As schools break up for the Christmas holidays, the AA estimates that around 18 million cars will be taken out onto UK roads as people travel to see friends and relatives over the festive period. The busiest days are expected to be Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December. A London Underground workers’ strike announced for […]

A consumer watchdog is to investigate claims that motor insurance premiums have gone up by around 40 per cent. The Office of Fair Trading said that if this was the case then it would be trying to find out why. The body also wants to examine issues which could have an impact on competition. The […]

Motoring organisation the RAC has been sold to a private equity firm in the US in a deal worth £1 billion. The new owners are the Carlyle Group based in Washington. The RAC will join other well known brands in the group’s portfolio such as car hire firm Hertz and Dunkin’ Donuts. However, the news […]

Ministers in Scotland have voiced their disappointment that the UK government will not be lowering the legal limit on the amount of alcohol a driver is allowed to consume before getting behind the wheel. Westminster has announced that it will not be implementing the recommendations made in a recent report that the permitted alcohol level […]

Britain’s motorists, already frustrated by the country’s severe wintry weather, face more misery as the price of fuel is driven up at the pumps. Just before Christmas, the cost of petrol hit a record high of 123 pence per litre. This was 14 per cent higher than the same time last year. Motoring organisation, the […]

Motorists across the UK are being advised to fit snow tyres to their vehicles as the weather once again turns to blizzards. Leading motoring organisation, the AA, has warned that the wintry weather could cause many vehicles not fitted with specialist tyres to get stuck as well as increase the risk of a collision. As […]

Motoring organisations are blaming a record high petrol price of 121.26p per litre on oil companies striving to turn bigger profits. However, the oil giants are hitting back by claiming that rising prices are to do with the increasing price of wholesale fuel and oil. The average family car will now cost an average of […]

Transport ministers from across the European Union are due to meet on Thursday to discuss proposals to open up databases containing motorist’s details to all member states. The information would be used by police forces to impose fines committed by foreign drivers in their territories. The UK government is not convinced. Road safety minister, Mike […]

British Airways has confirmed that the final signature needed for a revenue sharing agreement with Iberia and American Airlines is now drying on the dotted line. Commercial cooperation on all transatlantic flights operated by the three carriers could begin as soon as next week. The new agreement means that a share of the ticket price […]

Motoring organisation, the AA, has raised concerns that lives could be at risk if councils go ahead with plans to turn off speed cameras. Major cuts in government funding have resulted in many councils finding it difficult to justify expenditure on the cameras. In July, Oxfordshire county council made the decision to deactivate its speed […]

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