After Uber’s fatal crash, will driverless cars ever become a reality?


Nick Rufford looks at how pedestrian death involving a modified self-driving Volvo has slammed the brakes on the autonomous vehicle dream.
One in five drivers still using mobiles at wheel — but it could lead to disqualification

One in five drivers still using mobiles at wheel


Seven million motorists — representing one in five cars on UK roads — are still using a handheld mobile phone while driving, despite tough...
Sharp increase in drink-drive casualties

Sharp increase in drink-drive casualties


Ministers are under pressure to cut the drink-drive limit after figures showed that the number of people killed or injured in alcohol-related...
New drivers face night ban, second test after probationary period

New drivers face night ban


Young motorists could be banned from the road at night if plans for probationary driving licences are approved.
Fiat Punto Euro NCAP zero star crash test safety issues

Fiat Punto: Euro NCAP’s first ever zero star car


European vehicle safety organisation Euro NCAP has issued its first ever rating of zero stars in its latest round of crash tests.
Compulsory helmets and hi-vis vests under review for all cyclists on British roads

Compulsory helmets under review for cyclists


Cyclists could be made to wear helmets and high-visibility vests for the first time in a review of bike safety.
Video: Nigel Mansell and Tim Shallcross from IAM Roadsmart's winter driving tips

Video: Nigel Mansell's winter driving tips


Nigel Mansell, 1992 Formula One World Champion, knows a thing or two about car control. Here he talks safe driving in winter.
Nine million motorists refuse to put down their phones while driving

Nine million drivers refuse to put down phones


A report by motoring group the RAC suggests more than 9m motorists in the UK use a handheld phone to make or receive a call while driving...
The Fixer: My Audi Q5 had a safety recall, now I’m being charged to stop it happening again

Charged for repairs after Q5 recall


Although no car is immune to faults, owners of premium cars expect a certain level of quality and, should a problem arise, for it to be dealt...
Cyclist Chris Froome rammed by hit-and-run driver

Cyclist Chris Froome "rammed" in hit-and-run


Chris Froome, the three-time Tour de France winner, has been knocked off his bicycle by a hit-and-run driver in the south of France.
Buying Guide: How to choose the best car seat, plus reviews

What are the new child car seat rules?


Child car seats are a legal requirement in the UK for children from their birth until they reach 135cm tall or 12 years old...
Car seatbelt for your dog? It’s a bone of contention in America

Sit, Fido! Sit! Now belt up!


Dogs travelling in cars in the US state of Maine could be forced to belt up under a proposed law
Ministers slam brakes on costly speed awareness courses

Ministers slam brakes on anti‑speeding courses


Ministers will launch a crackdown on speed awareness classes after concerns that they do not change drivers’ habits and are a way for police forc