Gavin Braithwaite-Smith

Writer with a penchant for #FrenchTat. Also doing a passable impression of Cousin Eddie in an Italian-German beige motorhome.

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Which countries drive on the left?

Around a third of the world drives on the left. Here are the countries where this is the case, plus a brief history of where it all started.

How to improve your vision when driving in the dark

Research reveals that half of UK motorists struggle to see when driving in the dark. We explain some ways to improve your night-time vision.

London ULEZ charge: How to check if you need to pay

The Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) is designed to improve air quality by charging certain vehicles to enter London. We explain the rules.

What is a Low Traffic Neighbourhood?

A Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) is designed to discourage or restrict use of cars by non-local motorists. But the concept divides opinion.

How and when to use your hazard warning lights

Hazard warning lights must be present and working for your car to pass its MOT. But how and when should you use them?

How to avoid being a victim of lockdown car fraud

Motorists are being warned to be on their guard following a spate of car-related scams and fraud during the coronavirus lockdown.

Updated plans for England’s notorious ‘Missing Link’ road

Highways England has updated its proposed designs for the 'Missing Link' route in Gloucestershire, linking the M5 and M4 motorways.

Government creates pothole map of the UK

The government has teamed up with the likes of Uber and Deliveroo to create a pothole map of the UK and identify the worst-affected areas.

What to do if you have lost your driving licence

If you've lost your driving licence you can apply online for a new one. Although you'll be charged £20 for a new one, the process couldn't be simpler.

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Can you drive an MOT fail car if the previous test hasn’t expired?

You can drive a car after it fails the MOT test , but only in certain circumstances. We explain the current DVSA rules.

London ULEZ charge: How to check if you need to pay

The Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) is designed to improve air quality by charging certain vehicles to enter London. We explain the rules.

How Lexus defeated ‘the best car in the world’

In 1989, Lexus unveiled the LS 400, a luxury car aimed squarely at the Mercedes S-Class. Thirty years on, we celebrate the brilliance of Circle F.

DVLA warns of onging delays for motorists

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has warned motorists to expect ‘significant delays‘ in the processing of driver and vehicle documents.

You can now order a NEW ‘Mini’ Moke in the UK

The new Moke will cost around £24,000 and is powered by a 67hp 1.0-litre engine. Still want that Ford Fiesta or compact crossover?