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Loophole over mobile phone use by drivers set to be closed

A loophole that allows drivers to escape punishment for hand-held phone use will be closed under plans announced by the Government.

Mobile video calls pose ‘clear and present danger’ on our roads

RAC warns that video calling services such as FaceTime, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp poses a “new, clear and present danger” on UK roads.

More than half of drivers exceed 30mph limit, says DfT

Department for Transport analysis found that 54% of drivers exceeded 30mph speed limits during free-flow conditions last year.

Drink-drive crashes up 3% in 12 months

There has been a 3% annual rise in the number of drink-drive crashes on Britain’s roads, new figures show.

Motorway speed limits past roadworks to rise to 60mph

Speed limits past motorway roadworks in England will be increased from 50mph to 60mph to cut journey times and ease drivers’ frustrations.

Traffic returning to pre-pandemic levels

Road traffic is quickly returning to normal in the UK, with latest figures putting traffic this week at nearly 90% of pre-pandemic levels.

Six health conditions drivers must declare to the DVLA

If you suffer from certain illnesses or health conditions that could affect your driving, you’re required by the DVLA to inform them.

Drivers facing petrol price rises as lockdown eases

The average price of fuel went up in June, ending three months of price drops as lockdown eased – but it's still cheaper than in January.

Driving lessons in England to resume from July 4

Driving lessons will be allowed to resume in England and NI from early July, although no resumption has been announced for Scotland or Wales.

Coronavirus: Can I drive during the lockdown?

With the coronavirus lockdown in effect, when are you allowed and not allowed to drive your car?

Central London speed limit to be cut to 20mph next week

Roads in central London will see new 20mph speed limits imposed from next week, the Mayor of London has confirmed.

Driving test change to boost accessibility

Video clips are to replace written scenarios in UK driving tests to make them more accessible.

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