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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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Child car smoking ban moves closer

  •  30 Jan, 2014
Smoking in a car

A ban on smoking in cars with children present has moved a step closer after peers inflicted a defeat on the government in the House of Lords.

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Peers hail flood insurance deal

  •  28 Jan, 2014
Flooded street

Recent extreme weather has shown the importance of a new deal between the government and flood insurers, an environment minister has said.

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E-cigarette ban for under-18s

  •  27 Jan, 2014
Woman smoking an e-cigarette

It will be illegal for under-18s to buy electronic cigarettes under new legislation proposed by the government.

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Monthly payments costing drivers

  •  27 Jan, 2014
Two cars and coins representing car insurance

Motorists in the UK are feeling the cost of opting to pay their car insurance on a monthly basis.

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Driver with 29 points spared ban

  •  24 Jan, 2014
A yellow speed camera as seen in the UK

A motorist who has 29 points on his licence has avoided a driving ban - because he works as a takeaway delivery driver.

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Motorists in Sheppey pile-up avoid prosecution

Sheppey Kent pile-up

Motorists suspected of causing a 150-car pile-up in Kent last year are to be offered "alertness training" rather than a court appearance. Is this a fair decision?

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Opposition to new motorway pub

  •  21 Jan, 2014
Alcoholic drink and car keys

A new pub being opened off the M40 by JD Wetherspoon has been given the go-ahead in spite of public opposition, road safety campaigners claim.

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Fog pile-up drivers can avoid court

  •  20 Jan, 2014
Car collision on main road

Motorists who drove "like idiots" on a fogbound bridge, contributing to a massive pile-up, have a chance to avoid court by going back to the classroom.

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