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What to expect on a speed awareness course

What to expect on a speed awareness course

Motorists have revealed exactly what happens on a typical speed awareness course, following the revelation that 1.45 million motorists in the UK attended a course in 2018 – up 36 per cent on the figure from 2013. Researchers from car leasing giants LeaseCar.uk spoke to experienced drivers who revealed exactly what happens on a typical speed […]

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More drivers avoid fines and points as driver retraining courses soar

More drivers avoid fines and points as driver retraining courses soar

The number of drivers referred to retraining such as speed awareness courses after breaking the law has jumped by more than a third in five years, according to official figures. According to Press Association analysis of data from the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (Ndors), 1.45 million motorists in the UK attended a course in […]

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Leaking fuel lines and air bag failures – the latest safety recalls from major car brands

Leaking fuel lines and air bag failures – the latest safety recalls from major car brands

A recall of more than 30,000 cars by Volvo is among the major safety notices issued by several car makers over the last month, with 16 other major brands also issuing recalls. Bentley, BMW, Citroen, Dacia, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Lexus, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Renault, Subaru, Toyota, Vauxhall and Volkswagen also issue recalls covering everything from […]

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What to do if you misfuel your car

What to do if you misfuel your car

According to RAC estimates, one driver every three minutes misfuels their car and a staggering 150,000 cars are filled with the wrong fuel every year. It’s clearly an easier mistake to make than people imagine and it can come with repair bills running into thousands of pounds. Making matters worse, while breakdown services and specialist […]

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Most congested roads in the UK revealed, with traffic jams costing drivers £1,317 a year

Most congested roads in the UK revealed, with traffic jams costing drivers £1,317 a year

The average road user in London loses up to £1,680 every year due to traffic jams, new analysis has shown. ‘Congestion costs Brits billions of pounds each year. Unaddressed, it will continue to have serious consequences for national and local economies, businesses and citizens in the years to come’ Trevor Reed, Inrix Road congestion in […]

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Driving in the EU after Brexit: from licence validity to international driving permits, everything we know

Driving in the EU after Brexit: from licence validity to international driving permits, everything we know

With Brexit a little over a month away there’s still a huge amount of uncertainty around whether a deal on Britain’s exit from the EU will be reached. For drivers that translates into uncertainty about what they will need to do to drive legally on the continent after March 29. The details of any possible […]

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Horrifying image shows why you should never stay in a broken-down car

Horrifying image shows why you should never stay in a broken-down car

Police have released a terrifying picture of the aftermath of a collision involving a broken-down car and an articulated lorry. Officers from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Police tweeted the graphic image of the mangled car along with a warning that drivers should never stay in a broken-down vehicle. The collision happened on Monday afternoon when […]

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Dieselgate – software fix prompts nearly 30,000 complaints

Dieselgate – software fix prompts nearly 30,000 complaints

Volkswagen has admitted that it has received nearly 30,000 complaints about performance and economy drops on cars that have been “fixed” as part of the Dieselgate scandal. The company’s former UK managing director Paul Willis told parliament’s Transport Committee that 28,617 owners had complained of an “apparent issue” with their cars following a software update […]

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The most stolen car brands in West Midlands revealed as keyless technology questioned

The most stolen car brands in West Midlands revealed as keyless technology questioned

The Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands,  David Jamieson, has published stolen cars data for the region naming and shaming manufacturers whose vehicles are being taken most often. And he has promised to publish the West Midlands Police data every six months so drivers can make informed decisions about which vehicles to buy based […]

Car Theft
Motoring menace – the hot spots where you’re most likely to be hit by an uninsured driver

Motoring menace – the hot spots where you’re most likely to be hit by an uninsured driver

New analysis of crash data has revealed the areas where motorists are most likely to be involved in a crash with an uninsured driver. The study of figures from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau contains bad news for drivers in the North West, West Midlands and London, where the number of such incidents is far greater […]

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