Four in five Brits support additional driving tests for licence-holders


The majority of British motorists are in favour of second practical tests to help improve driving standards, according to a new survey.
Government to announce seven new smart motorways

Government to announce seven new smart motorways


Seven more controversial smart motorways will be announced today as the government reveals a specialist unit to accelerate road upgrades.
UK government takes another step towards legalising autonomous driving

Government launches lane-keeping call for evidence


The government has published a call for evidence on lane-keeping technology, a step forward in the UK’s legal acceptance of autonomous driving.
Government invests in road network and charging infrastructure

Government announces billions for road network


Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced investment in Britain’s road network worth billions.
Environmentalists start crowdfunding appeal to stop government road building scheme

Campaigners to take DfT to court over road plans


The UK government is facing backlash from environmentalists regarding plans to inject £27bn into a road-building programme.
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.
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.

Less than half of learners pass tougher theory


Pass rates for car theory tests are 25 percentage points lower than they were in 2007, statistics from the Department for Transport have shown.
Pothole damage doubles in a decade, according to RAC

Government to clamp down on bodged roadworks


Road repairers could be held more accountable for shoddy road repairs under plans put forward by the Department for Transport (DfT).
Young drivers using black boxes ‘as safe as older drivers’

Black boxes make young drivers as safe as anyone


The notion that young drivers are more likely to crash than older drivers has been turned on its head by new data from a car insurance company sp
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.

'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.