Here are the real reasons four out of five drivers are distracted behind the wheel

Real reasons drivers distracted behind wheel


A survey has found most drivers are unfocused when driving — with a quarter of motorists admitting the distractions nearly caused a crash.
Should IndyCar adopt the Halo after this horrific crash?

Should IndyCar have a Halo after this crash?


A number of drivers have been injured in a terrifying crash during yesterday's IndyCar race at the Pocono Raceway in the USA.
Keep annual MOT test — but not for the reasons you think, says road safety expert

Opinion: Keep MOT — but not for reasons you think


A report from an independent think tank concluded that the MOT test is “outdated” and should be scrapped. We asked an expert what he thought.
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.
Government reveals plans to spend £500k training instructors to teach cycling safety to learners

Government plans to spend £500k on cycle safety


The Department for Transport has unveiled plans to spend £500,000 training driving instructors to incorporate cycling safety into their lessons.
Seatbelt scare for Volkswagen Polo and Seat Ibiza and Arona

VW Polo seatbelt may unbuckle while driving


One of Britain’s best-selling cars has a potentially dangerous fault with its rear seatbelt that leads it to unfasten unexpectedly, leaving a pas
America could save nearly 100 lives a year after reversing cameras made mandatory — will UK follow suit?

US makes backup cameras mandatory, UK to follow?


All new cars built for American drivers must now include a reversing camera as standard, which could herald the introduction of the same rule...
After Uber's fatal crash, will driverless cars ever become a reality?

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.