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80mph motorway speed limit: For or against

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A rethink on government proposals to raise the motorway speed limit to 80mph has been called for following the M5 crash earlier this month. We asked two road safety organisations for their take on the matter.

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Drivers escape road ban despite racking up 12 points

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Law-breaking motorists are increasingly escaping driving bans despite racking up 12 points or more on their licences.

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Blog: Mobility scooters, drink driving and the law

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There are reportedly 300,000 mobility scooters and around 4 to 5 million bicycles regularly used on UK roads but they aren't governed by the same laws as other motorists - a situation that needs to be remedied, says motoring lawyer Jeanette Miller.

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Blog: Don't fall for these motoring myths

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Motor lawyer Jeanette Miller says that drivers should be aware of the law rather than rely on dubious popular wisdom about what is and isn’t illegal.

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Would you pass your driving test if you re-took it today?

Would you pass your driving test now?

We sent a Confused.com reporter out for a mock driving test to see how many bad habits she'd picked up in the four years since passing. Would you pass your test now?

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Blog: Why aren’t ministers tackling drink driving head-on?

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The police released new figures this month that showed a 15 per cent increase in the number of drivers aged 25 or below testing positive for drink-driving or refusing to take a breath test.

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The final showdown: Jersey Shore vs Geordie Shore

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The ultimate battle royale starts now. These two binge-drinking, fist-flying, cleavage-revealing juggernauts are squaring up in a five round knock-out match. Who will emerge as the winner and who will emerge a loser?

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International buzz: Which countries consume the most alcohol?

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Drinking alcohol is something of a national pastime, but some countries might be taking this leisurely activity to the extreme. With this in mind,we were interested in finding out the top alcohol consuming nations.

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None for the road

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As part of our campaign to put a stop to drink driving, Julie Townsend, campaigns director at road-safety charity Brake, explains why the problem still haunts our roads, contrary to what we might think..

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Are in-vehicle speed restrictions the future?

Confused.com editor Sharon Flaherty

You may by now have heard that vans are likely to have their speed restricted.

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