road safety

20th October 2017
Almost three million drivers use dash cams

Dash cam footage in court triples in under three years

Arguing over blame in a road collision is frustrating and exhausting. Whether you’re to blame or not, if you’re found to be at fault, you could […]
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 […]
18th July 2017
Only 15% of child seats were fitted correctly for the child using it

85% of child seats are deemed unsafe

Children under the age of 12, by law, are required to use a child seat when travelling in a vehicle. Most children that age aren’t great […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
16th March 2017
The most efficient way to stop drink-driving has come into question

LGA calls for legal drink-drive limit to be lowered

There have been new calls for the legal drink-drive limit in England and Wales to be lowered. The Local Government Association (LGA) believes the drink-drive limit […]
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), […]
1st March 2017
New penalties will see both the fine and the points received double

Penalties double for drivers using their mobile phones

As of today, penalties for drivers caught using their mobile phones while driving have doubled. Previously, drivers receive three points and a £100 fine if they’re […]
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, […]
17th February 2017
The light-up lollipop has already shown results in early trials

New light-up lollipop invention set to save lives

There is a light and it never goes out. Now, just because there’s no evidence to suggest Morrissey was singing about a future light-up school crossing […]
25th January 2017
A new police crackdown has seen 47 drivers an hour caught using a phone while driving.

47 drivers an hour caught using phone

Is mobile phone use behind the wheel becoming more common? New figures from the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) suggest it most certainly is. In fact, […]
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 […]
14th December 2016
A driver in Manchester was caught eating a bowl of cereal at the wheel.

Driver stopped by police… for eating a bowl of cereal

You had a late night. Your alarm didn’t go off. You’re in a rush. You know there’s going to be traffic. Who has time for breakfast?! […]
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 […]
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 […]