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According to the RAC, this weekend is one of the worst times of the year to be travelling and has warned drivers to prepare for long delays.

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Posted 19 July 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: for, 'Frantic, Friday', roads, the, UK, warning

A new roadside system displays a warning when drivers are using their mobile phone.

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Posted 16 July 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: detection, in, Mobile, Norfolk, phone, system, trialled

Britain's pothole problem is so bad that learner drivers should be taught how to deal with them, according to the AA.

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Posted 06 July 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: avoiding, be, learners, on, potholes?, Should, tested

On Saturday 16th June Geoffrey Insurance, car insurance specialist with an award winning contact centre team based in Whitstable, took part in the Crazy Jean’s Soapbox Kart Race which raised thousands of pounds for two worthwhile charities, ellenor and Hospice in the Weald.

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Posted 20 June 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: Charity, first, Geoffrey, in, Insurance, Kart, part, Race!, Soapbox, takes, Tunbridge, Wells’

New research highlights the cost of speeding convictions when it comes to renewing your car insurance.

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Posted 19 June 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: affect, car, caught, How, if, insurance, it, speeding?, will, your, you're

Transport policy and research organisation the RAC Foundation has received almost half a million pounds of government funding to pilot new ways of investigating road collisions.

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Posted 12 June 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: analysis, collisions, in-depth, more, New, of, pilot, project, to

From Monday 4 June, learner drivers will be allowed to have lessons on motorways in England, Wales and Scotland.

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Posted 04 June 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: allowed, from, Learners, lessons, motorway, today

If you've filled up your car this week, you probably noticed it cost a bit more.

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Posted 23 May 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: Fuel, high, hit, prices, three-and-a-half-year

Insurers and brokers in the UK have agreed to take action to tackle excessive differences between new customer premiums and renewals.

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Posted 11 May 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: customers, ensure, fairer, for, Insurers, long-term, pledge, premiums, to

Growing numbers of drivers are being convicted of traffic offences in England and Wales, according to official government figures analysed by IAM RoadSmart.
 

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Posted 11 May 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: Convictions, for, increase, offences, traffic

The majority of motorway incidents related to tyre failure could be prevented if drivers carry out simple checks, according to new research from Highways England and tyre company Bridgestone.

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Posted 01 May 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: are, failures, finds, Majority, motorway, of, preventable, study, tyre

Did you know that swearing at another motorist or splashing water at a pedestrian could land you with a hefty fine?

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Posted 23 April 2018 by Louise Page

Tags: driving, fine, law

Every year, more than one million penalty charge notices are issued to drivers in UK cities for driving in bus lanes.

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Posted 17 April 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: bus, City, drivers, each, fines, handed, lane, million, one, year

With warmer weather finally on the way, Road Safety GB is urging motorists to watch out for motorbikes on the roads.

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Posted 06 April 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Councils in England will be given a further £100m to mend the roads in their area following the recent spell of freezing weather.

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Posted 27 March 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: £100m, boost, fund, pothole, repair, to

British motorists lost almost a million driving licences last year, according to the DVLA.

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Posted 21 March 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: £19m, Drivers, licences, lost, nearly, replacing, spend

The vast majority of drivers are confused about new taxes on diesel vehicles which come into force next month.

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Posted 15 March 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: diesel, don't, drivers, Most, new, taxes, understand

The recent cold snap is likely to have damaged the UK's already pothole-ridden roads, says the RAC.

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Posted 12 March 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: after, expected, freezing, More, potholes, temperatures

Driving conditions will be hazardous over the next few days, as the 'Beast from the East' weather front meets Storm Emma.

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Posted 01 March 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: care, drive, extreme, have, if, in, Take, the, to, weather, you

Police have warned that motorists who use e-cigarettes while driving could end up with points on their licence or even a driving ban.

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Posted 26 February 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: a, at, ban, could, in, or, penalty, points, result, the, Vaping, wheel

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