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8 medical conditions that you need to tell the DVLA about or risk a £1000 fine

8 medical conditions that you need to tell the DVLA about or risk a £1000 fine

British drivers are being warned that they could leave themselves open to fines and prosecution if they don’t inform the DVLA of some health conditions. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) requires motorists to inform it if they suffer from any of the medical conditions on its notifiable conditions list. But it is estimated […]

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Drivers face automatic £100 fine for ignoring smart motorway signs

Drivers face automatic £100 fine for ignoring smart motorway signs

Drivers will be hit with automatic fines and penalty points if they ignore lane closure signs on Britain’s smart motorways. The Home Office has approved new powers for police that will allow them to issue £100 fixed penalty notices to drivers caught flouting lane closures or driving illegally on the hard shoulder. Red X At […]

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The most and least reliable used cars named

The most and least reliable used cars named

The UK’s most and least reliable used cars have been revealed in new research looking at the dependability of older cars. The wide-reaching study by What Car? set out to find the best and worst second-hand options for drivers and found that the Toyota Yaris was the most reliable used car while the BMW 1 […]

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Common motorway myths debunked

Common motorway myths debunked

There are around 2,300 miles of motorway across Britain, stretching from England’s south west to central Scotland but, according to new research, they remain a bit of a mystery to many drivers. A study of motorists’ knowledge has revealed that many people struggle with the basics of driving on a motorway and some young drivers […]

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How far will the UK’s most popular cars get on a single tank of fuel?

How far will the UK’s most popular cars get on a single tank of fuel?

Fuel prices are a constant source of worry for drivers and recent months have seen a series of rises adding to their burden. According to the RAC, petrol prices jumped more than 5p per litre in April – the worst rise in nearly 20 years – and there is little sign of costs dropping any […]

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Mickey Mouse road sign campaign aims to tackle parents’ fears of speeding near schools

Mickey Mouse road sign campaign aims to tackle parents’ fears of speeding near schools

A new safety campaign has enlisted the designer of Britain’s iconic road signs and some famous faces from children’s entertainment to encourage drivers to take more care around schools. Road safety charity Brake has teamed up with TV channel Disney Junior and designer Margaret Calvert OBE to create a series of eye-catching warning signs after […]

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When is the 2019 Jim Clark Rally and where can I watch it?

When is the 2019 Jim Clark Rally and where can I watch it?

The organisers of the Jim Clark Rally have confirmed that the memorial competition will be run in 2019, following a four-year hiatus. The rally was run on closed public roads around the Scottish Borders, close to the F1 champion’s birthplace of Duns, from 1970 until 2014, when three spectators were killed. Following those deaths and […]

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Why wearing the wrong sunglasses while driving could see you fined

Why wearing the wrong sunglasses while driving could see you fined

As the weather finally begins to improve drivers are being urged by road safety experts to make sure they don’t fall foul of a little-known driving rule. This week is Sun Awareness Week and while there’s plenty of advice being offered on the potential health effects of overexposure, road safety charity IAM Roadsmart is also […]

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Tougher theory tests mean learner drivers are failing more than half the time

Tougher theory tests mean learner drivers are failing more than half the time

Harder driving theory tests have led to less than half of all would-be motorists passing the exam in the last year. Only 47 per cent of driving hopefuls passed their theory test over the last 12 months – a drop of a quarter in just over a decade. In 2007/08, 65 per cent of people […]

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Drivers face instant fine for idling engines

Drivers face instant fine for idling engines

Drivers who leave their car engines idling while stopped could be handed instant fines under new proposals. Environment Secretary Michael Gove is understood to back calls to give local authorities more sweeping powers to crack down on pollution. Currently, council officials can only issue a fine if a driver ignores a warning and leaves their […]

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