Today’s the Day Learner Drivers Can Drive on the Motorway

There are a lot of people who don't know a damn thing about driving on the motorway, which I assume is why we end up with so many people who camp out in the middle lane and refuse to budge. Sure new drivers can take Pass Plus, and get a bit of an insurance discount in the process, but not everyone takes advantage of that. The good news is that today is the day learners can start having lessons on the motorway, and get some much-needed practice in. Read More >>

Man Averages 90mph in Illegal-But-Impressive Country Race Run

A man and his mate in a modded Audi are the new holders of the unofficial Land's End to John O'Groats route time record, although in covering the distance in nine hours and 36 minutes they averaged a speed of nearly 90mph -- so perhaps ought to be considered dangerous lunatics rather than modern touring heroes. Read More >>

US Uber Driver Accidentally Turns Onto Pedestrian Staircase, and Down He Goes

An Uber car took an ill-advised turn in San Francisco, California on Monday and ended up stuck on a concrete staircase with nowhere to go outside a Safeway supermarket. Read More >>

Kids Not Allowed to Drive are Being Banned From Driving

Analysis of the number of driving bans handed out in the UK last year has revealed that a huge number of kids are getting caught behind the wheels of cars, then finding themselves banned from doing something they're not supposed to be doing anyway. Read More >>

France Could Fine Smartphone Use While Driving, Even if You’re Parked Up

Apparently France is having an issue with car accidents at the moment, so it's taken to blaming everyone's favourite scapegoats. No, not millennials, the smartphone. A French court has declared it's illegal use a smartphone while you're sitting in the drivers's seat of a car, even if you've pulled over somewhere safe. Read More >>

Teens Abandon Car Ownership Fantasy

Stats looking at the numbers of driving licences held by young people appear to suggest that the roads of the future might start magically emptying of traffic all by themselves, with 40 per cent fewer teenagers holding a driving licence now than 20 years ago. Read More >>

Jaguars Are Self-Driving a Few Hundred Yards of Coventry’s Roads

Jaguar Land Rover claims to have achieved the nationwide first of running fully autonomous cars on public UK roads, with one of the cars it's co-developing as part of self-driving consortium UK Autodrive managing to mingle with everyday traffic, adhere to the rules and not trigger anything bad. Read More >>

Traffic Lights are Coming to a Motorway Near You

Highways England wants to do something about all the congestion on the motorways, so it's doing the most sensible thing possible. No, not improving public transport or building more motorways, it's introducing traffic lights for the first time ever. Read More >>

The Uber App Will Stop UK Drivers From Working Excessive Hours

Uber has been facing a lot of criticism, particularly since it lost its licence to operate within London. Now, though, one of those criticisms is being dealt with, because the app will stop UK drivers from working excessive hours. Read More >>

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Nissan Leaf 2018: Tokyo Launch Unveils Sleek Design, Better Range & Self-Parking

The Nissan Leaf - the world's most popular all-electric car - got a major upgrade at a bustling event in Yokohama, Japan this morning. We elbowed our way through the massive crowd of excitable dudes in suits to bring you the latest about one of the most promising mainstream EVs yet. Read More >>

Uber launches New Driver Features in the UK, Including Tipping

Last week Uber announced that was launching an in-app chat-service to let drivers and passengers better communicate. This week it's revealed that a bunch more driver features are on the way - including tipping. Read More >>

Learner Drivers Are Heading to British Motorways for the First Time

In news that will likely make many a driver scream, the Transport Secretary has announced that learners will be allowed to take lessons on the motorway for the first time ever. Read More >>

Driver Caught Doing 60 With a Phone in Each Hand

Some nutjob with two phones was caught using both of them while driving at 60mph, with police handing him a fine for being really quite stupid. Read More >>

Self-Driving Car Problem SOLVED… by Man in Car Seat Costume

An amazing new self-driving car was spotted out and about in the US over the weekend, and it stunned pedestrians by appearing to follow the rules of the road, not shit itself about shadows and balloons, while also appearing to be a normal vehicle without cameras and sensors all over it. Read More >>

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How to Put Together the Perfect In-Car Setup for Your Phone

When you’re on the road, your phone can be the perfect companion—as long as you’ve got it set up right. Here we’ll explain everything you need to know about the hardware and the apps you can install to get a sweet and safe in-car system up and running, powered by your phone. Read More >>