Optometrists call for regular, mandatory eye tests for drivers


The Association of Optometrists has called for drivers to take mandatory eye tests every 10 years to ensure they're fit to return to the road.

'Dutch Reach' technique added to Highway Code


The 'Dutch Reach' method, which forces drivers to be aware of traffic when they're opening a car door, will be added to the Highway Code.
New study finds many motorists have “shocking” lack of road knowledge

Many drivers have 'shocking' road knowledge


Do you confuse the two seconds rule with two car lengths? If you do, a new survey has suggested you're one of many who get the two mixed up.
Can you drive with a flat tyre?

Can you drive with a flat tyre?


Tyres are vital to the safety of your car. As the only part of the vehicle that touches the road, any defects or excessive wear can lead to...
Government reveals plans to spend £500k training instructors to teach cycling safety to learners

Government plans to spend £500k on cycle safety


The Department for Transport has unveiled plans to spend £500,000 training driving instructors to incorporate cycling safety into their lessons.
AA says Learner drivers should have to prove they can spot pothole to pass test

The AA: Learners should be able to spot potholes


Learner drivers should have to prove they can spot and handle potholes to gain a licence, according to the AA.

Video: Cyclists condemned for spooking horse


Organisers of the Royal Windsor Triathlon are investigating an "absolutely shocking" incident involving a cyclist colliding with a horse rider.
It will be legal to park your car by remote control on UK roads from June

Parking your car by remote control to be legal


New laws will allow drivers to use their car's key fob or smartphone app to remotely park their vehicle on British roads.
Self-steering systems to shut down after one minute if drivers take hands off the wheel

Hands on the wheel: self-steering car rule change


The latest new cars in showrooms are a technology fan’s dream and are seen by the average driver as a way to make the process of driving less...
London tops table of middle lane hoggers on motorways

London tops table of middle lane hoggers


Nothing gets drivers grumbling quite like other motorists hogging the middle lane. Now research reveals that drivers should avoid London if they
Undercover police ride bicycles and don Lycra to catch dangerous drivers

Undercover police ride bicycles to catch drivers


Police swapped panda cars for bicycles and uniforms for Lycra to catch motorists who drive dangerously close when overtaking cyclists.
Cyclists stopped by UK police for riding two abreast

Video: cyclists riding abreast stopped by police


A cyclist filmed an encounter with the police after being stopped for riding two abreast, and the footage has led to intense debate over...
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