UK Driving

26th November 2020
Car park

Is your car too big to park?

One size no longer fits all. New data from CarGurus reveals parking is becoming an increasing struggle, with modern cars growing in size while parking spaces […]
18th November 2020
Paper cup in car cup holder

Where are germs hiding in your car?

Your car could be hiding up to 16 times more germs than a toilet seat… A new study reveals the most germ-ridden areas of your car, […]
16th November 2020
Man inspects car on production line in factory

The £735m Brexit bill footed by the car industry

UK motoring firms have coughed up a staggering £735 million in their bid to Brexit-proof their businesses. Latest stats from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and […]
12th November 2020
Man loading car with groceries

Drivers say car access is ‘essential’ during pandemic

Has your car been a lifeline this year? A recent poll of more than 3,000 drivers shows 68% say their car is essential to life during […]
20th October 2020
Rush hour traffic

New motorway speed limits cut harmful emissions by half

New motorway speed limits have brought a breath of fresh air to these Welsh stretches – will England enjoy similar effects? Lower speed limits on Welsh […]
15th October 2020
Car park.

Birmingham named worst city for parking

How long does it take you to find a parking space in your city centre? A new study has revealed the worst places for parking in […]
5th October 2020
Green car icon on grass

1st CENTRAL guide to green driving

Time to take your foot off the gas and think about your carbon footprint? Our 10 green driving tips will help make your driving more environmentally […]
2nd October 2020
Man making purchase on laptop

DVLA launches online log book service

Every year, around half a million of us apply to the DVLA for a replacement vehicle log book (V5C), having lost or damaged our original document. […]
29th September 2020
Learner driver holding L-plates.

The driving theory test – what’s changing?

Preparing to take your driving theory test? Hold up – there are some changes you need to know about… The DVSA has made one crucial change […]
25th September 2020
Residential London neighbourhood

Communities clash over new Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

It seems quieter roads and pedestrianised neighbourhoods aren’t quite the fairy-tale councils expected… More than 200 Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) have been proposed as a way […]
21st September 2020
Polluting car

Britain’s cars are older than ever

Is it time to retire your wheels? It might surprise you to learn that one in every five cars on our roads is over 13 years […]
18th September 2020
Traffic on the M6 motorway.

Motorways to trial 60mph limit in clean air bid

Take your foot off the gas, it’s time to clear the roadside air. Speed limits on four stretches of motorway will be cut to 60mph to […]
11th September 2020
A car speedometer.

61% opposed to mandatory speed limiters

Cut the speed! The latest proposed update to UK driving law will make in-built speed limiters mandatory for all new cars by 2022.  The new technology […]
8th September 2020
Cyclist in London

Half of UK workers won’t return to pre-lockdown commute

Heading back to the office? Time to start planning the commute… But according to a new survey, the coronavirus pandemic may have changed our work and […]
21st August 2020
Parked cars

Brits spend five and half million hours searching for their parked cars every year

What’s the longest you’ve spent searching for your car in the supermarket car park? New research shows many of us have forgotten where we parked our […]
14th August 2020
Children on a summer road trip

Staycationers to take 45 million day trips in August

Holiday plans scuppered by the pandemic? UK road trips look to be the next best option as Brits plan to make the most of summer. A […]
6th August 2020
A mechanic works in a garage

Millions of Brits said ‘no’ to June’s MOT holiday

Safe driving or short-term savings – which did you choose? The government’s MOT holiday gave UK drivers the chance to forfeit their vehicle tests from 30th […]
30th July 2020
Cyclists on busy London street.

Lockdown leads to friendlier roads

Could the age-long feud between drivers and cyclists finally be starting to calm? A new survey by Green Flag suggests we’re becoming more patient with those […]
28th July 2020
Driver turns volume dial on car radio

Revealed: The UK’s most popular driving songs

2020 is the year of the staycation and… soft rock, according to our Spotify playlists, at least. It appears Toto, Bon Jovi and the appropriately named […]
6th July 2020
McDonald's to install electric vehicle charging points

McDonald’s to install electric car charge points

Need to refuel? Now you can charge your electric vehicle while munching through your Big Mac at the same time… Fast food giant McDonald’s has announced […]