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Blog: Should cyclists be allowed to ride on pavements?

A cyclist, motorist and pedestrian

Cyclists who ride on pavements face a potential £50 fine. But are our roads so dangerous that cyclists should be allowed to mix with pedestrians, asks motoring journalist and cyclist Maria McCarthy.

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Child car smoking ban moves closer

  •  30 Jan, 2014
Smoking in a car

A ban on smoking in cars with children present has moved a step closer after peers inflicted a defeat on the government in the House of Lords.

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The six best looking cars of all time

Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Motoring journalist Rob Griffin presents his pick of the six most beautiful machines ever made.

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Car review: Audi Q5

Audi Q5 exterior

Made as solidly as an oak table and yet as light as a feather on the road, the updated Audi Q5 is a dream drive, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Monthly payments costing drivers

  •  27 Jan, 2014
Two cars and coins representing car insurance

Motorists in the UK are feeling the cost of opting to pay their car insurance on a monthly basis.

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Driver with 29 points spared ban

  •  24 Jan, 2014
A yellow speed camera as seen in the UK

A motorist who has 29 points on his licence has avoided a driving ban - because he works as a takeaway delivery driver.

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Car review: New Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Outlander front view

The new Mitsubishi Outlander is a great car but is it worth the hefty £34,000 price tag? Car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay put it to the test.

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Motorists in Sheppey pile-up avoid prosecution

Sheppey Kent pile-up

Motorists suspected of causing a 150-car pile-up in Kent last year are to be offered "alertness training" rather than a court appearance. Is this a fair decision?

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UK car making hits six-year peak

  •  23 Jan, 2014
Car assembly workers

The number of UK-built cars hit a six-year high of over 1.5 million units in 2013, according to new figures.

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Opposition to new motorway pub

  •  21 Jan, 2014
Alcoholic drink and car keys

A new pub being opened off the M40 by JD Wetherspoon has been given the go-ahead in spite of public opposition, road safety campaigners claim.

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