Driving safely

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
Hand of car mechanic with wrench. Auto repair garage.

(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
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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 […]
14th November 2016
A new study suggests that dangerous driving runs in the family.

Bad driver? Blame your parents!

Ever wondered where your bad – and good – habits behind the wheel come from? You can thank mum and dad. So says a new study […]
31st October 2016
Research suggests drivers are more likely to crash in the 4 weeks following the clocks going back.

Drivers more likely to crash in 4 weeks following October clock change

The clocks went back on Sunday and we all got to enjoy an extra hour in bed, as well as lighter mornings. But did you know […]
20th October 2016
1st CENTRAL has launched a new app to reward safe driving.

Get rewarded for your driving

Here at 1ST CENTRAL, we think brilliant drivers like you deserve great rewards. That’s where our free app 1ST DRIVE comes in. Track your trips, size […]
19th October 2016
Newly qualified drivers can face all kinds of challenges when trying to stay safe on the road

1st CENTRAL’s safety tips for young drivers

When you’ve just passed your test, there can be a lot to think about. Not only do you have to remember all the rules you’ve learnt […]
18th October 2016
Driving in the dark can be dangerous, so here are our top tips to keep you safe on those dark evenings

Driving in the dark

Driving in the dark can be dangerous, so here are our top tips to keep you safe on those dark evenings: Headlights can sometimes point in […]
10th October 2016
Car crash survivor, Laura Torrance, shared her experiences to highlight road safety at Streets Ahead Edinburgh Young Drivers.

Brave car crash victim tells her story to warn teens of driving dangers

A brave young woman who was left in a wheelchair after a car crash has warned teenagers about the dangers of driving. Laura Torrance spoke out […]
28th September 2016
Have a stress-free road trip to university by following these top tips.

Student safety guide: Have a stress-free road trip to university

Are you driving to university this September? You may be travelling into the unknown, with a new course to start and new people to meet. But […]
19th September 2016
Google Maps is set to introduce a new feature that displays the speed limit on roads when using GPS navigation

Google Maps new feature to speed up road safety

Google Maps could be about to make your car journeys safer thanks to a new navigation feature. The app is now displaying local speed limits as part of its […]