Revealed: Britain’s worst city for traffic jams

Drivers in Edinburgh face the worst traffic congestion in Britain, according to new figures. Journeys in Scotland’s capital city take on average 40 per cent longer than they would if roads were quieter, research by TomTom, the sat-nav manufacturer, found. In rush hour traffic, drivers can expect their trip to take as much as 80 […]

Air pollution ‘kills 570 people a year’ in Malta

Air pollution is a bigger killer than smoking, according to shocking new research. Filthy fumes from cars, lorries, factories and industrial chimneys kill an estimated 8.8 million people around the world annually – including more than 570 people a year in Malta. The World Health Organisation said breathing in toxic air was now responsible for more […]

Australians can now add emojis to their number plates

Want to add a smile to your Skoda or some hearts to your Honda? It’s time to head Down Under. Personalised number plates featuring emojis are being launched in Australia from next month. The decorative faces can be added to number plates in Queensland, with drivers having the choice between a winking, smiling or laughing […]

Almost 300 Maltese roads to be upgraded this year

The latest €70 million upgrade of Malta’s roads has been hailed as ‘good news for families and motorists’. Another 170 streets across Malta are to be resurfaced and rebuilt over the next 12 months as part of the scheme, bringing the total number of roadworks this year to almost 300. Malta’s transport minister Ian Borg said […]

First look at €10m plan to revamp Malta’s tunnels

The first images showing how Malta’s road tunnels will look after a massive €10 million facelift have been revealed. More than 50,000 cars use the tunnels at Sta Venera, Tal-Qroqq, Kirkop and Ta’ Giorni every day. Malta’s transport minister Ian Borg said the work would ultimately make the tunnels safer for motorists. Dr Borg told […]

Electric vehicle wins Car of the Year award for first time

The prestigious Car of the Year award has been given to an electric vehicle for the first time. The Kia e-Niro was handed the title by car-buying magazine and website What Car? at its 42nd annual awards ceremony. It can be driven for 253 miles between charges, according to tests in real-world conditions. What Car? […]

More of us than EVER are taking the bus in Malta

More than 53.4 million passengers travelled on Malta’s buses last year – an increase of 5.4 million on the year before. New figures show Malta Public Transport carried record numbers in 2018, with an increase in passengers of almost 12 per cent. The national bus operator’s general manager Konrad Pulé told 89.7 Bay: ‘We are […]

WATCH: Transport Malta launches Christmas road safety campaign

Malta’s drivers are being urged to ‘change their ways’ this Christmas. Transport Malta has launched a new festive road safety campaign, inspired by the novel ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens. The authority has produced a video, telling the story of a reckless motorist who is visited by a ghost and shown his bad driving habits. The road safety […]

Misery for drivers as floods hit Malta’s Coast Road

Police have urged motorists to drive with extra care after heavy rain sparked floods across parts of Malta and Gozo. Drivers were told to avoid the Coast Road near Kennedy Grove after floodwater transformed the recently-built roundabout near Salini Bay into a muddy swamp. Shocking photographs taken by 89.7 Bay listener Jacques Mizzi showed the extent of […]

New figures show Malta’s roads are getting safer

Malta’s roads are getting safer, according to official figures published on Monday. The number of people injured on Malta’s roads fell to 470 between April and June – down 15 percent compared to a year ago. The total number of road accidents in Malta fell by six percent, according to the National Statistics Office in Valletta. […]

Bus passenger seriously hurt in St Julian’s crash

An investigation has been launched after a woman was seriously hurt in a collision between a bus and a car in St Julian’s. The injured passenger, 58, was rushed to Mater Dei Hospital following the crash on Wednesday afternoon. Malta Police said she was found to be suffering from ‘grievous injuries’. Officers were called to […]

Tributes to much-loved Maltese biker killed in crash

Tributes have been paid to a Maltese biker killed in a crash on Sunday morning. Giulio Baldacchino, 44, from Mellieha died when his motorbike crashed on the Coast Road near Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq. He served for a number of years with the Armed Forces of Malta. Malta Police said the accident happened at around 7.45am. A […]

Calls to cut speed limit after Mosta horror crash

There have been calls for the speed limit to be reduced at one of Malta’s most notorious accident blackspots. Concerned Facebook users took to social media to demand action after eight people were seriously injured in a crash involving three cars in Mosta. A five-year-old boy was among those hurt, however police described his injuries […]

Warning to expect delays on Malta’s ‘Frantic Friday’

Malta’s drivers have been warned to expect delays on ‘Frantic Friday’ when the last of the year’s commuter traffic will clash with the start of the Christmas holidays. Major traffic jams are expected in St Julian’s, Marsa, Hamrun, Qormi, Birkirkara and Sliema on December 22. Tens of thousands of people driving home from work will […]