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Blog: Road signs and the law

A cluster of road signs

Misunderstanding road traffic signs can land you in trouble with the law. And ignorance is no defence, as motor lawyer Jeanette Miller explains.

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How courts decide on tougher motoring sentences

  •  22 May, 2014
gavel, law book and life buoy

There are a number of factors magistrates use when deciding whether to be tough or lenient on motor offenders, as legal expert Jeanette Miller explains.

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Drivers admit motorway tailgating

  •  22 May, 2014
A busy motorway

Motorway tailgating is a major worry for most motorists but many admit to doing it themselves, according to a survey.

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Are driverless cars the future?

A motorway at rush hour

Experts think it's just a matter of time before self-driving vehicles appear on our roads. Would you be happy if a computer was in charge of your car?

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Tenfold rise in pothole compensation claims

Pothole in the road

New figures show that claims for compensation for damage to vehicles caused by potholes have risen by a factor of 10 in parts of the UK.

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Should we be tougher on banned drivers who kill?

Caernarfon Crown Court

Harsher sentences are to be handed down to disqualified drivers who kill while behind the wheel. But is this law change necessary?

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Cheaper insurance for drivers with dashcams

dashcam

One of the UK's biggest car insurers is offering customers a 10% discount if they have a dashcam fitted. Will more insurers follow? We find out.

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Are lower speed limits really safer?

A 20mph sign

Cutting speed limits to 20mph in UK towns and cities is becoming increasingly popular. But campaigners warn that slowing traffic down might not be the road-safety solution that politicians say it is.

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Government wants clearer road signs

  •  02 May, 2014
Road signs

The government wants to give councils new powers to reduce the number of road signs and markings across the UK.

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