Driving safely

17th May 2017
This is Global Road Safety Week

Over half of drivers admit to breaking 20mph limit

With the fourth UN Global Road Safety Week just passed (8th – 12th May), countries from around the world came together to highlight the importance of road safety. Every Global […]
11th May 2017
When changing a tyre, safety comes first

We’ll never tire of good tyre advice

If you noticed that your car door wasn’t closing properly you wouldn’t leave it would you? Well, this should be the same for your tyres too. […]
21st April 2017
driver picks up keys to their new car

How to buy a car (and not be fooled)

All those pesky April Fools’ pranks may feel like a distant memory, but it’s still possible to feel like you’ve been taken for a ride throughout […]
10th April 2017
Make sure you ease back into driving at your own speed.

Getting back in the driving seat after an accident

It doesn’t matter where, when or how it happens; a road accident is always a horrible experience. After an accident, it can be difficult to get […]
27th March 2017
Single/Double Summer Time would see brighter evenings all year round

Changing how we change the clocks – could it improve road safety?

In case you weren’t aware, the clocks went forward this weekend. And yes, unfortunately, that’s the bad one for those of us that like our sleep. […]
14th March 2017
Stars such as Pharrell Williams, Rafael Nadal and Vanessa Low support the initiative

Star studded lineup for FIA’s road safety initiative

Some of the biggest names in the world have come together in a bid to help make our roads safer. The fédération internationale de l’automobile (FIA), […]
10th March 2017
From phones to make-up, the distractions were certainly varied

Bad behaviour behind the wheel revealed

As you probably know, the penalties for using your mobile phone behind the wheel changed at the start of March. If you’re caught using your phone, […]
3rd March 2017

New child car seat rules explained

The laws behind child car seats changed on 1st March, but a study shows the majority of UK parents don’t even know what the old laws […]
23rd February 2017
Follow these top tips for driving safely in high winds

How to stay safe in windy weather

Windy weather can cause trouble on the roads. Luckily, IAM RoadSmart has come up with 5 simple tips to stay safe when the gusts pick up, […]
9th February 2017

(Car) service with a smile

They say only a bad craftsman blames their tools. We have to disagree. If a craftsman has a broken saw and half a screwdriver, it doesn’t […]
7th February 2017
The increased speeding fines could mean a fine of 150% your weekly wage

Speeding penalties set to rise, don’t be caught out!

Currently, when a motorist is caught driving excessively over the speed limit, they receive a fine that starts at 100% of their weekly income. But with […]
6th February 2017

5 ways to conquer stressful driving

Road rage, it can get us all. From a quiet tut, to an unnecessary hand gesture, we all react in different ways. But sometimes road rage […]
12th January 2017
Get your windscreen chip fixed as soon as possible to avoid it turning into a crack.

Why it’s a cracking idea to get windscreen chips fixed

You’re driving along the road when a lorry wheel flicks up a stone which hits your windscreen and causes a chip. Frustrating, we know…but our windscreen […]
23rd December 2016
Driving through flood water can be life-threatening – just 30cm of flowing water is enough to float your car

Drivers urged to check flood risk ahead of Christmas getaway

Sadly, instead of snow, wet and windy conditions are expected over the festive weekend. The Environment Agency is warning motorists of a wet – not white […]
21st December 2016
1 in 5 ignore warning lights when driving home for Christmas

1 in 5 ignore warning lights when ‘driving home for Christmas’

Every year it’s the same. You try to get everything sorted early, but it comes to the week before Christmas and there’s still something you need […]
19th December 2016
A road safety organisation has released 12 tips for staying safe on the roads this festive season.

Stay safe with the 12 tips of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, GEM Motoring Assist gave to me… Don’t worry, we’re not going to go through the whole song. With Christmas fast […]
2nd December 2016
Christmas drink-drive campaign launched to help people stay safe on the roads.

Young men urged not to drink-drive over Christmas

As everyone tucks into those fist advent calendar chocolates, panics about presents and prepares for some well-earned time off over Christmas, the government is urging drivers […]
24th November 2016
Road safety charity Brake is urging all young drivers to take their pledge and drive safely.

Drivers urged to take ‘Brake Pledge’ for Road Safety Week

Have you taken the Brake Pledge? Road safety charity Brake is urging all young drivers to take its pledge and drive safely. This is in accordance […]
23rd November 2016
Young drivers in the UK are the most likely to be involved in an accident after seeing an attractive pedestrian, according to research.

Young UK drivers most likely to be distracted by “attractive pedestrians”

Do you get distracted easily when behind the wheel? A survey from Ford has researched what distracts young drivers across Europe, and the UK has come […]
18th November 2016
The promo for Jeremy Clarkson's new show The Grand Tour has been slammed by road safety charities.

Car crash promo for Jeremy Clarkson’s new show slammed by road safety charity

A road safety charity has slammed mock car crashes staged as a promotion for Jeremy Clarkson’s new motoring show as “crass” and “insensitive”. The fake crashes […]