Would you rather sit your driving test in the city or country? Pass rates suggest that location really does matter, says motoring journalist Maria McCarthy.
The three-point turn could be dropped from the UK driving test under new proposals. Maria McCarthy says she would be sorry to see it go. Would you?
There is no legal requirement for motor mechanics to have formal training. So how do you find one who will do a decent job, asks Maria McCarthy.
New research suggests that many people take unnecessary risks when crossing the road – and it's not just children and young people who are responsible.
Poor parking is increasingly likely to be photographed and highlighted online. But does shaming really encourage inconsiderate drivers to mend their ways?
Many universities around the UK offer decent accommodation at reasonable rates, especially outside term time. Maria McCarthy is happy to go back to student life.
Last year 52% of all payments in the UK were made by cash. But with so many different payment options available, why are so many of us still keen on notes and coins?
A number of countries now offer female drivers dedicated parking spots. But do women really need this kind of 'help'? Maria McCarthy investigates.
Campaigners say a £200m fund for pothole repairs announced by the Chancellor in his 2014 Budget is not enough. We look at the state of the nation's roads.
Maria McCarthy is a motoring and lifestyle journalist and author of The Girls' Car Handbook and The Girls' Guide to Losing your L Plates published by Simon and Schuster. She's also a regular on BBC Breakfast news, and local and national radio, commenting on motoring matters. Her pet motoring hates are potholes and high fuel prices.View more from Maria
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