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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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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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Blog: Should parking on pavements be banned?

Car parked on pavement

New research shows 69% of people want a ban on pavement parking. Motoring journalist Maria McCarthy explains why she strongly supports a ban too.

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