UK Driving

30th July 2021
A motorist driving down a busy road on an English single carriageway

UK adults drive round the world 11 times in a lifetime

How many motoring miles do you reckon you’ve stacked up so far? New research shows British adults will drive as many as 285,012 miles in their […]
22nd July 2021
Someone pushing the start engine button on a car dashboard

Drivers urged to ‘stay one step ahead of criminals’ as keyless car thefts rise

Is your car keyless? Vehicles with this technology now make up nearly half of car thefts, despite accounting for just 1% of vehicles on the road. […]
15th July 2021
Speeding offences increase despite fewer cars on road

‘Shocking’ levels of speeding in 2020 despite traffic levels dropping

Has the coronavirus pandemic affected your driving habits? It seems some drivers “dangerously took advantage of quieter roads” last year, as the number of those exceeding […]
9th July 2021
A line of cars parked outside

Cars spend most of the time parked – but are too big for garages

How often are you actually behind the wheel of your car? It seems cars and vans in England are driven a mere 4% of the time […]
1st July 2021
A garage being used as a workshop and storage room

Half of drivers ‘never park in their garage’

How often do you actually use your garage to park your car? It seems the majority of UK drivers who have one don’t at all, with […]
1st July 2021
Panoramic views of Giants Causeway on Causeway Coastal route

The best UK summer road trips

Keen to make your summer count? With international travel still fairly hit and miss, many are opting for certainty with their holiday plans this year. That’s […]
24th June 2021
Red traffic light in UK

Smart traffic lights could help motorists avoid getting stuck at red lights

Sick of getting stuck at red lights? It seems new smart traffic lights could be the answer to all your problems – that’s if you’re a […]
22nd June 2021
Car on sunny road in Lake District

Swarms of staycationing Brits to drive hundreds of extra miles this summer

With many international travel restrictions still in force, it seems we’re set for a second summer of staycations. But how far are you prepared to travel? […]
10th June 2021
A stressed driver

Post-lockdown traffic jams causing drivers anxiety

Feeling anxious about returning to the roads after lockdown? You’re not alone. Traffic jams, congestion and incompetent drivers are among some of the biggest anxieties for […]
5th June 2021
A driver holds a fuel pump at a service station

Highest petrol prices in two years give drivers ‘post-lockdown shock’

It appears that easing restrictions may be coming at a cost. Drivers jumping back in their cars this week have been stung by a record-breaking rise […]
1st June 2021
Motorway service sign

The best service stations in the UK and places to see nearby

Do you love a quick coffee stop on the motorway? A recent survey by Which? has revealed the best service stations up and down the country, […]
28th May 2021
Traffic flows freely on the M25

Drivers set for 98% roadwork-free journeys this bank holiday

With some finally-improved weather expected over the upcoming bank holiday weekend, many of us are looking forward to a break. And with almost 11 million leisure […]
29th April 2021
A row of cars sit in a traffic jam

Motorists urged to plan ahead for bank holiday weekend rush

The bank holiday weekend is fast approaching and it seems plenty of us are looking forward to hitting the road. Whether you’re planning a day trip […]
17th April 2021
A male driver looks at a parking ticket.

New parking payment system could put an end to fines

Fed up with rushing back to your car to avoid getting a ticket? Well a new parking tech innovation set to launch in the UK could […]
15th April 2021
1st CENTRAL car dealership

Brits ready to spend lockdown savings on new car, survey reveals

Is it about time you treated yourself to a shiny new set of wheels? With us Brits racking up a total of £18 billion in savings […]
3rd April 2021
A doctor checks a patient’s blood pressure

Medical fitness test for drivers set for shake-up

You’ve already passed your test – so how would you feel about having to undergo regular medical tests to check whether you’re still fit to get […]
1st April 2021
A dog wearing a safety harness and seat belt

How to travel with pets in the car

Are you planning a staycation this year? If you’re taking your pet with you, it’s important that you’re aware of the road safety laws in place […]
13th March 2021
A learner driving with an instructor

Driving lessons and tests on track to restart in April

If lockdown brought your driving practise to a crashing halt, we feel your frustration.  Chances have been few and far between for those who’ve had to […]
21st February 2021
Apple's new 'Do Not Disturb' function will go live this autumn

Parking and travel fares to be payable in Google Maps

Ever reached your destination to find all the parking meters are full, or you don’t have the right coins to pay? Well, now Google is taking […]
4th February 2021
A self-driving car

How automation is changing our roads

Whether you’re a fan of automation or not, there’s no escaping its ever-emerging presence on our roads… Get up to speed on the latest thinking around […]