What is legal behind the wheel? Many drivers don't know

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Do you know what's legal behind the wheel? A recent survey by dealership group Robins & Day found that many drivers don't really know what we legally can and can't do while driving -- risking fines of up to £1,000.

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Highways England deploys fuel bikes on M5 to ease congestion through roadworks

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Running out of fuel on the motorway is bad enough, but when it happens in the middle of roadworks it can cause significant delays.

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Motor insurance claims total £2bn in Q2

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Motor insurers paid out a total of £2bn in claims in the second quarter of 2017, according to new figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

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Check for cyclists before opening your car door, says Cycling UK

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Cycling UK is urging people to look out for cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians before opening their car doors.

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Four drivers a day convicted of drug driving

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Around four drivers a day are found guilty of drug driving, after new technology and a change in the law made it easier for police to test suspected drug drivers.

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Claims against uninsured drivers up 10%

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New figures from the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) reveal an increase in accident claims against uninsured drivers.

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Busy bank holiday predicted on the roads

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More than 18 million journeys are expected to be made by UK drivers this bank holiday weekend, according to the RAC.

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Drivers don't understand dashboard warning symbols

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Millions of British motorists don't know what the warning lights on their dashboard mean, according to new research.

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Optical illusion speed bumps aim to slow down London traffic

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Road markings that look like speed bumps have been painted on busy highways across London in an effort to get drivers to slow down, the Daily Mail reports.

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Reduction in traffic officers could undermine crackdown on mobile phone use

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Drivers now face tougher penalties if they use a mobile phone behind the wheel, but the crackdown risks being undermined by a shortage of traffic police officers, it's been claimed.

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Drug-driving arrest figures suggest 'inconsistencies' between police forces

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The law against driving under the influence of drugs is being enforced 'inconsistently' by police, according to new figures.

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Stopping distances have been underestimated, campaigners warn

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The stopping distances in the Highway Code are too short because drivers' thinking time has been underestimated, says Brake, the road safety charity

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Drivers 'set their own speed limit' on rural roads

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Experienced motorists are choosing to drive well under the official speed limit on some of the UK's most dangerous rural roads, according to new research from vehicle telematics firm Quartix.

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Dropping litter on the motorway 'puts lives at risk'

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Highways England is urging motorway drivers not to throw litter from their car windows or leave rubbish at the roadside, warning that it risks the lives of the workers who have to collect it.

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How can drivers be persuaded not to use their phones?

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Only three in five drivers who use a handheld phone behind the wheel say that causing an accident would make them stop for good, according to research for the RAC's Be Phone Smart campaign.

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Drivers can't reach their destination without a sat nav

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Many drivers rely on their sat nav rather than road signs to reach their destination, according to a new study.

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Drivers unsure about using smart motorway refuge areas

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The UK's first smart motorway was created more than 10 years ago, but more than half of drivers are still not familiar with the refuge areas for emergency use, according to a study by the RAC.

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'Thinking' traffic lights to be installed in Milton Keynes

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Traffic lights fitted with artificial intelligence (AI) are to be installed in Milton Keynes as part of a £3m project to help eliminate rush hour jams.

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Pothole problem on local roads is getting worse, says RAC

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In the first three months of this year the RAC dealt with more than 6,500 breakdowns caused as a result of potholes -- a 63% year-on-year increase despite a mild and fairly dry winter.

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Car thieves don't just target prestige brands, says Tracker

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Almost a third (32%) of all stolen vehicles recovered by vehicle tracking specialist Tracker last year were worth less than £5,000, the company revealed last week.

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