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Most recently answered motorways questions
Last year I lost a hubcap on my car on the motorway and caused damage to the car behind me where we exchanged details. I informed my insurance company and now at renewal, I find my insurance class has...
What should we do if we break down in the live lane of a Smart motorway? Should we ring 999, for example?
Please, can you tell me what the most comfortable car would be for motorway use? My budget would be up to £45k
I've always understood that motorway X signs surrounded by a red ring are mandatory, so if you don't obey them, you deserve what you get. However, I have also seen these signs without the red ring around...
I read that if your tyre blows out when driving on a motorway you should never brake but go to a lower gear and try to steer the car to the hard shoulder. Is this sound advice?
I was driving home last night and the front of my car was struck by an unknown object that came from out of nowhere. Is there anyway I can claim for damages to the vehicle as my windscreen is shattered...
Surely on a slip road one should give way to a lane they want to enter? Braking for a vehicle wanting to join could cause an accident. One has to be aware what is legal as well as sensible.
Do you regard daytime running lights as safe? I am amazed by the number of drivers who drive with only their 'running lights' on during the early evening and sometimes in darkness, thinking that as they...
My daughter aged 25 was involved in a motorway accident. She was in the nearside lane when an HGV from Poland pulled over and scraped the side of her car - a 2003 Toyota Yaris, damaging the door and ripping...
I was very interested in the letter in last week’s Motoring Agony column, entitled ‘Sliproady Customer', about the attitude of some people to the way in which one should join a motorway. Recently, I went...
 

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