Learners should be able to spot a pothole to pass driving test, says the AA


Learner drivers should have to prove they can spot and handle potholes to gain a licence, according to the AA.
Driver branded 'irresponsible' after boasts of 90mph average speed from John O'Groats to Lands End

'Irresponsible' driver boasts of road speed record


Many drivers put their licences at risk by speeding but few choose to boast about it in public, and even fewer would advertise a 'record' average

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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...
Car Clinic: I've lost my locking wheel nut key — how can I change a flat tyre?

Car Clinic: I've lost my locking wheel nut key


"The key to my locking wheel nut is missing; now I have a flat tyre and cannot change it. Any ideas?"
Manchester slams the brakes on new 20mph zones

Manchester slams the brakes on new 20mph zones


Councils were urged to suspend the national introduction of 20mph zones yesterday after research in one of Britain’s biggest cities found...
Six points and £200 fine for using mobile phones behind the wheel from today

Six points for using mobile phones illegally


Penalties and fines for those using their mobile phone illegally when driving will be doubled to six points and £200 respectively from today...
Driverless cars will attract hefty insurance premium

Driverless cars will attract hefty insurance


Motorists will face high insurance costs to run driverless cars under government plans for specialist policies that cover crashes caused by...
Police urged to seize mobile phones from drivers caught using them behind wheel

Police urged to seize mobile phones from drivers


A representative of the Police Federation has suggested calls to seize mobile phones or sim cards from drivers caught using a device...

Speeding fines to rise in most serious cases


Drivers who commit the most serious speeding offences are to face tougher penalties, under new guidelines for magistrates in England and Wales.
Buy your car before April 1 to avoid tax change shock, advise experts

Buy your car before April 1 to avoid tax shock


Buying a car is confusing for most at the best of times but with new car tax rules being brought in on April 1 this year, buyers are advised...
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
Lack of sleep makes drivers as dangerous as drunks

Lack of sleep makes drivers as dangerous as drunks


Drivers who lose one or two hours of sleep the night before taking to the road face double the normal risk of crashing their cars.