In a jam: 9m drivers expected to bring summer holiday ‘carmageddon’ to roads this weekend


As school holidays start across the UK and summer staycations get under way, a staggering 9m cars are expected on the roads this weekend
Undercover police ride bicycles and don Lycra to catch dangerous drivers

Undercover police ride bicycles to catch drivers


Police swapped panda cars for bicycles and uniforms for Lycra to catch motorists who drive dangerously close when overtaking cyclists.
London pay-per-mile road charging proposal

Drivers in London face first pay-per-mile charge


Drivers in London could face a pay-per-mile road charge, as proposals are considered to cut the level of harmful air pollution and congestion wit
Cyclist Chris Froome rammed by hit-and-run driver

Cyclist Chris Froome "rammed" in hit-and-run


Chris Froome, the three-time Tour de France winner, has been knocked off his bicycle by a hit-and-run driver in the south of France.
What you need to know about government diesel scrappage and nitrogen dioxide reduction

Proposed diesel scrappage and NO2 reduction plans


The Department for Environment & Rural Affairs has published a consultation document outlining the government's proposals for reducing...
Council’s £10,000 bill after pothole sidelines Ferrari

Ferrari + pothole = £10,000 bill for council


A Ferrari owner has been awarded £10,000 from a council after a pothole that would have cost just £53 to repair damaged his “pride and joy”.
Skid risk grows on the UK’s crumbling roads

Skid risk grows on UK’s crumbling roads


Motorists risk skidding on a quarter of roads because of an alarming deterioration in the highways network
Neighbours rack up six figure legal bills in parking space dispute

Neighbours go to court over parking spaces


A “trivial” row over parking spaces has torn apart a millionaires’ community and led to six-figure legal bills, a court has been told...

Drivers in Japan face dementia tests to cut deaths


Japan has introduced traffic rules to stop people with dementia driving, after a series of deaths caused by confused elderly motorists.
Ministers slam brakes on costly speed awareness courses

Ministers slam brakes on anti‑speeding courses


Ministers will launch a crackdown on speed awareness classes after concerns that they do not change drivers’ habits and are a way for police forc
Manchester slams the brakes on new 20mph zones

Manchester slams the brakes on new 20mph zones


Councils were urged to suspend the national introduction of 20mph zones yesterday after research in one of Britain’s biggest cities found...
Promised fines for ‘ghost roadworks’ vanish into thin air

Promised fines for ‘ghost roadworks’ vanish


Utility companies have persuaded ministers to retreat from plans to impose fines on them for abandoning roadworks over the weekend after complain
Nigeria introduces psychiatric evaluation for jumping red lights

Jump a red light . . . you must be insane


To halt an epidemic of amber gamblers in Nigeria’s capital, authorities have taken to carting errant drivers off in ambulances...