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Are you a law breaker at the wheel?

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A new report from the Highways Agency shows many drivers don’t know when they can use the hard shoulder. We look at other grey areas of motoring law.

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MPs back government crackdown on whiplash fraud

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A cross-party committee approves plans to limit compensation and ban solicitors from offering inducements such as cash and iPads to motor accident victims.

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New bid to crack down on whiplash cheats

Driver suffering from whiplash

Ministers plan a total block on compensation for accident victims found to be exaggerating their injuries – and honest motorists are set to benefit.

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Are £10,000 speeding fines fair?

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Ministers plan to give magistrates the power to impose huge financial penalties on drivers found guilty of common offences. Do these proposals go too far?

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Are dangerous drivers getting away with it?

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Convictions for motoring offences have slumped over the past 10 years. Are we better drivers, or is a lack of effective enforcement to blame?

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Blog: Are women only parking spaces really necessary?

Female-only parking space in Cologne Germany

A number of countries now offer female drivers dedicated parking spots. But do women really need this kind of 'help'? Maria McCarthy investigates.

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Blog: Road signs and the law

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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

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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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Cheaper insurance for drivers with dashcams

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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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12 rather irritating British potholes

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From heart-shaped holes to man-sized pits, here are some rather irritating potholes from around the country - in pictures.

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