News articles - January 2011
Almost half of drivers leave their keys in the ignition to warm up their vehicle before nipping back into the house, in a move which could invalidate their car insurance, a study has found.
Chancellor George Osborne has said he is considering plans to override the 1p rise in fuel duty set to come into effect in April.
Nearly 3,000 motorists have been wrongly charged for a medical check to have their driving licences returned.
Rock star Nick Cave has been given the chance to avoid prosecution by taking part in a driver training scheme after he crashed his car into a speed camera, it has been revealed.
Flying squirrels and attacks by angry relatives are among the extraordinary excuses given by motorists to explain damage to their car windscreens, Autoglass has revealed.
A trade body has warned that thousands of drivers are putting their insurance cover at risk by supplying incorrect information to their provider in a bid to keep their premiums low.
A 17-year-old boy and a man have been banned from driving for completing dangerous "surfing" circuits around a car park, police said.
More than 6,600 motorists were caught driving under the influence of drink or drugs during a Christmas crackdown, figures from the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) have revealed.
Tests by Volvo could pave the way for a system whereby vehicles travel together in a convoy by remote, it has emerged.
Fire crews have safely plucked out a family, including two toddlers, from a car that got stuck in a flooded ford in Hampshire.