Vauxhall has appointed 33Seconds to become its fully-integrated consumer PR and social media marketing agency following a competitive pitch process.(more…)
Almost 2.7 million motorists in England and Wales have three or more penalty points on their driving licences, according to new figures.(more…)
A driver has been spotted with a collection of animals in the back of his Zafira, including a sheep, a parrot and possibly a deer!(more…)
Eighteen years after winning his first BTCC title with Vauxhall, Jason Plato will be back behind the wheel of an Astra this season.
Drivers will save a total of 25 minutes or more on their commute to work next week – thanks to the school half-term break.(more…)
This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is shaping up to be one of the most exciting ones in years. As it celebrates the 20th anniversary of Nick Heidfeld setting the fastest time up the Hillclimb, the festival is also gearing up for some major upgrades.(more…)
The number of road users who have completed a driver retraining course since their introduction in 2010 has topped ten million.
Nine million of these have attended a speed aware course, 1.19 million of them in 2018 alone.
Last year 1.45 million people accepted a place on one of the eight courses sometimes offered by police as an alternative to a fine and points for more minor offences.
- The other courses include:
- The national motorway awareness course
- What’s driving us?
- Your belt – your life (online course)
Almost all the courses are run by private companies and the price of the courses can vary by type, location and provider. In 2017, NDORS (the organisation that administers the scheme) said fees ranged from £75 to £99.
Forty-five pounds out of each fee is returned to the police force which referred the offender.
Steve Gooding, director of the RAC Foundation, said “This data suggests that, astonishingly, as many as one in four drivers has now been sent back to the classroom for breaking road traffic law – hopefully to emerge as ambassadors for better, more responsible motoring behaviors.
“While the logic of sending drivers who commit minor transgressions back to the classroom is clear, it begs the question of what should be done in a similar vein to tutor those found guilty of more serious breaches of the rules of the roads before they injure or kill themselves or others?”
Young drivers are spending more than £9,000 during their first year of motoring alone, according to new research.(more…)
The Grand Tour’s third season kicked off with a bang a few weeks ago and seems to be going from strength-to-strength.
A driver has been caught on police dashcam hogging the middle lane of a motorway for three miles.
Performance Vauxhall Show is back for 2019 with a brand new venue – the awesome Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground.(more…)