UK Driving

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 […]
1st February 2021
Cars on sale

Half of global consumers target car purchase this year

Could a car be your key to protection during the pandemic? A new study shows a whopping 46% of global consumers plan to keep themselves and […]
16th January 2021
Used car number plate

1ST CENTRAL guide to buying a used car

Looking for a new car without the ‘new car’ price tag? Buying second hand can be an affordable way to get your dream car, but it’s […]
7th January 2021
Driving test

Driving tests postponed for third UK lockdown

Did you have a driving test booked this month? Here’s what lockdown means for you… The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that all […]
14th December 2020
Traffic in London

Congestion could cost UK £15 billion a year

Have you used your car more during the pandemic? You’re not alone… Government figures show weekday car traffic has now returned to 88% of pre-coronavirus levels […]
10th December 2020
Free parking sign

Free parking for Christmas shoppers

Ready to get into the festive spirit? High streets up and down the country are preparing to welcome a flurry of Christmas shoppers with free parking […]
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 […]