Councils have spent nearly £2bn on road repairs since 2017


UK councils have spent nearly £2bn on road repairs since 2017 — and a further £4.2m compensating residents for pot hole damage to their vehicles.

Ban drivers from using hands-free phones, MPs say


A cross-party group of MPs has said drivers should be banned from using hands-free mobile phones when they're behind the wheel on safety grounds,
What Brexit means for driving in Europe

Two thirds of Brits can't recognise EU road signs


New research suggests most could do with brushing up on their continental driving rules.
Audi e-tron Scooter

Audi's newest electric model is a 12mph scooter


The German car maker Audi revealed an unlikely new addition to its growing range of pure-electric "e-tron" models: an electric micro-scooter.

Motorway breakdowns rise by 20% in five years


The number of car breakdowns on UK motorways has risen by nearly 20% since 2014, according to new figures released by Highways England.
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Town 20mph speed limit 'essential' say campaigners


Several transport and travel charities in Britain have joined forces to lobby for a default 20mph speed limit in built-up areas across England.
Government considering 'alcolocks' to curb drink-driving offences

'Alcolocks' being considered to curb drink-driving


The Department for Transport is considering using alcohol ignition interlocks, or 'alcolocks', to help rehabilitate drink-driving offenders.

Charging points to take pay as you go card payment


The days of standing in the rain trying to subscribe to an electric car charging service, downloading an app and linking it to a specific.
More than four-fifths of drivers can't stick to a 20mph speed limit

Four-fifths of drivers can't stick to 20mph limit


An overwhelming majority of British drivers struggle to stick to 20mph speed limits, according to new speed compliance figures for 2018.

Highways England braces for surge in breakdowns


Highways England is estimating up to 50,000 cars could require roadside assistance on UK motorways over the next 10 weeks.

Decade-old tyres could be banned from next year


Road tyres that are 10 years or older could soon be outlawed from UK roads, if proposed legislation is given the green light.
Volvo claims it's made the world's first fully autonomous production car

Volvo, Uber claim first fully autonomous car


Volvo says it's made the first fully self-driving production car — though it's not ready to go on sale just yet.
Maryland Police pull over 500 trucks in single day for safety inspections

Police inspect 500 trucks in single day


More than 100 lorries were taken out of service in a single day by Maryland State Police, in an effort to remove unsafe and unfit...