UK Driving

10th July 2018
Janet Smith found nails on the cul-de-sac in Highbridge, Somerset

School run drivers ‘targeted with nails’

Parents dropping off their kids at a Somerset primary school are being targeted by nails stuck to the road, a local grandmother has claimed. Janet Smith, […]
20th June 2018
Image Caption The M6 is one of Britain’s most dangerous roads

Revealed: Britain’s most dangerous roads

The most dangerous roads in Britain have been revealed in a survey, with some surprising results. The M6 and the A8(M) are the most dangerous stretches […]
13th June 2018
Fuel prices are finally starting to fall

Asda cuts fuel prices as cost criticism grows

Asda has become the first retailer to cut its fuel prices this week, following growing calls that not enough is being done to pass on savings […]
11th June 2018
Skoda’s famous 60-second commercial is reported to have cost £500,000 to produce

The world’s most iconic car TV ads

The main feat of advertising is to create something so gripping and memorable, it stays in your mind for decades. Here’s a round-up of car commercials […]
28th May 2018
Navigating the minefield of hiring a car aborad

A handy guide to hiring a car abroad

Overseas holidays are a great opportunity to explore new lands, embrace new cultures, and hit new roads. But hiring a car in a foreign country isn’t […]
11th May 2018
Plan stops along the way to refuel and recharge away from the motorway, as impromptu stops at service stations could end up costing you

How to plan a road trip on a budget

Whether it’s a family break, weekend away with friends or day trip with a special someone, road trips are fun and don’t need to break the […]
2nd May 2018
Bhavesh Patel was travelling between junctions 8 and 9 near Hemel Hempstead.

Tesla driver banned from driving…

A moronic driver who decided to climb into the passenger seat after putting his car on autopilot has been banned from driving. Bhavesh Patel, 39, has […]
10th April 2018
London’s Met Police have cost the taxpayer £17,589.57 in misfuelling repairs

300 police cars misfuelled in 2017

The frustration of putting the wrong fuel in your motor is a feeling that many motorists share at some point in their driving lifetime, and police […]
16th March 2018
Boxer Herbie Hide with 'Herbie' the Volkswagen

Two thirds of Brits don’t name their car

Larry the Landie, Brad the Beemer or Xena the Xantia – naming your pride and joy is a time-tested tradition among motorists. But it’s a custom […]
2nd March 2018
The cost of car ownership soars to over £200,000 in a lifetime

Brits ‘spend over £200,000 on car ownership’

While the cost of public transport continues to spiral, owning a car doesn’t come cheap either, with new research showing motorists spend more than £200,000 on […]
21st February 2018

Drivers spend 26½ hours a year trying to park

Searching for a parking space on the congested streets of a city centre may seem like it takes an eternity. We’ve compiled some data that reveals […]
16th February 2018
48 of the 84 ministerial cars are diesel

Majority of ministerial fleet is diesel-powered

Lead by example is a commonly used phrase. Although not an expression adopted by more than half of Government ministers, it would seem… A Freedom of […]
12th February 2018
The soundtrack to the perfect Valentine’s Day road trip

20 songs to add to your Valentine’s Day driving playlist

Valentine’s Day doesn’t come without its stresses. Present-buying, restaurant-booking, even overthinking the words to write in a card. But when it comes to setting the tone […]
29th January 2018
Black cars make up 20.3% of the market

Car colour preferences go over to the dark side

Black is the new black, the latest official figures on car sales show. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, more than half a […]
22nd January 2018
The AA doesn’t believe car dealerships will die out completely

Car dealerships on track to disappear as vehicle sales move online

Perusing the shiny motors on a car dealership’s forecourt is set to be a thing of the past, with a study of British auto execs suggesting […]
11th January 2018
The best and worst drivers by profession has now been revealed

Britain’s best and worst drivers revealed

Are you one of Britain’s worst drivers? We recently completed a study that looked at over 400,000 motorists to shed light on the driving habits of […]
5th January 2018
Monthly rises in November show fuel prices have risen by 2p a litre

Fuel prices hit three-year high

The average cost of filling your tank with petrol or diesel has reached a three-year high according to new figures. Why are petrol prices so high? […]
3rd January 2018
The fermentation process in beer is producing a sustainable fuel

British university turns beer into petrol

Beer and driving have always been a taboo pairing. But scientists at the University of Bristol could have come up with a way to harmonise their […]
29th November 2017

1st CENTRAL’s 12 days of Christmas 2017 – terms and conditions

The promoter is: First Central Insurance Management Ltd trading as 1ST CENTRAL (company number 6489797) whose registered office is at Central House, 25-27 Perrymount Road, Haywards […]
21st November 2017
Study finds new drivers start texting after just three weeks

New drivers pick up bad habits in just two weeks

Seasoned drivers are bound to pick up the odd bad habit here and there. Perhaps it comes with the confidence (or complacency) of having been on […]