Police officer in Texas caught on camera using phone while driving


A police officer in Texas has courted controversy, after footage emerged of the cop on patrol using a mobile phone while driving.

Ban drivers from using hands-free phones, MPs say


A cross-party group of MPs has said drivers should be banned from using hands-free mobile phones when they're behind the wheel on safety grounds,
A 20mph speed limit is

Town 20mph speed limit 'essential' say campaigners


Several transport and travel charities in Britain have joined forces to lobby for a default 20mph speed limit in built-up areas across England.
Government considering 'alcolocks' to curb drink-driving offences

'Alcolocks' being considered to curb drink-driving


The Department for Transport is considering using alcohol ignition interlocks, or 'alcolocks', to help rehabilitate drink-driving offenders.
More than four-fifths of drivers can't stick to a 20mph speed limit

Four-fifths of drivers can't stick to 20mph limit


An overwhelming majority of British drivers struggle to stick to 20mph speed limits, according to new speed compliance figures for 2018.

Hedgehog sign launched to warn of animal accidents


The Department for Transport hopes its new hedgehog road signs will encourage drivers to be on the sharp lookout for small animals on the road.
Traffic officer 'supercabs' catch over 3,000 dangerous drivers in the act

Police 'supercabs' catch 3,000 dangerous drivers


Police using a fleet of unmarked "supercab" heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) have filmed more than 3,000 drivers committing over 3,500 offences.
Nearly one-in-three drivers miss their junction because of obscured road signs

Obscured signs cause a third to miss motorway exit


Nearly one-in-three drivers say they've missed a motorway exit because they couldn't clearly see the junction number sign.

Police roll out mobile phone detectors


New technology that can detect drivers who are using the mobile phones while behind the wheel is now being rolled out in the UK.
Volvo introducing 112mph speed limit to all of its cars by 2020

Volvo introducing 112mph speed limit by 2020


Swedish car maker Volvo will limit all of its vehicles to 112mph from 2020, to send "a strong signal about the dangers of speeding".
One in five drivers hasn't read Highway Code in a decade

One in five hasn't read Highway Code in 10 years


A large number of British motorists have admitted they haven't brushed up on their Highway Code knowledge for at least a decade.
Chilling moment schoolboy, 14, escapes by whisker as van driver jumps red light

Chilling video shows van driver nearly hit boy, 14


A 14-year-old schoolboy was incredibly lucky to avoid injury after a van driver jumped a red light.
Top tips for driving on snow and ice

Here's how to drive on snow and ice


After a few years on the trot of sudden severe snowfall, Brits are beginning to get used to the idea of driving on the white stuff.