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A learner driver on his way to sit his driving test lead Gloucester police on a 70mph chase after they were alerted by dodgy licence plates.
A recent study suggests that young drivers who live in rural areas are 44% more likely to have an accident than their urban cousins.
Fire and rescue services around the UK aim to educate young drivers about risks whilst on the road.
The Government have announced that fines for those caught texting while driving is due to increase by 50% from £60 to £90 as well as incurring three penalty points.
Learner drivers unable to speak English will be banned from taking driving tests, following a recent ruling by the DFT.
Recent figures have suggested that a number of learner drivers around the UK have been attempting to scam, bribe or threaten their way through a driving test.
Selected Halfords branches are going to start running driving tests from February, according to the Driving Standards Agency (DSA).
Research by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Trades (SMMT) has shown that significant young drivers are failing to service and maintain their cars correctly.
A former racing car driver has launched a new initiative in the Borders region in Scotland to refund young drivers the cost of passing their advanced driving test - run by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
Following a report that showed that the largest number of drink-drivers in the UK were young drivers, Red Driving School undertook a survey that suggested that the majority of them are not aware of the legal drink-drive limit.
A recent survey carried out in Blackpool has revealed that a shocking number of drivers are flouting road safety laws at some of the city's busiest junctions.
Ford has recently introduced MyKey technology for their cars to help restrict young drivers from acting dangerously whilst in the car.
Police in Wales are targeting young drivers over the Christmas period in a bid to reduce drink driving.
A remarkable iPad app has been released to help learner drivers prepare for their driving test.
Premiership football club, Liverpool FC have teamed up with Merseyside Police and car manufacturer, Chevrolet to try and tackle road safety for young drivers.
In a bid to cut speeding on motorways, new Government proposals could be put in force to make offenders take extended driving tests before getting their driving licences back.
With Road Safety Week underway many groups, including the Association of British Insurers (ABI), are keen to reduce road accidents and save lives.
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) have launched a new campaign that's aim at helping young drivers get their cars ready for the wintery season.
As a young driver the cost of motoring can be a burden - whether it’s fuel prices taking their toll on your wallet or young drivers’ insurance. As a result you’ll undoubtedly be looking for ways you can save money.
The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) have put a new rule in place that states that a vehicle's mileage for the current test as well as a history of mileage from the previous three tests must be recorded.
British petrol sales have dropped significantly this year - according to official figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
A new report has revealed that over a third of UK drivers have reduced their speed to cut down on fuel costs.
A recent one-day crackdown by police in Scotland has resulted in 331 drivers being caught for using a mobile phone whilst driving.
Widespread 20mph speed limits have been called for by the Liberal Democrat party to help make UK roads safer.
A 25 year-old Scots Guard soldier from Lancashire who lost both legs and his right arm in a bomb blast in Afghanistan is taking to the road to learn to drive.
Research company, e-digital has revealed that parents of learner drivers are forking out a whopping £5K on average to get their children driving.
Young drivers are facing increasing motoring costs - including record high garage labour rates of £82.86 an hour, according to Warranty Direct.
A learner driver from Holyhead has called on the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) to bring driving tests back to the area.
A learner driver from Argyll in Scotland has passed first time in-spite of a terrifying crash an hour before her driving test.
A recent study by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has revealed that young male learner drivers are almost 6.5% more likely to pass their practical driving test than young women.
Learner drivers have come under fire in a new survey conducted by a tyre manufacturer in Ireland.
Driving instructors are calling for cycle safety to be included as a mandatory part of the practical driving test.
A learner driver from Wirral, Merseyside is the first teenager to graduate from a unique driver training scheme that's aimed at reducing deaths on the road.
A suspected car thief has been apprehended after West Midlands Police used the vehicle's onboard telematics technology to track the car.
According a new study by British Car Auctions (BCA) more and more UK drivers are keeping their cars for longer.
The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has issued a warning over used-car dealers following a large number of complaints.
According to a report by GEM Motoring Assist UK drivers are confident about their skills on the road.
Rural areas of the UK are believed to be the best place to learn to drive thanks to the high driving test pass rates, according to a report by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA).
With the likes of Ford, Toyota and Vauxhall all embracing new technology to improve the driving experience young driver insurance holders could look forward to a brighter-future.
Around 1 million crashes in the UK are the result of drivers being distracted by attractive pedestrians, according to a study by one insurer.
A fleet software and risk management company have said that tougher rules need to be put in place for young drivers who use cars on work-related journeys.
A recent study by the Institute of Advanced Motorists suggests that young drivers would be safer in newer vehicles.
Young drivers in Scotland are being urged to make sure they have valid young drivers insurance
Premium car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz is looking for the UK's best young driver through a driving competition.
Fraudulent vehicle and MOT documents found in the Stockton and Durham area have sparked concerns that they may have spread further afield.
Tyre company, HIQ have released a report that suggests young drivers are putting themselves at risk by failing to take their cars for annual services.
Learner drivers in Frome, Somerset will not have to travel as far to take their practical driving test, following the decision by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) to make two new local test centres permanent.
The UK's capital has become a global focus-point thanks to the Olympics, however, those planning on driving through London could be subject to heavy traffic, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) have warned.
MPs revealed plans last month to host driving tests from Halfords and Fire Stations in an efford to provide a local service for learner driver insurance holders.
A recent poll has revealed that the Ford Fiesta is the most commonly bought used-car.
An ex-drink driver from Sittingbourne, Kent is backing the local police force in their attempts to clamp-down on offenders.
A guidance booklet for new drivers is set to be issued by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), along with every set of driving theory test results from the beginning of August 2012.
According to research by the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) the drop in the price of second-hand cars is slowing.
