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Motoring madness: What got you talking in 2011?

2011 calendar

This year has been one of price rises: most notably for petrol and car insurance, but also for a host of other household expenses. But it’s also been a year of law changes, from driving to gender. We take a look at the biggest talking points of 2011.

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How much time do you waste in traffic?

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As any driver will testify, sitting in traffic for long periods is utterly frustrating but new figures show just how much of an impact traffoc has on our daily lives.

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Who's breaking the laws of the road?

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Who's breaking the speed limit in the UK? We reveal the cars most likely to have specific type of conviction.

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Blog: Drink driving, Christmas, and the law

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Motoring lawyer Jeanette Miller has put together these drink driving pointers to help ensure that you stay on the right side of the law this Christmas.

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Learner drivers allowed on motorways

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Road Safety Minister, Mike Penning, announced that learners will be able to have driving lessons on motorways in an attempt to cut the death toll among novice motorists.

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Will intensive driving courses ban make roads safer?

Driving instructor and pupil driving

The Association of British Insurers has called for a ban on intensive driving courses as part of “tough love” proposals to cut young driver road accident and reduce their insurance costs.

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Car premiums could be hit hard if you drink and drive

Driving instructor and pupil driving

The consequences of drink-driving are extremely serious, as you are risking the lives of innocent people – as well as your own. But there's also a financial price to pay.

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Avoid this car sales scam

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Selling a car on online? Chances are you’ve had plenty of interest but perhaps not from genuine buyers. We reveal a scam that all sellers should be aware of.

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Oil companies reap rewards of soaring fuel costs

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Giant oil firms have profited the most from soaring fuel prices, new research shows.

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Two 17-year-olds explain the pitfalls of being new drivers

Learner sign being ripped

Are learners being properly prepared for our roads? We talk to two people who have recently passed to find out how they think the system should be improved.

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