Drive & commute

Theory test fees to fall but beware websites charging extra

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | News

Learner drivers will benefit from a price cut for theory tests taken from 1 October.

Parking fine battle hits Supreme Court

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 | News

The Supreme Court has started to hear a case that will determine whether the penalties issued by private parking companies are legally enforceable.

Car hire companies agree to shape up

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 | News

The five big European car hire companies have agreed to improve their services for customers over the next six months.

Changes to the driving licence counterpart - your complete guide

Friday, 10 July 2015 | News

You can discard the paper part of your driving licence from 8 June 2015 when the DVLA will stop issuing them and they become invalid.

Summer Budget 2015: fuel duty frozen this year

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 | News

Chancellor George Osborne cheered motorists in his Summer Budget with the announcement that fuel duty will be frozen this year.

Summer Budget 2015: New Vehicle Excise Duty rates

Thursday, 09 July 2015 | News

The government is to introduce new Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) bands for new cars from April 2017 in order to create a new fund to pay for road-building.

Average private parking ticket hits £83

Monday, 22 June 2015 | News

The average private parking fine has reached £83, with some motorists struck by charges of up to £300.

New driving licence rule to affect holidaymakers

Monday, 08 June 2015 | News

With the paper part of driving licences becoming invalid on 8 June 2015, consumer groups are warning that holidaymakers hiring cars may not be fully prepared.

Police target drivers in Wales for roadside breath tests

Friday, 05 June 2015 | News

If you drive in North Wales, police are more likely to ask you to do a roadside breath test than anywhere else in England and Wales, according to a new survey.

Change driving test to reduce road deaths, insurers warn

Wednesday, 03 June 2015 | News

Following the 80th anniversary of the driving test this week, insurers are calling for the test to be modernised in an effort to reduce deaths and injuries on the road.