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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.

Winter weather warning for motorists

Breakdown service GEM Motoring Assist is urging motorists to take care as winter weather and plunging temperatures are predicted from this weekend.

Motorway safety

Highways England plans to install additional emergency refuge areas at smart motorway locations where drivers are most likely to stop in live lanes.

New driving test brings changes for learners

The new driving test will come into force on 4 December. Will you be ready for the changes that are about to be deployed for learner drivers from the DVSA?

43% of drivers ignorant of harsher penalties for phone use

A new study has shown that 43% of drivers are still unaware of the new harsher penalties for drivers caught using their mobile phones at the wheel.

So, you face 12 points on your driving licence after speeding. What now?

Straying beyond the speed limit puts you at risk of being prosecuted. If you face 12 points on your licence as a result of speeding, what can you do? (sponsored)

Does your music make you an unsafe driver?

Music has a unique ability to play with your mood and affect your thoughts. So does your choice of music behind the wheel make you a dangerous driver?

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.

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