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Drivers ignoring flood warnings

  •  27 Nov, 2013
Road closed and flood sign

Flooded roads can be a big problem at this time of year - but it appears some drivers are prepared to try and tackle them in a bid to get to their destination.

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Over half of movers don't change house locks

Female hand putting house key in lock

Would you change the locks on a new property when you move house? Most of us would not, according to a new survey.

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Public warned on electrician safety

  •  25 Nov, 2013
Cutting electric wires

Members of the public are being warned to make sure they employ electricians with the proper safety accreditation.

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Calls for green man to stay lit up longer

  •  19 Nov, 2013
pedestrian crossing

A road safety charity is urging the government to increase road crossing times in the UK.

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Gadget thefts on trains on the rise

  •  19 Nov, 2013
A Virgin train in the UK

Thefts of iPads, tablets and Kindles on Britain's railways have soared this year, while thefts of laptops and computers have gone down.

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Drivers urged to ditch mobile phones

  •  18 Nov, 2013
Close up of woman using a phone while driving

This year's Road Safety Week is calling for motorists to abandon once and for all the idea of using a mobile phone while driving.

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3% fall in UK road deaths

Car wreck

The number of people killed on UK roads has fallen by 3 per cent, according to a new study by the Department for Transport.

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Fake accidents cost drivers £400m a year

Car collision on main road

Criminals who stage fake accidents are costing motorists hundreds of millions of pounds every year in insurance. We explain how to steer clear.

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Drivers sacrificing car maintenance

  •  07 Nov, 2013
Car service

Motorists are putting themselves and others in danger by trying to penny pinch rather than fix simple vehicle faults in time for winter, according to a poll by Suzuki and Brake.

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Dodgy cars scrapped within weeks

  •  05 Nov, 2013
Exhaust fumes from faulty car

Citizens Advice is being inundated with requests for help from motorists experiencing problems with "dodgy" used motors, new figures reveal.

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