Catalytic converter thefts doubled in a year as precious metal values soar


The number of catalytic converter thefts from cars in England, Wales and Northern Ireland more than doubled last year, according to new research.
Courts are too lenient on dangerous drivers, says police chief

Police chief: courts too lenient on speeders


A police chief has told The Sunday Times that dangerous drivers should be afforded no more leniency in court than those involved in knife crime.
Van rental checks introduced to prevent terrorist attacks

New van rental checks to prevent terrorist attacks


New guidance designed to prevent terrorist attacks using vans and other commercial vehicles has been introduced today.
Government told current drink-driving laws are

Drink-driving laws "no longer adequate"


A report funded by the Department for Transport has found that the drink-driving limit should be lowered by more than a third.
Film director may have caused crash after being distracted by bag of Frazzles

Careless driver was "distracted by Frazzles"


A director renowned for his documentaries is suspected to have caused a serious collision in Hampshire after being distracted by a bag of crisps.
Revolutionary website makes sending police dangerous driving dash cam footage a doddle

Drug boss convicted using his own car's dashcam


The leader of a Hertfordshire drug smuggling ring has been jailed after the dashcam on his car recorded the distribution of Class A substances.
Rise in rural crime leads to spike in Land Rover Defender thefts

Rise in rural crime leads to Defender thefts


A rise in rural crime has seen thefts of Land Rover Defenders increase by more than a third in just a year.
BMW X5 is most clocked car, says research

BMW X5 is most clocked car, says research


It’s a car commonly associated with the police, but somewhat ironically, the BMW X5 is the most commonly clocked car, according to new research.
New drink driving laws in Canada are “appealing” says charity

Decriminalising drink driving is 'appealing'


A road safety charity has said that the idea of the UK adopting a Canadian province’s new system for punishing drink driving is "appealing".
Research shows extent of lockdown speeding

Driver caught doing 151mph on M62 during lockdown


New data obtained by the RAC shows the extent that dangerous drivers have used empty roads for extreme speeding during lockdown.
Driver films himself speeding at 201mph

Driver films himself speeding at 201mph


Police have confirmed an investigation has been launched into a video of a man filming himself speeding at over 200mph.
Average of 30 new drivers per day banned last year

Thirty new drivers per day were banned last year


Over 11,000 drivers per day were banned from driving last year, within two years of passing their driving test.
Man chases truck thief down in family helicopter

Man chases down truck thief with family helicopter


A thief found himself being pursued by a helicopter after stealing a truck from a petrol station in Eastern Canada.