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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…

Drivers urged to think biker to cut crashes

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

A woman hitchhiking
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…

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…

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

Young woman driving a car
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

A 30 miles per hour speed limit sign

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

Sat nav system

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…

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