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Blog: Are sat navs a driving distraction?

Built-in car sat nav system

Has in-car technology such as sat navs, intergrated phones and touchscreens made you a better or worse driver? It seems motorists are split on the subject.

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Put the brakes on bike thieves

Chris Froome

If the summer sun and Tour de France have inspired you to get on your bike make sure you have security and insurance in place to protect against theft.

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Thousands to benefit from new flood insurance deal

Flooded street

Homeowners living in flood-affected areas will be able to buy cover for their homes in future after the government struck a new agreement with insurers.

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Changing a flat tyre: DIY or call a mechanic?

Man changing a car tyre

When you get a flat tyre is your first reaction to roll up your sleeves and change the wheel yourself - or would you call a breakdown service or mechanic to do it for you?

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What would make you give up your motorbike?

Motorcyclist on bike wearing leathers

What would make you give up your motorbike? For motoring writer Tim Barnes-Clay it was crashing, and becoming a dad. But he still misses life on two wheels.

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Should the hard shoulder be used as an extra driving lane?

Motorway traffic jam

The introduction of "managed motorways" will see the hard shoulder used as an extra driving lane on some of the nation's major roads. Is this wise?

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Soap opera deaths: EastEnders versus Coronation Street

Soap opera

For decades, soap opera fanatics have watched their favourite characters live and die in an array of dramatic and tragic ways.

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Blog: Should AA staff be given police powers?

A dual carriageway

AA staff are being given the power to take the details of drivers suspected of committing a motoring offence. Writer Chris Torney asks: Should this remain a job for the police?

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Why new MOT rules mean your car is more likely to fail

Car with open bonnet

New MOT rules mean your car is more likely to fail. Are these changes fair, asks motoring writer Maria McCarthy.

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Sock drawer Brits' top hiding place

Sock drawer

The sock drawer is the top hiding place for valuables at home, according to new research by Confused.com. But is your safe place a safe bet for thieves?

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