Car thefts increased 9% last year


The number of car thefts rocketed by nearly 9% in 2018, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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.
Skid risk grows on the UK’s crumbling roads

Skid risk grows on UK’s crumbling roads


Motorists risk skidding on a quarter of roads because of an alarming deterioration in the highways network
Manchester slams the brakes on new 20mph zones

Manchester slams the brakes on new 20mph zones


Councils were urged to suspend the national introduction of 20mph zones yesterday after research in one of Britain’s biggest cities found...
Promised fines for ‘ghost roadworks’ vanish into thin air

Promised fines for ‘ghost roadworks’ vanish


Utility companies have persuaded ministers to retreat from plans to impose fines on them for abandoning roadworks over the weekend after complain
Driverless cars will attract hefty insurance premium

Driverless cars will attract hefty insurance


Motorists will face high insurance costs to run driverless cars under government plans for specialist policies that cover crashes caused by...
Police urged to seize mobile phones from drivers caught using them behind wheel

Police urged to seize mobile phones from drivers


A representative of the Police Federation has suggested calls to seize mobile phones or sim cards from drivers caught using a device...

Speeding fines to rise in most serious cases


Drivers who commit the most serious speeding offences are to face tougher penalties, under new guidelines for magistrates in England and Wales.
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.
Buy your car before April 1 to avoid tax change shock, advise experts

Buy your car before April 1 to avoid tax shock


Buying a car is confusing for most at the best of times but with new car tax rules being brought in on April 1 this year, buyers are advised...
Lack of sleep makes drivers as dangerous as drunks

Lack of sleep makes drivers as dangerous as drunks


Drivers who lose one or two hours of sleep the night before taking to the road face double the normal risk of crashing their cars.
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‘Cash machines for councils’ — bus lane fines...


The number of bus lane penalty charge notices issued by councils outside London has rocketed by 64%, swelling local authority coffers...