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Essential off-road driving accessories

Many 4x4 owners wouldn’t dream of going off-road for fear of breaking down or getting stuck. But as long as you're properly equipped, you should be fine.

Average of 179 motorists caught drunk-driving every day in December 2017

Police caught an average of 179 drunk-drivers per day across the UK in December 2017, new research has found.

‘Cyclist-aware’ drivers should get cheaper car insurance

A government proposal suggests a course to make drivers more aware of cyclists should be rewarded with cheaper car insurance.

Falling asleep at the wheel causes a quarter of all fatal crashes

Up to 25% of fatal car accidents are caused by drivers who have fallen asleep at the wheel, new research suggests.

One in five motorists suffers from car sickness

More than seven million UK adults suffer from some form of car sickness when travelling either as a driver or passenger, according to a new survey.

Top tips for handling stress behind the wheel

Stress can impair our judgement and reactions, which is not what you need when you are behind the wheel of a motor car. Here are some tips to help.

I’ve been caught speeding by a speed camera – what happens now?

Have you recently been caught out by a speed camera? Guest blogger James Sheehan has written an easy-to-understand guide on what to expect, what to do and when to do it.

Potholes cost pounds

In the past 12 months, potholes caused damage to vehicles costing a total of £915 million to repair, according to a study for Kwik Fit.

Drivers call for protected cycle routes

Motorists are backing calls to create segregated cycle routes on the UK’s single-carriageway A-roads, according to a survey of over 1,000 drivers.

Learner drivers to be allowed on motorways

The DVSA has announced that learner drivers will be able to take driving lessons on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales from June.

Drivers still flouting phone rules

One in five drivers is still using their mobile at the wheel a year after tough new penalties were introduced, according to a new survey.

Trailer safety checklist

On average there are 4,809 towing incidents annually in the UK, which most commonly occur on motorways and major A-roads.

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