2016 Quiz: How well do drivers know this year?

Few of us will forget 2016. It has been a momentous year, with all manner of change. Drivers have felt a few bumps in the road too. From the state of the nation’s roads, to the ups and downs of BBC Top Gear, the year has taken as many twists and turns as an Alpine pass.

The beginning of the year saw Volkswagen drivers in Britain confused by the company’s refusal to compensate drivers here, despite agreeing to settle with American buyers.

Then came warnings that the nation’s roads were in such a dire state, it would cost eye-watering sums of money to repair all the potholes. 

And in the summer, Chris Evans announced he was handing the driving gloves of BBC Top Gear over. Only a few months after he had started, he’d barely given the show time to clear its carburettors.

To see how closely you were paying attention at the time, this quiz looks back at 12 of the most significant events of the year. How many answers will you get right? Give it a try and let us know in the comments section at the bottom.

#1 January: Which car maker faced a possible £60 billion legal action in America after it was found to have cheated at air pollution tests?

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#2 February: Sales of new cars continued to increase. Which remained the favourite with British drivers after January?

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#3 March: Which registration plate prefix was introduced this month?

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#4 April: How much will it cost to cure Britain’s pothole epidemic, according to councils?

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#5 May: Two new British-built 4x4s hit our roads for the first time. Do you know their names?

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#6 June: Which manufacturer’s racing car broke down one lap before it would have won the famous Le Mans 24 hour endurance race?

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#7 July: Chris Evans announced he was quitting Top Gear, saying “I gave it my best shot.” Who would front the TV motoring show?

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#8 August: Skoda’s new seven-seat SUV broke cover in August. What is it called?

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#9 September: Which British car maker was reported to be in takeover talks with Apple?

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#10 October: The M25 was opened by Margaret Thatcher and went on to be called the Road to Hell in Chris Rea’s hit song. Which birthday did it celebrate in October?

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#11 November: The favourite car Steve McQueen ever owned was brought back to life, with nine more to be built. What is it?

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#12 December: As digital speed cameras creep across Britain, how many drivers were revealed to have been caught speeding in 2015?

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Results

Well done! You’re up to speed on the year that’s passed by

Oh dear! Looks like 2016 passed you by

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