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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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80% of public back 20mph speed limits

20mph zone sign

Almost 80% of the public wants a stricter speed limit in residential areas and town centres. Campaigners say the government needs to act.

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£12bn needed to repair roads

Car driving past a pothole

Drivers are set for more misery because councils in England and Wales are facing a huge shortfall in investment in road maintenance and repairs.

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Blog: Do you enjoy driving?

Frustrated driver at the wheel

New research shows that only a minority of motorists relish their time behind the wheel these days. Where has the thrill of driving gone?

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Will £200m pothole fund improve our roads?

A pothole and a car

Campaigners say a £200m fund for pothole repairs announced by the Chancellor in his 2014 Budget is not enough. We look at the state of the nation's roads.

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Call for car anti-crash technology

  •  25 Mar, 2014
A back-end shunt

Motorists should be offered government cash incentives to buy cars with anti-crash technology, insurance sector researchers are recommending.

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Tougher road death action needed

  •  21 Mar, 2014
Road ahead closed sign and police cars

Most motorists believe drivers who cause deaths on the roads should be jailed for a minimum of five years.

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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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