Highways England braces for summertime surge in motorway breakdowns


Highways England is estimating up to 50,000 cars could require roadside assistance on UK motorways over the next 10 weeks.

'Luckiest person in the world' survives tyre smash


Police in Lancashire were left gobsmacked when a Peugeot 2008 driver emerged almost unscathed after a lorry tyre smashed through the windscreen.
Smart motorway roadworks speed limit to increase from 50mph to 60mph

Drivers risk £100 fine for ignoring motorway signs


By autumn 2019, police forces will be able to use cameras to catch and penalise drivers who illegally drive down closed lanes on smart motorways.
Smart motorway roadworks speed limit to increase from 50mph to 60mph

Motorway works speed limit to increase to 60mph


The speed limit through smart motorway roadworks will be increased from 50mph to 60mph as part of a number of updates planned by Highways England
Motorist who alerted police to drunk driver is also arrested for being above the limit

Police arrest two drunk drivers in one go


A motorist who helped police detain a drink driving suspect was also arrested for being over the legal alcohol limit.
DfT statistics show nearly 50% of UK drivers break speed limit

Half of UK drivers break speed limit


46% of UK drivers broke the speed limit in 2017, the Department for Transport has revealed, with 10% of motorway users caught doing 90mph+.
Over a third of motorists lack confidence when driving

More than a third of motorists lack confidence


More than a third of UK drivers admit they feel scared, nervous or uneasy when they’re behind the wheel, a survey by Nissan has found.
Learner drivers can now get motorway lessons ... but most Brits want it included in test

Most Brits want motorway lessons included in test


From today, learner drivers in England, Scotland and Wales can now have lessons on motorways. However, most seem to believe more needs to be done
How do average speed cameras work, and does changing lane help avoid speeding fines?

How do average speed cameras work?


You may not like them, but average speed cameras save lives, according to research. Here's what you need to know about SPECS systems.
Top tips to deal with your driving nerves this bank holiday weekend

Top tips to deal with your driving nerves


Drivers this Easter bank holiday face a perfect storm of problems: the millions of motorists heading onto UK roads for their usual break...
Mini-motorways to ease congestion on busy roads

Mini-motorways to ease congestion on busy roads


A new generation of mini-motorways are to be created across England to combat congestion amid warnings that traffic will rise by more than a thir
Jeremy Clarkson's Star Cars 2015-2016

Reader Letters: Clarkson’s pedigree and car age


"Jeremy Clarkson eloquently describes the Porsche Panamera Turbo as making 'a deep, growly noise like a dog having a dream'..."
Reader Letters: Motorway investment, premium fuels, dash cam crash for cash and Ford GT

Reader Letters: Motorway investment, premium fuels


"Driving the length of Britain on our dreadfully undermaintained motorway network got me wondering: are we really spending £60bn on the HS2..."