A road safety group has called for off-road driving practice for teenagers before they hit 17.
A number of road safety organisations are backing the Transport Select Committee's call for the British Government to provide stronger leadership on road safety.
The UK police have suggested that incidents of drink-driving have increased amongst young drivers and the number of road accidents tend to be highest in this group.
UK learner drivers can sometimes feel like they're facing an uphill struggle and learning to drive can be pretty stressful at times.
A recent study by Towers Watson suggests that the cost of car insurance is falling.
Over the last two years the number of black box insurance policies sold has increased by 1,500%, according to the British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA).
A recent study by Jean Hopkin Research Associates has revealed that 90% of advanced motorists are safer drivers.
The first rise in road fatalities in almost a decade has prompted concerns from road safety charity, RoSPA.
Car manufacturer, Ford, has unveiled a new driving aid that is set to take all the hard work out of the stop-start in traffic jams.
A learner driver in Borehamwood had to be freed from her car when it was involved in a serious accident earlier this month.
A 62 year old man from Northumberland has been fined and received 10 penalty points on his driving licence for supervising a learner driver insurance holder whilst drunk.
With the wet weather continuing across the UK, young driver insurance holders should ensure that they keep their eyes on the road to prevent mishaps whilst driving.
A bizzare study into which cars attract the most bird poo has revealed that those of the red variety are frequent toilets for our feathered friends.
Increasing numbers of young drivers are ignoring their fuel warning lights, according to recent research.
Following a decline in car manufacturing due to the credit crunch it has been announced that billions of pounds will be invested to help rejuvenate the industry.
A recent study has revealed that almost 60% of American high school student text whilst driving.
Young driver insurance holders are being urged to think before they drink and drive following a new initiative by UK police.
A new "micro-car" known as the Volpe has been announced as coming to the UK automotive market in 2013.
Government spending cuts have lead to a number of transport staff, driving test examiners and coastguards taking further measures to strike on June 8th after 39 offices across the UK went on strike June 1st.
A lady in Midlesbrough has finally passed her driving test... on her 35th attempt, after accumulating £2,000 in driving test fees.
Bolton learner drivers from a local college have received training on the dangers of getting behind the wheel.
A recent survey by a price comparison website* has revealed that almost three quarters of newly qualified drivers are opting for a car with an engine size under 1.3 litres.
A learner driver in Worthing was faced with a bizarre and scary situation involving an elderly driver.
According to recent figures learner driver insurance holders in Scotland have been involved in 46 accidents in the past 5 years during their driving test.
A young driver was lucky to escape with his life after his car was trapped under the side of a lorry on a motorway.
Young drivers could be interested in an internet game that allows them to make guesses on the outcome of forthcoming Formula One races.
Learner drivers will now be able to take their driving tests in Southend for the first time in four years.
Radical changes to learner driver speed limits and age restrictions are under consideration in Northern Ireland.
A school in Berwickshire is providing its pupils with driving lessons from the age of 14.
ENGAGE - a police-led scheme in Wirral is aimed at improving road safety for learner driver insurance holders.
According to Irish police 43% of learner drivers are getting behind the wheel unaccompanied, which highlights a possible concern in the UK as well.
Parents of teenage drivers are concerned that their children drive too fast behind the wheel, according to a recent poll by Good Egg Safety.
Young drivers between 17 - 25 are encouraged to look at black box policies as an alternative to help bring down the cost of car insurance.
TyreSafe, the tyre safety group, have warned that young drivers who believe they can save money by driving on worn tyres are putting themselves and others at risk.
Learner driver insurance holders taking lessons with Hornby Driver Training in Belton could have reasons to be thankful.
A learner driver has been jailed following an accident where three parked cars were damaged after he drunkenly ploughed into them.
Geely, a car manufacturer based in China are planning on selling it's cars based on "ease of ownership", rather than just price.
Over 50% of motorists have been cut-up by another vehicle in "Sorry Mate, I Didn't See You" or "SMIDSYs" incidents in the past six months, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
It could be good news for learner driver insurance holders as official Government figures suggest that the number of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and buses on the road are dropping.
Learner drivers are sending local people in Heaton, Newcastle crazy by hogging their roads.
For learner drivers looking to commute to work once they pass their test the advice offered by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) could be very useful.
The UK Government have put forward advice to local councils to help them tackle the problems posed by potholes in their constituency.
New car sales saw an increase last month, after the new 12-plate registration numbers came onto the market, according to a report by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Learner drivers are urged to swot-up on their Highway Code knowledge following shocking results of a survey of Highway Code knowledge amongst motorists.
Under-age and learner driver insurance holders are being offered the benefit of learning the basics of car control in a safe environment that could benefit them as well as other road users living on popular teaching routes.
Two learner driver insurance holders up in Skegness have both achieved 100% scores with no minor faults, according to Fast Lane Driving School.
Official figures suggest learner driver insurance holders need to maintain standards after passing their test.
According to a new report uninsured drivers continue to be a big issue in the UK and can hike up premiums for other road users, even though overall they are decreasing in total.
The assertion that older people are more likely to be killed in car crashes than younger drivers because they are worse drivers has been dismissed by experts.
The Debt Advisory Line has advised motorists to plan journeys, car share and ensure their tyres are inflated properly in a bid to offset soaring fuel prices.
UK drivers struggle to spot speed limits on the roads and are being caught out by speed cameras as a result.
Young people are putting their lives at risk by texting, talking and surfing the web on their phones while driving.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an advert for a website which offers motorists advice on how to get out of paying speeding tickets.
The vast majority of petrol tanker drivers have voted in favour of a national campaign of industrial action, Unite has said.
Of all the things which can trigger young drivers' car insurance claims, Susan Boyle CDs may not be among the first causes which spring to mind.
