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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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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