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Will intensive driving courses ban make roads safer?

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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

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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

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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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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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