Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler fined £776m for over-polluting diesel engines

Mercedes-Benz's parent company Daimler has been handed a hefty fine for failing to ensure some of its diesel engines adhere to emissions rules.
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.

Get points for not wearing seatbelts, MPs suggest

Drivers should get three penalty points on their licence if they're caught not wearing a seatbelt, a cross-party advisory group has suggested.
German teenager banned from driving 49 minutes after passing test

Teen gets driving ban 49 mins after passing test

A German teenager has been banned from driving just 49 minutes after passing his test, after police caught him breaking the speed limit.
UK has second highest fine in Europe for using phone while driving

UK has second highest fine in EU for phone use

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.
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
Reader Letters: car envy, driving too slowly, leftie Europe, dashcams and a Mini impostor

Reader Letters: car envy, driving too slowly, leftie...

"I am thrilled to learn from Jeremy Clarkson that the reason other drivers are so reluctant to let me out from a junction..."
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Busted: the man putting a stop to the bus lane cash...

When a young father was fined for momentarily straying into a bus lane, he fought back. Now a tribunal has upheld his appeal in a ruling that may...
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Letters of the week: September 20

This week: bus lanes, cyclists, Land Rovers and driving etiquette
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Busted: the bus-lane cameras that snare thousands of...

Drive on the wrong side of the line for even a few feet and you could be handed a penalty. Motorists are being caught in record numbers....