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Car hire – how to save money on you holiday wheels

Car hire – how to save money on you holiday wheels

For many British holidaymakers a hire car is an essential part of any foreign break. It gives freedom to explore your surroundings and set your own schedule rather than relying on public transport. However, knowing how to get the best price can be tricky – everything from the time you book to how you refuel […]

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You could be fined and lose your licence for vaping while driving, police warn

You could be fined and lose your licence for vaping while driving, police warn

Drivers could be fined thousands of pounds and face losing their licence if they use e-cigarettes while behind the wheel, and the clouds of vapour obscure their vision, police have warned. While vaping while on the road is not technically illegal, motorists who are distracted by the smoke from e-cigarettes may be prosecuted for driving […]

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You could soon be fined £70 for parking on a pavement under new laws

You could soon be fined £70 for parking on a pavement under new laws

Motorists could soon be faced with a £70 fine for parking on a pavement anywhere in England under new laws. MPs have launched an investigation to examine the problems caused when vehicles are parked on a pavement with at least one wheel, which could see hefty penalties introduced. Illegal in London Parking on a pavement […]

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Top tips for new drivers – how to build confidence on the road

Top tips for new drivers – how to build confidence on the road

Learning to drive and sitting the driving test are often highlighted as particularly stressful events but for many novice drivers the stress doesn’t disappear the minute they’ve got their licence. Passing the test shows you’ve mastered the basics of car control and understand the rules of the road but there’s still a lot to learn […]

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Britain’s best and worst service stations named

Britain’s best and worst service stations named

Britain’s best and worst motorway service stations have been named by a new study of roadside amenities. The study analysed the facilities at 112 service stations across the country and named Cobham services on the M25 as the UK’s best site. At the opposite end of the scale, Todhills (south) was rated the worst in […]

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This is where the most accident-prone drivers in the UK live

This is where the most accident-prone drivers in the UK live

More than a fifth of drivers in Watford have been involved in car crashes in the last five years, according to new statistics. The town pips St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Sutton and Slough to the undesirable accolade. More than 20 per cent of drivers in all five towns have had a car accident, with 22.26 […]

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Half of Brits want a motorway element added to the driving test

Half of Brits want a motorway element added to the driving test

A survey of UK residents has revealed that most would like to see a motorway driving portion on the practical driving test. Over half (51 per cent) said motorway driving should be on the driving test. Motorway driving was, until last year, illegal for all learner drivers, but changes to the DVSA’s rules mean learners […]

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These are the most reliable cars for student drivers

These are the most reliable cars for student drivers

Learning to drive can be an exciting, but nerve-wracking process and choosing a car to learn or practice driving in can also be a complex task. But Warranty Direct has used its latest Reliability Index analysis to reveal a list of the most reliable cars for student drivers, taking into account the frequency and type […]

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Shocking truck crash video shows dangers of motorway tailgating

Shocking truck crash video shows dangers of motorway tailgating

Shocking video footage of a motorway crash has been shared by road authorities to highlight the dangers of tailgating. The dash cam footage was captured by a Highways England motorway patrol on the M6 in Cheshire and shows the dangerous consequences of driving too close to the vehicle in front. It shows traffic on the […]

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Petrol postcode lottery – the most and least affordable fuel across the UK

Petrol postcode lottery – the most and least affordable fuel across the UK

Drivers in London enjoy some of the most affordable fuel prices in the UK, despite it being the country’s most expensive city. A comparison of regional fuel prices and average salaries has revealed where motorists spend the largest and smallest proportions of their earnings on fuel. And, thanks to their relatively high earnings, drivers in […]

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