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Mobile phone driving laws: how to use a phone in-car legally and safely

In 2016, Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to make using a phone when driving as unacceptable as drink-driving. Last April, tougher penalties were introduced to deter phone use at the wheel. But since then, more than 200 drivers a day have been prosecuted for using their phone while driving. That means they’ve been slapped with […]

Drug driving increase prompts calls for dope testing after crashes

Drug driving is increasing with more than half the drivers suspected of being under the influence of illegal substances testing positive. Now some road safety campaigners are calling for all drivers involved in accidents to face drug tests. Figures from the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) reveal there’s been a startling increase in drivers taking […]

Expert advice: How to stay safe driving at night

When we’re heading off on our summer holidays, many of us choose driving at night because the roads are quieter after dark. It can make for a quicker, cheaper and less stressful journey. But it can also be more dangerous. According to government figures, around four out of 10 road accidents occur after dark. Considering […]