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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

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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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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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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12 rather irritating British potholes

Pothole in the road

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

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Blog: Proving drug driving set to get easier

Drugs and pills

New drug drive limits mean police will no longer have to prove a suspect is unfit to drive, making convictions easier, writes motor lawyer Jeanette Miller.

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How young, middle-aged & older drivers view each other

Young, middle-aged and older drivers

Young drivers are fast and dangerous; older drivers are slow and cautious. Stereotypical maybe, but that's how drivers in other age groups view each other, finds new research.

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12 very British parking fails

A car tyre balances on the edge of a kerb

From parking slightly too close to another car to balancing precariously on the edge of kerb, here are 12 very British parking fails.

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Campaigners opposed to helmets for bikers & cyclists

Motorcyclists wearing helmets

Surprisingly, many motorbike riders and cycling groups are against mandatory helmets - but for quite different reasons. Chris Torney investigates.

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