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Driving in Europe: the single offence that could see you fined £5,250

Driving in Europe: the single offence that could see you fined £5,250

With the summer holiday rapidly approaching many families will be planning trips to the continent but British drivers looking to avoid speeding fines could land themselves in even more trouble. While the UK and Europe share many similar driving laws the punishments vary greatly and there are certain rules in the EU that could see […]

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These are the places where homeowners are making thousands through driveway rental

These are the places where homeowners are making thousands through driveway rental

New data has revealed that some homeowners are making as much as £2,250 a year by renting out their driveways to motorists desperate for parking. Householders in 25 towns and cities around the country are reportedly earning more than £1,000 a year by letting others use their private parking, while even those in less-profitable places […]

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Motorists issued drink-drive warning as police gear up for summer crackdown

Motorists issued drink-drive warning as police gear up for summer crackdown

Drivers have been warned to expect increased drink-driving checks from police in coming weeks as forces begin their annual summer crackdown. June is the busiest month for roadside breath tests apart from December, with the number of checks 50 per cent higher than any other month. Arrests Police breathalysed 36,041 drivers in England and Wales […]

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Google Maps will now warn you about speed cameras to help you avoid a ticket

Google Maps will now warn you about speed cameras to help you avoid a ticket

The go-to navigation app for many commuters and travellers, Google Maps has been behind the curve when it comes to warning its users of speed cameras. However, Google has now rolled out new features to UK users, including a speed camera warning system. For the first time, users of Google Maps will be made aware […]

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Ferrari SF90 Stradale – Maranello reveals plug-in hybrid supercar

Ferrari SF90 Stradale – Maranello reveals plug-in hybrid supercar

Ferrari has unveiled its first ever plug-in hybrid in the form of the SF90 Stradale. Described as a “milestone” by the brand’s CEO Louis Camilleri, the SF90 Stradale is the second of five new cars due from Maranello this year and is named to celebrate 90 years of the Scuderia Ferrari racing team. At the […]

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Garages reveal Britain’s cheapest cars to maintain, and the most expensive

Garages reveal Britain’s cheapest cars to maintain, and the most expensive

New data from thousands of garages has revealed some of the cheapest and most expensive cars to keep running. Using DVLA records and repair quotes from more than 12,000 workshops, the data looked at the 50 most popular cars in Britain and compared their average repair bills. Fiat’s Punto emerged as the cheapest of the […]

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Huge fall in number of uninsured drivers caught by police

Huge fall in number of uninsured drivers caught by police

There has been a huge fall in the number of uninsured drivers caught on Britain’s roads, according to new government data. Figures from the DVLA show a 33 per cent reduction in the number of drivers caught without insurance by police in 2018. A total of 79,713 offenders were caught by officers in 2018, compared […]

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Heavy metal and classical music ‘bad for driver behaviour’

Heavy metal and classical music ‘bad for driver behaviour’

A new study has claimed that listening to heavy metal or classical music in the car is bad for driver behaviour. The experiment, carried out by road safety body IAM Roadsmart and motoring magazine Auto Express, set out to discover the effects of different music types on drivers using everything from Slipknot to Taylor Swift. […]

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‘Sensory’ steering wheel uses heat to give sat nav directions

‘Sensory’ steering wheel uses heat to give sat nav directions

A new steering wheel developed by Jaguar Land Rover could help keep motorists’ eyes on the road – by using heat to tell drivers when to turn left or right. Working with Glasgow University, the British car maker has created a “sensory steering wheel”, where parts can be quickly heated or cooled to inform drivers […]

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The little-known law that can see you fined £150 for your passengers’ littering

The little-known law that can see you fined £150 for your passengers’ littering

Drivers can be hit with a fine of up to £150 for littering under a little-known law that applies even if they didn’t dump the rubbish. Under the legislation, a car’s owner can be handed the on-the-spot fine even if a passenger is responsible for the littering. Fine increase The law was changed last year […]

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