UK Driving

19th October 2021
Smiling young woman driving

Cost is main reason youngsters are putting brakes on driving

Feel like there’s fewer young people behind the wheel these days? That’s probably because there are. The number of young people hitting the roads is declining, […]
10th October 2021
A finger pressing a button to start a self-driving car

Nearly half of Brits trust their own skills over driverless cars

How do you think your driving compares to that of a self-driving car? It seems almost half of British motorists reckon they’re better behind the wheel […]
7th October 2021
Smoke emissions from exhaust pipe in car

Leaded petrol is gone – will coal be next?

Remember leaded petrol – the fuel responsible for contaminating air, dust, soil, water and crops for most of a century? After Algeria became the last country […]
6th October 2021
A young person putting an L plate on their blue car

Learner drivers paying the price of ongoing test backlog

Are you still waiting for a driving test due to the ongoing backlog? It seems you’re not alone. New research reveals that some learner drivers are […]
23rd September 2021
Damage to cars overlooked by owners

Over 14m UK cars affected by damage ignored by owner

You shouldn’t have to look too closely to spot scuffs, dents and scratches on the UK’s vehicles it seems – as more than two in five […]
16th September 2021
Woman singing in a car

Bohemian Rhapsody tops the driving anthems charts

Brits have voted for Queen’s six-minute operatic-rock classic Bohemian Rhapsody as their favourite track to listen to while behind the wheel. Freddie Mercury and company fought […]
14th September 2021
Young woman paying for car parking

Cash is number one choice for parking payments despite the pandemic

Cash is king when it comes to paying for parking, at least for now. A survey by the AA found that 46% of drivers prefer to […]
2nd September 2021
Petrol pump for super E10 petrol

Drivers unaware of E10 petrol roll-out

Did you know a new type of petrol has been introduced at UK forecourts? It seems as many as a quarter of drivers are unaware that […]
25th August 2021
A car key being handed over to a buyer

Used car prices reach record-breaking level due to high demand

Would you consider buying a used car? It seems supply issues in the new car market are leading buyers to seek second-hand options, pushing up their […]
21st August 2021
Older couple driving in open-top car

Most older drivers plan to drive for as long as possible

How long do you hope to be driving for? New research suggests the majority of older motorists have no plans to give up their licence and […]
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 […]