Guide to the new UK driving test for 2018


Changes to the driving test that are designed to reflect the digital age and increase the amount of time learner spend driving without guidance c
Revealed: the dangerous defects found on foreign and British lorries

Revealed: the dangerous defects found on lorries


FOREIGN LORRY drivers are more likely than their British counterparts to be driving vehicles with lethal defects. One in eight foreign-registered
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
Substandard driving instructors to be exposed in Ofsted-style league table

Substandard driving instructors to be exposed


Ofsted-style ratings for driving instructors will be published amid concerns that too many learners are being forced to sit their test...
Government proposes MoT after four years, not three

Government proposes MoT after four years


New cars won't need to undergo an MoT for four years under government plans to be announced this week.
British Tesla Model S owners in the dark after Autopilot suffers fatal crash in US

British Tesla Model S owners in the dark after Autopilot...


British owners of Tesla electric cars are waiting to hear whether they can safely use them after an American driver was killed while using the Autopilot...
British drivers of 'runaway' Jeep Grand Cherokee urged to take care when parking

British Jeep owners urged to take care when parking


British drivers of the Jeep Grand Cherokee are being warned to take extra care when parking and operating the vehicle’s automatic gearbox...
Vauxhall is recalling 234,938 Vauxhall Zafiras for a second time after it admitted that repair work already carried out was not robust enough to prevent the cars from catching fire.

Vauxhall Zafira blazes: second recall issued after...


VAUXHALL is recalling 234,938 Zafiras for a second time after a number of fires. The company said its dealers would carry out improvements to the...
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Tesla Model S recalled in the UK over possible seatbelt...


Tesla is recalling every Model S it has built after a seatbelt assembly came apart in one car
Vauxhall Zafira fires: is DVSA car safety regulator fit for purpose?

Vauxhall Zafira fires: is DVSA car safety regulator...


A Facebook campaign has forced Vauxhall to face up to problems with its fire-prone Zafira after the regulator responsible for recalls did nothing.
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Vauxhall Zafira fire fears: DVSA safety body says investigation...


It is every driver’s worst fear: a faint whiff of smoke enters the cabin of the car, and within a matter of seconds, there’s a fire raging away...
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The reversing light of my Seat Leon is always on. Can...


Q. The reversing light of my wife’s Seat Leon is always on. My garage has failed to fix it and is now talking about new relays and a gearbox switch...
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News: 'Record number' of cheats hire lookalikes to...


Record numbers of learner drivers are being caught attempting to cheat the driving test by hiring lookalikes, according to figures from the Driver...