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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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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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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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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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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Quarter of UK drivers say nerves make them 'dangerous' when driving abroad

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Driving in another country can be a daunting experience. A recent survey conducted by Continental Tyres has revealed how UK motorists feel when driving abroad.

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Research highlights the importance of having a test drive

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Getting annoyed with our car from time to time is something all drivers have in common but new research from Kia Motors has revealed that this isn't always such a rare occurrence, Motors.co.uk reports.

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Figures reveal average motorway delay of 8.9 seconds per mile

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A new report by the Office for Road and Rail has revealed how bad motorway and A road traffic is in England.

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Introduction of £5 fee to use charging points for EVs

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Drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) will soon have to pay to use a major network of charging points as the sole provider of motorway charging stations has announced it will introduce a £5 fee.

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Figures reveal thousands of motorists commit pump and run

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A new survey has revealed that over 25,000 motorists in the UK drove off forecourts without paying for their petrol last year, Yahoo Finance reports.

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Cost of running a car falls as bus and rail fares rise

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New figures from the Department for Transport (DfT) suggest motorists in the UK are enjoying some of the lowest running costs for decades, the RAC reports.

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Figures reveal the UK's best-selling plug-in cars

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The latest DVLA figures have revealed there were nearly 60,000 electric or plug-in hybrid cars registered in the UK as of April this year, Auto Express reports.

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Government considers diesel tax hike

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In a bid to cut air pollution, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, has hinted at a tax hike for diesel cars, Auto Express reports.

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Hands-free phone use is 'equally distracting'

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Researchers from the University of Sussex have found that using a hands-free phone whilst driving is just as distracting as holding the phone in your hand, BBC News reports.

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Fewer people see drink driving as unacceptable

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The biennial survey by the Department for Transport's road safety website, THINK!, has revealed a decrease in the number of people who deem drink driving to be unacceptable, the RAC reports.

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Foxes blamed for cut brake cables

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Drivers in Royal Tunbridge Wells are being advised to check their brakes prior to setting off following a spate of incidents in which cables were chewed through by urban foxes

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Drug driving figures revealed

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Figures obtained by BBC Radio 5 live have revealed there were nearly 8,000 arrests for drug driving in England and Wales last year, BBC News reports.

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