Safe as Subarus? Pushing the eBoxer hybrid 4x4s to the limit in the Arctic Circle


Subarus new eBoxer hybrid 4x4 system promises better traction and improved driving dynamics. We give it the ultimate test in Finland.
Shocking X-ray scan shows the risks of resting your feet on a car dashboard

Why you shouldn't rest your feet on dashboard


Passengers who rest their feet on the dashboard on car journeys risk serious injuries, as this shocking X-ray scan all too clearly shows.

Golf gets five stars for safety, but door opened


The new Volkswagen Golf has earned top marks for safety by Euro NCAP, even though one of its doors opened during crash tests.
Rural road car crash

Revealed: the time you're most likely to crash


New analysis of black box vehicle data claims to have uncovered the time of day when drivers are most at risk of being caught up in a car crash.
Winder driving snow wheel close up

British drivers unprepared for winter breakdowns


Winter is upon us but a new survey suggests many drivers are at risk of being stranded in the snow if their car breaks down.

Mazda3 recalled in USA for loose wheel risk


A fault that could lead to the wheels falling off Mazda3 cars during driving may not result in a recall for the issue in the UK, Mazda has said.

Volvo will sell you an armoured XC90 for £450,000


For the same price as eight regular Volvo XC90s, you can have a subtly-styled Swedish SUV with 1,400kg worth of AK47 bullet-resistant armour.

Decade-old tyres could be banned from next year


Road tyres that are 10 years or older could soon be outlawed from UK roads, if proposed legislation is given the green light.
Maryland Police pull over 500 trucks in single day for safety inspections

Police inspect 500 trucks in single day


More than 100 lorries were taken out of service in a single day by Maryland State Police, in an effort to remove unsafe and unfit...
Three quarters of electric car owners use extension leads to charge their cars

Many EV car owners charging their cars dangerously


A majority of plug-in hybrid and electric car owners are dangerously recharging their cars, an electrical safety charity has discovered.

Get points for not wearing seatbelts, MPs suggest


Drivers should get three penalty points on their licence if they're caught not wearing a seatbelt, a cross-party advisory group has suggested.

Police dash cam captures scary aquaplane crash


Driving too fast on rain-drenched roads can be very dangerous, as this new dash cam footage of a car crash in Oklahoma all-too-clearly shows.
Insurers call for clampdown on salvaged car loopholes

Insurers call for salvaged car loophole clampdown


Insurers have called for the rules on written-off cars to be changed to prevent unsafe salvaged vehicles entering the used car market.