14th December 2016
A driver in Manchester was caught eating a bowl of cereal at the wheel.

Driver stopped by police… for eating a bowl of cereal

You had a late night. Your alarm didn’t go off. You’re in a rush. You know there’s going to be traffic. Who has time for breakfast?! […]
12th December 2016
The UK's 5 worst towns to drive in have been revealed.

Revealed: 5 worst towns to drive in

Buckle up, because depending on where you are… this could be a bumpy ride. New research from MoneySupermarket has named (and shamed) the 5 worst towns […]
7th December 2016
The Mayor of Paris has introduced a 24-hour ban on odd numbered vehicles to try and cut down on emissions.

Paris introduces ‘odd’ ban to fight pollution

As schemes go, this is certainly an odd one. Yesterday, half of the cars that normally speed around the Parisian streets were nowhere to be seen. […]
30th November 2016
Santa has back government plans to cut the cost of parking over the Christmas period.

Santa Claus supports MP’s bid for cheaper parking

Christmas has come early for one MP, with Santa Claus himself lending him a helping hand. Well, a helping letter actually. David Tredinnick, MP for Bosworth, […]
28th November 2016
Motorists have said they find daily traffic jams even more stressful than going on a first date.

Being stuck in traffic is more stressful than a dentist appointment

Would you rather have a dreaded filling at the dentist or be trapped in your car for hours, crawling slowly down the motorway after a long […]
24th November 2016
Road safety charity Brake is urging all young drivers to take their pledge and drive safely.

Drivers urged to take ‘Brake Pledge’ for Road Safety Week

Have you taken the Brake Pledge? Road safety charity Brake is urging all young drivers to take its pledge and drive safely. This is in accordance […]
23rd November 2016
Young drivers in the UK are the most likely to be involved in an accident after seeing an attractive pedestrian, according to research.

Young UK drivers most likely to be distracted by “attractive pedestrians”

Do you get distracted easily when behind the wheel? A survey from Ford has researched what distracts young drivers across Europe, and the UK has come […]
18th November 2016
The promo for Jeremy Clarkson's new show The Grand Tour has been slammed by road safety charities.

Car crash promo for Jeremy Clarkson’s new show slammed by road safety charity

A road safety charity has slammed mock car crashes staged as a promotion for Jeremy Clarkson’s new motoring show as “crass” and “insensitive”. The fake crashes […]
17th November 2016
A round-up of affordable Christmas gifts for car enthusiasts and motorists.

Top gear! The best gifts for the petrolhead in your life

From a luxurious heated massage cushions to a build-your-own v8 engine, here’s our round-up of the perfect presents for car fans this Christmas… Sat Nag in-car […]
16th November 2016
Auto Express has revealed the top 10 worst cars.

Revealed: The top 10 worst cars

Manufacturers spend millions on research, development, design and innovation, but many vehicle models still fall short, according to a readers’ poll by Auto Express magazine which […]
14th November 2016
A new study suggests that dangerous driving runs in the family.

Bad driver? Blame your parents!

Ever wondered where your bad – and good – habits behind the wheel come from? You can thank mum and dad. So says a new study […]
8th November 2016
Our research found the school run is the most expensive journey for parents.

The taxi of mum and dad

Are you a cabbie to your kids? Ferrying them around from place to place all for free? Our recent study found that the average parent could […]
7th November 2016
A new survey has tested vehicle interiors for bacteria – and the results may surprise you.

Drivers are unaware of their car’s poor hygiene

Think your keyboard or mobile phone are dirtier than your car? Think again. A study by Salford University found cars to be 50% dirtier than both […]
4th November 2016
A Subaru owner in America had her car stolen by an accidental thief – only for it to be returned with an apology note and petrol money.

Accidental thief returns car with apology note and petrol money

A Subaru owner in America had her car stolen by an accidental thief – only for it to be returned with an apology note and petrol […]
31st October 2016
Driving at night can present a lot of dangers, check out our top tips for driving after dark to help keep you safe on the roads

Drivers more likely to crash in 4 weeks following October clock change

The clocks went back on Sunday and we all got to enjoy an extra hour in bed, as well as lighter mornings. But did you know […]
26th October 2016
More and more young people are being put off driving because of the costs.

Driving costs steer young drivers off the road

A million drivers simply cannot afford to drive, according to information from the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA). While learning to drive can take months or […]
21st October 2016
Motors by Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar and Bugatti set to go on show at the event

Scarily good supercars to go on display for Halloween car show

Some of the scariest supercars ever put into production are to go on show at a motoring event taking place over Halloween weekend. The Classic & […]
20th October 2016
1st CENTRAL has launched a new app to reward safe driving.

Get rewarded for your driving

Here at 1ST CENTRAL, we think brilliant drivers like you deserve great rewards. That’s where our free app 1ST DRIVE comes in. Track your trips, size […]
19th October 2016
Newly qualified drivers can face all kinds of challenges when trying to stay safe on the road

1st CENTRAL’s safety tips for young drivers

When you’ve just passed your test, there can be a lot to think about. Not only do you have to remember all the rules you’ve learnt […]
18th October 2016
Night driving can be dangerous, especially at Halloween, so here are our top tips to keep you safe on those dark nights

Driving in the dark

Driving in the dark can be dangerous, so here are our top tips to keep you safe on those dark evenings: Headlights can sometimes point in […]