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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 […]
23rd September 2022

Will cars soon run on thin air?

New technology alert: Scientists at the University of Melbourne have found a way to make hydrogen from air, offering the possibility of a hydrogen fuel supply […]
20th September 2022

The hardest and most expensive places in the UK to find parking

Finding a parking space is never an easy job. It can take time for you to find a suitable spot for your car, but this doesn’t […]
15th September 2022

Stopping on the hard shoulder could land you a £2,500 fine

Ever pulled over onto the hard shoulder for a quick pitstop? Be warned – unless your reason for doing so meets Highway Code rules, you could […]
14th September 2022

Cost of living crisis could cause more road accidents

What changes have you made to your daily life because of the cost of living crisis? Many have had to change shopping habits and cut back […]
8th September 2022

Pedestrian crossings and how to use them

Research shows that 81% of drivers don’t know how to use a zebra crossing, let alone the seven different types of pedestrian crossings on UK roads […]
7th September 2022

Can you keep your car parked in one spot for a long time?

Is parking the most dreaded thing about driving for you? If yes, you aren’t alone. Many drivers don’t like having to find and park in new […]
2nd September 2022

Top tips for driving this autumn

In the blink of an eye, summer’s drawn to a close. With the turning of the leaves and shorter daylight hours, the inevitable autumnal changes are […]
1st September 2022

Four new driving laws coming into effect this month

September is here, and it’s brought some new driving laws along with it. From mobile phone usage to driving in low emission zones, here are four […]
1st September 2022

Become a safer driver with 1st CENTRAL Connect

Want to save on your car insurance while also improving your driving skills? We’ve got just the thing. 1ST CENTRAL Connect, our brand new telematics technology, […]
31st August 2022

Drivers face fines for overtaking cyclists

Could you be fined for passing a cyclist? The Highway Code’s revamp for 2022 ruled in favour of cyclists and pedestrians, with drivers facing penalties of […]
30th August 2022

Our top 10 safest cars of 2022

When car shopping, it’s easy to be distracted by cool tech, comfy cabins and flashy paint jobs. These are all nice to have but shouldn’t be […]
25th August 2022

UK car production rises, but so do energy costs

Is the global lack of car parts starting to lift? The effects of the pandemic have plagued UK car manufacturing for years, with supply chain shortages, […]
23rd August 2022

Millions set to hit the road this bank holiday weekend

The last bank holiday of the summer is nearly here, but how are you going to spend it? Whether you’re planning a road trip, a festival […]
18th August 2022

Cyclists face the potential for harsher road rules

Should cyclists abide by the same restrictions as drivers? The Government is set to review rules for bike riders in a shake-up of the Highway Code.  […]
16th August 2022

Ford’s new tech could help make driving in the dark safer

Do you like driving in the dark? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. 40% of all collisions happen in the hours of darkness, causing […]
11th August 2022

Check your tyres before “Searing Saturday”

Check you tyres before you travel this weekend, breakdown experts warn. Temperatures are expected to reach 35C in some parts of the UK this Saturday, but […]
10th August 2022

Can you eat and drink behind the wheel?

Do you tend to snack while driving? Long car journeys can be exhausting, and a quick snack can give you a much-needed energy boost. But is […]
5th August 2022

Car crime turns tech: Half of ‘keyless car’ owners are at risk

Does your car have a keyless lock system? While the latest tech gives you quick and easy access to your car, it also opens the door […]
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