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Common motorway myths debunked

Common motorway myths debunked

There are around 2,300 miles of motorway across Britain, stretching from England’s south west to central Scotland but, according to new research, they remain a bit of a mystery to many drivers. A study of motorists’ knowledge has revealed that many people struggle with the basics of driving on a motorway and some young drivers […]

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How far will the UK’s most popular cars get on a single tank of fuel?

How far will the UK’s most popular cars get on a single tank of fuel?

Fuel prices are a constant source of worry for drivers and recent months have seen a series of rises adding to their burden. According to the RAC, petrol prices jumped more than 5p per litre in April – the worst rise in nearly 20 years – and there is little sign of costs dropping any […]

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Mickey Mouse road sign campaign aims to tackle parents’ fears of speeding near schools

Mickey Mouse road sign campaign aims to tackle parents’ fears of speeding near schools

A new safety campaign has enlisted the designer of Britain’s iconic road signs and some famous faces from children’s entertainment to encourage drivers to take more care around schools. Road safety charity Brake has teamed up with TV channel Disney Junior and designer Margaret Calvert OBE to create a series of eye-catching warning signs after […]

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When is the 2019 Jim Clark Rally and where can I watch it?

When is the 2019 Jim Clark Rally and where can I watch it?

The organisers of the Jim Clark Rally have confirmed that the memorial competition will be run in 2019, following a four-year hiatus. The rally was run on closed public roads around the Scottish Borders, close to the F1 champion’s birthplace of Duns, from 1970 until 2014, when three spectators were killed. Following those deaths and […]

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Why wearing the wrong sunglasses while driving could see you fined

Why wearing the wrong sunglasses while driving could see you fined

As the weather finally begins to improve drivers are being urged by road safety experts to make sure they don’t fall foul of a little-known driving rule. This week is Sun Awareness Week and while there’s plenty of advice being offered on the potential health effects of overexposure, road safety charity IAM Roadsmart is also […]

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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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