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...
Phone use at the wheel goes unpunished

Phone use at the wheel goes unpunished


The number of motorists fined for using a mobile phone at the wheel fell sharply, heightening concerns that police are turning a blind eye ...
Pothole damage doubles in a decade, according to RAC

Pothole damage doubles in a decade, according to RAC


Pothole damage continues to have British drivers shuddering, after the RAC revealed that rescue call outs hit a 10 year high for damage caused by...
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Motorists demand £200 fine and more penalty points...


Motorists feel the imminent stiffening in the penalty for using a phone at the wheel will not prove any more of a deterrent. In a survey of 2,100...
Sunday Times Driving Reader Letters: Austrian tolls, speedo accuracy, Specs cameras and antiquated RAC

Reader Letters: Austrian tolls, speedo accuracy, Specs...


A warning to readers: I have just received notice of a hefty fine for not displaying a vignette — the toll sticker that permits you to drive on...
Average speed cameras on the rise despite safety and privacy concerns

Average speed cameras on the rise despite safety and...


Drive west out of London on the A40 at the end of a long hard day, and as the sun sets you may struggle to discern the small speed cameras above the...
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Travel chaos predicted for drivers over December 18-20


Christmas cheer may be in short supply for drivers, as December 18, 19 and 20 are predicted to bring heavy congestion to the UK’s road network...
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RAC, AA or Green Flag: which breakdown service can...


To find out which of Britain’s three main roadside assistance services is best at helping stranded drivers, Tim Shallcross, who used to train AA...
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Like Boris bikes, but with four wheels: DriveNow and...


A scheme using vehicles that can be picked up and dropped off almost anywhere is one of a new breed of car-share ventures coming to our streets. But...
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Drivers warned to stick to 70mph as motorway speed...


Until now breaches of the national speed limit have been largely ignored. But smart technology is changing that — and the first tickets have already...
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News: Elderly couple 'close to death' after 13 hours...


An elderly couple are reported to have come “close to suffocation” after believing they had become trapped in their new Mazda3 hatchback without...
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Do breakdown services carry tyre sealant for roadside...


Q. I have heard that the AA and other breakdown cover providers will not use tyre sealant if you call them out to fix a puncture. Is this true? I...