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'Increase green man traffic light time!'

Puffin crossing green man traffic light

The green man traffic light gives pedestrians just 10 seconds to cross the average road! Maria McCarthy wants more time. Do you?

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Should pedestrians share blame for road accidents?

Zebra crossing

New research suggests that many people take unnecessary risks when crossing the road – and it's not just children and young people who are responsible.

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Blog: Is it right to shame bad parkers?

Badly parked Audi

Poor parking is increasingly likely to be photographed and highlighted online. But does shaming really encourage inconsiderate drivers to mend their ways?

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Blog: Do shocking road safety adverts work?

Pub loo shocker TV advert

From gruesome crashes to images of twisted bones, many of us will have seen examples of the shock-tactic advertising used by road safety campaigners. But do these adverts work?

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Blog: Would you prang and run?

Man checking his car for scratches

You've parked your car in a car park, done your shopping – and come back to find it scratched or scuffed! The victim of shoddy parking by another motorist.

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Blog: Are sat navs a driving distraction?

Built-in car sat nav system

Has in-car technology such as sat navs, intergrated phones and touchscreens made you a better or worse driver? It seems motorists are split on the subject.

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Blog: Bradley Wiggins, cyclists & motoring law

Bradley Wiggins

Legal blogger Jeanette Miller, senior partner at Geoffrey Miller solicitors, discusses Bradley Wiggins, motoring law and the relationship between cyclists and motorists.

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Blog: Could you live without your car?

A woman standing by her broken-down car
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…

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…

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…

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