Monthly Archives: December 2011

Non-compliant vans ‘should stay out of London LEZ’

Friday, 30th December, 2011

Commercial vehicle companies have been warned to keep their older vehicles out of the London lower emission zones, or they will be putting them at risk of high fines for non-compliance with new regulations to begin in January. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has urged drivers who have Read the full article…

Safety work to be carried out on M5 in Gloucester

Thursday, 29th December, 2011

Commercial drivers using the M5 around Stroud in Gloucester could see some disruptions when they go back to work in the new year. This is according to a recent announcement from the Highways Agency, which stated there will be delays and congestion caused by a project to improve Read the full article…

IAM advises on Christmas driving

Wednesday, 28th December, 2011

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

Wednesday, 28th December, 2011

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

Wednesday, 28th December, 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

Friday, 23rd December, 2011

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

Friday, 23rd December, 2011

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

Thursday, 22nd December, 2011

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

Thursday, 22nd December, 2011

  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…