Road Safety

16th June 2020
Top tips for driving with hay fever

Motorists warned to check hay fever tablets before driving

Snivels and sneezes can be a real irritation behind the wheel. But hay fever sufferers are also being warned that taking medication could make their driving […]
10th June 2020
Sharing the road with cyclists

Keeping pedestrians and cyclists safe on the roads

After updated government advice urged commuters to travel on bicycles and scooters, the number of people using these vehicles is set to increase, at least until […]
19th May 2020
Maintaining vehicles during lockdown

Motorists warned to keep their cars maintained during lockdown

Have you left your car to sleep through lockdown? If so, it might need a little TLC before heading back out on the road… Experts are […]
10th February 2020
Driver fined £100 for sneezing

Driver slapped with ‘ridiculous’ £100 fine after pulling over to sneeze

You’re having a fit of the sneezes behind the wheel, so you pull over. Sounds sensible, right? Well, this driver got fined for doing just that… […]
3rd February 2020
Buckingham Palace causes 34 accidents a year

Britain’s most distracting landmarks revealed

Do you wave to the Royals when driving past Buckingham Palace? Or pause to wonder at Stonehenge when passing through Wiltshire? Accident data has revealed the […]
31st January 2020
Passengers risk horrific injuries by putting their feet up on the dashboard.

Keep your feet off the dash

Horrifying X-ray images released on Twitter show the dangers of allowing passengers to drive with their feet up on the dashboard.  Police shared images of a […]
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 […]