Author Archives: Steve Hawkins

Would You Do This In An Electric Car?

ELECTRIC cars may have been around for over a hundred years but a new study suggests they are alien to most motorists. With the latest wave of plug-in models hitting the market, and a ban on traditional petrol and diesel … Continue reading

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Do You Give Cyclists Enough Space?

Motorists could be slapped with a £100 fine and a criminal record if they are caught driving too close to cyclists as part of a new campaign. Undercover officers on bicycles fitted with secret cameras will be on the lookout … Continue reading

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Do You Ever Do This?

Drivers who are repeatedly caught with the engine of their vehicle running while they are stopped could be fined instantly under government plans to help deal with air pollution. Environment secretary Michael Gove said he supported calls from some London councils to … Continue reading

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Motorway Driving Myths Busted!!!

UK motorists are confused by a number of motorway driving rules which could cause problems on the roads. Up until 2018 motorists would not have motorway drivings lessons or experience until they have passed the test. This is similarly causing … Continue reading

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5 Great Driving Routes For Drivers Who Love To Drive

Forget Route 66 and the Pacific Coast Highway. Thanks to breathtaking scenery, excellent attractions and plenty of foodie hotspots, the UK is one of the best places in the world to enjoy a road trip (weather permitting, of course.) So, … Continue reading

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How Much Do You Know About Electric Cars?

ELECTRIC cars may have been around for over a hundred years but a new study suggests they are alien to most motorists. With the latest wave of plug-in models hitting the market, and a ban on traditional petrol and diesel … Continue reading

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Make The Smart Decision

A woman has been charged with drink-driving after a couple were allegedly seen holding beer cans and wheeling a pushchair before getting into a car. An off-duty officer informed colleagues after taking a picture of the pair in Stafford on … Continue reading

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Don’t Pay More Than You Have To

OWNERS of SUVs could end up paying over £400 more on fuel each year compared to drivers of similar sized saloons, estates and hatchbacks. An investigation into fuel economy and car type broke down annual petrol and diesel bills, with … Continue reading

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Millions of older motorists driving while drunk, suggests survey

A new motoring survey has suggested that more than one-and-a-half million drivers over the age of 55 have driven while over the alcohol limit. The study for Direct Line Motor Insurance also predicted the true figure could be much higher … Continue reading

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Not A Good Idea

A university student who walked out of court, got into his car and drove away just moments after being banned from driving has been jailed. Saif Shaikh, 20, claimed he didn’t understand that he had been disqualified, despite Judge Timothy … Continue reading

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