Britain's roads keep getting safer but some are still 10% riskier than others, according to new research.
Chancellor George Osborne's Budget offered little financial support to hard-hit motorists, as it failed to scrap this summer's fuel duty increase.
Research has suggested that many drivers take risks behind the wheel after being stuck in traffic.
A quarter of young drivers in the UK currently make use of cars which require repair work, according to new research.
New evidence has been added to the age-old debate over which sex is the better driver.
Over half of drivers are in support of a new way of calculating the cost of car insurance which takes into account the way a person drives rather than their age or gender.
A report has said it will take 11 years for councils in England to get up to speed and fix the country's pothole problem.
A new study has found that one in six UK drivers (16%) has driven a car without insurance.
The Public Accounts Committee has expressed fears over how budget cuts will impact upon the upkeep of UK roads.
Research has suggested that motorists in the South East were responsible for nearly a third of complaints levelled at garages last year.
Drivers looking to save money have been urged to reduce fuel costs by making sure their tyres are correctly inflated.
An average of £143 needs spending on failed vehicles to get them through their MoT test, nearly double the £82 average cost of 18 months ago, according to Halfords Autocentres.
Ministers have confirmed that the proposed 80mph speed limit will not apply to all sections of motorway if it is introduced.
When it comes to cars it seems Britons are prioritising appearance over safety.
Drivers are being put at risk after an investigation highlighted that almost half of all British roads are not sufficiently marked.
One of the biggest dangers to the car insurance histories of young drivers has been highlighted after a survey revealed that motorists on long journeys drive for only 11 minutes before mentally 'switching off'.
A new survey has shown that more than half of all UK drivers (53%) own up to tailgating on motorways, an increase of 4% compared to 2004.
People investing in young drivers insurance have been urged to take a closer look at new black box policies.
Samsung has revealed its new Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Android tablet at MWC 2012 in Barcelona.
A Freedom of Information request by Autoglass has revealed that more than one in two drink-driving offences are committed in the morning in some UK areas.
Almost half of candidates managed to pass their driving test last year, new figures show.
A Liberal Democrat MP is calling for new legislation to tighten road safety laws.
Britons are underestimating the threat of corrosion damage to their vehicles as a result of road salt.
High fuel costs and bad driving techniques are motorists' greatest bugbears.
A recent study by Kwik Fit has revealed that many young drivers are unable to adequately identify the meaning of their car's dashboard warning symbols.
Nearly nine in 10 drivers take their test before having the recommended 40 hours of lessons under their belt, a survey has revealed.
Plans to implement curfews for young drivers have been ruled out by the Government.
Drivers are taking more risks behind the wheel than ever before as new police figures show the number of fines being issued for using a mobile phone whilst driving is increasing.
Police forces around the country are being inundated with reports of dangerous missiles being thrown at motorists.
Prime Minister David Cameron has said he wants to see legal fees for lawyers on personal injury claims cut in a bid to tackle the UK's "compensation culture".
Ministers are to discuss ways to cut the rising number of insurance claims for whiplash at a Downing Street summit on Tuesday.
Drivers are failing to prepare for the winter conditions, a survey has shown.
Young motorists have been warned of the dangers of driving after smoking cannabis.
The average driver in the UK spends nearly £100 on accessorising their cars, new figures show. But could these extras be putting young drivers at risk of a crash?
Many people looking to take out learner driver insurance and get on the road may be pleased to hear that buying a used car is getting cheaper.
Official figures have shown that marginally more new cars were sold in the UK during January on a year-by-year basis.
Ministers are to discuss ways to reduce the number of whiplash claims in the UK in a move which could potentially pave the way for cheaper learner driver insurance premiums.
A nationwide campaign for compulsory eye tests for all UK drivers has been launched after research revealed a third of Brits are unable to see properly while driving.
A pair of 17-year-old twins have passed their driving tests after both taking exactly 30 lessons.
Around one in three drivers would be required to revert to learner driver insurance if they sat their theory test again - as they claimed that they would probably fail it, a survey has reported.
Black boxes like those in aeroplanes could be installed in the cars of those who have just passed their driving test, according to the DoE in Northern Ireland.
BMW has supplied a specially modified Mini to 17-year-old double Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds MBE.
A learner driver has spent almost £3,000 taking - and failing - his theory test 92 times.
A body that represents the interests of professional driving instructors has backed recent changes made to the theory test.
Motorists in south-east England could face a petrol shortage after two suppliers in the area went bankrupt and on strike.
The driving theory test has been redesigned to stop budding motorists memorising answers from past exam papers.
Drink driving warnings are being ignored by motorists, and particularly by young drivers, according to figures.
Trust defines the choice made by almost half of motorists when they want a mechanic to fix their vehicle, according to Kwik Fit.
Teenagers who have just passed their test have been warned they should make avoiding buying a cloned car as big a priority as securing cheap car insurance for young drivers.
Ministers have been accused of "failing to grasp the nettle" of accident rates involving young drivers, an insurance chief has claimed.
For young drivers, there is a lot to get used to - and lots to be careful about. But one thing they might not realise even as they look at young drivers car insurance is that driving can be time-consuming.
Driving in the dark can be difficult, and many people find it disorientating.
The Government has confirmed that a decision on whether to raise the motorway speed limit is due soon.
Young driver car insurance firms should offer discounts for young drivers who undergo further training, experts have suggested.
Motoring experts have claimed that drivers would be hit in the pocket by plans to decrease the frequency of the MoT test.
Drivers have been urged to focus on their fuel efficiency in order to make financial savings this year.
Plans to raise the motorway speed limit to 80mph could lead to more accidents, according to a new report.
The "scourge" of the inaccurate satnav will be the subject of a summit hosted by the minister for local transport.
