Rules of the Road

12th November 2018
Drink driving convictions rise during December, our ultimate guide will help you stay on the right side of the law this Christmas

Drink driving laws: The ultimate guide

The Christmas party season is almost here and for many of us that means spending time with family and friends — eating, drinking and being merry. […]
9th November 2018
Can you challenge your parking fine?

Has a parking fine got you all confused?

Have you ever thought you’d found a great parking space only to return a couple of hours later to find a yellow parking fine stuck to […]
2nd November 2018
Driving your friend’s car could see you hit by penalty points and an unlimited fine

Motorists warned about driving other people’s cars

Have you ever jumped behind the wheel of your friend’s car? Maybe you wanted to quickly nip down to the shops to pick up supplies? Or […]
31st October 2018
11,000 motorists still driving after evading ban

11,000 motorists still driving after evading ban

Drivers with over 50 penalty points on their licence are still on the roads after taking advantage of a loophole in the system, shocking new figures […]
26th October 2018
Motorists face fines for not restraining their pets in the car

Loose animals could see pet owners fined

Do you pop your pooch in the passenger footwell when you take them out for a drive? Or maybe you let them ride shotgun so they […]
15th October 2018
Image Caption Drivers are failing their test because they can’t read a number plate from 20m

Short-sighted learners failing tests before they’ve begun

After recent announcements about drivers who are unable to read a licence plate from 20 metres risk losing their licence, it’s been reported that thousands of […]
12th October 2018
Speeding has topped the list of most common driving laws broken in the UK

10 of the most common driving laws broken in the UK

Driving offences are common and their punishments can range from on-the-spot fines and a penalty points on your licence to hefty fines and jail time. We […]
8th October 2018
Avon and Somerset Police Force issue the most amount of speeding tickets in the UK

The UK’s speeding hotspots revealed

A new study has revealed the UK’s speeding ticket hotspots — and if you drive in Avon and Somerset you should be keeping an even closer […]
1st October 2018
It is estimated that one in six crashes on the UK’s roads is caused by tired drivers

Tired drivers face blood test crackdown

Late nights, early mornings, the day-to-day stresses of life – there are a number of reasons we can start to feel a little tired behind the […]
24th September 2018
UK driving licences could be invalid if no-deal with the EU is reached

No-deal Brexit could mean UK driving licences are invalid

If you’re thinking about taking a road trip across Europe next summer, your driving licence might not be valid. That’s the warning from the Government, which […]
17th September 2018
Drivers support harsher punishments for mobile use

Should drivers’ phones be seized and destroyed?

The vast majority of UK drivers think police officers should be able to destroy the phones of motorists caught using them while driving. The AA survey* […]
24th August 2018
Image Caption Drink-driving related deaths rose in 2016

Drink-driving casualties hit highest level in years

The number of people killed or injured in drink-driving related crashes has hit its highest level since 2012. Data from the Department of Transport shows that […]
13th August 2018
Make sure you’re up to date with the latest rules and requirements for child car seats

All you need to know about child car seat laws

With the school holidays in full swing, parents are looking around at ways to keep the little ones entertained until they head back to school in […]
30th July 2018
Data is king in the event of a crash – so a dashcam can provide valuable evidence

Crash for cash’ fears drive surge in dashcam use

‘Crash for cash’ fraudsters, who stage accidents to make insurance claims, are becoming a worry for growing numbers of motorists. That’s the conclusion of a new […]
25th July 2018
Children as young as eight have been caught speeding

8-year-olds among drivers caught speeding on UK roads

Shocking new statistics show that eight-year-old children are among the drivers caught speeding over the last 18 months. The frightening numbers from the Drivers and Vehicle […]
16th July 2018
Young man sending text message on mobile phone while driving his car

Record number of drivers are anti-mobile

A new survey has shown that seven in 10 UK motorists are against using a mobile phone when driving — a record high. The annual British […]
6th July 2018
Don’t let summer driving myths ruin your drives

5 summer driving myths debunked

Summer’s well and truly in swing and many of us are enjoying the high temperatures by taking to the roads and heading off on a sunny […]
25th May 2018
Speeding has topped the list of most common driving laws broken in the UK

Beat the confusion of traffic cameras

You shouldn’t be speeding, but even if you’re driving at a leisurely pace, it doesn’t take more than the flicker of yellow in your peripheral vision […]
8th May 2018
The strict new MoT rules will come into force from May 20, 2018

Passing your MOT is getting harder, will your car pass?

The annual road worthiness test for vehicles is having a major overhaul this month, and it could mean it’s more difficult to pass. Here’s a look […]
25th April 2018
Variable speed limits, no hard shoulder, and lane closures are just some of the technological controls on smart motorways

A handy guide to motorway driving in 2018

The warmer weather and upcoming school holidays mean one thing – road trip season is upon us. Whether you’re heading out on a day trip or […]