Behind the wheel with 1st CENTRAL
Sharing the latest news, views and top driving tips

24th November 2022

Ministers face demands for a crackdown on private parking firms

Have you received a parking fine in recent months? If the answer is yes, you aren’t alone as recent figures show motorists are being hit with […]
22nd November 2022

Drivers face £1,000 fine for not following lights rule during bad weather

Welcome to Britain, where the winter days are short, dark, and cold. Driving during this time can be a challenge for many. The dark presents great […]
22nd November 2022

How new regulations will affect your renewal price

If you’re approaching your renewal date with 1ST CENTRAL, you may be interested to learn about a new regulation launched by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). […]
17th November 2022

Would you fail your driving test if you took it today?

A new survey shows a shocking 80% of drivers would fail their driving test if taken today, thanks to years of bad driving habits. The findings […]
15th November 2022

Why an automatic-only driving licence could be the right decision

Do you own an automatic-only licence? If yes, you aren’t alone. Auto-only licence holders make up around 2.7% of all qualified drivers on Britain’s roads, and […]
10th November 2022

When is the best time to buy or sell a car?

Buying a car isn’t always easy – not only do you have to raise the funds, you need to make sure you pick the right one. […]
8th November 2022

10 medical conditions the DVLA needs to know about

Do you suffer from diabetes or vertigo? According to research by Quotezone, some medical conditions could prevent drivers from legally taking to the road or invalidate […]
3rd November 2022

Cost of living crisis has young drivers delaying car repairs

Is your vehicle roadworthy? A new RAC study shows 37% of young drivers are avoiding car repairs in an attempt to save money during the cost […]
2nd November 2022

7 things to keep in your car during winter

Has your ever car broke down in winter? If so, you probably wished you had a snack, or a blanket to keep warm while you waited […]
1st November 2022

End of an era for the Ford Fiesta

In 1976 we said hello to the first Ford Fiesta. Now, 47 years later, it’s time to say goodbye. Following an iconic run as one of […]
27th October 2022

Winter warning: DVLA calls drivers to take the number plate eyesight test

As we turn back the clocks to save daylight, we gain an extra hour of sleep. But unfortunately, face more time driving on dark roads. With […]
25th October 2022

DVLA warns drivers to check expiry date of driving licence

Still remember the moment you got your driving licence? It may have been your first step towards independence, but how many times have you looked at […]
19th October 2022

Supply chain issues causing car repair delays

Been involved in a car accident recently and need to get your vehicle repaired? Well, you may be faced with a long wait time. Issues with […]
13th October 2022

The Times and Sunday Times Best Cars of 2022

Want the best vehicle on the market for your lifestyle? Well, now’s the perfect time to find your fit.  The Times and Sunday Times have announced […]
11th October 2022

Drivers urged to book MOT tests before ‘frantic fall’

Is your car winter weather ready? An MOT is the only way to tell if your car is safe enough to take on the elements but […]
6th October 2022

How do speed cameras really work?

Have you ever questioned the accuracy of speed cameras in the UK? You might have noticed drivers exceeding the speed limit only to pass by without […]
4th October 2022

Londoners believe they are the best drivers in the UK

How would you rate your driving skills on a scale of 1-10? If you live in London, you’ll probably give yourself a high score as a […]
3rd October 2022

Road safety: 5 tips to stay safe when driving in the dark

Did you know that 40% of all road collisions happen at night? With the nights getting longer and clocks going back, that means you’ll be driving […]
29th September 2022

Fog lights: When to flip the switch

Did you know there are strict rules around using fog lights? You can be fined £30 at the roadside just for switching them on at the […]
27th September 2022

The pound has hit a record low and here’s what it means for drivers

The pound has fallen to a record low against the dollar, but what does this mean for drivers? Well, it means you’ll have to pay more […]