Driving safely

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, […]
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 […]