30th March 2017
The changes start on 1st April and impact only cars first registered on that date onwards

April’s road tax changes explained

The season. The weather. The clocks. Everything is changing right now. And, as of 1st April, Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), also known as road tax, has […]
27th March 2017
Single/Double Summer Time would see brighter evenings all year round

Changing how we change the clocks – could it improve road safety?

In case you weren’t aware, the clocks went forward this weekend. And yes, unfortunately, that’s the bad one for those of us that like our sleep. […]
23rd March 2017
Motorists are being left in the dark about their rights to challenge fines

Councils fail to explain rights to challenge parking fines

If there’s one thing worse than getting a parking ticket and paying a fine… it’s paying it unnecessarily. And by the sounds of things, a lot […]
21st March 2017
On Tuesday, three of UK’s supermarket chains cut prices at the pumps

Asda starts a petrol price war

There are a lot of things that can make us motorists mad. Constant traffic, never-ending roadworks and, obviously, that one driver that never says thank you. […]
20th March 2017
Sebastian Priaulx and 1st CENTRAL join forces in long-term sponsorship agreement

Sebastian Priaulx and 1st CENTRAL join forces in long-term sponsorship agreement

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be the title sponsor of the successful Ginetta Junior Championship driver Sebastian Priaulx! 1ST CENTRAL launched in 2008 and has quickly […]
17th March 2017
Easter road trips

This Easter’s perfect family road trip destinations

April and May are great months. The weather’s finally improving, the days are getting longer and, most importantly, we get four bank holidays. That only means […]
16th March 2017
The most efficient way to stop drink-driving has come into question

LGA calls for legal drink-drive limit to be lowered

There have been new calls for the legal drink-drive limit in England and Wales to be lowered. The Local Government Association (LGA) believes the drink-drive limit […]
14th March 2017
Stars such as Pharrell Williams, Rafael Nadal and Vanessa Low support the initiative

Star studded lineup for FIA’s road safety initiative

Some of the biggest names in the world have come together in a bid to help make our roads safer. The fédération internationale de l’automobile (FIA), […]
13th March 2017
The new mobile phone penalties came into law at the start of March

New drivers will lose licence under new mobile penalties

Changes to the law which hope to prevent mobile phone use behind the wheel have taken effect. Now, if caught using a phone, you’ll receive a £200 […]
10th March 2017
From phones to make-up, the distractions were certainly varied

Bad behaviour behind the wheel revealed

As you probably know, the penalties for using your mobile phone behind the wheel changed at the start of March. If you’re caught using your phone, […]
8th March 2017
Ann Wisdom and Pat Moss awarded the Coupe des Dames

Celebrating women in motorsport

Off the back of our recent announcement of our venture into motorsport, and the fact that today is International Women’s Day, we’ve put together a list […]
6th March 2017
A car telling terrible jokes? That might drive us mad…

Could your car read your mind? Ford thinks so.

So, how are you? Happy? Stressed? Confused about the prospect of a car knowing how you feel? We totally understand if it’s the last one, after […]
3rd March 2017

New child car seat rules explained

The laws behind child car seats changed on 1st March, but a study shows the majority of UK parents don’t even know what the old laws […]
1st March 2017
New penalties will see both the fine and the points received double

Penalties double for drivers using their mobile phones

As of today, penalties for drivers caught using their mobile phones while driving have doubled. Previously, drivers receive three points and a £100 fine if they’re […]