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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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Car review: Audi R8 Coupé

Audi R8 V10 exterior

Speed, handling and a work of automotive art thanks to a recent facelift: Tim Barnes Clay reviews the Audi R8 two-door coupé.

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Young driver road casualties down

  •  06 Jun, 2014
Woman taking drive with boyfriend

Fewer young drivers and their passengers have been involved in fatal car collisions over the past four years, according to new figures.

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Are dangerous drivers getting away with it?

Judge holding law book and gavel

Convictions for motoring offences have slumped over the past 10 years. Are we better drivers, or is a lack of effective enforcement to blame?

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Blog: Are women only parking spaces really necessary?

Female-only parking space in Cologne Germany

A number of countries now offer female drivers dedicated parking spots. But do women really need this kind of 'help'? Maria McCarthy investigates.

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Video: It's never too late to learn to drive - Episode 2

Never too late to learn episode two

'Stepping it up a gear' We catch up with Gareth, our thirty-something father of one, learning to drive. 

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Car review: Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Powershift

Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Powershift

A sensational all-rounder, the Fiesta offers a lot for its £15,195 price tag, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Advice for drivers hitting foreign roads

  •  02 Jun, 2014
Car on a map

Motorists are being urged to take a few simple precautions to protect themselves and others on foreign roads this summer.

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Second-hand supercars retaining value

  •  02 Jun, 2014
Lamborghini

The value of high-end second-hand cars has held relatively steady for a full year, while the worth of all other types of vehicle has gone down over the same period.

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Car review: Alfa Romeo MiTo TwinAir

Alfa Romeo MiTo TwinAir exterior

The 2014 Alfa Romeo MiTo - an arch-rival to the MINI and Audi A1 - is a stylish little motor with plenty of substance, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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