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.
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New gadget from the AA warns of breakdowns before they...


Has the hard shoulder had its day? The AA, Britain’s biggest breakdown service, is set to offer its members a new gadget that will predict when...
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Local authority parking charge profits surge to record...


Councils are making record profits from parking charges, new figures reveal...
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Driving with fuel light on 'irresponsible', says Highways...


Motorists who risk running out of petrol by driving with their fuel warning light on are “irresponsible” and should fill up before they travel...
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‘Cash machines for councils’ — bus lane fines...


The number of bus lane penalty charge notices issued by councils outside London has rocketed by 64%, swelling local authority coffers...
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Letters of the week, August 30


This week: Thanking courteous drivers, Americanisms, the death of undertaking, community spirit, cyclists, rescue services, the vulgarity of flash...
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RAC, AA or Green Flag: which breakdown service can...


To find out which of Britain’s three main roadside assistance services is best at helping stranded drivers, Tim Shallcross, who used to train AA...