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Tougher theory tests mean learner drivers are failing more than half the time

Tougher theory tests mean learner drivers are failing more than half the time

Harder driving theory tests have led to less than half of all would-be motorists passing the exam in the last year. Only 47 per cent of driving hopefuls passed their theory test over the last 12 months – a drop of a quarter in just over a decade. In 2007/08, 65 per cent of people […]

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Drivers face instant fine for idling engines

Drivers face instant fine for idling engines

Drivers who leave their car engines idling while stopped could be handed instant fines under new proposals. Environment Secretary Michael Gove is understood to back calls to give local authorities more sweeping powers to crack down on pollution. Currently, council officials can only issue a fine if a driver ignores a warning and leaves their […]

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Watch police undercover lorry catch a trucker taking both hands off wheel to use his phone

Watch police undercover lorry catch a trucker taking both hands off wheel to use his phone

An HGV driver who took both hands off the steering wheel to make a credit card payment on his phone was among more than 3,000 reckless motorists caught by police using unmarked lorries in the past year. Video footage of the trucker travelling along the M40 near Leamington Spa has been released by Highways England […]

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New MOT certificate service could save drivers £6 million a year

New MOT certificate service could save drivers £6 million a year

A new service that allows motorists to print copies of their MOT certificate at home could save UK drivers £6 million a year. From this month, drivers who have lost or damaged their vehicle’s MOT certificate can view a copy online, and save and print it for themselves rather than applying to the Driver and […]

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Hilarious road safety campaign urges young motorists to drive like their gran’s in the car

Hilarious road safety campaign urges young motorists to drive like their gran’s in the car

A new road safety campaign is using a light-hearted video to drive home a deadly serious message to young drivers. Created by Road Safety Scotland for its #DriveSmart campaign, the short clip features a young driver being told off for using his phone by his gran, who emerges from the car’s footwell. The clip is […]

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SUV drivers pay up to £400 a year more for fuel than equivalent car owners

SUV drivers pay up to £400 a year more for fuel than equivalent car owners

Owners of SUVs are spending hundreds of pounds more than other motorists to fuel their cars every year, a new study has found. SUVs and crossovers have seen an explosion in popularity over the last 10 years, stealing sales from traditional hatchback, saloon and estate markets. But an investigation by Which? has revealed that drivers […]

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Why having a dirty windscreen could cost you £5,000

Why having a dirty windscreen could cost you £5,000

British drivers could be leaving themselves open to huge fines and significant penalties on their licences simply by failing to keep their car clean. Ensuring that your driving doesn’t affect other motorists’ safety is a basic part of motoring but it extends beyond your behaviour at the wheel to how you treat and maintain your […]

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Video: burglar-turned-security expert offers tips on stopping car thieves

Video: burglar-turned-security expert offers tips on stopping car thieves

Car theft is on the rise in many parts of the UK. In 2018 there was a nine per cent rise in car thefts around the country, according to the Office for National Statistics. It marks the fourth year of rising car thefts after a sustained period of reductions. In 2013-14 a total of 75,308 […]

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UK’s most reliable cars named – Peugeot powers ahead as premium brands struggle

UK’s most reliable cars named – Peugeot powers ahead as premium brands struggle

The UK’s most and least reliable cars have been named, with strong showings from mainstream brands and disappointing results for premium manufacturers. Peugeot has emerged as the top brand for cars between one and three years old in the annual JD Power Dependability Survey. The French manufacturer beat Skoda and Hyundai at the top of […]

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Military anti-bomb barriers rolled out to protect road workers

Military anti-bomb barriers rolled out to protect road workers

Giant barriers designed to protect soldiers from roadside bombs are being introduced to Britain’s motorways to protect workers and motorists. Two 70-feet-long mobile barriers have been brought from the United States to offer more robust protection at road works as well as cut delays caused by the works. In a European first, Highways England and […]

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