Highway Code: Drivers' common mistake when we are trying to be polite that could land you with a £1,000 fine

Avoid unexpected fines by making sure you are up to date on the latest Highway Code

Laughing gas is set to become illegal in the UK - what to know about the law change

A change in law aims to crack down on anti-social behaviour

Wavy kerbs installed on London road to slow cars and promote cycling

The controversial filter is part of plans for dozens of 'Low Traffic Neighbourhoods' in busy urban areas.

Who is Jack Doohan? The Australian driver making a name in F2

Jack Doohan is quickly making his way up the global motorsport ranks.

South London residents fear someone will be killed unless lorries are banned from 'racing' down narrow one-way road

As shown in the video, vehicles also mount the pavement to drive along the street

Baffling ancient inventions science still can't explain

It's easy to think of the evolution of technology as a linear process, starting from the most primitive simple machines and only improving up to the self-driving cars and artificial intelligence that we have today. But that's not quite right. Some ancient cultures managed to develop some bafflingly complex and sophisticated inventions using techniques and knowledge that seemed to come out of nowhere, and in some cases weren't replicated for hundreds of years afterwards. Scientists and historians are always working hard to figure out how these inventions came about, but some secrets are hidden in history forever. Intrigued? Read on to uncover impressive ancient inventions.

Jenson Button takes ‘massive whack’ from Kimi Raikkonen in barmy COTA race

For Jenson Button, his NASCAR Cup Series debut was an "emotional rollercoaster", and included a hit from Kimi Raikkonen.

Classic Mini left in dusty garage for 33 years sells for £40,000 at auction

It went for four times its asking price.

Vinales “proud” of Aprilia for Portugal MotoGP victory challenge

Maverick Vinales says he is “really proud” of Aprilia for being able to fight for victory in Sunday’s MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix.

What is really behind Domenicali's "cancel" F1 practice comments

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali raised some eyebrows at the weekend when comments he made suggested that he was looking at scrapping Friday practice sessions at grands prix.

Toyota GR86 review: persistence pays off for the sports car nobody else was brave enough to make

Reading the press coverage from the launch of the Toyota GT86 in 2012, you could be forgiven for thinking Toyota was about to make a killing. We – myself included – were fawning in our praise. Can you blame us? Here, at last, was the antithesis to the creeping twin evils of bloat and remoteness that had characterised new cars for the prior 10 years...

Loose tyre sends car flying into air

A car was sent flying several feet into the air after being hit by a loose tyre from a pickup truck nearby.

Luxury 425ft 'Thunder Bird' hydrofoil vessel with full glass decks is unveiled in concept design

Turkish yacht designer Aras Kazar has called his creation Wakinyan, a Native American Lakota people word for thunder.

When is Grand National 2023? Date, time, TV channel plus key Aintree runners and riders

The 2023 Grand National meeting takes place from April 13-15 this year. Last year's winner Noble Yeats is on course to try and retain his title, while Cheltenham winner Corach Rambler heads the ante-post betting market

Lifeline for the combustion engine: EU agrees to allow cars running on e-fuels to be sold after 2035 - and UK says it may do the same 'if they are zero emission'

A DfT spokesperson told us that if industry can prove e-fuels are 'zero-emission at the tailpipe' combustion engine cars using them would remain on sale beyond 2035.

Police are strip-searching children in patrol cars, ‘disturbing’ report reveals

Police are strip-searching children in their patrol cars, the Children’s Commissioner has revealed in a “disturbing” new report. Almost 3,000 children were strip-searched by police in England and Wales between 2018 and mid-2022, according to the report by Dame Rachel de Souza. Nearly a quarter of incidents involved a child aged between 10 and 15, w...

The best German cars ever made

Germany is famous as the home of some of the world's great car makers. We look at some of the cars they've built that we think are the best

20 fab new cars from 25 years ago

With the Audi TT celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023, we look at the cars launched alongside it back in 1998.

The London bus route that goes on motorway for just one mile but longer than any other in the whole city

Weirdly there's nothing stopping from you standing up as the bus rockets down a motorway

Boat Race 2023: Oxford rower Felix Drinkall collapses after Cambridge victory

By Jim White, on the Thames For the fourth time in the past five outings, Cambridge won the University Boat Race. Not that, under Chiswick Bridge at the finish line, the delight in victory had diminished by regularity. In the Cambridge boat the cox Jasper Parish stood up, arms aloft, bellowing his delight. He then dived forward into the arms of his...

