Motoring Blog

What new road tax rules will mean for you

Under the new rules some car models will cost significantly more to tax each year – and only electric and hydrogen cars will be exempt New tax rules set to come in place from April 1 will significantly increase the amount you’d have to pay on certain models due to a change in the emissions… Read more »

New motoring laws we COULD see in 2017

Laws will often change, evolve and sometimes even disappear completely from the statute book; so there’s a good chance that, as motorists, we will see new legislation that affects the way we drive and use our vehicles in the coming 12 months. Some changes will have been talked about and debated for some time, while others can… Read more »

Embarrassing insurance case is no laughing matter

Ignorance of the law is no excuse but a simple mistake can still lead to a serious motoring offence for even the most sensible driver, as was illustrated in a rather embarrassing case for Scotland’s Transport Minister recently. Humza Yousaf was caught driving a friend’s car without the proper insurance, highlighting this complex issue many… Read more »

Booster seat ‘ban’ delayed

New rules being introduced next year will see backless car booster seats banned for younger children. Currently, children weighing as little as 15kg – around three years old – are permitted to travel in backless booster seats. The change in law was originally expected to come into force next month. but the United Nations must implement… Read more »

Morning after the night before: Facts you must know

You wouldn’t consider getting behind the wheel after having a few drinks, so what’s so different about doing it the next morning if you’ve been out the night before? Some people think that if they have been to sleep, that means they are alright to drive – but in fact, you could wake up still… Read more »

QUIZ: How well do you know your road signs?

Road signs. We come across them every day, whether driving, on the bus or even walking along the street. But despite the fact we see them all the time, how many of us can say we know exactly what they mean? Having a good knowledge of road signs is imperative for any motorists and is… Read more »