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How to Put Together the Perfect In-Car Setup for Your Phone

When you’re on the road, your phone can be the perfect companion—as long as you’ve got it set up right. Here we’ll explain everything you need to know about the hardware and the apps you can install to get a sweet and safe in-car system up and running, powered by your phone. Read More >>

The Kids Don’t Dream of a Driving Licence Any More

Stats that record the number of young people that are putting their phones down for long enough to learn how to drive show that car ownership fantasies are on the decline, with nearly 20 per cent fewer 17-to-25-year-olds taking their driving tests now than a decade ago. Read More >>

PAYD Could Replace London’s Congestion Charge

London's mayor has revealed a new transport policy initiative that wants to make car drivers feel even less welcome in the centre of town -- potentially paying by the mile. Read More >>

6,000 Drivers Caught on Their Phones in a Month

The thrilling modern extreme sport of driving while paying attention to a screen on your lap is still thriving in the UK, with stats showing that 6,000 drivers were fined for using their phones while driving in the month after fines for doing so rose to £200. Read More >>

Gran Accidentally Drives 300 Miles

An elderly driver had an impromptu holiday to Scotland last week, after local roadworks interrupted her six-mile trip to a hospital in Worcester and sent her out onto the motorway. She then continued driving -- for EIGHT HOURS. Read More >>

Nissan Turns To Faraday Cages To Stop Fools Texting While Driving

Nissan has designed a prototype smartphone vault for the armrest of its Juke crossover car, which uses a Faraday cage to block all signals to the phone (yep, even Bluetooth and WiFi). Read More >>

TfL’s Planning To Extend The Congestion Charge To Weekends, Says LBC

According to LBC, soon the only day you'll be able to drive into central London without paying the Congestion Charge will be Sunday. Read More >>

This Camera Makes More in a Week Than You Do in a Year

An investigation by BBC England has shown that cameras in bus lanes are raking in insane amounts of money for local councils, netting a grand total of £31,000,000 in 2015-16. Read More >>

New Rules Protect Self-Driving Car Crash Victims via Insurance Changes

A change to the car insurance laws will make it easier for innocent victims of algorithms to make insurance claims, with future insurance policies for people who own self-driving vehicles expanded to offer protection for what happens when an autonomous car slams a family into the sea because its map was buffering. Read More >>

Top Speeding Fines To Rise To 150% Of Your Week’s Wages

The Sentencing Council has announced a series of changes to penalties in the UK, including a hike in the highest fines for speeding. Read More >>

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This is Why You Shouldn’t Tailgate a Cloud of Smoke

Here’s a useful driving safety tip from our friends in Russia who all seem to have in-vehicle dash cams: if you find yourself on the road behind a mysterious cloud of smoke, it might be a good idea to slow down and drive around the obstacle, instead of speeding up and finding out what’s behind all that smoke the hard way. Judging by a video of the aftermath, the results aren’t pretty. [YouTube via Twitter - Tim Stevens] Read More >>

More People Are Speeding On Smart Motorways – Maybe Because They’re Really Confusing

Speeding tickets for drivers on smart motorways are up by almost a fifth on last year, according to figures obtained by the BBC. The motorways are considered 'smart' because the speed limit changes dynamically according to traffic levels, and the hard shoulder can be opened to cars during times of heavy congestion. Read More >>

These Simple Tricks Make Your Phone Safer to Drive With

It’s a sobering thought that distracted driving is estimated to kill 8 people and injure over 1,000 every day. Many of those incidents have been caused by smartphones, one of the most prominent distractions there is while driving. Avoid adding to the problem by setting your mobile up for safe operation when you’re on the road—here are some basic tips. Read More >>

Government Looking at Automatically Blocking the Phones of Car Drivers

A report in The Times claims that the Department for Transport is trying to come up with a tech solution to the problem of distracted drivers texting while at the wheel, and are looking into solutions that could automatically block the features of phones while driving. Read More >>

Police to Target Drivers Using Phones at the Wheel With ‘Community Spotters’

Attempts to crack down on drivers illegally using their phones at the wheel haven’t been anywhere near as effective as hoped, and the police are set to introduce new measures in order to catch offenders out. Read More >>