14th December 2016

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]
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