What does the sensor behind my car’s windscreen do?

Many modern cars feature sensors fitted behind the interior rear-view mirror. We explain what these do and how they work.

Teenager, 14, caught towing a caravan on the M4 with three friends is ordered to pay £20

The schoolboy, 14, was driving the Saab with three friends in the passenger seats when police spotted them on the M4 in Wiltshire. He was arrested and later admitted a raft of driving offences.

Damon Hill thinks F1 star joined the wrong team after making controversial decision

Just two weeks into the new Formula 1 season, and 1996 world champion Hill has seen enough to suggest one of the newer faces on the grid might have made a mistake

Is The Foldable Felo M One The Electric Motocompo You've Been Waiting For?

Unveiled at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show, it's slated to hit Japanese showrooms in late 2023.

Fury over Sadiq Khan's ULEZ expansion grows as protesters cover cameras with shopping bags

The expansion of ULEZ will be going ahead later this year with some drivers subjected to a £12.50 daily charge.

Button almost stopped due to "heat exhaustion" in NASCAR debut

Jenson Button said his NASCAR Cup Series debut at the Circuit of the Americas was an "emotional rollercoaster" as heat exhaustion meant he "thought I was going to faint".

Innovative Way To Clean An Excavator's Tracks

Occurred on March 6, 2023 / Akron, Ohio, USA: "Operators used pipe and thumb excavator to clean tracks on larger excavator."

Fisker has claimed a 440-mile range for the Ocean Extreme e-SUV

Original estimate of 391 miles exceeded with latest WLTP range update

POLL: Should electric vehicle owners be fined for overstaying at charging points?

More than 1.15 million plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles are registered in the UK, but do you think owners should be penalised for overstaying at charging points?

Toto Wolff could be set for major embarassment as long time partner hints at split

Toto Wolff could be set for a further setback as Mercedes struggles with their W14 continue.

Outrage after Transport for London uses 'loophole' to install 4 ULEZ cameras

The cameras have been installed on traffic lights in Pinner

Meet Britain’s oldest trucker still trucking at the age of 91

Britain’s oldest trucker says he's in it for the long haul as he carries on driving lorries - at the grand age of 91. Sprightly Brian Wilson has no plans to put the brakes on his 70 year career just yet, despite celebrating his birthday today (Fri). The grandad is so dedicated to his job he gets up at 5am and works up to 12 hours in day delivering goods from his depot in Sheffield, Yorks., to sites across the country. Brian, who can still hop up on the back of his truck without assistance to tie down a tarpaulin with rope, says only ill-health would stop him from working. He said: "I don’t even think about giving up, I just carry on while I can, while I feel fit enough. But I think I’ll know when it’s time to call it a day." Brian first got behind the wheel of an HGV in 1953, when he started delivering petrol for Esso. Back then, a gallon of diesel cost less than two shillings - 10p in today's money. Today a gallon is at profit-munching levels of almost £8. And while the current cost of living means Brian might struggle without his income, it's his love for the job that keeps him going. The father-of-four first started driving armoured trucks during his national service in 1950, when he was stationed in Germany. After returning home and working for the petrol company, he started working for his father's haulage company, E. Wilson & Sons. He eventually took over the firm when his father passed away in the 1970s and has run it ever since. Brian has racked up millions of miles but currently keeps to 'short trips' of around 150 a day, driving on some of his favourite roads in his ten-tonne Iveco. He added: “I used to go down London. The farthest I’ve been is Aberdeen, which was a two-and-a-half-day job. But I’m normally going to Birmingham and Lancashire area. “I’ve enjoyed visiting different places in England up and down the country. I think when you go up to the lake district, that’s nice. “When you go up Lancaster way and Windemere, that’s a really nice run. I did London for ten years but that was in my 40s." Brian, married to childhood sweetheart Mavis for 69 years, encouraged fellow over-50s back to consider going back to work to share their experience. He said: “I think people over 50 and 60 have got good experience and the right attitude. “People are struggling to get lorry drivers now. But there’s plenty of work out there if they want it and you want to." Life in the fast lane hasn’t been all plane sailing for Brian, who said he’s had numerous close calls with other motorists, leaving him thankful to be alive. He said: “I’ve had some near-bad accidents. One time a lorry came across the road and hit the car in front of me. It was on a dual-carriageway. "It hit the car and just missed me. I was lucky that day.” Brian also said when he first started his career he had to load and unload his cargo, in contrast to the fairly automated pallet-based systems truckers have these days. He said: “We used to load up sugar and we’d have to put ten tonnes straight onto the lorry. Then you had to deliver it and take it off. "So when you go to the docks in Liverpool, you’d have to load yourself. But now it’s all pallet work. Younger drivers have got it easy compared to what I have to do. “I still have to get on the back of the lorry and I have to strap it up and rope it up, and then take the sheets off and put the ropes back on.” Brian said he had no plans to retire but had thought about spending a few months in Thailand with his son once he finally packs it in. He said: “I’d like to go and visit my lad in Thailand again, and spend two or three months with him when I do retire. There's nice weather there. “He’s been there about 15 years. He’s got his own business there. “I’ve got four lads altogether. There are still two that live at home with us. They never got married, so there’s plenty of company."