Having a heavy cold or the flu significantly impairs the ability to drive a vehicle, a motoring and cycling retailer reports.
A panel of experts is being put together to help the Government decide if drug-driving should be tackled further and if a new criminal offence should be created to punish motorists.
Scottish local authorities have paid out almost £1.8 million in compensation to motorists for pothole-related damage over the last five years.
A survey by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has highlighted the dangers young drivers put themselves in due to over-confidence behind the wheel, indicating concerns for the cost of young driver insurance.
Ninety year olds are learning to drive, the same as 19-year-olds, a recent study has revealed.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has warned motorists not to leave their cars unattended while they warm up on cold winter mornings.
Nearly a third (30.3%) of motorists say their biggest regret about buying a new car is that it isn't as reliable as they hoped it was going to be, according to a survey.
Potholes tend to cause the least damage to Honda cars, a new study suggests.
Women are more likely to be the designated driver on a night out than men, a new survey has shown.
Motorists up and down the country have purchased shovels amid talk of snow and icy weather, it has been claimed.
Research has suggested that many motorists are driving around in cars that would fail an MoT test.
Research has suggested that more than a quarter of young drivers are willing to get behind the wheel after having a drink.
Harsher fines for motorists who use mobile phones when driving are not deterring drivers from breaking the law, as figures are increasing.
Twenty million motorists have revealed that they are concerned about driving in icy and snowy conditions.
Young drivers who are able to dive straight into motorway driving just minutes after passing their tests should be given prior access to specialist teaching, according to transport minister Mike Penning.
A mere fifth of the UK motorists polled in a recent survey could attest to be fully prepared for the barrage of severe weather set to affect the country's roads this winter, highlighting the need for young motorists to ensure their young drivers insurance is up-to-date.
A new study has found that the majority of drivers have forgotten the basics that all learner drivers need to know to pass their tests.
The Government is hoping to encourage young road users to act responsibly behind the wheel this Christmas time by offering free soft drinks to designated drivers.
Some first-time drink-drivers in Scotland could have their vehicles taken away from them under tough new laws aimed at clamping down on motorists driving under the influence.
Young drivers looking to cut the cost of motoring can now reduce the cost of replacing car parts thanks to a change in the law, What Car? has suggested.
Getting behind the wheel after too many drinks could see drivers stripped of their licence within 90 minutes of being charged and could see the cost of car insurance premiums increase for those convicted, something young drivers looking for car insurance should seriously take into consideration.
Insurers have moved to reassure drivers that they will not be financially penalised for fitting winter tyres, which could come as a relief to young motorists looking for young drivers insurance.
Tougher sentences should be introduced for people who drive without insurance, experts have said.
You either love it or you hate it - but for drivers using a Yorkshire motorway, their feelings towards Marmite were anything but favourable.
The majority of motorists would like to see driving re-tests introduced for older people, research has found.
Many drivers are postponing having their car serviced or buying new tyres to save money, a survey has revealed.
Young drivers will be targeted by Humberside Police over the festive season as part of a crackdown on drink-driving, as well as regular checks on young drivers insurance.
Sitting alongside inexperienced drivers causes more than half of young people to fear for their lives, a poll has shown.
The British Government has backed young drivers and refused to place on them restrictions which had been demanded by young drivers car insurance executives.
A newly unveiled mobile phone app could help speed up the process of making a claim on a young drivers car insurance policy.
The cost of used cars is falling as more motorists hold onto their vehicles for longer, potentially leading to cheaper cars and affordable young drivers insurance for newly qualified motorists.
Young drivers are most likely to use their car for short journeys compared to any other group of motorist.
"Geek chic" is making a comeback in the second-hand car market with drivers opting for once "nerdy" models, it has been revealed.
Young, unqualified motorists could have difficulty securing reasonably priced learner driver insurance if they are one of a small but significant proportion of people who deliberately splash pedestrians in wet weather.
The reputation of motorists in the the southern English county of Wiltshire could be about to improve after it was announced that drivers there who have been caught speeding will be able to avoid points on their licence and instead receive education in how to improve their driving.
Seven out of ten complaints fielded by Consumer Direct in the first nine months of the year were about faulty vehicles, the Office for Fair trading (OFT) has revealed.
Justine Greening has promised that one of her first jobs as the new Secretary of State for Transport will be to make a decision on whether to change the law about how often cars require an MOT test.
In order to offer financial support to young drivers, the high costs of car insurance need to be tackled by the Government, according to a Labour MP.
You may have just had new tyres fitted, but they won't be enough to prevent an accident if you're driving carelessly, a road safety group has warned.
A driving instructor has given one of his star pupils a free car, as a present for passing his test.
As temperatures get cooler it won't be long until the roads and our cars start to get iced up. IAM offers tips to young drivers to help reduce the risk of accidents and claiming on their young drivers insurance.
Young drivers have been warned to take care on Britain's roads this winter as the temperatures plummet and recent council cutbacks make their presence felt.
A new in-car camera could hold the key to making motoring more affordable for youngsters, especially when it comes to buying young drivers insurance..
A new sat-nav device from TomTom will allow young drivers and learner drivers to safely Tweet their destination while they're on the go, it has been revealed.
A survey has revealed that the overwhelming majority of car owners - 66% - do not use their garages to store their vehicles because they are too jam-packed with piles of their belongings, which could cause rise to an increase in young drivers car insurance premiums.
Research has suggested that many car buyers are losing out when it comes to buying a used vehicle from a relation.
Young drivers are being warned not to use their phone while driving following an "alarming" rise in the number of motorists accessing their mobiles behind the wheel as it could lead to an increase in accidents and young drivers insurance claims.
