Rules of the Road

17th September 2018
Drivers support harsher punishments for mobile use

Should drivers’ phones be seized and destroyed?

The vast majority of UK drivers think police officers should be able to destroy the phones of motorists caught using them while driving. The AA survey* […]
24th August 2018
Image Caption Drink-driving related deaths rose in 2016

Drink-driving casualties hit highest level in years

The number of people killed or injured in drink-driving related crashes has hit its highest level since 2012. Data from the Department of Transport shows that […]
13th August 2018
Make sure you’re up to date with the latest rules and requirements for child car seats

All you need to know about child car seat laws

With the school holidays in full swing, parents are looking around at ways to keep the little ones entertained until they head back to school in […]
30th July 2018
Data is king in the event of a crash – so a dashcam can provide valuable evidence

Crash for cash’ fears drive surge in dashcam use

‘Crash for cash’ fraudsters, who stage accidents to make insurance claims, are becoming a worry for growing numbers of motorists. That’s the conclusion of a new […]
25th July 2018
Children as young as eight have been caught speeding

8-year-olds among drivers caught speeding on UK roads

Shocking new statistics show that eight-year-old children are among the drivers caught speeding over the last 18 months. The frightening numbers from the Drivers and Vehicle […]
16th July 2018
Young man sending text message on mobile phone while driving his car

Record number of drivers are anti-mobile

A new survey has shown that seven in 10 UK motorists are against using a mobile phone when driving — a record high. The annual British […]
6th July 2018
Don’t let summer driving myths ruin your drives

5 summer driving myths debunked

Summer’s well and truly in swing and many of us are enjoying the high temperatures by taking to the roads and heading off on a sunny […]
25th May 2018
Drivers could be photographed by hundreds of different cameras on one trip

Beat the confusion of traffic cameras

You shouldn’t be speeding, but even if you’re driving at a leisurely pace, it doesn’t take more than the flicker of yellow in your peripheral vision […]
8th May 2018
The strict new MoT rules will come into force from May 20, 2018

Passing your MOT is getting harder, will your car pass?

The annual road worthiness test for vehicles is having a major overhaul this month, and it could mean it’s more difficult to pass. Here’s a look […]
25th April 2018
Variable speed limits, no hard shoulder, and lane closures are just some of the technological controls on smart motorways

A handy guide to motorway driving in 2018

The warmer weather and upcoming school holidays mean one thing – road trip season is upon us. Whether you’re heading out on a day trip or […]
16th April 2018
Young people are the highest-risk group when it comes to being distracted by their phones

74% of young motorists admit to being distracted by their mobiles

Talkative passengers, noisy kids and worsening congestion make it difficult to stay focused while driving. But the ping or ring of a mobile phone is the […]
28th March 2018
Penalties for uninsured drivers include points, unlimited fines and their car being crushed

Research uncovers almost 120,000 uninsured drivers

Points, fines, crushed vehicles… even the possibility of being thousands of pounds out of pocket isn’t enough to encourage tens of thousands of people to take […]
20th March 2018
The taller half of the comedy duo Ant and Dec has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. But do you know the limits and penalties when it comes to driving and alcohol?

A 2018 guide to drink driving laws

Ant McPartlin has been released pending an investigation, following a collision involving his Mini in Richmond, West London on 18th March. While the circumstances around the […]
13th March 2018
@SurreyRoadCops quipped that the dangerous driver had been watching Dumb and Dumber

Surrey Police stop BMW driver watching a movie on the M25

Owners of BMWs often get a bad rap for their driving. Disliked on the roads, they’re frequently stereotyped as being inconsiderate lane hoggers, who drive too […]
9th March 2018
Drivers caught are given a £200 fine and six penalty points

UK among Europe’s hardest hitters for mobile phone use

It’s no secret that if you’re caught using your mobile phone behind the wheel, you’ll likely be hit with a harsh-but-fair penalty. But did you know […]
7th March 2018
New car emissions will be tested on real roads

Car tax: What to expect in 2018

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), or road tax, will shoot up for some drivers this year as the Government tries to clamp down on air pollution… Changes […]
26th February 2018
Victims of the scam have lost an average of £769 each

Ghost insurance scams on the rise

Rogue insurance brokers are scamming drivers out of hundreds of thousands of pounds, police warn. According to the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department […]
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 […]