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Penalties for mobile phone use while driving have doubled

Tough new mobile phone penalties now in force

As of today, drivers caught using their mobile phones on UK roads will be subject to much harsher penalties, meaning new drivers can face disqualification.
UK road accident statistics

UK road accident statistics: Safe, but could be better

While the UK has strict road safety laws, there were still 1,780 road deaths in the last year. That's just under five people dying every day on UK roads (sponsored post).
Giving way to emergency vehicles – what should you do?

Giving way to emergency vehicles

Dealing with an emergency vehicle can panic drivers. What are you supposed to do? Should you cross into an intersection or mount a kerb to get out of the way?
Distracted driving is dangerous

The dangers of distracted driving

Anything that causes you to take your eyes off the road when driving is putting you and others at risk. Guest author Chris Triplett discusses the dangers of distracted driving.
Drink-driving offences are heavily targeted by police

Ten commonly committed motoring offences in the UK

About 250,000 motorists are disqualified from driving each year in the UK, and around a quarter of current drivers have a driving conviction on their record.
Aquaplaning is a dangerous occurrence on the roads

How to deal with aquaplaning

What is aquaplaning? Although it sounds like an extreme water sport, it is a very dangerous phenomenon which can occur on a very wet road.
Car check you should make this Autumn

Driving safely, whatever the weather

Driving safely is critical when the weather turns nasty, yet some drivers seem to lose their senses exactly when considered judgments are most important.
Road rage graphic

Putting the brakes on road rage

More than 80 per cent of drivers on UK roads claim to have been the victims of a road rage incident. So what can be done about it?
DVSA theory test road signs

Could you pass your driving theory test today?

Can someone who has been driving for 5 years or more pass their theory test today? It's a question that has been doing the rounds on the internet over the last few weeks.
The Carcraft road rage gauge

How high do you rank on the road rage scale?

You can now gauge your rage and compare it with your fellow motorists in the Jennings Road Rage Ranker. Are you calm or crazy? (sponsored post)
Ultimate guide to student driving

Ultimate student guide to driving

Learning to drive can sometimes be confusing and daunting, which is where this guide comes in. It covers everything from applying for your provisional licence to buying your first car.
Mobile phones and driving - is the law doing enough?

Mobile phones and driving: is the law doing enough?

Over half a million UK motorists use their phone while driving. Stats reveal that in 2013 mobile phones were a factor in 22% of fatal road accidents.
Speeding fines around the world

The cost of speeding around the world

Getting caught speeding usually results in a hefty fine or penalty, but the cost can vastly differ around the world. This infographic explores the cost of speeding in different countries.
Learner drivers had 415 accidents during their driving tests in 2014

Learner drivers crash out of driving test

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has revealed that 415 learner drivers in the UK were involved in a road accident whilst taking their driving test last year (sponsored post).
Just how safe are UK drivers?

Just how safe are UK drivers?

To highlight the dangers of unsafe driving behaviour in an increasingly crowded road system, this infographic has put together some pretty shocking statistics based on a survey of UK drivers.
Cyclists on the streets of London

Cyclists need to start taking some responsibility

There is howling from cycling lobbyists in London on a regular basis as yet another cyclist is killed in an accident with a heavy vehicle. It's time for the complaining to stop and action to be taken.
Potholes are a massive problem on UK roads, and getting worse each year

Potholes and politics

What does a new Conservative government mean for British motorists? Will we finally see a proper strategy to address the country's worsening pothole problem, or simply more empty promises like every other government in history?
Learner driver education and training, UK

Is better driver education the key to improving road safety?

Should the minimum driving age be raised, or is better driving education and training a better answer to improving road safety levels on our roads?
Driving offence myths

Five common driving offence myths that could cost you

'Getting out of' a driving offence is usually a myth, and not grounded in law, so don’t fall for any of these 5 common driving offence myths.
Overtaking - how to do it safely (The Car Expert)

Overtaking – how to do it safely

How should you go about overtaking the vehicle in front of you? Most drivers overtake without really thinking about it, until it starts going wrong. And by then, it's often too late...
Get winter driving tips from The Car Expert

Winter driving tips

Winter driving can be more challenging than any other time of year. Icy roads, poor visibility and an increased risk of breakdown mean drivers need to adapt the way they drive and be alert for danger.
Driving home for Christmas infographic

Driving home for Christmas?

Well, it's that time of year again. From this weekend, the roads will be flooded with families trekking across the countryside and Heathrow Airport will start to resemble a war zone. Yes, we are all heading off to be with family and friends for Christmas.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta winter driving in snow

Winter driving – staying safe in difficult conditions

As the cold of winter envelopes us once again, it's important to remember to take extra care on the roads. Follow the advice on this handy infographic to give yourself the best possible chance at staying safe
M1 Motorway, UK

Motorway driving tips to keep you up to speed

Motorway driving can be a terribly daunting, anxious and nerve-racking experience for many drivers. This guest article should help calm your nerves.
Road safety

Road safety – Drive safe and arrive alive

To mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims and UK Road Safety Week, we present an infographic about road accidents worldwide.

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