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25th January 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. […]
14th December 2020
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Congestion could cost UK £15 billion a year

Have you used your car more during the pandemic? You’re not alone… Government figures show weekday car traffic has now returned to 88% of pre-coronavirus levels […]
10th December 2020
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Free parking for Christmas shoppers

Ready to get into the festive spirit? High streets up and down the country are preparing to welcome a flurry of Christmas shoppers with free parking […]
3rd December 2020
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Top 10 family cars 2020

On the lookout for a new family car? Here’s our round-up of this year’s best-rated cars according to WhatCar data, so you can drive into 2021 […]
3rd December 2020
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Driving in tier restrictions explained

Confused about driving under the government’s new tier system? Not to worry, we’ve got the full breakdown of what you can and can’t do, to save […]
2nd December 2020
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Drivers prioritise comfort when buying a new car

What do you look for in a new car? According to a recent survey, price and comfort come top of the priority list for those looking […]
26th November 2020
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Is your car too big to park?

One size no longer fits all. New data from CarGurus reveals parking is becoming an increasing struggle, with modern cars growing in size while parking spaces […]
24th November 2020
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Rise in online phishing scams targeting motorists

Feeling paranoid about online fraud? Recent findings by TransUnion show Covid-related digital fraud remains a growing threat in the UK, with 28% of households targeted by […]
20th November 2020
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Drivers support speeding crackdown outside schools

Speeding near schools is simply unacceptable, according to the majority of drivers. More than 82% back the use of speed cameras to fine people driving over […]
18th November 2020
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Where are germs hiding in your car?

Your car could be hiding up to 16 times more germs than a toilet seat… A new study reveals the most germ-ridden areas of your car, […]
16th November 2020
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The £735m Brexit bill footed by the car industry

UK motoring firms have coughed up a staggering £735 million in their bid to Brexit-proof their businesses. Latest stats from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and […]