Birmingham revealed as 'crash for cash' capital

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Research reveals that Birmingham is England's "crash for cash" capital, with the B11 areas of Sparkbrook, Sparkhill and Tyseley named as particular hotspots for the scam.

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Under-age driving figures revealed

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DVLA figures obtained by the RAC as a result of a Freedom of Information request have revealed hundreds of children were among those caught driving without insurance over a 12-month period.

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Half of UK motorists break speed limit every day

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A national survey commissioned by RED Driving School has revealed that the speed limit is broken every day by half of UK drivers, the Daily Mirror reports.

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MPs call for more average speed cameras on roads

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According to the RAC, MPs are calling for more average speed cameras to be installed in a bid to catch speeding motorists.

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Pothole repair bill hits £684m for UK motorists

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New research from Kwik Fit has revealed the pothole damage repair bill totalled £684m last year, Fleet News reports.

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RAC warns of busy roads this Easter

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For anyone planning an Easter getaway, the RAC is warning of a busy bank holiday weekend, with an estimated 16.8 million car journeys to be made, Fleet News reports.

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Tests reveal keyless cars have major security risk

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Tests by the German automotive organisation ADAC have concluded with warnings that owners with keyless car technology should be more vigilant, Auto Express reports.

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Half of UK motorists want over-70s to retake driving test

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In the last year, 17,000 drivers aged 70 or over had their driving licence revoked or refused as a result of a medical condition, figures from a Freedom of Information request reveal.

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Petrol prices predicted to rise 3p a litre by Easter

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The RAC predicts we are about to see the end of petrol being sold for less than £1 a litre. The warning follows Tesco raising its prices above the £1 mark. It is the first supermarket to do so.

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UK motorists spend an average of 30 hours in congestion

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According to INRIX's 2015 Traffic Scorecard, motorists in London wasted more than 100 hours in gridlock last year.This figure, which was the result of analysis in more than 100 cities worldwide, contributed to a UK average of 30 hours spent in delays.

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40% rise in black box insurance policies

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According to a new study by the British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA), the number of drivers choosing a telematics insurance policy has increased by 40% in the last year alone.

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Pothole damage affects two in five drivers

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According to new research by the AA, nearly two fifths (39%) of UK drivers reported pothole damage in the last two years, BBC News reports.

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Report reveals need to cut drink-drive limit

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GEM Motoring Assist is calling on the Government to accept that the drink-drive limit in England and Wales is too high following the findings of its latest research, Fleet News reports.

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MP calls for first aid training for learner drivers

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A new Bill which would make first aid training compulsory for learner drivers is being debated in Parliament, the Glasgow Evening Times reports.

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Driverless lorries

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In his Budget speech later this month, Chancellor George Osborne is expected to confirm plans to trial driverless lorries in the UK, BBC News reports.

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UK drivers don't know basic road and car rules, survey finds

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A new Halfords online survey has revealed that more than half of drivers in the UK do not know the basic rules of driving, Fleet World reports.

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Number of cars in Scotland reaches record high

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Official figures revealing there are more motorists using Scotland's roads than ever before has prompted environmental campaigners to call on the Scottish Government to introduce measures to cut car use.

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Drug-driving arrests increase by 800%

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Since the introduction of new laws in England and Wales last year, initial police force figures reveal a substantial increase in the number of drug-drive arrests.

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Thousands of drivers caught going over 100mph

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Figures from 42 out of 45 police forces in the UK reveal that more than 2,000 motorists were caught speeding at more than 100mph in the last year.

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Drivers find hospital parking fees the most infuriating

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According a new RAC study, paying to park at hospitals in England is the biggest annoyance for drivers looking to park. Do you think the parking fees should be scrapped?

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