Recent articles by Joe Finnerty

Police at car window

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


Keyless car crime up as gangs target vans

5 Feb, 2015

New wave sees vehicle crime rise by eight per cent in London with BMW, Land Rover, Ford and Mercedes targeted

Driving test tips

More learners recruiting lookalikes to cheat driving test

3 Feb, 2015

A record number of drivers are sending impostors to take their driving and theory test exams for them

Car crash, insurance, write-off, accident

Call for stricter regulation of crash write-offs

3 Feb, 2015

Leader of National Association of Bodyshops wants national write-off register to protect road users

Skoda timeline

A history of Skoda: 1895-2015

27 Jan, 2015

We chart the significant milestones in Skoda's history that helped shape the brand into the global car making force it is today

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

Doctors named as Britain's worst drivers

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

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

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

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