Driving safely

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
19th June 2017
Driving to a festival has never been easier with these top tips

Driving to a summer festival

There are few better ways to celebrate the summer than a music festival. You just can’t beat the bright lights, amazing bands and the great atmosphere […]
16th June 2017
Alcoholic lollies can contain as much alcohol as a strong lager

Don’t lick and drive: Police warning over alcoholic lollies

The summer’s well and truly here. We’ve had a few hot days and everybody is already complaining that it’s too hot… you have to love the […]
12th June 2017
It is illegal to leave your pet in a car on a hot day

GEM urges drivers to keep their pets safe this summer

OK, we don’t want to jinx anything… but it’s starting to feel like summer’s here. If it immediately started raining outside after you read that, we’re […]
8th June 2017
Apple's new 'Do Not Disturb' function will go live this autumn

Apple looks to make the roads a safer place to be

Apple, one of the world’s largest tech companies, is trying to tackle the problem of distracted drivers head on. And, as ever with Apple, they’re doing […]
25th May 2017
Many of the world’s most-loved marques are manufactured in Germany

What does Germany’s renewable energy record mean for car production?

There are two things in this world that are always 100% true. First, if you ever go to a karaoke bar, you will hear Queen at […]
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 tips

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, […]