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Remember 'clunk-click every trip'?

A young male driver and an older male driver in separate cars wearing seatbelts

Take a trip down memory lane - but be sure to look right, left and right again before you cross. Motoring journalist Maria McCarthy reminisces about public information films.

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Blog: Could you live without your car?

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Could you live without your car for two weeks? This is the situation motoring journalist Maria McCarthy found herself in after her much-loved motor broke down. How has she fared?  Read More…

Comebacks and one-liners to silence back-seat drivers

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We enlisted the help of a comic writer to supply you with some witty one-liners that are bound to silence that irritating back-seat driver.  Read More…

Weird places people hide cash around the home

Toy house with a pound coin garden path

Whether it's the underwear drawer or under the floorboards one in five Brits keep the lion’s share of their spare money at home or in their cars, a new poll by finds.

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Do you trust your neighbours?

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Thousands of householders are failing to take basic security measures because they expect their neighbours to help keep their homes safe when they are away.  Read More…

Blog: Is a Granny Nav for older drivers useful or patronising?

An elderly woman in a driving simulator at Newcastle University
The "Granny Nav" - a sat nav designed especially for older drivers. But is such new technology useful or patronising, asks motoring journalist Maria McCarthy.  Read More…

Car makers urged to fit whiplash-prevention systems

Two cars in a front-end crash

Road safety experts are urging vehicle manufacturers to adopt new technology that could reduce the number of whiplash injuries sustained by people in car accidents.

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Cash-strapped drivers delaying car repairs

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More motorists are postponing car repairs, services and MOTs, according to new research. But this is not only potentially dangerous, it's a false economy which could land you with bigger bills.

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Social and safe?

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All over the UK, people are using social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to update their status, post photos, and check into places they go. We explore whether social media puts your home at risk.  Read More…

Say no to driving in heels and flip flops

Someone texting at the wheel

Whether it's driving in 6-inch heels, a pair of flip flops or barefoot, men and women are both guilty of wearing inappropriate footwear to drive in. We look at your bad driving habits.

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