On this day in auto history – May 7th


It was on this day in 1983 that the Malaysian car manufacturer Proton was officially founded, following the wishes of former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamed who wanted to enhance Malaysian industry by creating a national car project.

Campaigners Push For 20mph Speed Limit


One of the UK’s leading road safety charities has asked the government to look at reducing speed limits to 20mph in residential areas following a successful trial in a major UK city.

On this day in auto history – May 6th


It was on this day in 1994 that the Queen and French President Francois Mitterrand formally opened the long-awaited Channel Tunnel amid elaborate ceremonies in France and Britain.

Will You Be Driving Electric By 2030?


The UK Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has made a bold statement of intent by suggesting that all of the UK will have to be driving electric within the next ten years.

Should You Swerve A Pothole?


A leading motoring lawyer has called for clearer guidance on what drivers should do when encountering a pothole in the road to ensure that motorists don’t end up on the wrong side of the law.

On this day in auto history – May 5th


It was on this day in 1944 that the remarkable Bertha Benz - the first person to drive a motor car over a significant distance - passed away at the grand old age of 95.

Brits Go On Car Buying Spree


The British public’s passion for cars looks to have returned after what has been described as one ‘darkest years in automotive’ history.

Don’t Ignore Car Repairs Or It’ll Cost You More


A minor car repair can turn into a major expense if ignored says a new report which reveals that millions of drivers are risking the long term health of their vehicle by failing to take their car to the garage.

On this day in auto history – May 4th


It was on this day in 1948 that the death was announced of pioneering industrialist Wilhelm von Opel - one of the founders of the German carmaker Opel - at the age of 76.

Smart Motorway Death Toll Rises


The number of deaths on smart motorways over the last five years is greater than originally published says the shadow Transport Secretary.