Recent articles by Joe Finnerty

Nissan Qashqai camouflage - before and after

Car spy shots: how to disguise a top secret new model

3 Feb, 2016

We’ve published thousands of spy shots over the years, but now, with Nissan’s help, we see what it takes to cover up models for the road

Driverless cars stock pic

UK insurers put heads together on driverless car question

20 Jan, 2016

New Automated Driving Insurer Group formed to tackle issues on liability and road traffic laws for autonomous vehicles

Child car seat - testing
Tips & advice

Baby car seats and booster seats: everything you need to know

13 Jan, 2016

Everything you need to know about baby car seats and booster seats, from development to tips on buying and safety laws


Can you trust UK new car sales figures?

13 Jan, 2016

New car registrations hit record high in 2015 but do car makers actually sell as many cars as they claim?

Fire crew road accident preparations

Road rescues: we train with UK emergency services

4 Jan, 2016

We take part in a training exercise that prepares fire crews for the reality of road accidents, as UK teams gear up for world competition

Mobile phone while driving

Government plans to let learners on motorways, and tougher penalties for phone use

21 Dec, 2015

New £2m driver education research to spark road safety revamp for UK roads with driving test and police funding tackled

Tips & advice

How to avoid a flat car battery

27 Nov, 2015

Winter weather can kill battery life, but we’ve teamed up with an RAC patrol to bring you some top tips to keep starting in the cold

Car insurance comparison sites

Penalty points cost motorists £132m in car insurance premiums

27 Nov, 2015

New figures reveal motorists pay five per cent more on premiums for having up to three points on their driving licence

Budget 2015: what it means for motorists

Autumn Statement 2015: National pothole fund, Operation Stack, insurance claims

25 Nov, 2015

Chancellor George Osborne announces motoring reforms in joint 2015 Autumn Statement and Spending Review


Tories to let local councils control our roads

25 Nov, 2015

Andrew Jones, roads minister, reveals all; speed limits, safety and surfacing to be handed to authorities

Nissan Juke factory 3

SMMT calls on George Osborne to back car industry

24 Nov, 2015

Ahead of Spending Review, car industry group wants Chancellor to continue automotive investment


Drivers told to take care in lethal month on roads

23 Nov, 2015

It's Road Safety Week this week, and November is a deadly month for traffic incidents

Toyota Mirai - front

Toyota Mirai is first hydrogen car to get plug-in grant

20 Nov, 2015

Roads minister Andrew Jones confirms all fuel cell electric vehicles are likely to get £5,000 plug-in car grant

Nissan factory building a car

Skills shortfall for UK's automotive industry

12 Nov, 2015

Automotive Council reports highlights productivity of UK industry but there's a lack of R&D investment and skilled engineers


Shock as over half of motorists fail roadside drugs test

4 Nov, 2015

Out of the 2,038 tests carried out, over 1,000 people tested positive

SEMA show main pic

SEMA show 2015: mad modified car round-up

4 Nov, 2015

The SEMA show celebrates car modifications in style with a huge Las Vegas event - here are our top picks

Jeep Wrangler Red Rock

Jeep Wrangler Red Rock edition might just be the ultimate Jeep

4 Nov, 2015

Jeep Wrangler Red Rock concept revealed at SEMA confirmed for limited edition production run

Winter driving, snow, crash, accident

Driving in rain and snow could affect your car insurance costs

28 Oct, 2015

New black box tech will mean weather on a journey can stop drivers scoring full marks and receiving discounts

Speed camera accident

Fixed speed cameras blamed for dangerous braking blackspots

27 Oct, 2015

New study shows drivers are slamming on the brakes to avoid tickets

Back to the Future DeLorean review

McFly!!! We drive the DeLorean for Back to the Future day

21 Oct, 2015

Today is Back to the Future day, and there's only one time-travelling movie car we could drive to celebrate - a DeLorean DMC-12

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