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Over the limit: Drink driving in Great Britain

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We take a look at the call for lower drink drive limits, the amount of drink drive offences in GB and whether people think punishments for convicted drunk drivers are harsh enough.

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Guide to driving around Europe

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Planning to hit the road on your holidays this year? Depending on which European country you're driving in, the rules and regulations of the road can vary.

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Blog: Should Brits carry breathalysers in cars?

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All motorists in France have to carry a breathalyser kit in their car or face a fine, under new rules that came into effect on 1 July. Should the UK follow suit? 

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Should cars be fitted with alcohol sensors?

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Every car should be fitted with a breathalyser that allows the vehicle to start only if the driver is under the legal blood alcohol limit, a former government drugs adviser says.

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New law to clamp down on drug-driving

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The Prime Minister has announced his intention to change legislation to clamp down on drug driving.   Read More…

Blog: Should the drink driving limit be cut?

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A new call to lower the drink driving limit reopens the debate, writes motoring journalist Maria McCarthy.  Read More…

Blog: Are you covered if you drink and drive?

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In recent months, changes by some car insurance providers over driving under the influence of drink and drugs have caused confusion, writes motoring lawyer Jeanette Miller.  Read More…

Bumper to bumper

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The number of cars on the road has increased steadily over the last few decades, so you'd expect the number of road accidents to have increased along with it, but think again. We explore changes in the number of road accidents and vehicle-related offences in England and Wales over time.  Read More…

Smartphone use at wheel bigger danger than drink driving

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It is already illegal to use an ordinary mobile phone when driving but using a smartphone is even more dangerous, according to new research.  Read More…

Blog: How a drink driving ban could affect you travelling abroad

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A drink driving conviction could jeopardise a person’s chances of working, studying, or even travelling abroad, writes motoring lawyer Jeanette Miller.  Read More…