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Burglars turn to Facebook and Twitter to target victims

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Revealing too much personal information online is putting social media users at serious risk of crime, according to new research.  Read More…

Blog: Would you get into a car with a stranger?

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Hitchhiking – a cheap way to travel, but less popular nowadays, right, and somewhat dangerous? Not so, say some, who believe it’s due for a comeback.  Read More…

How to avoid these travel disasters

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Going travelling is always exciting, but occasionally we leave ourselves open to mishaps and misfortune. So here are some cautionary tales from hapless holidaymakers, and lessons we can take from them.

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Pay-how-you-drive car insurance

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More insurers are offering telematics or “black box” devices which monitor driver behaviour and cuts car cover accordingly. Is this the future for cheaper car insurance?  Read More…

Blog: The motoring lawyer who got caught speeding

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Just because you're a motoring lawyer it doesn't mean you're above the law, writes Jeanette Miller who tells what happened when she got caught speeding.

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Sat nav blackspot map

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Use this widget to alert road users to nav blackspot areas around the UK. You can upload a report of where you encounter sat nav blackspot issues and how severe they are.

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Cars: Why brand loyalty doesn't pay

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Should we stay faithful to the car brands we've grown to love or is it better to have a roving eye?  Read More…

Blog: Are in-car arguments a driving hazard?

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We all know that tempers can fray when you're at the wheel, but arguing when driving can be dangerous, writes motoring journalist Maria McCarthy.

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Money-saving motoring myths: True or false?

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We asked for your best money-saving motoring tips and you responded in your hundreds. We round-up the best tips - and bust some money-saving motoring myths.  Read More…

The UK’s first driving course for school pupils

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We’re used to seeing “drivers ed” classes in America thanks to the wonders of film and TV. But driving lessons are set to become a feature of British schooling as well.  Read More…

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