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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Department for Transport to invest in traffic hotspots

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Traffic on UK roads has been steadily increasing, and congestion is one of the biggest annoyances for drivers. However, new schemes announced by the Department for Transport (DfT) aim to tackle this issue.

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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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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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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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Modern Transport Bill announced in Queen's Speech

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The Queen's Speech took place this week to outline the proposed legislation the Government aims to bring about in the new Parliamentary year.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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