Grandmother left bruised and battered after e-scooter hit-and-run

Christine Ranger has no memory of getting back home after the collision.

Big-selling cars now vanishing from our roads

We look at the fate of some of the most popular cars of the 70s and 80s

Python caught after slithering under truck while driver was sleeping

Python caught after slithering under truck while driver was sleeping -

Full list of London boroughs where the most parking fines are dished out every day

Figures suggest 19,631 tickets were given out to drivers every day across the UK in 2022

Row erupts as historic leafy village becomes magnet for 'entitled' 4x4 drivers

Residents say that the village stands at a crossroads, as its future shifts further away from its agricultural past

SNP cars among high-value purchases investigated by police

Police Scotland is investigating high-value transactions, including vehicle purchases made by the SNP as part of an inquiry into alleged missing party funds. It is understood that detectives have questioned senior figures about items of spending and also gifts dating back to 2018 as part of the investigation, which is codenamed Operation Branchform...

Parkingeye issue at the Royal Preston hospital

David Sanderson has an issue with the company Parkingeye who run the parking operation at the Royal Preston hospital

UK electric car future after 2030 car ban is 'unworkable' with e-fuels favoured

The UK should follow the lead of the EU and allow cars to run on e-fuels, according to one expert, who feared the country wouldn't be able to handle the 2030 switch to electric vehicles.

Harry Enfield on Bob Goody: ‘I was too frightened to approach him and tell him how he had inspired me’

In 1981 I saw Bob Goody and Patrick Barlow in the National Theatre of Brent while at university. It was a revelation to discover you didn’t have to be in Monty Python to be as funny as Monty Python. Two months later, I had written and performed in my first comic play, never having dreamed of a life on the stage. Hugh Laurie remembers seeing Bob taking his daughters to school in Archer Street, Soho, next to the strip club. I was working a lot in...

Oliveira to miss Argentina MotoGP round after Marquez Portugal crash

Miguel Oliveira will miss this weekend’s MotoGP Argentina Grand Prix as a result of his massive smash with Marc Marquez.

The second new Smart electric car is called #3, and it’s an SUV-coupe

Hashtag Three to follow Hashtag One as Smart continues its Geely-backed renaissance

London ULEZ: The very bizarre looking 'robot' car that's the 'cheapest' you can buy to avoid paying £12.50 charge

The Citroen Ami is one of the cheapest electric vehicles on the market

We’ve been thinking about the SsangYong Actyon, and frankly all other coupe SUVs are dead to us

Coupe-ified SUVs aren’t actually as new a trend as you might think. In fact, SsangYong was building one in 2005

PICTURED: British Challenger 2 tanks arrive in Ukraine

The first British Challenger 2 battle tanks have arrived in Ukraine, in a major boost for its armoured forces ahead of a planned spring offensive. "Today, I had the honour to try out the newest addition to our armed units, particularly Challengers from the UK,” Oleksii Reznikov, the Ukraine defence minister, said. A Challenger 2 was pictured alongs...

Ranked: The top 10 most successful Adrian Newey Formula 1 car designs

Adrian Newey has been dubbed Formula 1's design "unicorn", and with this list, it is easy to see why.

Peter Kay's tour sparked concern from pal Paddy McGuinness as he refuses to attend show

Top Gear star Paddy McGuinness has revealed he was worried when his friend Peter Kay announced his comeback tour plans last year.

Man puts boulder on his drive to stop drivers cutting corner – and causes chaos

Drivers are getting stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Antiques Road Trip star left speechless as table sells for triple its cost

During a recent instalment of the BBC show, the expert went on a trip down memory lane when he found a table that reminded him of his grandmother