Let good drivers go as fast as they can and scrap speed limits on motorways, says police tsar PCC Stephen Bett said people should drive to road conditionsHe said how fast people should be allowed to drive depended on the driverHe said: 'If you've got a Formula One racing driver, well you can go flat out'Guild of Experienced Motorists has described his comments as 'nonsense' By John Stevens PUBLISHED: 17:27 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:01 GMT, 24 April 2013 Norfolk PCC Stephen Bett has been criticised for declaring speed limits should be abolished and drivers should be able to go 'flat out' on some roads Speed limits on motorways and main roads should be scrapped and skilled drivers allowed to drive as fast they like, a police and crime commissioner has said. ‘We ought to drive to road conditions rather than set limits,’ said Stephen Bett, who is paid a salary of 70,000 as the independent PCC for Norfolk
Instructor opens first driving school for homosexuals after hearing about offensive jokes by other tutors Learners complained about having to lie to previous instructorsTransgender learners faced questions on their gender from other instructorsDiscreet car used with no markings to advertise LGBT friendly service By Emily Davies PUBLISHED: 08:54 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:44 GMT, 11 April 2013 A lesbian businesswoman is helping homosexual learner drivers dodge old-school driving instructors by opening Britain's first ‘gay driving school.’ Karis Smith, 27, started Gay Driving School Manchester after friends complained about jokes being made by instructors about their sexuality when having lessons. She said stories of instructors referring to pupils as ‘faggots’ or grilling transgender youngsters on whether they are a boy or a girl had left her horrified
Two lorry drivers arrested after motorist killed in horror crash on M25 causing rush hour chaos Lorry drivers arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous drivingAt least eight vehicles involved in the pile up on the motorway near LakesideM25 closed until further notice clockwise between J29 and J30Motorists were trapped for up to five hours as casualties airlifted to hospital Nine mile tailbacks from accident back to J27 By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 16:38 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 20:20 GMT, 2 April 2013 A motorist has died after an horrific car crash on the M25 which is causing rush hour chaos this afternoon. Eight vehicles are reported to have been involved in the pile up on the motorway near Lakeside in Essex at around 12.30pm. Two lorry drivers have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving
How much driving convictions add to your insurance bill: Premiums can more than double for drink-drivers Those caught drunk at the wheel face paying 115% more on car insuranceMost common offence of speeding increases premiums by more than a thirdUninsured drivers pay 131% more than they would have paid in the first case By Ray Massey PUBLISHED: 02:00 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:03 GMT, 27 February 2013 Drivers can see their insurance premiums double as a result of motoring convictions, research reveals today. Those caught drunk at the wheel face paying 115 per cent more, while defective tyres invite a 69 per cent penalty. Speeding, which accounts for almost two thirds of offences, increases premiums by more than a third.
Dog, where's my car Hilarious photos appear to show pets behind the wheel of their owners' vehicles Pictures appearing to show driving dogs posted on Amazing Creatures blogAppear to make light of dogs being taught to drive in real life in New Zealand | UPDATED: 01:48 GMT, 26 December 2012 They seem perfectly at ease behind the wheel, but are sure to turn the eyes of fellow drivers. These hilarious pictures show dogs appearing to drive around streets in their owner's cars – with some going for a solo journey and others apparently carrying passengers along for the ride. The mock-up photos posted on the Amazing Creature blog appear to be making light of news earlier this month in New Zealand, where a charity taught a trio of rescue dogs how to drive
Fears of chaos for Boxing Day shoppers in London as tube strike action and engineering works hit 11 underground linesPlanned strikes by train drivers' union Aslef will cause 'significant disruption'Engineering works and seasonal closures are also expected to cause headaches for shoppers and commuters | UPDATED: 22:37 GMT, 24 December 2012 Planned tube strikes on Boxing Day are expected to cause chaos on the London Underground Planned tube strikes on Boxing Day are expected to cause chaos on the London Underground. The strike, and two further walkouts on the last two Fridays in January, is over a long-running row about bank holiday pay
Planned strikes by two rail operators that would have caused Christmas chaos called offWalk out cancelled after 'satisfactory' agreement reachedRow began over dismissal of colleague | UPDATED: 20:46 GMT, 19 December 2012 Planned strikes by workers at two train operators, which would have caused travel chaos in the run up to Christmas, have been called off. Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union at ScotRail had been due to walk out on Saturday and again on Christmas Eve in a row over the dismissal of a colleague. The union was also set to hold a 24-hour walkout at CrossCountry on Friday in a separate dispute over industrial relations
Chaos for Christmas: Rail unions plan Tube and train walkouts targeting the holiday getaway AND Boxing Day sales Third consecutive Boxing Day walkout by Tube driversDispute dates back to Bank Holiday pay agreement in 1992Further strikes planned for Scotland and Tyne and Wear Metro | UPDATED: 00:29 GMT, 18 December 2012 Militant rail unions are set to create a nightmare for travellers over Christmas by staging a nationwide series of strikes.
Car insurance for women up 15% ahead of new EU gender rules kicking in next week | UPDATED: 18:00 GMT, 14 December 2012 Car insurance quotes for women are up 15 per cent, or 114 on average, ahead of new European 'gender neutral' rules which kick in next week. A car insurance quote for women is now 862 on average – up from 748 six weeks ago, according to price comparison website Gocompare.com
Average train fare has gone up 26% since start of recession: Unions and passenger groups prepare to protest against high prices | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 11 December 2012 Average train fares have increased almost three times faster than wages, new research revealed today, with prices now 26% higher than they were before the recession. Unions said the study, published to mark nationwide protests against high fares, showed how commuters and other passengers were suffering “transport poverty”