Bad road conditions cause drivers to fear for their safety

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The state of British roads has caused 85% of drivers to worry about their safety behind the wheel, according to research from AA Cars.

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New law aims to reduce number of whiplash claims

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A new clampdown on whiplash claims is expected to cut car insurance premiums by about £35 per year.

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Modern headlights are dazzling drivers

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Drivers are being temporarily blinded by modern vehicle headlights, according to a survey by the RAC.

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Car insurance premiums rising more slowly

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The increase in car insurance premiums has slowed down in the past year and even went into reverse in the past six months, according to a new analysis from insurance research experts Consumer Intelligence.

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Are tougher penalties deterring drivers from using their mobile phone?

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A crackdown on motorists using a mobile phone while driving seems to have had an impact, with the number of offences falling by nearly 50%.

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Motorway fuel price signs have had no impact on costs

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Electronic signs that allow drivers to compare fuel prices at motorway service stations have failed to reduce costs, a study has concluded.

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Take care if you have to drive in the extreme weather

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Driving conditions will be hazardous over the next few days, as the 'Beast from the East' weather front meets Storm Emma.

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UK drivers spend more than one day a year in traffic jams

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Drivers in the UK spend an average of 31 hours a year stuck in rush hour traffic, according to new research.

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Cost of car insurance fraud to victims revealed in new police campaign

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City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department launches campaign to raise awareness of fraudsters selling fake car insurance and warn motorists to ‘Steer Clear of Fraud’

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Small savings, big risk: nearly four in ten drivers opt for higher voluntary excess

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Many drivers in the UK are taking on additional financial liability in exchange for just £1 of monthly savings on their car insurance, according to new research.

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Driver behaviour 'transformed' by average speed cameras

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Average speed cameras have had a dramatic effect on driver behaviour on an A-road in Scotland.

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Record number of drivers take retraining courses

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More than 1.4 million drivers attended retraining courses in 2017 -- the highest number on record and almost a million more than in 2010, when the courses were introduced.

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New guidelines for road design say eye-catching views can stop drivers falling asleep

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Views of the countryside and local landmarks can help reduce driver fatigue, according to new guidelines on road-building published by Highways England.

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British public supports clean air zones, survey finds

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Proposals for clean air zones in UK cities and towns have the backing of more than half of the British public, according to a new survey.

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Walking an extra five minutes from the car park can save commuters £4 a day, study shows

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People who drive into a city centre every day for work can save around £4 per day by parking a bit further away, according to research by leasing firm Leasing Options.

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Thousands caught multiple times for driving distracted

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Thousands of motorists have been caught at least twice for driving while distracted, including using a handheld mobile phone, according to figures from the DVLA.

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Police warn of hi-tech gadgets used to steal keyless entry cars

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Police are urging owners of keyless entry cars to take additional steps to protect themselves from theft.

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AA calls for Highway Code update to include smart motorway rules

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The AA has proposed amendments to the Highway Code which it says would improve safety on motorways.

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Police warn of theft risk if drivers leave their car running to defrost

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Police are warning motorists not to leave their car unattended with the engine running as it defrosts in the icy weather.

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Young drivers racing against their sat navs, AA warns

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Some young drivers are "playing a dangerous game" racing to beat the estimated time of arrival (ETA) on their sat nav, the AA has warned.

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