Road Safety

10th August 2018
Stay calm, stay safe and get help when your car breaks down

What to do in the event of a breakdown

It’s that time of year when everyone’s on the road, with most people heading off on their well-earned holidays. If you’re a new motorist, it’s all […]
7th August 2018
A thinktank has called for MOTs to be scrapped

Should the MOT be scrapped?

UK motorists are wasting hundreds of millions of pounds every year on “outdated” M)T tests, a thinktank has claimed. In its new report, the Adam Smith […]
2nd August 2018
Dehydrated drivers make just as many mistakes as those who drink and drive

Driving dehydrated ‘just as bad as drink driving’

Dehydrated motorists are just as likely to make mistakes on the road as those who drink drive. Bet you didn’t think that would be the case! […]
23rd July 2018
If next winter’s a hard one, it could be tough to get around as gritting budgets are cut

Are drivers in for a ‘winter of woe’?

The UK may be basking in a long hot summer at the moment, but new research suggests motorists could suffer if there’s snow this winter… One […]
25th June 2018
Young drivers were involved in the most write-offs

Young drivers writing off their cars in their own street

It may come as no surprise to you, but according to a recent study young drivers were involved in the most write-offs on British roads last […]
30th May 2018
Driving abroad this summer? Do the planning before you go!

Driving abroad 101

It’s that time of year when everyone’s thoughts are turning to summer holidays. Not long now and you could be sipping a nice drink as the […]
16th April 2018
Young people are the highest-risk group when it comes to being distracted by their phones

74% of young motorists admit to being distracted by their mobiles

Talkative passengers, noisy kids and worsening congestion make it difficult to stay focused while driving. But the ping or ring of a mobile phone is the […]
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 […]
5th April 2018
One in six respondents claim to have had a near miss after being dazzled by headlights

Are you being blinded by the light?

Almost two out of three motorists say they get repeatedly dazzled by oncoming dipped headlights on a regular basis, a poll by the RAC has revealed. […]
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 […]
15th January 2018
Experts warn keyless entry systems could be the reason for the rise in car thefts

Is your motor safe from theft?

Vehicle thefts in England and Wales have shot up by almost a third (30%) over a three year period, according to figures released as part of […]
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 […]
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 […]
10th August 2017
Driverless cars are being tested on controlled highways in Virginia

Driverless car revealed as man dressed in car seat costume

After tracking the car across the city of Arlington, Virginia and eventually chasing it down to a red light, Adam Tuss, a reporter for NBC Washington found […]
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 […]
19th July 2017
2pm on Saturday 22 July is the most dangerous time on UK roads

Stay safe on the roads this “Black Saturday”

This Saturday is “Black Saturday”. Now, that may sound like something from Game of Thrones (it’s on our mind… can you really blame us?), but it’s […]
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 […]
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 […]