No female Top Gear host?

Posted on February 5th, 2016, by startrescue

Matt LeBlanc (kathclick/

Former Friends heart-throb Matt LeBlanc is a bold choice for a Top Gear presenter – and certainly a far cry from Jeremy Clarkson. But despite the audacious appointment, the BBC has arguably failed in making the line-up …

The UK’s most romantic car trips

Posted on February 3rd, 2016, by startrescue

It may be chilly outside, but the hearts of Britain’s lovers are warm – especially as Valentine’s Day approaches. And besides, if our landscapes are frosty and snow-dusted on the big day, it will only add to the romance.

Indeed, …

Storm Henry: Scottish drivers warned off roads

Posted on February 2nd, 2016, by startrescue

Recovery crews have been called out to numerous blown over vehicles on Scottish roads in the last 24 hours, as Storm Henry continues to lash the north and west of Britain.

Wind speeds of up to 90mph are being recorded …

Fixative penalty notice: Man wins £41 after council leaves sticky mark on windscreen

Posted on February 1st, 2016, by startrescue

A man has received £41 in compensation after claiming that the adhesive on a parking ticket damaged his windscreen.

The man, who has not been named, made a profit of £16 after his parking ticket penalty of £25 was taken …

Storm Gertrude: How to stay safe while driving in windy conditions

Posted on January 29th, 2016, by startrescue

Storm Gertrude has been battering Scotland throughout last night and today, with gusts reaching as high as 132mph on Cairngorm Mountain.

Winds of more than 90mph have been affecting road transport in the west of Scotland, with reports of a …

‘Drive-safe’ mode may be installed on new mobile devices: DfT

Posted on January 28th, 2016, by startrescue

Mobile phones could soon feature a ‘drive-safe’ mode, in a proposed government initiative to cut road deaths.

Department for Transport (DfT) Ministers are considering employing apps that lock mobile devices when they are travelling faster than 5mph.

According to a …

Crash for Cash: How to Avoid Being a Victim

Posted on January 27th, 2016, by startrescue

‘Crash for cash’ is a scam that involves making insurers pay out on fraudulent car accident claims. These criminals ‘stage’ a crash and make an exaggerated claim.

Counting the cost

The cost of the scams surpasses £340m each year in …

10 Roads You Never Want to Drive On

Posted on January 25th, 2016, by startrescue

If the biggest problem your local roads serve up is a couple of pot holes, spare a thought for the people who have to use the following ten routes. These axle-busters may seem rather exotic to us Brits, but unfortunately …

UK car production hits 10-year high

Posted on January 21st, 2016, by startrescue

Jaguar XE (miromiro/

UK car production hit a 10-year high in 2015, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The body said that 1.59 million cars were built in Britain over the year, a rise of 3.9 …

Renault shares plunge after police raids

Posted on January 21st, 2016, by startrescue

Renault cars (RobWilson/

Shares in French auto giant Renault plunged by 20 per cent on news that police have raided its facilities, before closing just over 10 per cent down.

The company confirmed that police wanted to check equipment at …