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18th November 2019
Distracted driving accounted for 2,637 accidents in the UK last year.

Driven to distraction behind the wheel

To mark this year’s Road Safety Week, we’ve unveiled a powerful new film to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. The video tells the emotional […]
15th November 2019
Does eating at the wheel distract you from driving?

Are these driving distractions putting you at risk?

Are you ever guilty of eating your Maccy D’s behind the wheel, or turning up the radio to full blast? If constant distractions are stealing your […]
14th November 2019
Blanket ban on mobile phone use while driving closes legal loophole

Legal loophole around in-car mobile use to close

A loophole in the law that has enabled drivers to escape prosecution for using their mobile phones to take photos or videos on the road is […]
11th November 2019
Motorists face 36% more accidents driving on winter roads

Evening road accidents up by 36% after clocks change

Do you feel less safe driving in the dark? While the clocks going back might give us brighter mornings, motorists could face a higher risk of […]
9th November 2019
Everything you need to know about using your phone behind the wheel

Mobile phone driving laws in 2019

The dangers associated with using your phone while driving are well documented but it’s still a problem that continues to create concern. Stricter mobile phone driving laws […]
8th November 2019
Motorist charged for drink-driving after tailgating an unmarked police car.

Motorist charged for drink-driving after tailgating unmarked police car

Have you ever been tempted to blast your horn at a slow driver? What if you found out that driver was a police officer? 40-year-old Matthew […]
6th November 2019
What is a driver’s biggest fear? 14 million motorists point the finger at each other.

Motorists’ biggest fear is other drivers on the road

What’s your biggest fear on the roads? Wet weather? Animals? How about your fellow drivers? As many as a third of UK motorists admit their biggest […]
4th November 2019
Nearly a third (31%) have had near miss due to feeling anxious whilst driving

Revealed: The impact of feeling anxious whilst driving

Have you ever felt anxious whilst driving? Whether it’s work, an argument with a loved one, or concerns about being late – any number of things […]
1st November 2019
Smoking while driving could cost drivers around £2,000 when they come to sell their car

Smoking in your car could burn £2,000 off its value

Do you light up behind the wheel? Enjoying a cigarette in your car could be costing you more than just your health. Smokers are being warned […]
30th October 2019
20,000 drivers were convicted of drug driving offences last year

60 motorists a day banned for drug-driving

Is the UK in the midst of a drug-driving epidemic? Nearly 20,000 motorists were convicted for the offence last year, including 44 teenagers who attempted to […]
28th October 2019
Millions of motorists still using their phone behind the wheel

10 million drivers still ignore mobile phone laws

Are you still tempted to answer your WhatsApp messages while stuck in traffic? Is it worth the risk? Well new research suggests millions of drivers continue […]
26th October 2019
We can now reveal the most dangerous songs to drive to are...

Revealed: The most dangerous songs to drive to

Really, it should come as no surprise that motorists listening to higher tempo songs in the car are more likely to drive erratically. Well, scientists at South […]
25th October 2019
Swearing at other drivers could cost you £1,000

Could a hand gesture cost you £1,000?

Do you lose your temper behind the wheel? Well it might just pay to keep that anger in check. Casual road rage isn’t just a bad […]
23rd October 2019
Make sure you’re up to date with the latest rules and requirements for child car seats

All you need to know about child car seat laws

With half term just around the corner, parents are looking around trying to find ways to keep the little ones entertained until they head back to […]
22nd October 2019
A 24-year-old dubbed Britain’s worst driver is yet to lose his licence due to a loophole in the law.

UK’s ‘worst driver’ still on the road thanks to legal loophole

Would you feel safe knowing some of the country’s worst drivers are still out there on the roads? Buckle up, because over 10,000 of them still […]
19th October 2019
OCheck out our guide on the latest driving laws to be introduced in 2019

New driving laws for 2019

Throughout 2019, the UK has welcomed a raft of new safety-driven driving laws. To help you understand what’s changed, here’s our quick guide of the new […]
18th October 2019
A driver was traced from a McDonald’s wrapper in his car

Dangerous driver tracked down by McDonald’s wrapper

News just in! A dangerous driver has been caught by police, after they traced a McDonald’s wrapper in his car. John Jamieson, 29, has been jailed for […]
17th October 2019
7 of the best cars for surviving a zombie apocalypse

7 Cars you’d want to drive in a zombie apocalypse

We’ve got zombie fever here at 1ST CENTRAL, what with The Walking Dead season 10 premiering earlier this month and the long-awaited Zombieland squeal, Zombieland: Double […]
16th October 2019
Getting back behind the wheel after an accident can be stressful, take a look at our top tips

Getting back behind the wheel after an accident

It doesn’t matter where, when or how it happens; a road accident is always a horrible experience that can leave an impact on you for quite […]
14th October 2019
These medical conditions could stop you driving

13 medical conditions that could land you a hefty fine

There are a number of health conditions that could stop you driving, but did you know déjà vu was one of them? DVLA is warning motorists […]