Laws of the road

19th February 2018
The youngest child given a ban was just 12 years old

Over 1,000 children banned from driving in 2017

More than 1,000 children aged 16 and under have been disqualified from driving in the past year, figures obtained by the BBC. The broadcaster says DVLA […]
9th February 2018
Paying with your phone at the drive-through could get you six points and a £200 fine

Driving laws you could be breaking every day

We all know not to speed, to always wear our seatbelts and never use our mobiles. But there are some lesser-known road rules that you could […]
12th January 2018
Ignoring smart motorway lane closures could incur a £100 fine and three points

2018 Motoring law changes: What we know so far…

The last 12 months saw plenty of changes in the world of motoring law. Car tax, mobile phone penalties and alterations to the practical driving test […]
2nd January 2018
471 drivers a day were breathalysed over Christmas

Police ‘disappointed’ by number of driving under the influence arrests this Christmas

The festive season cast a worrying shadow on driving behaviours in Scotland, with official figures showing almost 500 drivers were breathalysed each day over the four-week […]
28th December 2017
Lincolnshire tops the list of drink-driving hotspots

Police set to name and shame drink drivers

Motorists who flout the law and get behind the wheel while under the influence could see their names published by Lincolnshire Police. The controversial policy names […]
22nd December 2017
Lincolnshire tops the list of drink-driving hotspots

Countryside drivers are ‘more likely to drink drive’

‘Tis the season to be merry. Unfortunately, it’s also the season of drink-driving – and new figures suggest rural areas are hot spots for it. A […]
4th December 2017
Figures show speeding prosecutions are at a six-year high

Speeding prosecutions hit six-year high

Smart motorways, speed cameras and increasingly graphic awareness campaigns of the dangers of speeding – it’s hard to imagine that drivers exceed the road limits today… […]
30th October 2017
New rules doubled the sentence of mobile phone use in March

Did you spot the pink kittens?

When you pair Grammy-award winning video directors with a celebrated yet elusive electronic musician (and throw in a heap of pink kittens), you’re probably not expecting […]
24th October 2017
1.2 million motorists take a speed awareness course each year

Britain’s speed demons bring in £54m a year

Attending a speed awareness course can be just the tonic to address your need for speed. But new figures show parts of the country are getting […]
13th October 2017
There's been a number of new driving laws come into play this year. Are you in the know?

Your guide to the 2017 motoring law changes

From compulsory car seats to doubled-up fines for mobile use, this year is leading the way in road law changes. If you’re looking to avoid fines, […]
23rd August 2017
One driver was clocked driving at 154mph

Over 2 million speeding tickets issued during 2016

The number of speeding offences in Britain shows no chance of slowing down, with many drivers presuming speed limits to be optional and millions of violations […]
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, […]