Rules of the Road

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 […]
10th January 2018
One million potholes outside of London will be addressed

£46 million pledged to tackle one million UK potholes

Britain’s roads have been compared to “Swiss cheese” by road safety experts who are applauding a £200 million initiative to tackle the UK’s highways. The Government […]
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… […]
16th November 2017
Drink-driving can carry a six-month prison sentence

Stay behind the wheel and not behind bars this Christmas

Office parties and after-work drinks ensure that police are out in full force over the festive period. So, if you’re thinking of enjoying one or two […]
15th November 2017
Use maps and apps to take the safest route home

Driving home this Christmas

In the words of Chris Rea, when you’re driving home for Christmas, you can’t wait to see their faces. But before you go anywhere, our guide […]
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 […]
20th October 2017
Almost three million drivers use dash cams

Dash cam footage in court triples in under three years

Arguing over blame in a road collision is frustrating and exhausting. Whether you’re to blame or not, if you’re found to be at fault, you could […]
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, […]
10th October 2017
Cyclists in Norwich are being offered education before prosecution

Undercover police officers target motorists driving too close to cyclists

The term “undercover officer” may summon images of organised crime networks and big gang busts like you see in movies. But over in Norwich it’s actually […]
19th September 2017
ED is all online after tax discs were scrapped in 2015

A guide to the 2017 motor tax changes

With air pollution top of the agenda across the globe, this year continues to see big changes to how car owners pay their way… The year […]
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 […]
16th June 2017
Alcoholic lollies can contain as much alcohol as a strong lager

Don’t lick and drive: Police warning over alcoholic lollies

The summer’s well and truly here. We’ve had a few hot days and everybody is already complaining that it’s too hot… you have to love the […]
31st May 2017
The changes look to prepare drivers for modern-day roads.

New manoeuvres and sat-nav mastery: the driving test is changing

As Bob Dylan famously sang, the driving test is a-changin’. (What do you mean that’s not the song?) Anyway… As of 4th December 2017, the driving […]
17th May 2017
This is Global Road Safety Week

Over half of drivers admit to breaking 20mph limit

With the fourth UN Global Road Safety Week just passed (8th – 12th May), countries from around the world came together to highlight the importance of road safety. Every Global […]