UK has second highest fine in Europe for using phone while driving


Motorists in the UK are slapped with some of the highest fines in Europe for using a handheld mobile phone while driving, a new study has found.
Millions of German car owners may be owed compensation in BMW, Daimler, VW cartel claims

BMW, VW and Mercedes accused of cartel


Millions of motorists could be owed compensation after the EU launched an investigation into alleged collusion between BMW, Daimler and VW.
Motorway average speed camera fines

Reader Letters: Speeding fines and spare keys


"My sympathies are with David Holden, for I was caught on a motorway doing 46mph in a 40mph average-speed-check zone..."
Driving advice dealing with an emergency vehicle and avoiding penalty fines

What to do if an emergency vehicle needs to pass


What driver doesn’t want to do their bit and allow an emergency services vehicle to pass? Most will go out of their way to help speed the journey
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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...
Dartford crossing fines appeals errors

Driving investigates why Dartford Crossing cameras...


An error-plagued toll scheme at one of Britain’s busiest road bottlenecks has resulted in twice as many fines as those generated by all our speed...
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London ‘pollution penalty’ may hit diesel cars...


Drivers of diesel cars could be hit with a “pollution penalty” every time they enter London
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News: Drivers could be refunded millions in "illegal"...


A new study by the RAC Foundation has revealed that millions of pounds-worth of parking tickets issued on private land could be illegal, and that...
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News: Cardiff council to fine drivers for yellow-box...


Cardiff council has become the first local authority outside London to begin fining drivers who become stranded in yellow boxes, using CCTV cameras...
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News: DVLA made £22m in less than five years from...


The Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) has made almost £22m since 2010 by selling driver's details to private parking enforcement firms...
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News: Crackdown on foreign drivers who evade penalty...


Time could be up for drivers of foreign-registered cars who get away with flouting speeding and parking rules because their numberplates cannot be...
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News: Switch off your engine when parked or face fine...


Islington Council is fining drivers who leave their car’s engine idling unnecessarily.
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News: Hands-free calls may put motorists in line for...


Drivers making hands-free phone calls in their car should be hit with a £100 fine and six penalty points — and ought to be treated no differently...