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Road transport and driving

Information about travel by road. Includes the rules about vehicle licensing and road safety.

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  • Road safety advicethis link opens in a new window

    Includes tips on using the road safely in certain conditions, and hazards faced by groups of people like motorcyclists and new drivers. Also looks at what the law says about things like tyres, mobile phones and car seats.

    From: Department for Transport - DfT

  • Driving licencesthis link opens in a new window

    Information on driving licences including eligibility for licences, types of licence, driving abroad and common problems with driving licences.

    From: Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

  • Driving teststhis link opens in a new window

    Information on driving tests including the theory and practical driving tests, fees and making complaints about driving tests.

    From: Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

  • Motor insurance (PDF)this link opens in a new window

    if you drive your car on the road, or leave it parked in the street, the law says that you must have motor insurance. It's a criminal offence not to insure your vehicle.

    From: Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

  • Challenging the removal of your vehiclethis link opens in a new window

    The Traffic Penalty Tribunal decides appeals against parking penalties issued by Civil Enforcement Authorities in England (outside London) and Wales and against bus lane penalties issued by Civil Enforcement Authorities in England (outside London).

    From: Traffic Penalty Tribunal

  • Wheel-clamping on private land (PDF)this link opens in a new window

    Information about wheel-clamping vehicles parked on private land, including licensing requirements for wheel-clampers and when a vehicle can be towed away.

    From: Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

  • Parking fines (PDF)this link opens in a new window

    How to deal with parking fines (fixed penalties), which can be criminal penalties imposed by the police or civil penalties imposed by the local authority.

    From: Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

  • I want to appealthis link opens in a new window

    Explains the grounds for appeal against parking penalties issued by Civil Enforcement Authorities in England (outside London) and Wales and against bus lane penalties issued by Civil Enforcement Authorities in England (outside London).

    From: Traffic Penalty Tribunal

  • Can I get a blue badge? (PDF)this link opens in a new window

    Explains what help with parking is available to blind or disabled people through the blue badge scheme. Also explains who is entitled to a blue badge and how you apply, and the penalties for misuse.

    From: Department for Transport - DfT

  • Dial UK Factsheet - Transport and travel for disabled peoplethis link opens in a new window

    Guide to transport and mobility issues for disabled people - includes information on concessions, financial assistance, and the blue badge scheme, and driving, as well as your rights when travelling by train, air or boat.

    From: Dial UK

  • Motabilitythis link opens in a new window

    Details the scheme which enables disabled people who receive the higher rate mobility component of DLA, or the War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement to use their mobility allowance to buy or rent a car, or powered wheelchair.

    From: Motability

  • Transport options for disabled peoplethis link opens in a new window

    Access to transport for disabled people including all forms of public transport also private options like driving and car hire.

    From: Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

  • Congestion chargingthis link opens in a new window

    Information about the congestion charge in London.

    From: Transport for London - TfL

  • The Highway Code for cycliststhis link opens in a new window

    An explanation of the rules and wording found in The Highway Code.

    From: Directgov

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Problems with holidays

Information on holidays, covering travel, accommodation and package holidays, including cancellation, overbooking, delays, and help with making complaints


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Public transport

Information on public transport including bus and coach services, rail and underground services and taxis and minicabs, and how to make complaints.


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Parking fines

How to deal with parking fines (fixed penalties), which can be criminal penalties imposed by the police or civil penalties imposed by the local authority.


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Travel insurance

Explains what travel insurance can cover, how to make a claim, and how to make a complaint if you have a problem with an insurance claim.

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