Rules of the Road

10th February 2021

Dash cam recordings submitted to police have doubled

Would you give your dash cam footage to the police if you witnessed a driving offence? Police forces in the UK received an average of 89 […]
25th January 2021
Parking fine being issued

Councils reveal how much they pocket from parking fines

If getting just one parking ticket makes your blood boil – maybe look away now. New research shows the average UK council issues more than £850,000 […]
14th January 2021
M1 smart motorway

The cost of ignoring the red ‘X’ on smart motorways

Do you know the rules of driving on a smart motorway? The red ‘X’ displayed on overhead gantries on smart motorways is used to tell you […]
5th January 2021
Europe map and car

Driving in Europe after Brexit

The UK has left the European Union, so what does that mean for driving on the continent? On 24th December 2020, the EU and UK agreed […]
4th January 2021
Cars parked on London street

Motoring laws you need to know about in 2021

Looking to be a better driver in 2021? Get clued up for the New Year with our guide to the essential motoring laws you might not […]
27th December 2020
Local authorities are lagging behind on Blue Badge misuse.

Blue Badge misuse hits new highs

Blue badge imposters face a clampdown in the wake of a national epidemic of disabled permit misuse. The number of drivers caught misusing disability parking permits […]
3rd December 2020
Driver with face mask

Driving in tier restrictions explained

Confused about driving under the government’s new tier system? Not to worry, we’ve got the full breakdown of what you can and can’t do, to save […]
26th October 2020
New driver holding car key.

Government scraps graduated driving licence plans

New drivers can keep their freedoms on the road, says the UK government. Plans to introduce a graduated driving licence (GDL) for new and younger drivers […]
6th October 2020
Cyclists commuting in London

Changes to driving law spark backlash

Major updates to the Highway Code have not been welcomed by the majority of motorists. Driving law proposals introduce a new hierarchy of road users, giving […]
26th August 2020
UK’s first Dutch-style roundabout in Cambridge.

Dutch roundabouts could bring changes to UK driving law

Ever used a Dutch roundabout? You’d better buckle up. New government guidance could soon make them a much more common sight on our roads. Dutch-style roundabouts […]
16th July 2020
Fines for parking in cycle lanes

Drivers now face £130 fine for parking in cycle lanes

Local councils across the UK now have powers to charge motorists up to £130 for parking in cycle lanes. The changes come as part of a […]
9th July 2020
Driving with a health conditions

Failure to declare health conditions could cost drivers

Have you declared your medical condition? The DVLA is warning drivers they could be fined for failing to speak up about any of these health issues… […]
29th June 2020
MOT testing to be reintroduced

MOT testing to be reintroduced from August

Mandatory MOT testing will be reintroduced for drivers in England, Scotland and Wales from 1st August as lockdown measures ease. The Government granted a six-month extension […]
23rd June 2020
Dogs die in hot cars

RSPCA warns drivers not to leave pets in car

As the British summer continues to heat up, pet owners could be putting their dogs at serious risk if they’re left in the car while they […]
26th May 2020
Using your hazard lights incorrectly could land you with a fine

Using hazard lights wrongly could cost you £5,000

Be honest – do you ever use your hazard lights to thank other road users, or to help you park on busy roads? Take stock. These […]
6th May 2020
Speed awareness courses go online during lockdown

Speed awareness courses go online during lockdown

Were you booked on a speed awareness course prior to lockdown? Drivers can now Zoom their way back to the road as courses go online. Drivers […]
14th April 2020
Car tax has changed

Car tax has changed – are you up to speed?

It’s a year of big change and car tax isn’t unaffected. For some motorists, new rules will mean paying more to keep their car on the […]
13th March 2020
Over 1 million speeding drivers choose awareness courses over points

Drivers taking speed awareness courses tripled in the last decade

Millions of speeding motorists are returning to the classroom as an alternative way of paying their dues. Nearly 1.5 million motorists took the national speed awareness […]
11th March 2020
Strangers can park on your driveway

Legal loophole lets strangers park on your driveway

Have you ever come home to find a strange car parked in your driveway? Turns out, getting it moved could be tougher than you thought… A […]
9th March 2020
Drink-drive fatalities stay at record high

Drink-drive deaths fail to improve in over a decade

Thought safety was improving on the roads? Think again. Shocking new data reveals that drink-driving accidents have failed to improve in over a decade. Drink-drive related […]