More than 200 more people could die on our roads if the frequency of MoTs is reduced from one year, as well as increase the number of young drivers insurance claims, it has been warned.
Winter driving can throw up a few surprises and it is best that drivers are prepared for all eventualities, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IM) has said.
More than twice as many motorists had their driving licence taken off them due to failing eyesight in 2010 compared with four years earlier, raises a concern for those looking for young drivers insurance
Drivers have been advised on how to improve their road safety standards with the testing winter months fast approaching.
A car magazine has handed out some prestigious awards that will help people decide on what the best used car to buy and insure is.
Uninsured motorists in London have been the target of a major police crackdown.
As Halloween draws closer, young drivers looking for their first car have been reminded to watch out for the horrors of untrustworthy used vehicle dealers.
The majority of UK drivers do not currently plan to invest in winter tyres, despite the cold weather which is likely to hit them in the months to come, new research suggests.
Nearly two in five motorists check their phones while driving, with 27% logging on to Facebook while at the wheel, a survey shows.
More motorists are putting themselves and other road users at risk by driving on defective tyres, it has been revealed.
It appears men are spending too much time looking in the mirror and not enough time learning how to manage their car, because despite caring about their appearance, many do not even know how to change a tyre.
A survey has concluded that nearly all young drivers feel the cost of motoring is pricing them off the roads.
Motorists who drive dangerously and end up causing serious injury through their actions now face a five-year jail term.
A tracking device installed on an iPad eventually led police to an expensive haul of stolen goods which had been taken from a BMW in Berkshire.
Restrictions on new drivers such as a curfew on night driving and a limit on passenger numbers would be welcomed by the majority of parents, highlighting the importance of black box insurance for young drivers.
Almost a third of drivers could be putting themselves and other road users in danger by texting at the wheel, research shows.
Young drivers are increasingly becoming "dashboard diners" and eating in their cars, research suggests.
Young drivers could be a rarity in 10 years' time if nothing is done to curb the rising costs of car insurance for people aged between 17 and 21, a telematics provider has warned.
The heavy cost of motoring for young people has been highlighted by a road safety charity.
Motorists could legally drive at a maximum of 80mph on Britain's motorways, instead of at 70mph, if Government plans go ahead.
A regularly serviced car can sell for as much as 26% more than one which is not, according to the Kwik Fit motor parts firm.
Motorists between the ages of 18 and 24 risk pushing up the cost of their young drivers car insurance premiums by trying to reach destinations ahead of their satnav's estimated time of arrival, research has shown.
The legal drink drive limit for young and inexperienced drivers is to be lowered in Northern Ireland under a tough new shake up of driving laws.
Calculating business mileage is about to get a whole lot simpler with the launch of a free iPhone app which allows drivers to tot up their costs without having to work out the same information for every journey.
Young drivers should remember to watch what they drink as a report warned of the potential dangers of mixing alcohol with energy drinks.
A driver who stopped on a motorway hard shoulder escaped a "tragic outcome" after he leapt out of the way moments before a lorry crashed into his car.
The extent of the problem of motorists flouting laws on minimum tyre tread depth has been revealed following a poll by HiQ - a group of car tyre specialists.
An experiment has shown the huge difference driving techniques can make to the amount of fuel consumed, as well as the amount of pollution emitted by vehicles.
Kia has been praised for its used car scheme.
An award-winning police scheme in Durham aimed at young drivers is under threat due to concerns over funding.
The UK's roads have vehicles driven by around 10,000 people who have at least 12 points on their licence, research by ICM shows.
Young motorists can often be accused of not driving responsibly, with more and more youngsters using GPS car insurance to prove their driving abilities and help to keep their premiums down.
In some areas of the country nearly one in three motorists are getting behind the wheel without insurance, a study has revealed.
The "very slow" reaction over the voluntarily installation of an automatic emergency call system into new cars has resulted in plans by the European Commission to make fitting it legislation.
In order to address the problem of rising insurance costs, the Government hopes to ban the payment of personal injury referral fees, ministers have confirmed.
This year's most environmentally friendly car has been named by consumer advice magazine What Car?
Motorists would take out more young drivers insurance cover for electric cars if manufacturers cut their prices, it has been claimed.
Car giant Ford is launching a hi-tech system which can allow parents to limit the top speed of the vehicle driven by their children.
Research has revealed that many people are opting for smaller fuel-efficient cars in response to the rising cost of petrol and falling consumer spending power.
Research has suggested that some motorists are risking being able to find the cheapest young driver insurance by accepting another person's penalty points.
Pop star Justin Bieber and his Ferrari have both escaped unharmed from a minor accident in Los Angeles.
Road rage can be a very unpleasant experience - but some drivers have worked out ways of warding it off, including blowing kisses, a survey has found.
For young people, buying a first car is an exciting process with a vast choice of vehicles to choose from - but they probably will not have the biggest budget to play with.
A fifth of young drivers have used their phones to text or visit social networking websites while they are behind the wheel, a survey has found.
The effectiveness of speed cameras in reducing accidents in certain areas of England has been revealed.
The chances of a young driver having an accident in their car is 15% greater than those of an older motorist, new research has shown.
Nearly one in three drivers say they are guilty of playing with their satnav while behind the wheel of their car, new research has shown.
Lady Gaga has topped a poll of celebrities the British public would least like to see on the roads.
A fine has been issued to a man in his 20s who was caught driving a portable coolbox while over the legal alcohol limit.
Studying the parking regulations closely could join finding the cheapest young driver insurance on teenage motorists' priority list after figures showed more than four million parking tickets were handed out last year.
In order to protect the safety of youngsters, a number of UK drivers are in favour of introducing 20mph zones near schools, new research shows.
Professional sportsmen and women are more likely to be involved in an accident on the road, according to a survey.
