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Councils need 'clarity' on highways funding allocations.

Attribution: Mark Whitehead.

A leading motorists’ organisation has demanded clarity from transport secretary Chris Grayling over plans for spending on roads.

The RAC Foundation welcomed the announcement of new spending in the Autumn Statement but said local authorities needed to know how much new money they will receive. 149 more words

Christopher Macgowan

IAM welcomes tougher mobi penalties.


IAM RoadSmart has welcomed an increase in the punishment for drivers caught using a held-held mobile phone whilst driving – saying drivers need to learn that their actions could kill. 273 more words

Christopher Macgowan

FT wonders whether driverless cars might represent a threat to the growth of cycling in cities.


There is an interesting article today in the online FT by George Greenwood in which he suggests that the arrival of driverless cars might in cities scupper the growth in cycle use. 175 more words

Christopher Macgowan

"Never Fear" - reliving the life of Sir Francis Chichester - by Ian Strathcarron.


This biography by Ian Strathcarron tracks the life of a remarkable man who rightly became world famous long before the word “celebrity” was in common use. 9 more words

Christopher Macgowan

This year’s Veteran Car Run will be a tribute to the country that put the world on wheels.


In 1886, exactly 130 years ago, Karl Benz presented his Patent-Motorwagen to the world. A three-wheeled machine with a rear-mounted single-cylinder engine developing less than 1hp, it is widely regarded as the world’s first purpose-designed automobile. 414 more words

Christopher Macgowan

BEN reveals new branding and website to help fulfil its future.

Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their families, has today unveiled its new brand identity as a vehicle to help fulfil its vision for the future. 743 more words

Christopher Macgowan

Five leading national motoring museums in Europe have decided to join forces.


Without exception these museums not only show the motorcar as one of the most important technological achievements ever, but also its substantial influence on – and its part in – society as a whole. 57 more words

Christopher Macgowan