17th January 2018
13% of motorists resolve to switch off their handsets when driving

What are your motoring goals for 2018?

While most people set New Year’s goals to get fit, eat healthier, spend less or be more positive, many of us are looking to improve how […]
15th January 2018
Experts warn keyless entry systems could be the reason for the rise in car thefts

Is your motor safe from theft?

Vehicle thefts in England and Wales have shot up by almost a third (30%) over a three year period, according to figures released as part of […]
12th January 2018
Ignoring smart motorway lane closures could incur a £100 fine and three points

2018 Motoring law changes: What we know so far…

The last 12 months saw plenty of changes in the world of motoring law. Car tax, mobile phone penalties and alterations to the practical driving test […]
11th January 2018
The best and worst drivers by profession has now been revealed

Britain’s best and worst drivers revealed

Are you one of Britain’s worst drivers? A study of over 400,000 motorists has shed light on the driving habits of the British public, revealing the […]
10th January 2018
One million potholes outside of London will be addressed

£46 million pledged to tackle one million UK potholes

Britain’s roads have been compared to “Swiss cheese” by road safety experts who are applauding a £200 million initiative to tackle the UK’s highways. The Government […]
9th January 2018
Papa and Nicole are still synonymous with the Renault Clio today

Top 10 car adverts of the 90’s

Not everyone appreciated car adverts during the 1990s, but years later they’re still serving up plenty of entertainment value. Check out consumer site Honest John’s top […]
5th January 2018
Monthly rises in November show fuel prices have risen by 2p a litre

Fuel prices hit three-year high

The average cost of filling your tank with petrol or diesel has reached a three-year high according to new figures. Why are petrol prices so high? […]
4th January 2018
Save on your cars running costs this year with 1st CENTRAL

Top ways to save on car running costs this year

It’s January, which means two things are inevitable. You’ve made a New Year’s resolution and you’ve probably already given up on it! So how about making […]
3rd January 2018
The fermentation process in beer is producing a sustainable fuel

British university turns beer into petrol

Beer and driving have always been a taboo pairing. But scientists at the University of Bristol could have come up with a way to harmonise their […]
2nd January 2018
471 drivers a day were breathalysed over Christmas

Police ‘disappointed’ by number of driving under the influence arrests this Christmas

The festive season cast a worrying shadow on driving behaviours in Scotland, with official figures showing almost 500 drivers were breathalysed each day over the four-week […]
28th December 2017
Lincolnshire tops the list of drink-driving hotspots

Police set to name and shame drink drivers

Motorists who flout the law and get behind the wheel while under the influence could see their names published by Lincolnshire Police. The controversial policy names […]
22nd December 2017
Lincolnshire tops the list of drink-driving hotspots

Countryside drivers are ‘more likely to drink drive’

‘Tis the season to be merry. Unfortunately, it’s also the season of drink-driving – and new figures suggest rural areas are hot spots for it. A […]
15th December 2017

2018 New Year’s resolutions for motorists

You may think you’re an excellent driver with little room for improvement. But there’s never any harm in striving to be better. Here’s 10 New Year’s […]
11th December 2017
Experts say to increase stopping distances by 10 times in wintry conditions

How to stay safe driving in snow and ice

While the wintry weather makes everywhere look like a Christmas card (at least until it turns to slush), the treacherous conditions make it difficult to drive […]
4th December 2017
Figures show speeding prosecutions are at a six-year high

Speeding prosecutions hit six-year high

Smart motorways, speed cameras and increasingly graphic awareness campaigns of the dangers of speeding – it’s hard to imagine that drivers exceed the road limits today… […]
1st December 2017
Shady sellers will fraudulently advertise cars that don’t exist

How to avoid the most common car buying scams

However savvy a buyer or seller you think you are, there’ll always be someone with a new, ‘sophisticated’ scam aimed at ripping you off. It’s worth […]
27th November 2017
From adjusting shopping distances to changing to winter tyres, here’s our guide to driving in winter weather.

A guide to driving during the winter months

Although twinkling icicles and fluffy snow may look idyllic, the icy weather makes road conditions more treacherous and breakdowns more common. Here’s our guide to driving […]
21st November 2017
Study finds new drivers start texting after just three weeks

New drivers pick up bad habits in just two weeks

Seasoned drivers are bound to pick up the odd bad habit here and there. Perhaps it comes with the confidence (or complacency) of having been on […]
16th November 2017
Drink-driving can carry a six-month prison sentence

Stay behind the wheel and not behind bars this Christmas

Office parties and after-work drinks ensure that police are out in full force over the festive period. So, if you’re thinking of enjoying one or two […]
15th November 2017
Use maps and apps to take the safest route home

Driving home this Christmas

In the words of Chris Rea, when you’re driving home for Christmas, you can’t wait to see their faces. But before you go anywhere, our guide […]