Road Safety

27th January 2020
Front-facing car seats put young children at greater risk

1 in 4 parents use wrong car seat

Are you unintentionally putting your small child at risk? Alarmingly, one in four parents could be both breaking the law and endangering their little one by […]
25th January 2020
Reckless motorist drives with no hands on the wheel

Reckless drivers show little care for safety

Thought most drivers took care behind the wheel? Think again. A stretch in Dorset has revealed the shocking ways drivers risk lives on the road… A […]
21st January 2020
Do you risk driving without your glasses?

One million drivers refuse to wear glasses

Do motorway gantry lights blur into one? Does that sign say 30 or 50? It might time to put on your specs… A “concerning” new survey […]
6th January 2020
Drivers are swerving onto the wrong side of the road to avoid the danger of hitting a pothole

UK’s pothole ridden roads fuelling dangerous driving

How do you react if you come across a pothole? Do you hit the brakes and try to limit the damage to your car? Or simply […]
9th December 2019
Could an increase in roadside breathalyser tests reduce fatalities?

Drink-driving related deaths highest since 2010

Have plummeting police numbers played a part in a surge in drink-drive deaths? Department for Transport data shows that serious incidents and road fatalities related to […]
2nd December 2019
Distracted driving caused 93 deaths in 2018

Distracted driving caused 3,000 crashes and 93 deaths last year

When it comes to distracted driving habits, it seems there’s still plenty that needs to change here in the UK. Analysis of Department for Transport (DfT) […]
28th November 2019
Mother faces police investigation after posting reckless video.

Mum hands the wheel to 6-year-old son while driving 80mph on motorway

Some people believe the legal driving age should be lowered… but surely this isn’t quite what they had in mind. A mum in Russia is under […]
22nd November 2019
A third of motorists are still using their phones behind the wheel.

A third of motorists admit to using phone behind the wheel

Are you guilty of using your mobile phone while driving? According to new research by Direct Line, almost a third (29%) of British motorists admit to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
13th October 2019
33 new drivers lose their licence every day

33 new drivers lose their licence every day

Passing your driving test makes you safe for the roads, right? New statistics suggest not… According to Brake, as many as 33 new drivers lose their […]
4th October 2019
Horrific car crash on M62 reveals dangers of driving in wet weather.

Horror crash reveals dangers of driving in wet weather

Shocking new photos of a crumpled car wrapped around a lamppost have once again shone a light on the very real dangers of wet weather driving. […]
1st October 2019
Fatal car crash caused by dangerous driver with 25 points on his licence

Killer driver had 25 points on his licence before fatal crash

Those affected by a tragic car crash in Manchester have been further  devastated to learn the fatal collision was caused by a driver who should’ve been […]
26th September 2019
Driving in wet weather can be rather frightening check out our top tips to ensure you get to your destination safely.

Top tips for driving in wet weather

One of the biggest downsides of living in the UK has got to be the tumultuous weather; one day it can be blistering sunshine, the next […]