Road Safety

23rd February 2021
A man checking tyre pressure

Drivers urged to keep up tyre checks during lockdown

With the UK still under strict lockdown restrictions, few of us are using our cars in the way we normally would – instead leaving them stationary […]
18th February 2021
Pothole on road

Potholes left unrepaired for up to four months

If you drive regularly, you’ll likely be only too familiar with the dreaded pothole. Aside from presenting a real danger for road users, hitting one could […]
11th February 2021
A car driving in the snow

Will driving after a weather warning affect my car insurance?

Could driving during snow, ice, wind, rain or fog following a weather warning invalidate your car insurance if you need to make a claim? Luckily, leading […]
8th February 2021
A smart motorway

Smart motorway safety tech rollout brought forward

It looks like smart motorways may be set for an unexpectedly early safety boost – after the Transport Secretary turned up the pressure on Highways England. […]
28th January 2021
Collision of two cars in snow.

Cities most prone to winter weather accidents revealed

Some of us may have enjoyed the novelty of snow in recent weeks, but for many drivers, the wintery conditions have not been as welcomed. The […]
23rd December 2020
Scraping ice off the windshield.

Third of drivers risk driving without fully de-icing their cars

How much extra time do you leave to defrost your car in the mornings? According to research by Green Flag, a third of motorists have driven […]
20th November 2020
School safety zone road sign

Drivers support speeding crackdown outside schools

Speeding near schools is simply unacceptable, according to the majority of drivers. More than 82% back the use of speed cameras to fine people driving over […]
9th November 2020
Young driver.

Revealed: the most common motoring offences committed by young drivers

Do you steer clear of young drivers? New data has revealed the most common driving offences committed by 16-25-year-olds last year and how likely they were […]
6th November 2020
Self-driving car graphic

How does in-car technology impact our safety on the roads?

When it comes to road safety, in-car technology sparks some mixed feelings. In fact, according to a survey by Otonomo, as many as 40% of drivers […]
3rd November 2020
Car mechanic

Can you still get your car serviced during the second lockdown?

Is your car due a service during the second lockdown? New national lockdown measures came into play in England from midnight on Thursday 5th November, closing […]
2nd November 2020
Smart motorway refuge area

More than half of drivers still confused by smart motorways

Do you know what makes a motorway ‘smart’? Do you know what to do when your car breaks down and there’s no sign of a hard […]
28th October 2020
Cyclist on rainy street.

One third of drivers put cyclists at risk

Keep your distance – you could be risking lives. One third of us don’t leave enough of a gap when driving past cyclists, putting other road […]
19th October 2020
Blown tyre

Parents warned over tyre safety risk

Are you putting your child at risk? According to YouGov, thousands of parents are driving their children to school on worn-out tyres. Dangerous tyres Safety experts […]
9th October 2020
Driver holding smartphone.

Fifth of young drivers take video calls behind the wheel

Would you take a video call while driving? Video calling services such as FaceTime, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp pose ‘new, clear and present’ danger on UK […]
28th September 2020
Speeding car

Half of people think speeding is acceptable

Hit the brakes – speeding is just as risky as driving after a pint. IAM Roadsmart says speeding should be deemed as socially unacceptable as drink […]
14th September 2020
Mechanic carrying out a car service.

12.5 million vehicles miss car servicing during pandemic

Have you used your car less during lockdown? That doesn’t mean you should skip your service… According to garage comparison site, BookMyGarage, nearly eight in 10 […]
5th September 2020
Indicator stick on a car

1st CENTRAL’s essential guide to car lights and headlights

Headlights when it’s dark, full beam when it’s darker. Easy, right? You’d be surprised how many people don’t know when to use all the lights on […]
4th September 2020
Pothole on road

Government vows to tackle England’s pothole hotspots

Spotted a hole in the road? It could be time to look forward to a smoother commute as the government sets out to fund repairs on […]
2nd September 2020
Parent strapping child into car seat.

New online tool helps parents choose right car seat

Is your child strapped in safely? Four out of 10 parents admit they’re uncertain which car seat is right for their child… Parents across the UK […]
19th August 2020
Sat nav on windscreen.

Is your sat nav stealing your focus?

Eyes on the road! Is your sat nav obstructing your view? Placing your sat nav in the wrong place on the windscreen could lead to potentially […]