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18th August 2017
Magistrates can choose to waive a ban in ‘exceptional circumstances’

Thousands of motorists driving with 12 points

Like most, we assumed that if you’ve managed to notch 12 penalty points on your licence there’s a decent chance you’ve been banned from driving – […]
17th August 2017

The rise of the dash cam

An incident a couple of week’s ago has underscored the prominence of the dash cam in modern motoring. Jaw-dropping dash cam footage posted on Twitter by […]
16th August 2017
Many motorists ignore the law about mobile use

Catch me if you can: Motorists flout phone laws amid police cuts

The number of specialist traffic officers has fallen by almost a third in 10 years – a Freedom of Information request (FOI) reveals – leading to […]
14th August 2017
£1,700 up for grabs when changing to an electric, hybrid or cleaner EU6 BMW or MINI

BMW launches its own diesel scrappage scheme

Theresa May has recently announced a diesel scrappage scheme, although the Government has yet to give even an inkling as to where, when and, more importantly, […]
10th August 2017
Driverless cars are being tested on controlled highways in Virginia

Driverless car revealed as man dressed in car seat costume

After tracking the car across the city of Arlington, Virginia and eventually chasing it down to a red light, Adam Tuss, a reporter for NBC Washington found […]
8th August 2017
Trials of fully-automated driverless vehicles were launched in London in April

Safety experts warn over driverless car ‘grey area’

So – it turns out not all automated vehicles will be fully automated… and not knowing exactly what self-driving cars are capable of could result in […]
4th August 2017
Can new technology stop drivers texting behind the wheel?

New technology aims to prevent text driving collisions

New software with a “do not disturb” feature will reduce the number of deaths caused by texting while driving, international safety bodies have said. Speaking to […]
1st August 2017
Sat-navs, mobile phones and chatty friends were all used to distract drivers

The top 10 most distracting driving habits revealed

Hey, over here! It’s easy to get distracted these days. You’ll be reading the start of a news article and before you know it, your attention […]
31st July 2017
• Backseat driving, vaping and taking selfies ranked amongst the most irritating passenger habits

Put a brake on bad passenger behaviour with William Hanson’s Alternative Highway Code

We’ve recently completed research that’s revealed backseat driving, vaping in the car and taking selfies are amongst the rudest offences committed by passengers. Over a tenth […]
26th July 2017
Range anxiety and cost often put buyers off buying an electric car

Petrol and diesel cars to be banned by 2040

Forget the overwhelming evidence that there’s a “public health emergency” caused by vehicle pollution – for some, the fear of an electric car running out of […]
19th July 2017
2pm on Saturday 22 July is the most dangerous time on UK roads

Stay safe on the roads this “Black Saturday”

This Saturday is “Black Saturday”. Now, that may sound like something from Game of Thrones (it’s on our mind… can you really blame us?), but it’s […]
18th July 2017
Only 15% of child seats were fitted correctly for the child using it

85% of child seats are deemed unsafe

Children under the age of 12, by law, are required to use a child seat when travelling in a vehicle. Most children that age aren’t great […]
17th July 2017
57% of British motorists think they’re a worse driver now than when they first passed their test.

Are you a better or worse driver now than when you first passed your test?

A scary 57% of British motorists think they’re a worse driver now than when they first passed their test. Not a great confidence booster for driving […]
17th July 2017
Don’t let the stress of driving abroad ruin your holiday

Driving abroad: Everything you need to know

Holidays are meant to be relaxing, fun and memorable. Unfortunately for some, driving abroad is anything but relaxing, definitely isn’t fun and could be memorable for […]
14th July 2017
Family cars don’t have to be huge, thanks to handy hatchbacks

Top 10 small family cars

“A family car has to be big, slow and not particularly good looking.” We don’t know who said that totally made-up quote, but we do know […]
13th July 2017
If you’re in an accident overseas, the steps are similar to back home.

What to do if you’re in a road accident abroad

For many the idea of driving overseas is pretty daunting, while the possibility of being involved in an incident abroad is truly terrifying. Unfortunately, accidents do […]
12th July 2017
From heated seats to entertainment systems, the South loves luxuries in their cars

The great North/ South divide over motoring luxuries

Cars used to be so simple. Yes, you could lower the windows, but you had to roll them up or down yourself. Yes, you could listen […]
10th July 2017
Petrol or diesel – the cheapest cars to run.

What are the cheapest petrol and diesel cars to run?

We all want to own our own car, but for many it’s becoming more and more difficult. Automotive data experts, cap hpi, have been analysing petrol […]
6th July 2017
An idle car produces enough emissions in a minute to fill 150 balloons.

Parents could face fines for leaving engine on outside school

The school run is always a busy time. Dozens of cars cramming into the tiny spaces outside schools, while a dozen more try to drive through […]
29th June 2017
Optimus Prime tops most expensive movie car to insure

Lights! Motor! Action! The most expensive movie cars to insure

With the new Transformers film, The Last Knight, now out in cinemas across the world, we’ve had our insurance wizards conjure up the price of insuring […]