One in 12 vehicles could have cloned number plates

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New research from the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) suggests that one in 12 of the UK's 37 million vehicles could have cloned number plates, the Telegraph reports.

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Texting behind wheel impedes brain's safety sense

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A new study has found that texting while driving can cause a key safety function in the brain to stop working, making it one of the most dangerous activities motorists can undertake, the RAC reports.

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Government sets out driving test reforms

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The Government have published proposals to change the driving test in a bid to help the next generation of drivers deal with the demands of modern roads.

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Research reveals where drivers are most likely to have a speeding ticket overturned

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Auto Express research has revealed the areas where drivers have a higher chance of getting a speeding ticket overturned.

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Committee decides on smart motorway education

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A committee looking at how all-lane running schemes have been working has decided to review the distances between emergency rescue areas (ERAs).

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Fuel prices increase for second consecutive month

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New RAC Fuel Watch data has revealed a second consecutive month of price rises has resulted in British motorists paying an average of 108p per litre when filling up at forecourts.

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Two thirds of drivers think humans should control vehicles

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Research commissioned by IAM RoadSmart, formerly the Institute of Advanced Motorists, has revealed drivers are not so keen on the idea of autonomous cars, the RAC reports.

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Volvo to launch UK's largest self-driving trial

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Swedish carmaker Volvo has announced plans to run the largest ever test of autonomous car technology on UK roads next year, Top Gear reports.

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New app prevents young drivers checking phone while driving

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A new mobile app designed to prevent young drivers checking their phones when behind the wheel could also reduce their insurance premiums, Auto Express reports.

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Quarter of motorists happy to sleep in autonomous vehicles

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New research by Whatcar.com has revealed more than a quarter of motorists would feel comfortable enough being driven in an autonomous car that they would sleep while travelling.

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Research reveals drivers confused about hit and run law

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New research conducted by the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester has revealed some confusion among motorists regarding the hit and run law, Auto Express reports.

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More than half of drivers feel 'in control' using mobile while driving

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A new survey by Motoring.co.uk has revealed more than half (57%) of drivers say they feel as "in control as normal" when using their mobile phone while driving, Fleet News reports.

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More than one in 10 drivers don't leave a note after hitting a car when parking

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It's one thing to return to your car to find a scratch or a dent, but it's another to return and realise there's no note from the person responsible, This is Money said recently.

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Roadside 'textalyser' will check phone's metadata

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A new gadget, dubbed a 'textalyser', could be used by police to gauge if a driver has been distracted by their mobile phone prior to a road incident, the Telegraph reports.

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Drivers choose digital gadgets over safety options

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When it comes to specifying their vehicle, new car buyers are almost four times more likely to choose connectivity gadgets over safety upgrade options, Whatcar.com research has revealed.

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Pothole fund launched

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The UK Government has announced how it will divide up the £50m pothole fund between local councils in England, the RAC reports.

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Increase in petrol and diesel prices in the UK

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Last month, the price of petrol rose for the first time since July 2015 and it is predicted to see further increases, Autocar reports.

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Driving lessons planned for children under 10

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Driving lessons aimed at encouraging safe driving habits among the next generation of British drivers will target children aged between five and 10, the RAC reports.

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Young drivers are biggest speeding offenders, survey reveals

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Research by OnePoll has revealed that drivers in the 18-24 age group are the biggest speeding offenders. According to the survey, more than two thirds admitted frequently breaking speed limits.

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Top 10 best and worst drivers by profession revealed

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There are the characterised bad drivers, including the "boy racer" and the "white van man", however, the Telegraph reports that these groups of motorists are not Britain's worst drivers.

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