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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…

Europe's deadliest driving countries

European road fatalities infographic teaser

Driving has its risks wherever you are, but some European countries have better road safety records than others. This interactive graphic looks at the rate of road-related fatalities around Europe.

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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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Blog: Should the drink driving limit be cut?

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A new call to lower the drink driving limit reopens the debate, writes motoring journalist Maria McCarthy.  Read More…

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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Bumper to bumper

Road accidents in England and Wales teaser
The number of cars on the road has increased steadily over the last few decades, so you'd expect the number of road accidents to have increased along with it, but think again. We explore changes in the number of road accidents and vehicle-related offences in England and Wales over time.  Read More…

Social and safe?

Social media crime infographic teaser
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…

Drivers urged to think biker to cut crashes

A man riding a Harley motorbike
A new campaign has been launched to encourage motorists to become more aware of motorcyclists and their safety, in a bid to cut biker road deaths.  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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