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Stricter mobile phone driving laws: what’s changed?

We all know that using a mobile phone behind the wheel is illegal. In fact, in March last year, the government introduced stricter penalties in a bid to reduce the number of people breaking the law.

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Top tips for planning a successful road trip

A road trip is one of the best ways to discover some of our beautiful destinations in the UK and beyond. Driving your own car means more freedom too – you can set your own pace and stop as many times as you like.

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Road tax is changing in April – here's what you need to know

It was only in 2017 that the government launched a new banding system for road tax. But now, tax rates are on the brink of yet another shake up – diesel drivers, take note.

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Horses on the road – top safety tips for drivers

With 3.5 million horse riders regularly taking to the UK's roads, it's likely you'll come across one when out on your travels one day – particularly if you're driving in the countryside. For some drivers, it can be a nerve-wracking experience, as you can never really tell how a horse is going to react.

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