The ’68’ registration plates banned by the DVLA for being too rude


A new batch of registration plates in March and September means a new set of potentially rude letter and number combinations.
DVLA encourages road users to regularly take the number plate eyesight test

Take number plate eyesight test, urges DVLA


The DVLA is encouraging more road users to regularly have their eyesight tested, as part of a new safety awareness campaign.

10 of the rudest numberplates


Twice a year, behind closed doors, a secretive meeting is held at the DVLA, with the intention of banning risque and downright rude number plates
Private parking firms are paying public to catch out motorists

Public offered cash to report illegal parking


Rewards of up to £30 are being given to members of the public to administer their own parking tickets under a “shop a motorist” scheme.
Dodgy parking operators who fine the dead face ban

Dodgy parking operators who fine the dead face ban


New rules will be introduced to ban cowboy parking companies after operators tried to fine a dead person and a woman too short to read parking si
Millions of addresses sold to cowboy parking firms

Millions of addresses sold to cowboy parking firms


Drivers will be hit by a record six million penalties by private parking companies this year, up by more than a quarter in 12 months, fuelling de
Call to test older drivers for dementia

Call to test older drivers for dementia


A coroner has called for older motorists to be checked routinely for signs of dementia after a woman was killed by an 88-year-old driver on a bus
VAN 1TY: five-fold rise in personalised numberplates

VAN 1TY: five-fold rise in personalised plates


Record numbers of motorists are driving cars fitted with personalised numberplates amid a surge in “auto vanity”. The Driver and Vehicle Licensin
Businessman faked accident to buy valuable private number plate

Businessman faked accident to buy car number plate


The director of an accident claims firm has been convicted for reporting a fake crash to the government’s licensing agency in order to trace the...
Recalled cars could be banned from the road if not repaired

Recalled cars banned from the road if not repaired


Cars subjected to safety recalls could be effectively banned from the road under plans outlined after the Vauxhall Zafira fire scandal. The Depar
Reader Letters: Hearse campers, VW emissions fix failures, EV battery swapping, dash cams, Shell V-Power costs and DVLA data

Reader Letters: VW failures and fun in a hearse


I was interested to read about Peter James’s 1967 hearse (“Me and My Motor”, August 13). When I was an accountancy student in the mid-1960s...
Reader Letters: Hydrogen car future, spare wheels, dash cams, solar trickle chargers and reporting illegal cars

Reader Letters: Hydrogen cars and spare wheels


"The plan to ban new registrations of internal-combustion-engine cars from 2040 has generated many column inches about battery-powered..."
Reader Letters: Smart motorways, disabled parking spaces, motorway etiquette and reporting drivers without tax

Reader Letters: Smart motorways and blue badges


David Holden complains of the “war on motorists” after receiving a ticket for driving at 57mph in a 50mph limit — and wonders whether to...