Drug-driving arrests up 50%, continuing six-year trend


Drug-driving prosecutions in the UK hit a record high in 2021 after six consecutive years of rises.
Driver caught using laser jammers to avoid speeding tickets

Half of speed cameras are broken


Half of all speed cameras in the UK are broken according to figures obtained by the BBC’s Panorama team.
German court calls Tesla Autopilot claims misleading

Tesla Autopilot accidents down


Tesla has released its latest quarterly report showing an improvement in the safety performance of its Autopilot driver assistance system.
Smart motorway roadworks speed limit to increase from 50mph to 60mph

Smart motorway rollout paused


The government is to suspend the rollout of new smart motorways until at least 2025 amid concerns by safety campaigners and MPs.
DVLA encourages road users to regularly take the number plate eyesight test

Take number plate eyesight test, urges DVLA


The DVLA is encouraging more road users to regularly have their eyesight tested, as part of a new safety awareness campaign.
Smart motorway

Crash at smart motorway while widow visits site


The widow of a man who died on a smart motorway witnessed a motorway crash near the scene of her husband's accident while having her photo taken.
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Autopilot reduces driver attention


Tesla Autopilot to launch later this year, but study reveals its negative impact on driver behaviour.
Chevrolet Bolt EV

Bolt fires: owners told to park 50ft from cars


General Motors is advising Chevrolet Bolt EV owners not to park indoors due to the risk of battery fire.

F1 Halo explained


The Halo prevents large objects and debris from entering the cockpit of a single-seat racing car. Here’s how it works.
Not wearing a seatbelt could bring three penalty points

Drivers to get points for not wearing seatbelt


Drivers stopped by police for not wearing a seatbelt could face penalty points on their licence under new road safety measures.
Using headphones while cycling is safety risk, says charity

Using headphones while cycling is safety risk


The UK’s largest independent road safety charity has called for debate on the dangers of using headphones while cycling.
Skoda is working on glow-in-the-dark seatbelts

Skoda has developed light-up seatbelt buckles


Czech car maker Skoda has announced that it is working on illuminated seat belts that are easier to fasten in the dark. 
Almost half of under-25s think driving should be on the school curriculum

Four in five Brits support additional driving test


The majority of British motorists are in favour of second practical tests to help improve driving standards, according to a new survey.