased charges under new plans announced today by Transport Minister Sadiq...

Councils to put in place 20 mph schemes

New proposals to allow councils to put in place 20 mph schemes over groups of streets without the need for traffic calming measures such...

Maintaining your vehicle

Maintaining your vehicle Maintaining your vehicle is essential to help ensure that it is roadworthy, safe to drive or ride, fuel efficient, less polluting and...

The Highway Code: General rules (159-161)

The Highway Code General rules (159-161) 159 Before moving off you should use all mirrors to check the road is clear look round to check the blind spots (the...
Stopping Distances

The Highway Code: Control of the vehicle (117-126)

Control of the vehicle (117-126) Braking 117 In normal circumstances. The safest way to brake is to do so early and lightly. Brake more firmly as you...
The Toyota iroad

Greener travel: a quick guide

Personal travel accounts for up to a quarter of all the damage individuals do to the environment across Europe, including climate change effects. You...

Jack of all trades

Hannah Pool has barely learned to drive a car, let alone carry out repairs. So how would she cope with a tutorial in basic...

Checklist: prepare your car for its MOT

Around a third of cars fail their MOT in Britain each year, follow this checklist and you may avoid some of the simple fails Around...

Learn how to change a tyre

20 minutes Professional cost From £10 plus towing fee DIY cost Free You may not be able to match the frenzied blur of a Formula One pitstop,...

Learn to change your car’s oil

60 minutes Professional cost £90: For two oil and filter changes DIY cost £32.96 plus oil: Oil price varies depending on the car (from about £20)....

Learn how to get rid of a dent in the bodywork

60 minutes Professional cost From £30: Depends on size and severity DIY cost £6.49-11.99: Price depends on size of glass sucker, from screwfix.com We've all done it....

Get rid of a scratch in paintwork

30 minutes Professional cost From £10: Depends on the size and severity of the scratch DIY cost £7.48 Cars are easily scratched: supermarket trollies, bicycle handlebars or...

10 cold, hard questions about the big freeze

  Miles Brignall surveys the fallout from the extreme weather, from delayed flights to disappearing cars 1. I crashed my car after sliding off a...

Logbook loans’ to be outlawed

Government announces consultation into controversial loans which offer cash in return for a borrower signing over their car's logbook Controversial high interest loans secured against...

Driven to Distraction by Clarkson

Once again the beardy Guardian-reading marxists in their N-reg Peugeots at the Highways Agency have claimed the slower you drive the faster you arrive...

When AA costs add up it’s time to complain

If it's cheaper to become a new member than to renew, fight back, says Miles Brignall It's not just the insurance companies that are happy...

Government clamps down on cowboy clampers

Compulsory licensing scheme announced in Queen's speech The government signalled a crackdown on cowboy wheel-clampers today. In the Queen's speech it was announced that legislation would...

Tax-free Thames toll bridge for sale

Swinford toll bridge earns around £190,000 a year and will set potential buyers back about £1.25m It's enough to make the Three Billy Goats Gruff...

£200 to change a car headlamp bulb? It’s no joke

Modern vehicles are so complex that even seemingly trivial DIY repairs involve a trip to the garage and a minimum charge How many pounds does...

Motorists will turn on me over cycling policies, claims Boris Johnson

Mayor of London says his efforts to generate a 'cycling revolution' in the capital will not be 'politically cost-free' Boris Johnson admitted today he feared that...

The New Drivers Act

Under the New Drivers Act your driving licence will be revoked if you build up six or more penalty points within two years of...

Rising Road Taxes

Motoring taxes have been handled so badly that drivers no longer trust what ministers say the charges pay for, an MPs' report says. Inconsistency over...