Laws of the road

18th August 2017
Magistrates can choose to waive a ban in ‘exceptional circumstances’

Thousands of motorists driving with 12 points

Like most, we assumed that if you’ve managed to notch 12 penalty points on your licence there’s a decent chance you’ve been banned from driving – […]
16th August 2017
Many motorists ignore the law about mobile use

Catch me if you can: Motorists flout phone laws amid police cuts

The number of specialist traffic officers has fallen by almost a third in 10 years – a Freedom of Information request (FOI) reveals – leading to […]
22nd June 2017
200 drivers caught a day using their mobile phone

Over 200 drivers a day caught on phone

Many of you will know that back in March, the penalties handed down to drivers caught using their phone behind the wheel changed. In fact, they […]
26th April 2017
Excessive speeding will now see a 50% increase in the cost of fines

Speeding laws in the UK have changed, are you in the know?

24th April 2017 marks the day speeding in the UK changed. The rules around speeding fines in the UK have now changed and if this is […]
30th March 2017
The changes start on 1st April and impact only cars first registered on that date onwards

April’s road tax changes explained

The season. The weather. The clocks. Everything is changing right now. And, as of 1st April, Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), also known as road tax, has […]
16th March 2017
The most efficient way to stop drink-driving has come into question

LGA calls for legal drink-drive limit to be lowered

There have been new calls for the legal drink-drive limit in England and Wales to be lowered. The Local Government Association (LGA) believes the drink-drive limit […]
13th March 2017
The new mobile phone penalties came into law at the start of March

New drivers will lose licence under new mobile penalties

Changes to the law which hope to prevent mobile phone use behind the wheel have taken effect. Now, if caught using a phone, you’ll receive a £200 […]
1st March 2017
New penalties will see both the fine and the points received double

Penalties double for drivers using their mobile phones

As of today, penalties for drivers caught using their mobile phones while driving have doubled. Previously, drivers receive three points and a £100 fine if they’re […]
25th January 2017
A new police crackdown has seen 47 drivers an hour caught using a phone while driving.

47 drivers an hour caught using phone

Is mobile phone use behind the wheel becoming more common? New figures from the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) suggest it most certainly is. In fact, […]
14th December 2016
A driver in Manchester was caught eating a bowl of cereal at the wheel.

Driver stopped by police… for eating a bowl of cereal

You had a late night. Your alarm didn’t go off. You’re in a rush. You know there’s going to be traffic. Who has time for breakfast?! […]
7th December 2016
The Mayor of Paris has introduced a 24-hour ban on odd numbered vehicles to try and cut down on emissions.

Paris introduces ‘odd’ ban to fight pollution

As schemes go, this is certainly an odd one. Yesterday, half of the cars that normally speed around the Parisian streets were nowhere to be seen. […]
2nd December 2016
Christmas drink-drive campaign launched to help people stay safe on the roads.

Young men urged not to drink-drive over Christmas

As everyone tucks into those fist advent calendar chocolates, panics about presents and prepares for some well-earned time off over Christmas, the government is urging drivers […]
30th November 2016
Santa has back government plans to cut the cost of parking over the Christmas period.

Santa Claus supports MP’s bid for cheaper parking

Christmas has come early for one MP, with Santa Claus himself lending him a helping hand. Well, a helping letter actually. David Tredinnick, MP for Bosworth, […]
4th November 2016
A Subaru owner in America had her car stolen by an accidental thief – only for it to be returned with an apology note and petrol money.

Accidental thief returns car with apology note and petrol money

A Subaru owner in America had her car stolen by an accidental thief – only for it to be returned with an apology note and petrol […]
17th October 2016
Road safety charity Brake uncovers some of the myths surrounding speed cameras.

Busting the myths behind speed cameras

Many of us are sure to get caught out by a speed camera at some stage. The first rule of not getting caught by one is […]
12th October 2016
Tesco is clamping down on illegal disabled blue badge parking at its stores.

Tesco cracks down on illegal blue badge parking

Tesco has come up with an innovative approach to clamping down on drivers who try to park in disabled spots without a blue badge. The supermarket […]
3rd October 2016
Two drivers in America were fined for carrying some very strange passengers just so they could use the carpool lane.

Dummy driver takes mannequin for a spin to beat carpool rules

We all hate being stuck in rush-hour traffic, crawling along behind a seemingly endless line of cars. But two drivers in America went to extreme lengths […]
21st September 2016
Penalties are set to increase if you're caught using a mobile phone while driving.

Penalties set to double for drivers who use their phones behind the wheel

The penalties for using your phone while driving could soon get a whole lot more serious as the Government tries to make the dangerous habit as […]
18th August 2016
Every country has different road rules, so brush up on the laws before you go

How to avoid a motoring mishap abroad

More than half of UK motorists consider themselves nervous while driving abroad, and as many as one in four say their nerves make them dangerous as […]
16th August 2016
According to a recent poll, drivers don’t know the meaning of one in every five signs

Poll finds blind spots in drivers’ road sign knowledge

There are many signs on our roads, but do you know what they all mean? According to a recent poll, which questioned 2,000 adults, drivers don’t […]