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Increase in new drivers losing their licences

Figures obtained by road safety charity IAM Roadsmart has shown an increase in the number of newly qualified drivers losing their licence.

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?

Shock survey a rude awakening for safety campaigners

Road safety leaders have been left feeling restless, after 10% of motorists surveyed admitted they have fallen asleep while driving.

Motorists back call for tailgating fines

Almost 90% of UK drivers support fines for tailgating on the motorway, according to a new poll.

Why do we drive on the left-hand side of the road?

Why do some countries drive on the left side of the road and others on the right? We explore the curious origins of this road traffic rule.

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

Have you recently been caught by a speed camera? Read our easy-to-understand guide on what to expect, what to do and when to do it.

Top tips to cut your driving bills

Saving money by driving less during the pandemic? Carry on with that once you start spending more time behind the wheel again.

Out on the roads this winter? Don’t leave home without these

Keep yourself safe, warm and visible in winter with these essential items in the latest winter driving advice series from The Car Expert.

Ten top tips for driving this winter

Winter is coming. And while most parts of the UK haven’t had snow yet, it’s probably only a matter of time before the white stuff appears.

Police to crack down on uninsured drivers

Police forces across the UK have launched a national effort to bring down the number of uninsured drivers on the roads.

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.

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