Recent articles by Joe Finnerty

Nissan Qashqai long termer factory
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Nissan Qashqai

6 Jan, 2015

Our Nissan Qashqai crossover makes trip to its birthplace as we bid it farewell

General Election

General election 2015: who is on the side of motorists?

26 Jan, 2015

The 2015 general election is on the horizon, but how are politicians planning to fix our roads, cut motoring costs and help drivers?

Pothole compensation claims rise after flooding

Pothole compensation claim made every 11 minutes in Britain

26 Jan, 2015

Councils pay out £3.2 million in pothole damage compensation but approve less than a quarter of all pothole claims

Low fuel prices

Petrol prices hit a five-year low but there's further to go

23 Jan, 2015

Government under growing pressure to help motorists as experts say fuel prices are still too high

Insurance accident injury claim

Car insurance costs back on rise

23 Jan, 2015

Average quote for car insurance is now £594, with further price increases to come

First aid at the roadside

What to do after a road traffic accident: first aid tips

16 Jan, 2015

A new course aims to educate drivers to help before paramedics arrive at a road accident casualty - we went along to pick up some advice

Drug driving shake up

Roadside drug-tests rolled out in England and Wales

4 Jan, 2015

Roadside 'drugalyser' tests introduced in 2015 to combat drug driving on UK roads


The AA’s craziest callouts of 2014

2 Jan, 2015

The AA made around three million callouts in 2014 and there were some crazy stories behind the stats

Pothole repair 9

UK councils given £6 billion to fix potholes

23 Dec, 2014

Government announces six-year road investment plan to fix potholes, junctions, bridges and street lighting

Counterpart driving licence

End of the UK paper driving licence: all you need to know

22 Dec, 2014

The UK paper counterpart driving licence is to be abolished from 8 June 2015. Here's what you need to know about the driving licence changes

extra money

Councils in England make record parking profit

12 Dec, 2014

Spy cars blamed for £667 million parking surplus made by councils in England

No drink, No doubt

No drink, No doubt: our drink-drive campaign

10 Dec, 2014

Our drink-drive campaign, in association with IAM, calls on drivers not to drink anything before driving

Abarth 695 Biposto - side view
Road tests

Abarth 695 Biposto review

4 Dec, 2014

Fiat says the Abarth 695 Biposto is the world's smallest supercar. It has the performance but price is right too

Ford Mondeo 2014 static

New Ford Mondeo set to hold value better than BMW 3 Series

3 Dec, 2014

Shock as depreciation-busting Ford also beats Audi A4 and VW Passat

Dartford crossing

Dartford Crossing toll changes: what you need to know about Dart Charge

1 Dec, 2014

Dartford Crossing toll booths removed from November 30, motorists to pay 'Dart Charge' online, over the phone or at shop pay point

Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta

Record-breaking private plate to go on Ferrari 250 SWB

28 Nov, 2014

DVLA smashes British record as 25 O sells for £518,000, will sit on Ferrari previously owned by Eric Clapton

Road rage

It's official: Britain is the worst country in the world for road rage

24 Nov, 2014

Survey reveals Britain has angriest motorists, with distracted driving also an issue on UK roads

Star rating road sign

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

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

Petrol price 'could fall below £1 per lite'

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

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