There are certain cars that are so massively popular you can expect to see them all around the world - the best selling/award winning Ford Fiesta for example.
But with a change of scenery, comes a shift in automotive popularity, something of which I myself found to be true on a recent trip to Rome.
While exploring the streets of the gladiatorial city, I took a few snaps of some of the cars which I found to be intriguing, rare or downright strange.
The Citroen 2CV began its journey in 1948 and has since become one of the coolest looking vintage cars...
You're sitting in a traffic jam on the M25, Mariah's 'All I Want for Christmas' is on the radio and you should have been home two hours ago. It's not ideal, but it could be worse. Honestly. Spare a thought for the residents of Beijing where 24-hour traffic jams are the norm, or drivers in Manila who have to play a guessing game as to what side of the road people will be driving on.
This top ten lists some of the very worst places in the world to be a motorist, and we thought we'd share it with you!
Most of us have at some point heard some of the weird and wonderful laws which get passed around and the urban myths which surround them.
But there are some truly weird and wacky laws out there in the world of motoring, one place where you'd expect clarity and sense to be paramount to pedestrians and other motorists' safety.
After hearing some of these strange rules and regulations which apparently are still in effect you will be surprised at how dangerous travelling by car can sometimes be.
1.Hackney Carriages (UK):
An odd law from the United Kingdom is that a Hackney...
Below is an interesting timeline showing the innovations the car industry has made to improve safety on the road and bring the number of UK road users killed down from 5,373 in 1990 to 2,222.The timeline has been created to celebrate the automotive industry winning a special Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for 20 years of road safety innovation.Click the image for a closer lookIt seems strange now to think before 1991, rear seat passengers did not need to wear seatbelts and it took until 1997 for the EuroNCAP to emerge, instantly ending the life of the Rover 100...
In the minds of people on either side of the argument, there never was any debate about the efficacy of speed cameras.But, depending on which side of the debate you were on, that efficacy was in saving lives or draining cash from motorists.With the finger hovering over the off button for speed cameras all over the country, we could be about to get the only proof that would ever satisfy some people either way: what will happen without speed cameras?Breakdowncover.org has sent over an eye-catching graphic of speed camera statistics, drawn from a number of sources, that show some fascinating...
With Summer, and something of a heatwave, upon us it's the season for traffic jams, sweaty tarmac and blown gaskets.But your car can do so much more than take you to work, school and the shops – it can transport you to the countryside, beaches and picnic sites. Jam butties, wasps and ice lollies. However, the RAC says the UK is lacking good ‘stop spots’ near roads, and is launching a ‘Right to Picnic’ campaign, calling for improved roadside rest and picnic facilities. The top five worst offenders for lack of picnic provision in the RAC poll are: M25 (Junctions...
If, like MT, you’ve spent a deeply unhealthy vacuum of time on the motorways of the UK – avoiding tricky situations in life, or simply just losing your religion – then chances are you’ve encountered places officially marked out as ‘rest areas’.Densely and perpetually re-populated communities that serve to alter your perspective on life in but the blink of a lazy eye. Places that also serve food. Not food as you know it though, and indeed not served under the pretense of rapidity suggested on the accompanying advertising.These places also offer banking facilities, mini-marts, baby-changing areas and our personal favourite...
It´s a talking point that is raised and argued across the land. Most people have an opinion on it, and don´t mind shouting about it. So when we decided to run a poll based on what people thought the speed limit on Motorways in the UK should be, we expected a good response.The response we actually got far exceeded our expectations, and also provided us with a bit of an eye-opener when it comes to the opinion of the average motorist in the UK.Of nearly 2500 people questioned, we found that 88% of them think that the current 70mph limit...