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Fuel duty pledge could tackle potholes

  •  08 Jul, 2014
Pothole road damaged

The Coalition could raise another £1 billion to spend on fixing the roads of England and Wales, if it were to set aside an extra 2p a litre of the fuel duty it receives from the motoring public.

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Driver passes test at 24th attempt

  •  07 Jul, 2014
Learner sign being ripped

Perseverance has finally paid off for Britain's most persistent learner driver.

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MPs back government crackdown on whiplash fraud

Driver suffering from whiplash

A cross-party committee approves plans to limit compensation and ban solicitors from offering inducements such as cash and iPads to motor accident victims.

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White van men worst for tailgating

  •  30 Jun, 2014
A white van on the road

Motorists should beware of the White Van Man on their tail, according to a survey of thousands of accidents.

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Motorists want more traffic officers

  •  25 Jun, 2014
Traffic officer

As many as 60% of motorists believe there are not enough police officers on the road to enforce driving laws, according to an RAC survey.

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Why an Englishman’s garage is no longer his castle

Garage overloaded with junk

Nearly half of garages are not used to park cars in any more, which, as we find out, can have some unexpected effects on the price you pay for car insurance.

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New bid to crack down on whiplash cheats

Driver suffering from whiplash

Ministers plan a total block on compensation for accident victims found to be exaggerating their injuries – and honest motorists are set to benefit.

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Diesel drivers getting a raw deal at the pumps

Male hand holding fuel pump

The wholesale costs of petrol and diesel are practically the same. So why are diesel owners being charged so much more for fuel? Rob Griffin investigates.

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Are £10,000 speeding fines fair?

A speedometer

Ministers plan to give magistrates the power to impose huge financial penalties on drivers found guilty of common offences. Do these proposals go too far?

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Fines could be increased fourfold

  •  10 Jun, 2014
Police man holding speeding gun

A fourfold increase in the maximum fines available to magistrates is to be introduced - meaning motorway speeders could be forced to pay up to £10,000, and disorderly drunks £4,000, the government said.

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