New mobile phone laws enforced from today

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New legislation coming into force today will see drivers caught texting, calling or using an app while driving face a £200 on-the-spot fine and six points on their licence, the Daily Telegraph reports.

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SMMT calls for more to be done to boost uptake of electric vehicles and infrastructure

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While sales of electric vehicles (EVs) have soared recently, more needs to be done to make them cheaper and easier to charge.

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Questions raised over used car connection security

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Connected cars have plenty of benefits, but they can also expose drivers to risks, as a computer security researcher has warned that used car buyers can have their vehicle tracked by former owners who have failed to disconnect their smartphone from the car's applications, Auto Express reports.

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British roads third most congested in Europe

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A study by traffic analysts Inrix has found that the UK has the third most congested roads in Europe, with drivers spending an average of 32 hours a year stuck in traffic, Auto Express reports.

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Research highlights how many motorists disregard their tyres

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Tyres are the only part of a car that touches the road, arguably making them the most important part of the vehicle. But, as This is Money reports, it seems many motorists disregard the importance of their tyres.

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Rise in number motorists caught driving while banned

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Figures obtained by BBC Radio 5 Live suggest the number of people caught driving while banned in the UK has risen by 7.5%.

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Mobile phone offenders more likely to be given awareness course than points

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Data gathered by the RAC suggests that motorists caught illegally using a mobile phone whilst driving are more likely to be given an awareness course than receive penalty points or a fine.

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RAC suggests 'social media FOMO' is a threat to road safety

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Police claim that the transformation of mobile phones into "small computers" is hampering the progress of road safety, the RAC reports.

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Drivers caught using phone at wheel hit record high

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During a week-long crackdown in November, police across the UK caught a record number of motorists using a mobile phone whilst driving.

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Motorists shaving and eating cereal among distracted drivers caught by police

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During a joint five-day operation targeting main roads and motorways, police forces for Thames Valley and Hampshire stopped 151 motorists for driving while distracted, the RAC reports.

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Experts warn diesel prices could hit 130ppl this year

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Industry experts are warning drivers of continued increases in fuel prices in the UK this year, Fleet News reports.

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'Flat battery Tuesday' sees 32% rise in breakdowns

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Breakdown services saw an increase in call-outs on what is being called 'flat battery Tuesday', Fleet News reports.

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New plans announced for learners to have motorway driving lessons

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Transport minister Andrew Jones has announced plans for learner drivers to be allowed to have driving lessons on motorways, Fleet News reports.

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Lorry drivers given cycling training in bid to reduce cycling deaths

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A new initiative to help reduce deaths on London roads has been implemented by Travis Perkins, the Evening Standard reports.

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Christmas and New Year opening times

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Our opening times over the festive period vary to our normal opening hours. Our Christmas and New Year opening times for Car, Van and Learner Driver insurance are displayed below.

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Drivers want blanket block on mobile phone use at the wheel

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According to new research by Continental Tyres, two thirds of drivers believe the Government should introduce technology to disable certain phone functions in order to improve safety.

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Research suggests young drivers pay over the odds for cars

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According to a study carried out by HPI, just over a fifth (21%) of motorists have paid more than a vehicle's true value, with young drivers the most common victims of overpricing.

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Think! Christmas drink-drive campaign targets young men

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The Government's Think! Christmas drink-drive campaign will specifically target young men, after figures revealed they account for nearly two thirds of drink drivers killed on UK roads.

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UK businesses lose estimated £767m a year due to congestion

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Research conducted by TomTom suggests traffic congestion is costing UK businesses as much as £767m a year in lost productivity.

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Millions of commuters travelling over two hours every day

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According to new research by the TUC, around 3.7 million people in the UK now commute for over two hours every day.

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