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Police call for cut in drink-drive limit

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A cut in the blood-alcohol limit in Scotland appears to have reduced drink-driving. Now the Police Federation says England and Wales should follow suit.

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50 years of anti-drink driving adverts

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It’s now half a century since the government started warning of the risks of drinking and driving at Christmas. We look at how the TV ads have changed.

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Are £10,000 speeding fines fair?

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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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How courts decide on tougher motoring sentences

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There are a number of factors magistrates use when deciding whether to be tough or lenient on motor offenders, as legal expert Jeanette Miller explains.

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Taste test: Non-alcoholic drinks

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As thousands of drinkers complete a month off the booze as part of "Dry January", we put a selection of alcohol-free wine, beer and cider to the test.

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Would you report a drink driver?

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Two police forces are promoting rewards of up to £1,000 for revellers who report suspected drink-drivers this Christmas. But is this the right approach?

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Blog: Do shocking road safety adverts work?

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From gruesome crashes to images of twisted bones, many of us will have seen examples of the shock-tactic advertising used by road safety campaigners. But do these adverts work?

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Blog: Is drink driving a male problem?

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More than a quarter of men say they have driven a car while over the legal alcohol limit, new research shows.

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Top 20 speeding hotspots in the UK

Map of the UK's speeding hotspots

With speeds topping 160mph on UK roads, we've put together an interactive map showing the top 20 speeding hotspots in the UK in 2012.

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Top motoring convictions & their hidden cost

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Exclusive research by Confused.com reveals the 10 most common motoring convictions – and how breaking the law can cost you hundreds of pounds when renewing your car insurance.

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