Recent articles by Joe Finnerty

Autonomous cars

FBI report reveals autonomous car terror threat

30 Jul, 2014

Leaked FBI report says driverless cars could be used as weapons

Air conditioning

Using air-con blunts mpg by over 6% in hybrid cars

27 Jul, 2014

Research shows fuel economy in hybrid cars is hit harder by air conditioning use than that of petrol and diesel models

Left hand driving school

Driving abroad: we take our left-hand drive test

27 Jul, 2014

Driving abroad can be extremely stressful. We take the new test designed to improve driving safely on your holiday

Embassy car Russian

Foreign embassies owe the UK over £82m in car fines

26 Jul, 2014

The UK is owed a massive £82m debt in unpaid congestion charge and parking fines by foreign embassies and US is the worst offender

Foreign HGV

UK speed limit for lorries increased from 2015

24 Jul, 2014

Safety concerns mean that HGVs on the UK's single carriageway roads will be able to travel at 50mph from 2015

New parking sign design

Parking signs made simple: new design cuts through the confusion

23 Jul, 2014

New York woman undertakes a solo project to simplify parking sign design for the good of motorists everywhere

Car accident damage

Brits running the risk of massive Euro car rental bills

19 Jul, 2014

British motorists abroad are snubbing insurance excess waivers on their rental cars, leaving themselves open to big bills.


Will future cars be dimpled like golf balls?

12 Jul, 2014

The aerodynamic miracle that is the golf ball could give a fuel economy boost to cars of the future


Car accidents on the up in 20mph zones

10 Jul, 2014

Serious casualties resulting from road accidents in 20mph zones rose 29% in 2013 according to latest figures

Speed limit

60mph motorway speed limit rejected

8 Jul, 2014

There'll be no motorway speed limit cut to 60mph, says Transport Secretary


Germany plans car toll for foreign drivers

8 Jul, 2014

Non-German registered cars would need to buy a permit to drive on all roads

Increased speed limits helps to cut accidents

Britain's busiest speed camera made £189,000 in 2013

7 Jul, 2014

Camera on M60 most profitable as speeding offences rise three per cent from 2012

Car dealers

New car sales up 10 per cent in first six months of 2014

4 Jul, 2014

More than a million registered in 2014, the best half year total since 2005

CCTV camera car

CCTV camera car ban heralds a new ‘fair deal’ for UK motorists

3 Jul, 2014

The Government acts on an Auto Express campaign with a raft of plans including a ban on CCTV camera cars

Foreign lorry drivers

Crackdown on illegal foreign cars pays immediate dividends

30 Jun, 2014

Pilot operation proves a hit, and could be expanded across UK

Learner Guides: DVDs

54,000 learners get licence points before passing test

26 Jun, 2014

A fifth of UK motoring offenders have received points before even passing their test

Tebay motorway service station

Best UK service stations revealed

20 Jun, 2014

Tebay on the M6 voted best motorway service station in the UK, with Extra the best brand

Coffee cup

Coffee biofuel to power the cars of the future

18 Jun, 2014

Scientists find waste coffee can be made into biodiesel that could power our cars

Operation Cubo

Metropolitan Police's Operation Cubo seizes 100,000th car

12 Jun, 2014

Bentley, Ferrari, McLaren and Lamborghini model all seized in uninsured driver crackdown


What is the Uber app & why do London's black cab drivers hate it?

11 Jun, 2014

London's black cab community has today protested against the Uber app. But what exactly is it?

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