Fewer crashes involving vans despite increase in miles travelled

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The selfish, inconsiderate "white van man" is just an urban myth, says road safety charity IAM RoadSmart.

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Assisted driving does not mean autonomous, warns Thatcham Research

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Use of the word 'autonomous' in relation to new features on cars is lulling drivers into a false sense of security, Thatcham Research has warned.

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Police warn of thieves using key jammers at motorway services

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Police are warning motorists to make sure their vehicle is locked when they park at motorway service stations, following a series of thefts.

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Drivers concerned about smart motorway safety

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Two thirds of motorists say they are concerned about safety on smart motorways.

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New MOT test: do you understand the changes?

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The MOT test will change from Sunday, but many motorists say they don't understand the new rules.

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Speed awareness courses have bigger impact on reoffending than penalty points

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Drivers who attend a speed awareness course are less likely to reoffend, according to a report commissioned by the Department for Transport.

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Variable motorway speed limits reviewed after tenfold increase in speeding fines

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Highways England has announced a review of the way variable speed limits are set on smart motorways.

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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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