Nearly nine out of 10 (88%) motorists aged 17 have driven through an amber traffic light moments before it turned red, a survey reveals.
The number of youngsters taking their driving test has plunged by nearly a fifth since 2005, according to figures from the Office of National Statistics.
The Alfa Giulietta has been named the safest family hatchback of 2010 by European testers.
A Yorkshire MP is calling for more affordable car insurance for young drivers after a 20-year-old in his constituency was quoted more than £50,000 for cover.
A motorist can never totally eliminate the chance of falling victim to car theft, no matter how careful they are.
There has been a sharp decline in the number of young people learning to drive, according to statistics obtained by BBC Newsbeat.
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A lobby group has called for laws to be brought in that would force slow drivers to pull-in while faster cars passed them.
Some motor industry commentators are warning the Government about the potential dangers of amending the existing MOT system.
Breakdown service Autonational Rescue has warned that Britain's roads could be severely damaged once again if the upcoming winter is harsh, as the patching up of roads currently undertaken by many local authorities is "wholly inadequate".
More motorists have been caught driving while over the legal alcohol limit this year than last year, with a higher proportion of young drivers being caught compared to those aged 25 and over, police figures have revealed.
Would-be motorists who apply for a driving licence online are now required to indicate whether they want to become organ donors.
A multiple car crime victim is giving motorists tips on preventing thefts from their vehicles.
People's plans for summer day trips could be disrupted by the high cost of fuel, according to a new survey.
Car insurance companies should reward careful motorists by offering a wider range of pay-how-you-drive policies, industry experts have argued.
The most annoying bug bear for UK motorists is slow drivers holding up traffic, latest research has revealed.
Road safety campaigners have stepped up their calls for a graduated driving test to be introduced for young drivers.
Driving too fast and getting directions wrong have emerged as the leading two causes of in-car arguments between partners.
A recent report by a comparison website has revealed that young drivers insurance fraud is on the increase
The local Sheringham police force are aiming to deal with troublesome young drivers in a proactive manner.
Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol at a young age can have a negative impact on a person's spatial awareness and memory, latest research suggests.
Road safety campaigners have called for more roads to have a 20mph speed limit placed on them after a survey found that 30% of UK parents consider their children to be at a greater risk from speeding traffic than in the rest of Europe.
Research has found that the most popular car colour on UK roads is silver.
VAT and fuel duty account for almost two-thirds of the price of filling up a tank, new figures reveal.
The Government should address the high costs of cover which some motorists face when seeking young drivers car insurance.
Police in London are to launch a £9 million crackdown on car insurance fraud.
Stirling police caught a young driver who was almost 3 times over the limit.
Young drivers know how important it is to stay alert and concentrate when they are on the road, especially if they have just recently passed their test.
Reducing the number of alcohol-related deaths on the road is the responsibility of drink-drivers themselves, according to most motorists.
Young drivers in an area of Cheshire could get a discount on their car insurance by taking a special course shortly after passing their test.
Many young drivers have become so reliant on satellite navigation systems that they risk getting lost on the roads if the technology breaks down.
Just under a quarter of motorists aged between 17 and 21 lie to lower the cost of their young drivers car insurance premiums, a survey has found.
Three out of four Britons feel intimidated when they visit car showrooms, a survey has shown.
Soaring fuel costs have been blamed for figures revealing that 1.3 million people have given up driving in the past year.
A driving instructor based in Gateshead is offering driving lessons to 14 year old teenagers in an attempt to make them safer on the road when they're legally allowed to drive.
Young drivers are risking accidents because they are not paying full attention to the road, a survey has found.
The number of people killed in UK road accidents has fallen 16% to the lowest total since records began in 1926.
A rapid improvement of road signs and markings is needed to support young drivers and help save hundreds of lives a year, it has been claimed.
Venues ranging from hotels to leisure centres are to be trialled as locations from which practical driving tests could start and finish at.
Data regarding the number of accidents, casualties and prosecutions linked to speed cameras in England is going to be published for the first time.
A recent survey by the AA Ireland has revealed that Mothers have more tolerance when teaching their kids how to drive
Young drivers seeking safety tips and looking for cheap car insurance have attended the sixth annual Independence Day event at a Lancashire school.
Young drivers have been warned of a possible hike in car insurance costs.
Police in the US were in for a shock when they pulled over a car - which was being driven by a seven-year-old boy wearing pyjamas.
Road safety campaigners have welcomed the increasing availability of pay-how-you-drive car insurance policies.
Hard-pressed motorists are trying to save money by reducing the number of journeys they make in their cars, latest research shows.
Figures have revealed that fewer people died on Scotland's roads last year.
According to figures by the DSA the number of attempts at the driving test are on the increase.
Road safety chiefs in Somerset have joined forces with the Hair Academy South West in a campaign to cut the number of young people killed or seriously injured in road accidents.
Young larner drivers in Northern Ireland are gearing up for a new element to their driving test.
The Government has been criticised by a road safety charity for asking the public to nominate transport regulations they would like to see axed in a bid to cut red tape.
Police in Scotland have expressed concern over an increase in the number of motorists caught driving after consuming alcohol and drugs.
Calls to introduce a device which could detect whether drivers are under the influence of drugs have been rejected by the Government.
Network Rail and satellite navigation provider Garmin have produced a free app which lets drivers know when they are nearing a level crossing by producing a cheery train whistle sound.
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A new report has warned that millions of people in the UK are driving cars while high on illegal drugs.
Volvo has embraced a mobile application that allows drivers to communicate with their parked car via an iPhone or Android smart phone.
Research has found that male motorists are more likely than their female counterparts to be involved in road accidents due to dangerous habits such as speeding and driving after alcohol.
