Will Welsh 20 mph speed limits actually lower emissions?

One of the key arguments for introducing 20 mph speed restrictions on many Welsh roads has been that lower speeds will improve air quality and lower emissions. Yet with claims of increased travel time and choked roads following the restrictions, some are finding that difficult to swallow. In our third and final piece about the… read more

Wales now has its 20 mph speed limit – so how’s it panning out? Part Two

Last time, we looked at two aspects of the new 20 mph speed restrictions in Wales – how they were being enforced and whether they still had public support. On this outing, we’ll investigate whether the restrictions are actually doing what they’re supposed to, and what the effects are for everyone. Have the restrictions actually… read more

Wales now has its 20 mph speed limit – so how’s it panning out?

Back in December 2022, we published a blog post with the title Life in the slow lane: are you ready for Wales’ 20mph limit? You could check it out right now (thereby enriching your life almost infinitely), but to summarise, it looks at the pros and cons of the Welsh government’s introduction of new 20… read more

These are the perfect Christmas books for five different types of car lover.

  What are you going to get your car-and-motoring-obsessed loved one this Christmas? If you’re out of ideas, we reckon you could do worse than that old standby, the car book. It’s the ideal gift for them to cherish forever/drop some Christmas pudding on/have a quick look at, then store next to last year’s Christmas… read more

Four excellent reasons for choosing an estate over an SUV

  Once a firm favourite for UK drivers, the estate car is rapidly becoming an endangered species on our roads. You know things aren’t healthy when Volvo, the king of estate cars, announces that they will be removing their leading estate models from the UK market. Yep, the once-mighty S60, V60 and V90 are being… read more

Fuel prices are up again… now where’s that cheap fuel finder scheme?

Guess what? Fuel prices are skyrocketing again! According to The Guardian: Diesel prices rose by more than 8p a litre to 163p in September, the fifth biggest monthly rise since 2000, and on top of another 8p rise the previous month, the RAC said. Petrol prices rose by 4.5p a litre to 152p, the fourth… read more

Hasta la vista SEAT (more or less)… the future is Cupra

Image credit: By SEAT S.A. Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63313201 It looks like SEAT’s days are numbered …at least in the form we’re used to. According to Thomas Schafer, head honcho at Core (the big four VW Group brands – VW, Audi, SEAT and Audi): “The future of SEAT is Cupra, that we decided a long time… read more