Anyone caught using a device on the road from today could face fines of over £200 and six penalty points - double the previous sanctions.Read the full story ›
Newly qualified and learner drivers and their instructors are being invited to a Staffordshire workshop to help improve road safety.Read the full story ›
Operation to tackle illegal parking, untaxed and uninsured vehicles and environmental issues following concerns raised by local residents.Read the full story ›
Illegal mobile phone use by drivers has risen 23% in just two years. Here are just some of the victims killed by drivers using their phones.Read the full story ›
CCTV footage which shows the consequences of motorists not slowing down or paying attention when driving through roadworks has been released by the Highways Agency.
A man from Staffordshire, Gordon Davies, spent weeks in intensive care after he was hit by a driver who overshot a bend in Lichfield a year ago.
Motorists are paying millions of pounds each month in parking fines and outside the London Borough of Westminster, Birmingham gives out more tickets than any other city.
Parking wardens in the city issue more than 300 tickets each day.
ITV News has learned that the number of driving tests being taken in the Midlands has dropped significantly in the last year.
The region saw more than twenty three thousand fewer tests taken in the year up to March twenty thirteen compared with the year before.
Pass rates remained the same for both years at around forty seven percent. The cost for learning to drive is now thought to be more than two thousand seven hundred pounds.
Joe Lobo spent the day at a school for young drivers - watch his full report.
A mother has told ITV News Central she is spending money on private tuition to teach her 12 year-old son to drive now, as she's certain costs will rise by the time he's 18.
Janie Alalwi bought her son driving lessons for his twelfth birthday. He is learning to drive at a school in Birmingham for 11-17year-olds.
The numbers of people taking driving tests in the Midlands have fallen by more than 23,000 in the year to March 2013. Experts say rising costs of running cars are to blame.
The Association of British Insurers have outlined changes that they think should be made to driving tests. It comes as new figures show a 12 percent drop in the number of people learning to drive in the Midlands.
A driving test centre in Birmingham is blaming the rising costs of driving for a decrease in the number of people taking their driving tests.
The West Midlands has seen a huge reduction in the number of tests being taken. More than 16500 fewer tests were taken in the year to March 2013, a drop of more than twelve percent.
Richard Smith is from Young Driver who train 11-17 year-olds how to drive.