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Do you know how to respond to a road accident?

Wounded woman calling for help

Thousands of lives could be saved if drivers were trained to deal with the aftermath of collisions. A new survey shows most of us are keen to help.

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'Increase green man traffic light time!'

Puffin crossing green man traffic light

The green man traffic light gives pedestrians just 10 seconds to cross the average road! Maria McCarthy wants more time. Do you?

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Should pedestrians share blame for road accidents?

Zebra crossing

New research suggests that many people take unnecessary risks when crossing the road – and it's not just children and young people who are responsible.

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Do you know your dipstick from your coolant?

Checking car oil levels

Millions of drivers don’t understand how to carry out basic but vital maintenance checks on their vehicles. This lack of knowledge could cost them dear.

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How to pass your MOT first time

Mechanic at work under a car

September is one of the most common times for motorists to get their MOT done, yet 40% of cars fail first time. Here’s how to pass with flying colours – with the added bonus of saving money too. 

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Safety fears over Beatles crossing

  •  12 Aug, 2014
Abbey Road beatles crossing

Tourists flocking to one of Britain's favourite musical landmarks to recreate the Beatles' Abbey Road crossing could see the addition of a "lollipop lady" to their holiday snaps.

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Blog: Is it right to shame bad parkers?

Badly parked Audi

Poor parking is increasingly likely to be photographed and highlighted online. But does shaming really encourage inconsiderate drivers to mend their ways?

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Are you a law breaker at the wheel?

Man drinking coffee and driving

A new report from the Highways Agency shows many drivers don’t know when they can use the hard shoulder. We look at other grey areas of motoring law.

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MPs back government crackdown on whiplash fraud

Driver suffering from whiplash

A cross-party committee approves plans to limit compensation and ban solicitors from offering inducements such as cash and iPads to motor accident victims.

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White van men worst for tailgating

  •  30 Jun, 2014
A white van on the road

Motorists should beware of the White Van Man on their tail, according to a survey of thousands of accidents.

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