Driving safely

19th April 2018
Pack cool drinks and games for kids on summer road trips and prevent them being a distraction

Top tips for driving in hot weather

However fleeting the current “heat wave” may be, it’s important to be prepared for driving in the warmer temperatures if you’re going to stay safe on […]
13th April 2018
7 of the best cars for surviving a zombie apocalypse

7 Cars you’d want to drive in a zombie apocalypse

If a zombie apocalypse is upon you, and Rick Grimes is otherwise engaged, then a monster of a machine could be the next best thing to have […]
12th March 2018
Snow, ice and rain brought by the Beast from the East has created and exacerbated thousands of potholes.

The scourge of potholes – and how to handle them

The Beast from the East has brought with it snow, ice and a scourge of potholes. Here’s some things about them you should know and some […]
19th February 2018
The youngest child given a ban was just 12 years old

Over 1,000 children banned from driving in 2017

More than 1,000 children aged 16 and under have been disqualified from driving in the past year, figures obtained by the BBC. The broadcaster says DVLA […]
12th February 2018
Failure to look was a cause in 397 fatal incidents in 2016

7% of journeys drivers aren’t looking at the road

The devastation that can be caused by distracted drivers is well known. But new research suggests motorists are distracted a shocking 7% of the time they’re […]
25th January 2018
IAM Roadsmart is calling for driving lessons in the dark for new motorists

Night-time lessons could save lives

Dating in the dark, dining in the dark and now driving in the dark; no – the latter is not the latest hipster trend, it’s a suggestion […]
11th December 2017
Experts say to increase stopping distances by 10 times in wintry conditions

How to stay safe driving in snow and ice

While the wintry weather makes everywhere look like a Christmas card (at least until it turns to slush), the treacherous conditions make it difficult to drive […]
27th November 2017
From adjusting shopping distances to changing to winter tyres, here’s our guide to driving in winter weather.

A guide to driving during the winter months

Although twinkling icicles and fluffy snow may look idyllic, the icy weather makes road conditions more treacherous and breakdowns more common. Here’s our guide to driving […]
16th November 2017
Drink-driving can carry a six-month prison sentence

Stay behind the wheel and not behind bars this Christmas

Office parties and after-work drinks ensure that police are out in full force over the festive period. So, if you’re thinking of enjoying one or two […]
10th October 2017
Cyclists in Norwich are being offered education before prosecution

Undercover police officers target motorists driving too close to cyclists

The term “undercover officer” may summon images of organised crime networks and big gang busts like you see in movies. But over in Norwich it’s actually […]
9th October 2017
There are 453 crashes on an average Friday

Is it safe to drive on Friday 13th?

Well, it’s Friday 13th this week and if you didn’t already have an excuse to not go to work on Friday, this could be it. An analysis […]
4th October 2017
AEB as standard could prevent 122,860 road traffic casualties

AEB could prevent thousands of casualties a year

Whether it’s splurging on some high-spec trims, or opting for the luxury of an in-car satellite navigation, those added extras make buying a new car a […]
27th September 2017
When it comes to safety testing in 2017, VW’s Arteon is the safest car on the road

Top 10 safest cars of 2017

When buying a new car, safety should always be a top priority – particularly for families who have children to keep safe and sound. Here are our […]
18th September 2017
Stopping distances should increase as leaves on the roads make driving slippery

Top tips for autumn driving

In the blink of an eye, summer’s drawing to a close. Even if you’ve had your eyes shut since May, you wouldn’t have missed much, as […]
8th September 2017
Large vehicles can often veer off road in strong winds

Top tips for driving in windy weather

Old Blighty has not let us down this year, with its delivery of a traditional wet British summer. Meanwhile across the pond, hurricanes Harvey, Irma and […]
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 […]