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21 dumb driving selfies

Driver takes a selfie

Since Instagram launched in 2010, more than 10,000 pictures have been tagged with #DrivingSelfie or #DrivingSelfies. Here are just a few of them.

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Smartphone, dumb driver

Driver taking a 'selfie' behind the wheel

Nearly 1 in 10 motorists have had an accident after using their phone at the wheel, and 7% of drivers have taken photos while in control of their vehicle.

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Insurance, car tax, MOTs and the law

Judge holding law book and gavel

Millions of drivers are facing fines and even court action because they don't realise that insurance, car tax and regular MOTs are required by law.

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Traffic wardens: Friend or foe?

A traffic warden

Traffic wardens are much criticised yet 55% of them say they feel their presence is a welcome one. So are traffic wardens a motorist's friend or foe?

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Blog: Should we ban smoking in cars with children?

Hand of a person smoking while driving

Labour wants to make it illegal for drivers to light up in the presence of children. You may agree this is a bad habit: but is legislation really necessary?

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Blog: Should cyclists be allowed to ride on pavements?

A cyclist, motorist and pedestrian

Cyclists who ride on pavements face a potential £50 fine. But are our roads so dangerous that cyclists should be allowed to mix with pedestrians, asks motoring journalist and cyclist Maria McCarthy.

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Motorists and homeowners warned over flood risks

A flood warning sign

The latest bout of severe weather around Britain means more damage and more insurance claims. We explain how to avoid being turned down.

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Would you report a drink driver?

Alcoholic drink and car keys

Two police forces are promoting rewards of up to £1,000 for revellers who report suspected drink-drivers this Christmas. But is this the right approach?

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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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Drivers using 'dash cams' to fight fraudsters

in-car-camera

Would a in-car or dashboard camera help you feel safer behind the wheel? More and more drivers are using them to help prove their innocence in road accidents, according to new research.

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