The Cardiff Half Marathon will see city centre roads progressively closed over the next few days until Monday to allow for set up and dismantling of facilities.
On street parking will also be reduced and motorists are advised to allow more time for journeys and use park and ride facilities where possible.
The price of car insurance has been named by drivers as the motoring cost that has increased the most in the past 12 months and their number-one cost-of-motoring concern, research for the RAC Report on Motoring 2016 has revealed.
Almost half (46%) of the 1,714 motorists surveyed for the report – now in its 28th year – said their insurance costs have increased since last year compared with 34% who said the same in 2015 and this is borne out by industry data, which shows the average premium rose by 14% in the 12 months to March 2016, from £590 to £671 per year.
There is some hope for drivers as the Government has agreed to review the spacing and length of Emergency Refuge Areas on Smart Motorways in their response to the Transport Select Committee report.
The change follows calls from the AA to at least double the number of ERAs and make them twice as long after recent study by the AA of over 20,500 drivers found that more than three quarters 79% felt motorways were more dangerous due to the removal of the hard shoulder.
Disreputable tyre dealers are showing wilful neglect of motorists’ safety and selling dangerous part worn tyres.
Trading Standards officers and tyre trade bodies have co operated to collate, investigate and prosecute dealers who sell part worn tyres, which can fail MoT tests and put lives in danger.
The 37-foot Aston Martin AM37 powerboat made its world debut at the Monaco Yacht Show, marking the luxury British brand’s entry into the nautical world.
The new day-cruiser is offered in two versions with the AM37S expected to reach speeds of 50 knots.
AA membership is rising after a long-term historic decline.
Interim results for the roadside recovery and motoring services business have shown with personal membership bringing in £3.3M in three months and profit before tax rose to £117 M.
London is said to be turning attention on diesel generators used on building sites in the capital.
After legislation to cut high emission transport and the CCZ, it’s possible tough new planning permits might be introduced to deter the dirtiest generators.
European new car registrations are continuing to grow and we are moving forward after the challenging years of the economic crisis.
However, despite improving results, the market is not forecast to exceed the sales volumes of the pre-crisis years before 2020 but the good news is that when it comes to product updates and new technologies, car makers are now much better equipped to respond quickly
Exhaust emissions tests have been inadequate for decades, a US regulator has told EU committee.
Environmental Protection Agency’s Christopher Grundler said it would need tougher tests with less room for errors and even further mandatory tests of vehicles after they have been in use for some years.