Highway code braking distances should be increased – study

Stopping distances in the UK Highway Code should be increased because drivers’ thinking time has been underestimated, according to figures obtained by Brake, the road safety charity. Brake asked TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) to provide evidence on the time taken by car drivers to perceive, recognise and react to emergency situations. TRL referred to academic literature and concluded that the... Read More

Sierra RS500 named ‘Ultimate Cossie’

One of the most iconic performance cars of the 1980s is celebrating its 30th anniversary in style, having been named the ‘Ultimate Cosworth’ by one of the UK’s biggest one-make car shows. The Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth pipped its spiritual successor, the Escort RS Cosworth, to the post, securing over 55% of the votes in an online survey carried out by Ford... Read More

Chargemaster opens EV hub and predicts a million on roads by 2022

British roads will be home to more than one million electric cars by 2022 according to Chargemaster, the UK’s largest provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, based on recent market developments. Allowing for a modest increase in adoption, Chargemaster’s projection is based on a growth in electric vehicles of just over 7% of new car registrations. David Martell, Chief Executive... Read More

Drivers unaware of tyre limits

A new survey from Venson Automotive Solutions reveals that 69% of motorists don’t know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit of 1.6mm, which could leave fleet firms at risk if their drivers are in an accident. With tyre problems still accounting for 40% of fatal or serious injuries caused by vehicle incidents, Venson reminds fleet operators to be aware... Read More

Jaguar launches E-PACE with spectacular record attempt

The new Jaguar E-PACE has set an official Guinness World Records title during its world premiere. The compact performance SUV leapt into the record books with a 15.3 metre-long jump complete with a 270-degree corkscrew-like ‘barrel roll’. Demonstrating the agility, precision and performance of Jaguar’s newest SUV, the feat was the final test for E-PACE after 25 grueling months of... Read More