Recent articles by Joe Finnerty

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Driver Power 2015: Brits love hybrids and electrics

23 Apr, 2015

Driver Power features a hybrid car in first place and two electric vehicles in its top ten for the first time ever

Lexus IS 300h - front tracking

Driver Power 2015: results revealed, Lexus IS wins

22 Apr, 2015

Driver Power results revealed with the Lexus IS crowned 2015 champ at the top of the customer satisfaction charts

General Election

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

15 Apr, 2015

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

Young driver

Cheaper car insurance for young drivers: our top tips

13 Apr, 2015

How young drivers can find the cheapest car insurance deal and avoid paying too much when it's time to renew

Nick Clegg

Lib Dems to offer £100m prize for best-selling low emissions car

10 Apr, 2015

Liberal Democrats announce £100m of taxpayer money up for grabs for manufacturers who develop new ultra low emissions cars

Robert Goodwill

Driverless cars to reduce accidents and create UK jobs

27 Mar, 2015

New study puts UK at forefront of autonomous tech push with £51 billion economy boost

Police pulling over Ford Ka

Police to use new photo ID checking tech at the roadside

25 Mar, 2015

Traffic cops will be linked to DVLA database to call up driving licence photos at roadside

Counterpart driving licence

End of the UK paper driving licence: what it means for you

23 Mar, 2015

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

Speed limit to be cut to 60mph on M1

England's busiest A-roads could become 'mini motorways'

20 Mar, 2015

Roundabouts and traffic lights to be scrapped on A-roads as part of European-style expressways

Speed cameras

EU cops to hunt down speeding Brits

12 Mar, 2015

New laws allow European police to trace drivers - but our cops can nab foreign speeders, too


Major London roads to be 20mph zones

12 Mar, 2015

Boris Johnsons announces 20mph speed limits for London with Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham following suit

Car crash

UK to oppose new life-saving system in cars

11 Mar, 2015

EU wants to make eCall system mandatory, but British policymakers believe cost is prohibitive

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive - plug in

Government plugs in and adds electric cars to its fleet

10 Mar, 2015

More than 100 plug-in cars will join the Government fleet as part of the ultra-low emission campaign

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Driverless cars: everything you need to know about self-driving vehicles

9 Mar, 2015

Politicians are all aboard for the autonomous car revolution, and we look at some of the tech on trial here

Driver with second highest points doesn't have licence

New UK drug-driving laws: everything you need to know

2 Mar, 2015

Stricter new laws for driving while under the influence of drugs are introduced along with roadside drugs tests. Here's our guide...

iPhone app

Motoring offenders to plead guilty or not guilty online

27 Feb, 2015

New Government service allows drivers taken to court for minor motoring offences to plead guilty or not guilty online

Car body repair bodyshop paint spray

Bodyshop shortfall could hike insurance prices

26 Feb, 2015

Warnings of car bodywork repair delays and increased insurance premiums


More drivers using mobile phones at the wheel

26 Feb, 2015

Number of motorists using a phone behind the wheel is up from 2009 levels with most texting or on social media

UK’s parking ticket lottery

Thousands of private parking fines potentially illegal

20 Feb, 2015

Motorists could be in line for millions of pounds worth of repayments, according to RAC Foundation legal expert

Greenwich driverless car trial

Driverless cars to be tested on UK roads

11 Feb, 2015

Trials to start on public roads, but insurance, Highway Code, MoTs and driving licence laws still unknown

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