Monthly Archives: December 2011

IAM advises on Christmas driving

Drivers making a journey home for the festive season should ensure that they have done all the necessary checks to their vehicle to prevent any emergencies. This is according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), which has been giving regular tips to help drivers keep safe during Read the full article…

Not all are prepared for LEZ regulations, expert warns

Commercial vehicle companies operating in the south-east of London could struggle with the new regulations of low emission zones (LEZ) in London, which are due to be put into action in January. A representative from the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has suggested that although some commercial vehicle operators Read the full article…

Nissan Qashqai named best used car of 2011

Nissan has continued its success in producing award-winning cars after its Qashqai crossover topped the charts for the best used car of the year. Car pricing expert CAP voted the Qashqai as the used car of the year for the second year in a row, giving yet more Read the full article…

Ford looks to better understand vision problems

American car dealer Ford has joined up with Cambridge University in a bid to better its vehicles for visually impaired drivers. The manufacturer has announced that it will work with the higher education institution to get a better understanding of eyesight issues that come with an ageing society. Read the full article…

Renault to open new electric vehicle dealerships

French carmaker Renault has announced its first wave of electric vehicle dealers in the UK. With the arrival of its strong eco-friendly fleet of new car models, Renault has revealed that its 21 vehicle sites, branded ZE Expert, are now ready to offer sales and after-sales services to Read the full article…

Subaru Forester named best 4×4

The 2011 Subaru Forester has been named 4×4 of the year by one of the bestselling automotive magazines in the UK, it has been announced. A panel of experts at Total 4×4 magazine decided to give the manufacturer the award after deeming it one of the best, long-standing Read the full article…

Safety improvements to be made to M1 in Rotherham

  Commercial drivers using the M1 in south Yorkshire in the new year may see some disruption as plans to build a new safety barrier get underway. Announcements from the Highways Agency have suggested that the central reservation on the M1 road near Rotherham will see the current steel safety barrier replaced with a concrete Read the full article…