Take cycle awareness course for car insurance discount, says Government


UK motorists could earn themselves a car insurance discount by taking a cycle awareness course, the Department for Transport (DfT) has said.
Autonomous cars could be allowed to break the speed limit

Autonomous cars could be allowed to speed


The Law Commission is investigating whether future laws should allow self-driving cars to break the speed limit under certain circumstances.
Optometrists call for mandatory eye tests for drives every 10 years

Call for mandatory eye tests for drivers


The Association of Optometrists has called for drivers to take mandatory eye tests every 10 years to ensure they're fit to return to the road.
DfT statistics show nearly 50% of UK drivers break speed limit

Half of UK drivers break speed limit


46% of UK drivers broke the speed limit in 2017, the Department for Transport has revealed, with 10% of motorway users caught doing 90mph+.
One in eight motorists admit to having fallen asleep while driving

One in eight have fallen asleep while driving


A survey has found 13% of drivers have nodded off when driving — prompting the AA to launch an awareness campaign on the dangers of drowsiness.
Philip Hammond Budget 2018 information for car drivers: road tax, fuel duty, pothole repairs, electric cars

Budget 2018: Hammond outlines motoring plans


Chancellor Phillip Hammond has outlined his latest Budget and there is some good news for motorists.
Zipcar boss says ‘petty arguments’ by councils are delaying electric car infrastructure

Zipcar: ‘Petty' arguments delaying charging points


The boss of Zipcar believes “petty" arguments within London authorities are delaying vital electric vehicle infrastructure.

'Dutch Reach' technique added to Highway Code


The 'Dutch Reach' method, which forces drivers to be aware of traffic when they're opening a car door, will be added to the Highway Code.
New study finds many motorists have “shocking” lack of road knowledge

Many drivers have 'shocking' road knowledge


Do you confuse the two seconds rule with two car lengths? If you do, a new survey has suggested you're one of many who get the two mixed up.
Risk of breakdowns caused by pothole damage doubles in 12 years

Risk of pothole damage doubles in 12 years


According to the RAC, over 14,000 call-outs it's received in the last 12 months have been due to breakdowns caused by damage from potholes.

Drivers compensated £12,000 for speed bump damage


UK councils have paid out over £35,000 in compensation to motorists who have had their cars damaged by speed bumps, a new report has discovered.
Electric cars will clog up our roads over next three decades, says study

Electric cars could clog up our roads, says study


The number of vehicles on British roads could grow by up to 51% over next three decades, according to the DfT.
Drive too close to the car in front and risk £100 fine in new clampdown on tailgaters

Tailgaters risk £100 fine in new clampdown


Tailgaters will be fined £100 for driving too close to the car in front as part of a new crackdown on antisocial drivers by police.