WHO report urges governments to takle speeding problem

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Countries around the world need to do more to tackle speeding on the roads, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Petrol and diesel prices cut by supermarkets

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Fuel prices are falling across the UK as suppliers compete to attract customers. The price cuts are being led by the supermarkets, after Morrisons reduce its diesel price by 2p a litre and petrol by 1p. This was matched by rivals Sainsbury's and Tesco, while Asda declined to join in the price war, declaring that it "consistently offers drivers the lowest fuel prices nationwide".

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MPs call for Highway Code changes and more driving bans to protect cyclists

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More and more drivers are avoiding disqualification despite having more than 12 points on their licence, according to a report by MPs.

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Van drivers warned about 'epidemic' of tool thefts

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Growing numbers of van drivers are suffering theft from their vehicles, according to police figures obtained by BBC Radio 5 live.

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Police cyclist advises Edinburgh drivers on overtaking

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Police in Edinburgh have launched an initiative to highlight the space that drivers should give cyclists on the road.

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New drug-driving limits planned in Scotland

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The Scottish Government is cracking down on drug-driving, with roadside testing and new limits on driving under the influence of certain drugs.

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Driving test reforms to include use of sat nav

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As of December this year, the driving test in the UK will change to include the use of a sat nav, Auto Express reports.

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Drivers could receive up to £2,000 to scrap diesels

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Drivers of older diesel cars could receive an incentive payment to scrap them under a government initiative aimed at tackling air pollution, according to reports.

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Survey reveals worrying lack of basic car maintenance knowledge among UK drivers

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Over a third (38%) of drivers in the UK aged between 45 and 55 don't feel confident about changing a tyre on their vehicle, according to a survey by business mobility specialist Alphabet and Arlington Research.

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Easter traffic could treble journey times

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Data from Inrix suggests the Easter weekend could see 20 million cars on the roads in the UK as motorists try to make the most of the four-day weekend.

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Warnings issued over scam targeting lone women drivers

Police and the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) have issued warnings to motorists be aware of a scam reported across the UK this week that is targeting lone women drivers, the Crawley and Horley Observer reports.

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English cities could introduce daily diesel charges

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Reports claim that Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom will announce plans this week to introduce diesel charges to cities in England, in a bid to improve local air quality.

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Department for Transport considers pavement parking fine

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Parking is a growing problem for motorists in the UK but now the Department for Transport has revealed it is considering introducing a £70 fine for motorists who park on the kerb or on the pavement, Car Keys reports.

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Motorists worried connected vehicles could be hacked

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Vehicles are becoming increasingly connected, but the public are concerned that such vehicles could be open to security faults.

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Research reveals over 1.5m Snapchats are taken on UK roads

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Mobile phone use at the wheel has been increasing over the last few years. The government introduced tougher punishments earlier this month in an attempt to discourage drivers from using their phones; however, many motorists are ignoring the law.

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Brake calls for Scotland to introduce ban on drug driving

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Scotland might have led the way when it comes to cracking down on drink driving, but Brake believes Scotland could be doing more to combat the issue of drug driving.

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Poor parking causing tension between neighbours

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Parking is known to be a gripe for many motorists across the country, but now it seems the issue is causing problems between neighbours.

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Department for Transport to invest in traffic hotspots

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Traffic on UK roads has been steadily increasing, and congestion is one of the biggest annoyances for drivers. However, new schemes announced by the Department for Transport (DfT) aim to tackle this issue.

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No further Insurance Premium Tax increase in Budget

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Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will go up from 10% to 12% in June, as previously announced by the Government, but no further increases were announced in Wednesday's Budget.

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Dozens of motorists caught using mobiles after introduction of new penalties

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Coinciding with tougher penalties for drivers caught using a phone at the wheel, which came into force on 1 March, police forces across the country began a week-long crackdown on illegal phone use.

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