One in four UK drivers believe smart motorways are unsafe


Almost a quarter (24%) of drivers in the UK believe smart motorways are unsafe, according to a new survey.
Smart motorway roadworks speed limit to increase from 50mph to 60mph

Drivers risk £100 fine for ignoring motorway signs


By autumn 2019, police forces will be able to use cameras to catch and penalise drivers who illegally drive down closed lanes on smart motorways.
Smart motorway roadworks speed limit to increase from 50mph to 60mph

Motorway works speed limit to increase to 60mph


The speed limit through smart motorway roadworks will be increased from 50mph to 60mph as part of a number of updates planned by Highways England
Jeremy Clarkson's Star Cars 2015-2016

Reader Letters: Clarkson’s pedigree and car age


"Jeremy Clarkson eloquently describes the Porsche Panamera Turbo as making 'a deep, growly noise like a dog having a dream'..."
Reader Letters: Motorway investment, premium fuels, dash cam crash for cash and Ford GT

Reader Letters: Motorway investment, premium fuels


"Driving the length of Britain on our dreadfully undermaintained motorway network got me wondering: are we really spending £60bn on the HS2..."
Reader Letters: Smart motorways, disabled parking spaces, motorway etiquette and reporting drivers without tax

Reader Letters: Smart motorways and blue badges


David Holden complains of the “war on motorists” after receiving a ticket for driving at 57mph in a 50mph limit — and wonders whether to...
Motorway average speed camera fines

Reader Letters: Speeding fines and spare keys


"My sympathies are with David Holden, for I was caught on a motorway doing 46mph in a 40mph average-speed-check zone..."
Reader Letters: Motorway fuel and hire car rip-offs

Reader Letters: Hire car rip-offs, motorway fuel


I recently returned from a holiday in Italy, where I had arranged to hire a car through rentalcars.com. When I arrived at the Avis desk...
Speed camera warning as 1m drivers caught

Speed camera warning as 1m drivers caught


Almost one million motorists were caught speeding last year amid warnings of a surge in the number of digital speed cameras being deployed on the
Reader Letters: Insurance groups and motorway gantry gaffes

Reader Letters: Insurance groups and gantry gaffes


Your correspondence this week includes insight into how smart motorway matrix signs work and more on car insurance premiums can alter...
Reader Letters: Criminal cyclists, dazzling brakes, smart motorway signs and more

Reader Letters: Criminal cyclists, dazzling brakes


What can be done about cyclists who, when informed by a driver that they’ve gone through a red light, wait until you catch them up and then thump
Volkswagen emissions

Reader Letters: VW fumes, a YouTube repair wheeze...


Nick Tyndall seems to be under the impression that Volkswagen has found a way of tuning the thermodynamics of the internal combustion engine...
The Sunday Times Driving Placeholder

Letters of the week, May 24


This week: Driving through France, speeding raps, smart motorway love and hate, what the papers say, Jeremy "tight spot" Clarkson and a road tax solution.