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18th September 2020
Traffic on the M6 motorway.

Motorways to trial 60mph limit in clean air bid

Take your foot off the gas, it’s time to clear the roadside air. Speed limits on four stretches of motorway will be cut to 60mph to […]
14th September 2020
Mechanic carrying out a car service.

12.5 million vehicles miss car servicing during pandemic

Have you used your car less during lockdown? That doesn’t mean you should skip your service… According to garage comparison site, BookMyGarage, nearly eight in 10 […]
11th September 2020
A car speedometer.

61% opposed to mandatory speed limiters

Cut the speed! The latest proposed update to UK driving law will make in-built speed limiters mandatory for all new cars by 2022.  The new technology […]
8th September 2020
Cyclist in London

Half of UK workers won’t return to pre-lockdown commute

Heading back to the office? Time to start planning the commute… But according to a new survey, the coronavirus pandemic may have changed our work and […]
5th September 2020
Indicator stick on a car

1st CENTRAL’s essential guide to car lights and headlights

Headlights when it’s dark, full beam when it’s darker. Easy, right? You’d be surprised how many people don’t know when to use all the lights on […]
4th September 2020
Pothole on road

Government vows to tackle England’s pothole hotspots

Spotted a hole in the road? It could be time to look forward to a smoother commute as the government sets out to fund repairs on […]
2nd September 2020
Parent strapping child into car seat.

New online tool helps parents choose right car seat

Is your child strapped in safely? Four out of 10 parents admit they’re uncertain which car seat is right for their child… Parents across the UK […]
26th August 2020
UK’s first Dutch-style roundabout in Cambridge.

Dutch roundabouts could bring changes to UK driving law

Ever used a Dutch roundabout? You’d better buckle up. New government guidance could soon make them a much more common sight on our roads. Dutch-style roundabouts […]
21st August 2020
Parked cars

Brits spend five and half million hours searching for their parked cars every year

What’s the longest you’ve spent searching for your car in the supermarket car park? New research shows many of us have forgotten where we parked our […]
19th August 2020
Sat nav on windscreen.

Is your sat nav stealing your focus?

Eyes on the road! Is your sat nav obstructing your view? Placing your sat nav in the wrong place on the windscreen could lead to potentially […]
14th August 2020
Children on a summer road trip

Staycationers to take 45 million day trips in August

Holiday plans scuppered by the pandemic? UK road trips look to be the next best option as Brits plan to make the most of summer. A […]
12th August 2020
Summer staycation road trip

1st CENTRAL’s ultimate staycation guide 2020

The flights have been cancelled and your holiday plans are grounded. But that’s no reason to write off the summer. Having surveyed more than 3,200 drivers, […]
10th August 2020
New cars parked

New car sales grow for the first time in 2020

Did lockdown get you dreaming of a brand-new motor? Apparently, you’re not alone. New car registrations grew by 11.3% in July compared to the same month […]
6th August 2020
A mechanic works in a garage

Millions of Brits said ‘no’ to June’s MOT holiday

Safe driving or short-term savings – which did you choose? The government’s MOT holiday gave UK drivers the chance to forfeit their vehicle tests from 30th […]
3rd August 2020
New cars in dealer showroom.

Majority of Brits still want to test-drive new cars

You can buy pretty much anything online these days. But would you buy a new car? According to new research from the AA, the answer is […]
30th July 2020
Cyclists on busy London street.

Lockdown leads to friendlier roads

Could the age-long feud between drivers and cyclists finally be starting to calm? A new survey by Green Flag suggests we’re becoming more patient with those […]
28th July 2020
Driver turns volume dial on car radio

Revealed: The UK’s most popular driving songs

2020 is the year of the staycation and… soft rock, according to our Spotify playlists, at least. It appears Toto, Bon Jovi and the appropriately named […]
22nd July 2020
Obstructed road sign

Drivers urged to report obscured road signs

Ever been caught out by a road sign hidden in the bushes? According to a study by Caterer.com, 70% of Brits plan to holiday in the […]
20th July 2020
UK roads are second safest in Europe

UK roads named second safest in Europe

How safe do you feel on British roads? A recent report by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) shows the UK had the second fewest road […]
16th July 2020
Fines for parking in cycle lanes

Drivers now face £130 fine for parking in cycle lanes

Local councils across the UK now have powers to charge motorists up to £130 for parking in cycle lanes. The changes come as part of a […]