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Drivers warned of huge driving fines and penalty points for road

It is the driver’s responsibility to make themselves aware of them to avoid any repercussions or danger to other road users. With this in mind, experts at Confused.com have highlighted one potentially unknown offense that could break certain driving laws and result in big fines.  On the roads, drivers can experience stressful and frustrating situations, […]

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Automotive

Common driving errors can ‘really be a drain on your fuel’

Most drivers are still dealing with the cost of living crisis and with news of petrol and diesel costs getting more expensive again, motorists will save in any way possible. Data shows that motorists could spend £395 more on fuel this year compared with last year, with prices increasing by 21 percent since 2022. Three-quarters […]

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Canada

When should someone with dementia stop driving? This resource

Ron Posno enjoyed the freedom of driving a car. He says was hooked the minute he sat down as a teenager in a family friend’s old Ford truck and started the engine. “I loved it,” said Posno, 83, of London, Ont.  But now, more than 70 years later, Posno has decided to hang his car […]

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Travel

In Florida, left-hand-lane driving might be outlawed in 2024

Driving on South Florida Highway – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Julian Prizont-Cado Recently introduced legislation in the Florida Senate aims to fine motorists who “continuously” drive in the left lane without intending to pass. Vehicles would not be allowed to continuously travel “in the furthermost left-hand lane of certain roadways,” i.e., streets, highways, and […]

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Automotive

Police stop learner during driving lesson and report instructor

Police pulled over a learner driver after spotting the instructor using his mobile phone during the lesson. The instructor was issued with a Traffic Offence Report after the car was pulled over in Greater Manchester earlier this week. The student driving the white Toyota had spotted police patrols and stopped the car in Salford, Greater […]

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UK

Teaching assistant caught driving using cannabis

A newly appointed teaching assistant was caught driving her uninsured car whilst under the influence of cannabis because she was “self-medicating”, a court heard. Mother-of-one Hayley Ord, 41, was tested more than twice the drug-drive limit after traffic police stopped her Toyota Aygo X-Play vehicle as she was driving along a main road near Everton’s Goodison Park […]

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Automotive

Major new driving law changes launching in February 2023

The year has already seen new driving law changes introduced, with rules designed to reduce pollution rates in major cities with a new Clean Air Zone and new ULEZ requirements.  Express.co.uk rounds up the latest motoring rules to be introduced for February 2023 and their impact on drivers. New Clean Air Zone Sheffield will be […]

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Travel

Florida bill would ban driving in the left lane ‘continuously’

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A bill recently filed in the Florida Senate seeks to penalize drivers who “continuously” travel in the left-hand lane without the intent to pass. According to the bill, filed by Rep. Jenna Persons-Mulicka (R-Fort Myers) on Tuesday, vehicles would be prohibited from continuously traveling “in the furthermost left-hand lane of certain […]

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Technology

Brexit freedom could put UK in driving seat for making electric

Ditching EU regulations about lithium – used to power the batteries of electric cars – is expected to give the sector a major boost. Champions of Britain’s lithium industry want the country to mine its own reserves of the vital metal, refine it, and also produce the batteries that electric cars need. It is hoped […]

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Automotive

Learners have to travel 70 miles for driving test – Research

Campaigners have condemned the “chaos” in the testing system which has left would-be drivers facing an average backlog of 15 weeks. The scramble for appointments means that people are turning to third-party websites to get notification of last-minute cancellation slots, and often finding there are no tests available in their part of the country. Countryside […]