Is it illegal to park on zig-zag lines outside schools?


Yellow zig-zag lines on the road are most often seen outside schools, yet many motorists are still unsure as to what they mean.
Driver caught using laser jammers to avoid speeding tickets

Any fine for 1mph over the speed limit?


Breaking the speed limit doesn't necessarily mean that you'll receive a fine. We explain why.
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The law on parking on private land


Parking on private land in the UK is a contentious issue for drivers and landowners alike. Here we explain the ins and outs.
Pavement parking

Is it illegal to park on a pavement in the UK?


All you need to know about the legality of parking on the pavement, in London, Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Can you drive with a flat tyre?

Can you drive with a flat tyre?


Tyres are vital to the safety of your car. As the only part of the vehicle that touches the road, any defects or excessive wear can lead to...
Driver escapes £130 parking penalty for answering call of nature

Driver escapes fine for answering call of nature


A motorist in his eighties had a parking penalty ripped up after arguing that he had the right to park illegally to answer the call of nature.
Car Clinic: What do I need to know about Paris car emissions rules before driving there?

Car Clinic: What are the Paris emissions rules?


"I am driving to Paris and have heard of new anti-pollution rules in the city. Do I need to do anything before I set off?"
Car Clinic: My car was damaged by airport parking — what can I do?

Car Clinic: My car was damaged by airport parking


Our brand new car was damaged by an airport parking service but the company won’t pay up. What can we do?
Car Clinic: Can a child travel in a car without a car seat?

Car Clinic: Can a child travel without a car seat?


Q. I was asked to drive one of my eight-year-old daughter’s friends home in my car without a car seat. Is this legal?
Car Clinic: I had an accident but the third party's insurance may be void due to undisclosed health problem. What can I do?

Car Clinic: A third party's insurance may be void


My car was hit by a driver who admits responsibility but says he “blacked out”. His insurer won’t pay and is checking for an undisclosed health...
My parking ticket lists the wrong car — is it still enforceable?

My parking ticket lists the wrong car — is it still...


My parking ticket (issued on private land when I thought it was free to park) lists the wrong model and number. The car is on film. Is the ticket...
A case of clocking? My car's odometer and sat-nav show different mileages

Clocking? My car's odometer and sat-nav show different...


My second-hand Mitsubishi’s odometer shows 20,000 fewer miles than does the built-in sat nav. My dealer says the odometer reading fits the service...
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Can you drive a car without a valid MoT?


The MoT certificate on my wife’s car expired while we were away. How can I take it for its test when I can’t drive it without a valid certificate?