How much does it cost to learn to drive?


Here we break down the essentials to help you budget for life behind the wheel.
Are old-style paper driving licences still valid?

Are old-style paper driving licences still valid?


Old-style licences were replaced by photocards 23 years ago, but some people are still unsure whether or not their paper versions are legal.
EU flag removed from driving licences a year on from Brexit

EU flag removed from driving licences


The EU flag has been removed from new British driving licences and number plates to mark the first anniversary of Brexit.
Drivers in Georgia no longer have to pass a test to get driving licence

No test needed for Georgian learners under Covid


The American state of Georgia has announced teenagers will no longer have to pass a formal driving test to obtain a driving license.
More than one-in-20 drivers in Britain has points on their licence

UK drivers have 10.6m points on their licences


Many British motorists have at some point recently been busted for breaking traffic laws, according to analysis of driving licence data.
Can you drive with a flat tyre?

Can you drive with a flat tyre?


Tyres are vital to the safety of your car. As the only part of the vehicle that touches the road, any defects or excessive wear can lead to...
AA says Learner drivers should have to prove they can spot pothole to pass test

The AA: Learners should be able to spot potholes


Learner drivers should have to prove they can spot and handle potholes to gain a licence, according to the AA.
New drivers develop bad habits and turn into 'bad drivers' in just 10 weeks

New drivers develop bad habits in just 10 weeks


New motorists develop bad habits and turn into 'bad drivers' in just 10 weeks, according to a new poll. 
Driver on phone

Motorists demand £200 fine and more penalty points...


Motorists feel the imminent stiffening in the penalty for using a phone at the wheel will not prove any more of a deterrent. In a survey of 2,100...
Digital driving licence app coming to smartphones

Driving licence app coming to smartphones


Anyone who has been caught out after leaving home without their photocard driving licence will welcome the news that a digital version is being developed...
The Sunday Times Driving Placeholder

Almost 20 banned drivers caught behind the wheel every...


Last year, 6,177 disqualified drivers were caught behind the wheel by UK police forces, according to new figures...
The wrongs of overtaking on the inside: does being branded a careless driver fit the crime?

The wrongs of overtaking on the inside


Will Dron admits he was wrong to undertake a lane-hogger, but as the police exercise new powers, is three penalty points, a 40% rise in insurance...
The Sunday Times Driving Placeholder

Letters of the week, June 21


This week: The Spanish embassy gets in touch, Driving Licence disparity, repair rip-offs and the issue that won't go away... diesel fumes.