UK Car Sales Fall in September

In a move that one industry body called a “cause for concern”, car sales in the UK fell 9% in September. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said new car registrations last month numbered 426,170. From September last year,...

Vehicle Thefts Rise By 30% In Three Years

RAC figures suggest vehicle thefts have risen by 30% in the last three years following a decade of decline. Up from about 66,000 in 2013, almost 86,000 vehicles were stolen in 2016, according to the group. They say that new technology...

Saudi Arabia To Allow Women To Drive

Overturning a cornerstone of Saudi conservatism, the ban on women drivers is to be lifted in Saudi Arabia. King Salman ordered the reform in a royal decree delivered on Tuesday night, requesting that drivers’ licences now be issued to women...

Jaguar’s New Models To Be Electric From 2020

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced that every new vehicle line from 2020 will electric or hybrid. The Jaguar I-Pace will be the first of the new models to be fully electric, to go on sale in 2018. The move was...

Council Announces Twenty New Bus Lane Cameras Across Birmingham

Birmingham City Council has announced its aim to target “selfish drivers” as it erects 20 bus lane cameras across the city. Drivers will be warned about the new regulations with a mobile camera unit out over the coming weeks. The locations...

Nottingham In ‘Fake’ Parking Fine Letter Warning

Fake parking notices have been posted in Nottingham warning cars they could be fined for parking in residential areas. Posted in Marham Close, Sneinton, the letters, claiming to be from the council, advise drivers they could be fined £120 or...

Learner Drivers To Be Allowed On Motorways From 2018

The Department for Transport says a new law which will allow learner drivers to have lessons on motorways has “wide support”. From 2018, learner drivers in England, Scotland and Wales will be able to practice on Britain’s fastest roads if...

UK Car Sales Drop 9.3% in July Says Motor Trade Body

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has reported that new car registrations fell 9.3% in July compared to a year earlier. About 162,000 cars were sold during the month and the trade body says the market’s falling numbers,...

Tesla boss Elon Musk reveals new Model 3

Tesla’s California factory played stage to the presentation of Tesla’s next step in its electrical journey in July with the reveal of the new Model 3. Elon Musk handed over the first 30 cars at the launch event, and claims...

Lewis Hamilton Wins F1 Glory

Lewis Hamilton took a dominant victory at Silverstone to tie the all-time record of five career wins in the British Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver equalled the tally of Scot Jim Clark and Frenchman Alain Prost with his fourth home...