road safety

2nd November 2018
Driving your friend’s car could see you hit by penalty points and an unlimited fine

Motorists warned about driving other people’s cars

Have you ever jumped behind the wheel of your friend’s car? Maybe you wanted to quickly nip down to the shops to pick up supplies? Or […]
31st October 2018
11,000 motorists still driving after evading ban

11,000 motorists still driving after evading ban

Drivers with over 50 penalty points on their licence are still on the roads after taking advantage of a loophole in the system, shocking new figures […]
29th October 2018
Halloween sees a spike in the number of under-10s injured on the roads

Trick-or-treaters warned of child casualty horrors on Halloween

Are you heading out trick-or-treating with your little ones this Halloween? Perhaps you’re all dressing up as goblins or ghouls, or maybe your favourite Harry Potter […]
26th October 2018
Motorists face fines for not restraining their pets in the car

Loose animals could see pet owners fined

Do you pop your pooch in the passenger footwell when you take them out for a drive? Or maybe you let them ride shotgun so they […]
22nd October 2018
Image Caption On average, couples are arguing every 28 minutes.

1 in 5 motorists thinks their partner drives dangerously

What’s the most annoying thing your partner does behind the wheel? Maybe they always tune into a radio station that you don’t like? Or perhaps they […]
17th October 2018
England's worst roads have been revealed as Manchester's Oldham Road

Revealed: England’s worst roads

Is there a road near you that you’re convinced is in a particularly bad condition? Well, if you live near the Oldham Road in Manchester your […]
5th October 2018
Drivers are being distracted behind the wheel

80% of drivers get ‘distracted’ behind the wheel

UK drivers are putting themselves and others in danger by getting distracted on the road, according to new research. A study carried out by German Autolabs […]
3rd October 2018
How to prepare for a car breakdown

Your breakdown guide for the winter

The cold and rain of autumn and winter can have a serious effect on a car’s health, increasing your chances of  having your car break down, […]
5th September 2018
From leaf fall to wet roads and dazzling sunshine, autumn poses all sorts of challenges for drivers.

Stay safe with our autumn driving checklist

We love to moan about the weather, but the summer of 2018 really will go down as one of the memorable ones. Remember the parched yellow […]
24th August 2018
Image Caption Drink-driving related deaths rose in 2016

Drink-driving casualties hit highest level in years

The number of people killed or injured in drink-driving related crashes has hit its highest level since 2012. Data from the Department of Transport shows that […]
10th August 2018
Stay calm, stay safe and get help when your car breaks down

What to do in the event of a breakdown

It’s that time of year when everyone’s on the road, with most people heading off on their well-earned holidays. If you’re a new motorist, it’s all […]
4th July 2018
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Summer driving tips to keep you cool as it heats up

Summer’s in full swing and with welcome hot temperatures blanketing the UK in a heatwave, it’s the perfect time to head off on an adventure behind […]
20th October 2017
Almost three million drivers use dash cams

Dash cam footage in court triples in under three years

Arguing over blame in a road collision is frustrating and exhausting. Whether you’re to blame or not, if you’re found to be at fault, you could […]
4th August 2017
Can new technology stop drivers texting behind the wheel?

New technology aims to prevent text driving collisions

New software with a “do not disturb” feature will reduce the number of deaths caused by texting while driving, international safety bodies have said. Speaking to […]
18th July 2017
Only 15% of child seats were fitted correctly for the child using it

85% of child seats are deemed unsafe

Children under the age of 12, by law, are required to use a child seat when travelling in a vehicle. Most children that age aren’t great […]
16th June 2017
Alcoholic lollies can contain as much alcohol as a strong lager

Don’t lick and drive: Police warning over alcoholic lollies

The summer’s well and truly here. We’ve had a few hot days and everybody is already complaining that it’s too hot… you have to love the […]
8th June 2017
Apple's new 'Do Not Disturb' function will go live this autumn

Apple looks to make the roads a safer place to be

Apple, one of the world’s largest tech companies, is trying to tackle the problem of distracted drivers head on. And, as ever with Apple, they’re doing […]
17th May 2017
This is Global Road Safety Week

Over half of drivers admit to breaking 20mph limit

With the fourth UN Global Road Safety Week just passed (8th – 12th May), countries from around the world came together to highlight the importance of road safety. Every Global […]
10th April 2017
Make sure you ease back into driving at your own speed.

Getting back in the driving seat after an accident

It doesn’t matter where, when or how it happens; a road accident is always a horrible experience. After an accident, it can be difficult to get […]
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. […]