New car sales have fallen for their 11th consecutive month, down 1.7% year-on-year in May, according to new figures.
A crackdown has been launched in Scotland to tackle drink and drug drivers this summer.
The number of local council parking tickets issued rose to 4.24 million in 2009/10, from 4.03 million in 2008/09, according to a report.
Only 15% of drivers think that fixed penalty notices are the best way to combat careless driving.
A Manchester United fan who travelled down to Wembley Stadium to see his team play in the Uefa Champions League final made a rather expensive purchase on the way.
A young driver in Grimsby escapes serious injury following a collision with three parked cars.
Stats by the DSA showing the number of students injured whilst on test have raised alarm bells.
Just as many experienced motorists have looked down on younger drivers as ill-suited to take the wheel, so women have long been the butt of chauvinist jokes - but it seems they could now have the last laugh.
Olympic hopeful Tom Daley has been given a Mini by Team GB and Games' sponsor BMW to mark his 21st birthday.
More than a million dangerous or serious faults were made by learner drivers during their driving tests in the UK last year, figures show.
Changes to ECJ regulation has highlighted the dangers of stereotyping young male drivers by car insurance firms.
Potholes and soaring fuel prices are driving motorists in the North round the bend, a survey has found.
Research has highlighted a sharp increase in the popularity of environmentally friendly and low-carbon vehicles.
A young driver, whilst on his way to work, was subjected to a road rage attack.
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Road improvements have reduced the number of accidents on 15 hotspots across the UK, according to research.
The SEAT young driver scheme has acquired a number of SEAT eco-friendly cars to help promote cleaner driving
Fraudulent claims for whiplash injuries are adding to the already high cost of car insurance for young drivers, according to insurers who are calling for a crackdown on the practice.
Risky young drivers could be prone to mental health problems, according to recent research.
An OAP was confronted with a bizarre predicament when a honeycomb had covered parts of his car's engine, causing the vehicle to fail in the MOT test, reports reveal.
Cumbria police have admitted wrongly declaring that a nine-year-old boy had been arrested for drink driving.
Police records have shown that a nine-year-old boy from Cumbria was arrested for drink-driving.
Young drivers are likely to face changes to the way they drive, should new legislation governing motorway and other road speed limits on the roads be introduced.
More and more young drivers turn to the bank of Mum and Dad to help them out with young drivers car insurance
New drivers should undergo further training after passing their test to reduce their risk of being involved in a crash, campaigners have said.
A new law is to be introduced to help prevent the number of uninsured drivers on the road.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has pledged its commitment to a decade-long campaign by the UN to reduce road deaths around the world.
Reckless drivers who tailgate and undertake could face on-the-spot fines under new road safety proposals.
First time young drivers find it difficult to find affordable car insurance - here's why.
Two-fifths of young drivers are fined with breaking speed limits and a quarter think it is all right to drive after drinking potentially unsafe amounts of alcohol, a study shows.
Drivers are being hit by surging car insurance prices, according to research by What Car? magazine.
Buying a small car could help cut the cost of your young drivers car insurance.
Sales of new cars fell for the tenth month in a row during April, figures have showed.
Driving charity, AIM, has urged newly qualified young drivers to seek further training in an attempt to make them safer on the road.
A driving charity has condemned the DVLA for failing to ban a driver from Swindon with 39 penalty points on their licence.
A road safety charity study has shown that 30% of dangerous drivers who have been convicted are under 21 and 95% of these are male.
Simpsons fans will be able to take one of their favourite characters on the road with them as Homer Simpson becomes the latest voice of a sat nav app for the iPhone.
The Government has been urged to cut fuel duty amid rising financial pressure at the petrol pumps.
Which? Car magazine is calling for the UK's car safety recall system to be brought into line with that of the US.
A recent report has suggested that telematics insurance could serve a wider customer base.
Some motorists, particularly the younger generation, do not conduct simple maintenance procedures on their own vehicles due to a lack of knowledge and a fear of engine complexity, according to an engine care specialist.
It appears many motorists would be wise to make sure they have fully comprehensive car insurance policy after a survey found a surprising amount are not confident in their driving skills.
A recent report by IAM suggests that car insurance is so high for young drivers due to their inexperience behind the wheel
The Government has moved forward with its plans to clamp down on the number of people without car insurance.
Private car sellers are being warned to take precautions when inviting potential buyers to their homes and handing over their car keys.
More than 34 million licensed vehicles are now on the roads, with over 28.4 million of these being cars.
A study has suggested that errors made by drivers and riders are the top cause of serious accidents.
It can be difficult to find cheap car insurance for any type of supercar.
Trafficmaster expects around 10 million cars to flood on to Britain's roads over the Easter holiday.
People are less satisfied than ever with the quality of the UK's roads, a survey has revealed.
New guidelines have been introduced to help motorists avoid points on their licence even if they are caught speeding at 86mph.
Many motorists do not like their partner's driving style, according to a survey.
Whether you're a fan of 4x4s or unimpressed by the gas-guzzling "Chelsea Tractors" one thing is certain - their imposing size makes them hard to miss.
Car insurance holders and vehicle dealers may be concerned to hear that one in 17 cars in the UK may have been 'clocked', new figures have revealed.
The Institute of Advanced Motorists has revealed a number of "green techniques" to help drive down the soaring costs of owning a car.
Ford Fiesta was the most popular second-hand model last year as buyers turned increasingly towards smaller cars offering fuel savings, new figures have shown.
Speed cameras that were switched off in Oxfordshire have now been turned back on again.
About 85% of motorists think tailgating on motorways is highly dangerous, according to a study.
Councils require more than £10 billion to repair their roads and ensure they are in a reasonable condition, a report has said.
