Motorists demand £200 fine and more penalty points for drivers caught using their phone


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 motorists ...
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...
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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...
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Are old-style paper driving licences become "no longer...


My husband and I still hold our original paper driving licences but when trying to use them as ID we have been told on several occasions that they...
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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.
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DVLA website overwhelmed after new digital licence...


Motorists and car hire firms have been left in the lurch after the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website struggled to cope with demand...
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Car hire firms to ignore driving convictions after...


Two of Britain’s largest car hire firms have said they will ignore a new government system for checking driving licence details because...
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Counterpart driving licence changes — what you need...


If you're hiring a car, either in the UK or abroad, or drive for a living you'll need to know about these important changes to driving licences.
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News: British driving licences to fly Union Jack


Driving licences in Britain will feature the Union Jack under plans announced today by the government
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News: Plans to scrap paper driving licence delayed


The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has delayed plans to scrap the paper counterpart driving licence on January 1 after concerns that it...
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News: Experienced drivers ‘would fail the theory...


Two-thirds of drivers have forgotten so much of the Highway Code that they would fail their theory test if they had to take it again, new research...
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News: Cost of driving licence reduced to tempt young...


LEARNING TO drive is a rite of passage for many - a ticket to freedom for young drivers and a sense of relief for parents who have spent the last...