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23rd February 2021
A man checking tyre pressure

Drivers urged to keep up tyre checks during lockdown

With the UK still under strict lockdown restrictions, few of us are using our cars in the way we normally would – instead leaving them stationary […]
21st February 2021
Apple's new 'Do Not Disturb' function will go live this autumn

Parking and travel fares to be payable in Google Maps

Ever reached your destination to find all the parking meters are full, or you don’t have the right coins to pay? Well, now Google is taking […]
18th February 2021
Pothole on road

Potholes left unrepaired for up to four months

If you drive regularly, you’ll likely be only too familiar with the dreaded pothole. Aside from presenting a real danger for road users, hitting one could […]
11th February 2021
A car driving in the snow

Will driving after a weather warning affect my car insurance?

Could driving during snow, ice, wind, rain or fog following a weather warning invalidate your car insurance if you need to make a claim? Luckily, leading […]
10th February 2021

Dash cam recordings submitted to police have doubled

Would you give your dash cam footage to the police if you witnessed a driving offence? Police forces in the UK received an average of 89 […]
8th February 2021
A smart motorway

Smart motorway safety tech rollout brought forward

It looks like smart motorways may be set for an unexpectedly early safety boost – after the Transport Secretary turned up the pressure on Highways England. […]
6th February 2021
A test of the system is expected to go live in September 2017.

Union Flag to replace EU flag on driving licences and number plates

So, who’s ready for a makeover? British symbols including the Union Flag are set to replace the European Union flag on UK driving licences and number […]
4th February 2021
A self-driving car

How automation is changing our roads

Whether you’re a fan of automation or not, there’s no escaping its ever-emerging presence on our roads… Get up to speed on the latest thinking around […]
1st February 2021
Cars on sale

Half of global consumers target car purchase this year

Could a car be your key to protection during the pandemic? A new study shows a whopping 46% of global consumers plan to keep themselves and […]
28th January 2021
Collision of two cars in snow.

Cities most prone to winter weather accidents revealed

Some of us may have enjoyed the novelty of snow in recent weeks, but for many drivers, the wintery conditions have not been as welcomed. The […]
25th January 2021
Parking fine being issued

Councils reveal how much they pocket from parking fines

If getting just one parking ticket makes your blood boil – maybe look away now. New research shows the average UK council issues more than £850,000 […]
22nd January 2021
Aerial view cars parked

Revealed: 2020’s most popular car colours

Dreaming about what colour to choose for your new car? With new registration plates set to hit car showrooms from March this year, we give you […]
16th January 2021
Used car number plate

1ST CENTRAL guide to buying a used car

Looking for a new car without the ‘new car’ price tag? Buying second hand can be an affordable way to get your dream car, but it’s […]
14th January 2021
M1 smart motorway

The cost of ignoring the red ‘X’ on smart motorways

Do you know the rules of driving on a smart motorway? The red ‘X’ displayed on overhead gantries on smart motorways is used to tell you […]
7th January 2021
Driving test

Driving tests postponed for third UK lockdown

Did you have a driving test booked this month? Here’s what lockdown means for you… The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that all […]
5th January 2021
Europe map and car

Driving in Europe after Brexit

The UK has left the European Union, so what does that mean for driving on the continent? On 24th December 2020, the EU and UK agreed […]
4th January 2021
Cars parked on London street

Motoring laws you need to know about in 2021

Looking to be a better driver in 2021? Get clued up for the New Year with our guide to the essential motoring laws you might not […]
27th December 2020
Local authorities are lagging behind on Blue Badge misuse.

Blue Badge misuse hits new highs

Blue badge imposters face a clampdown in the wake of a national epidemic of disabled permit misuse. The number of drivers caught misusing disability parking permits […]
23rd December 2020
Scraping ice off the windshield.

Third of drivers risk driving without fully de-icing their cars

How much extra time do you leave to defrost your car in the mornings? According to research by Green Flag, a third of motorists have driven […]
21st December 2020
Scam emails

DVLA exposes latest online scams targeting drivers

Would you know how to spot a scam email? The DVLA has released images of the latest online scams targeting motorists that could catch you out. […]