Recent articles by Joe Finnerty

Star rating road sign
News

UK roads could get star ratings after report slams safety

12 Nov, 2014

Road Safety Foundation wants A-roads to achieve at least three-star rating

Learner drivers on Motorway
Features

Driving tests of the world: the fiendishly hard to the amazingly easy

10 Nov, 2014

We compare driving tests from around the world to find the simplest and toughest places you can learn to drive

Volkswagen Jetta fuel pump
News

Fuel costs at four-year low and Government demands more cuts

6 Nov, 2014

Oil suppliers to be told by Treasury to pass on savings to drivers at the pumps

Subaru Outback - Eyesight test
News

Exclusive: we test Subaru's Eyesight autonomous safety system

3 Nov, 2014

We try the Subaru Eyesight safety system on the new Outback, due to be launched in 2015

Speed limit sign
News

Fake signs fool drivers into speeding fines

22 Oct, 2014

Drivers unwittingly breaking the law due to phoney speed limit signs

Driving glasses blurred vision
News

Millions driving blind as they're too vain for specs

22 Oct, 2014

Shock new survey reveals motorists' poor eyesight

Diesel motorway pollution smog traffic
News

Diesel car pollution is 25 times over legal limit

16 Oct, 2014

New report reveals even the newest diesels are breaking pollution limits when tested in real-world conditions

Damaged police car
News

Police spend £127million on car maintenance

14 Oct, 2014

Our exclusive investigation reveals police forces overspending vehicle fleet budgets by millions

Hydrogen fuel cells
News

Government to invest £11million in hydrogen fuel

9 Oct, 2014

Business minister announces 15 working hydrogen stations in the UK by 2015

Traffic jam
News

Diesels causing illegal air pollution levels across the UK

7 Oct, 2014

New report shows diesel emissions caused 90% of the UK to reach illegal air pollution levels in 2013

Electric car charging
News

EU drops targets for number of EV and hydrogen stations

7 Oct, 2014

EU scraps official targets for number of EV and hydrogen stations to be installed by member countries by 2020

Halewood factory
News

Best month for new car sales in a decade

6 Oct, 2014

September marks the biggest month for car sales since 2004 and 31 months of consecutive growth

Mileage clocking
Features

Car clocking: is mileage correction legal?

11 Sep, 2014

We look at hi-tech mileage correction companies in the UK - and ask if what they do is really legal

News

Apple Watch - is the 'iWatch' legal for driving?

10 Sep, 2014

Is it legal to use Apple Watch wearable technology while driving?

Drink driving
News

Female drink-drive convictions almost double

9 Sep, 2014

New report calls on drink-drive limit to be lowered as number of female drink drivers has risen since 1998

Parking meter
News

Hospitals will ignore curbs on their parking charges, say ministers

3 Sep, 2014

Ministers warn hospitals won't adhere to new Government guidelines that try to stop "tax on the sick" charges

Peugeot 508 SW child seat
News

Kids' car seats carry more germs than average toilet

2 Sep, 2014

A new study has revealed children's car seats carry a range of germs and bacteria

Uninsured car seizures
News

Crushed: Met shows the way in £3m uninsured driver purge

28 Aug, 2014

Met police account for 38,000 of 90,000 total cars seized in the UK last year

Lexus IS 300h LT driving
News

Exclusive: UK driving standards are falling, but it's somebody else's fault

26 Aug, 2014

Our poll shows that 90% of motorists think UK driving standards are getting worse - but only 15% say their performance has dropped

Speed cameras on M25 set to be switched on
News

UK to get 900 lane miles of extra motorway and 'A' road by 2021

26 Aug, 2014

New infographic shows where £24 billion investment will be used with 900 lane miles to be added to highway network

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