Potential car buyers are showing massive interest in sporty cars this spring, with searches for models such as the Dodge Viper increasing by 75%, according to a study.
Spending cuts and harsh winter weather have led to declining road conditions, a survey has shown.
A total of 161 speed cameras switched off in Oxfordshire due to cutbacks will operate again from Friday, April 1.
Around 2,200 seatbelt offences were detected in Wales during a month-long campaign by the country's four police forces.
Drivers facing rising motoring costs such as car insurance premiums and road tax will not have to face higher petrol prices because of a new windfall tax being introduced on North Sea oil firm profits, the industry has pledged.
Parents should opt for the most advanced models when buying a car for a new driver, according to IAM.
Researchers in Canada have developed the world's first permanent anti-fog coating, which can be used on windscreens.
Rising fuel costs have become one of the foremost concerns of the British public and the growing anger over fuel duty hikes threatens to "spiral out of control", a new study warns.
Motorists will find a national Top 10 list of best garages helpful in keeping their cars in good repair - such a good turn might also help keep their car insurance premiums down.
A road safety charity has warned over the dangers of raising motorway speed limits to 80mph.
Motorists in Britain are driving virtually unaided by white line markings on some of the country's most dangerous roads, a report has warned.
Learner drivers are picking up bad driving habits from their parents, a survey by the AA has revealed.
Around two in three motorists fear they will die in a road crash, but on the other hand, only 1% rate themselves a worse driver than average, research has shown.
A leading mobile phone comparison website has revealed that most UK drivers are still happy to use their mobile phone without a hands-free device, even though it is illegal.
Instead of paying for add-ons to your car, motorists should simply select the next class up in the vehicle's model range, according to a valuation company.
Motorists in the UK are too reliant upon GPS satellite navigation systems, a new report has claimed.
With drivers being warned over a looming fuel emergency, it may be time to re-examine your car insurance arrangements.
A European court ruling which will mean the end of gender being used to determine car insurance premiums has been criticised as unfair by eight out of 10 women, a survey has revealed.
Road travelling partners who become upset with each other's driving should show caution if they do not want to see a rise in their car insurance premiums, according to the findings of a new survey.
Diesel cars still have a significant price premium compared to petrol models, according to new British Car Auction (BCA) data.
The coming warmer weather is set to bring rising enthusiasm for convertible cars with hardening values and an accompanying hunt for the best car insurance deals, according to British Car Auctions (BCA).
Women could face massive hikes in car insurance prices if EU judges rule that offering female drivers lower premiums than men breaches sex discrimination laws.
English motorists should check if they are in line for cheaper car insurance after the country topped a new road safety league table, ahead of the rest of the UK.
Drivers face juggling their budgets further to cover motoring costs including fuel and car insurance after retailers warned of a rise of up to 10p per litre in petrol prices.
Local authorities have been handed greater powers to stop motorists from endangering pedestrians by parking on pavements, it has been revealed.
The Top Gear team have demonstrated the importance of checking a second hand car's history.
Car insurance providers could see an increase in the number of claims if daylight hours are extended, according to opponents of the strategy.
The number of cars manufactured in January rose by nearly 10% year-on-year, according to new figures.
Drivers have been warned against leaving cash and other valuable on show after a survey found more three quarters admitted keeping some money in their vehicles.
Drivers have been warned about a new law that requires motorists to keep their vehicle insured at all times unless they have notified the DVLA that it is being kept off the road.
The cost of keeping and running a car is becoming more and more expensive, with rising car insurance premiums and fuel prices taking their toll on motorists.
Penalty charges may be issued to motorists who keep an uninsured car permanently in their garage, according to new legal proposals.
One in three parents crosses the road while talking on their mobile phone, texting or listening to music through earphones, a survey shows.
More car buyers are choosing fuel-efficient vehicles at auction, it has been revealed.
Home Office figures have shown that cowboy clampers leave drivers up to £55 million out of pocket a year.
More motorists than ever are breaking the law by using their mobile phone to send a text message or go on the internet while behind the wheel, new research has revealed.
New car sales fell for the seventh month in a row in January, despite a rise in the popularity of "green" cars, figures have shown.
A road safety charity has called for the driving licence system to be overhauled after statistics showed many young drivers are still being killed on the UK's roads.
The route which takes motorists back to their families and loved ones has topped a poll to find the favourite road among drivers in the UK.
Drivers of BMWs could in the future be using their car keys to pay for shopping, it has been claimed.
A study has found that almost half of all drivers overtake at "lethal" speeds on narrow country lanes.
Almost half of drivers leave their keys in the ignition to warm up their vehicle before nipping back into the house, in a move which could invalidate their car insurance, a study has found.
Chancellor George Osborne has said he is considering plans to override the 1p rise in fuel duty set to come into effect in April.
Nearly 3,000 motorists have been wrongly charged for a medical check to have their driving licences returned.
Rock star Nick Cave has been given the chance to avoid prosecution by taking part in a driver training scheme after he crashed his car into a speed camera, it has been revealed.
Flying squirrels and attacks by angry relatives are among the extraordinary excuses given by motorists to explain damage to their car windscreens, Autoglass has revealed.
A trade body has warned that thousands of drivers are putting their insurance cover at risk by supplying incorrect information to their provider in a bid to keep their premiums low.
A 17-year-old boy and a man have been banned from driving for completing dangerous "surfing" circuits around a car park, police said.
More than 6,600 motorists were caught driving under the influence of drink or drugs during a Christmas crackdown, figures from the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) have revealed.
Tests by Volvo could pave the way for a system whereby vehicles travel together in a convoy by remote, it has emerged.
Fire crews have safely plucked out a family, including two toddlers, from a car that got stuck in a flooded ford in Hampshire.