Drivers 'set their own speed limit' on rural roads

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Experienced motorists are choosing to drive well under the official speed limit on some of the UK's most dangerous rural roads, according to new research from vehicle telematics firm Quartix.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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Report claims certain tyre pressure monitors fail under real driving conditions

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A new report by campaign group Transport & Environment suggests tyre pressure monitors fitted to some models are only capable of passing lab-based vehicle type approval tests and fail in real driving conditions.

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Over 50,000 speeding drivers caught on smart motorways

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An investigation by the BBC's One Show has revealed that the number of motorists fined for speeding on smart motorways has increased by 50,000 over the last five years.

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'Ghost' brokers selling bogus policies in car insurance scam

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Police are issuing warnings over a recent car insurance scam, which involves 'ghost' insurance brokers selling bogus policies, the Telegraph reports.

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Over two thirds of motorists plagued by bad "carma"

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There are numerous checks that motorists can do to their cars to reduce the risk of having a breakdown, but sometimes it's just a case of bad luck.

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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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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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UK motorists believe there should be restrictions on new drivers

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Road safety charity Brake is promoting the idea of a graduated driving licensing (GDL) system, in light of figures revealing drivers aged between 17 and 19 are involved in 9% of fatal crashes...

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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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