Road Safety

Thousands of drivers caught despite crackdown on mobile use 0

Figures have revealed that despite the tougher penalties coming into force for mobile phone use behind the wheel, thousands of motorists were still apprehended by police in the days and weeks following the rule change. Numbers obtained by the Press Association show that the UK police force caught almost 6,000 motorists using some form of(…)

Top holiday travel tips for bank-holiday drivers 0

With the second of our small glut of bank holidays approaching, a good many of us will be taking to the roads. Whether just on these shores, or further afield, we’ve compiled a few holiday driving tips to bear in mind for those taking to the tarmac. Travel correctly equipped. Make sure you’re carrying all(…)

Common Autumn breakdown reasons 0

Alas, we’re now well into the year’s second highest breakdown season. Not quite as brutal on our cars as winter obviously, but this is the season when our motors really start to feel the pinch as the temperatures plummet and the roads become more unforgiving. Here are the most common reasons why cars break down(…)

Don’t get left in the dark this autumn! 0

The inescapable truth is that most of us are going to be doing a lot of driving in the dark over the next few months. Grim and gloomy commutes become part and parcel of life till we emerge into spring next April. That feels a long time off… So, when you’re motoring in the dark,(…)

Five essential autumn driving tips 0

Autumn…sigh, it has to happen each year sadly. Summer now seems a long distant memory, and in the not too distant future, clocks will be going back; evenings will be darker a lot earlier. It’ll be getting a lot colder too, especially overnight and first thing in the mornings as millions of us get in(…)

Google’s Sticky Car 0

Google may have just come up with a crazy idea that may protect pedestrians from a crash with its autonomous car. Although there have been many patents submitted by the company, this specific one does seem like the funniest, yet also the most effective one too. It is claimed that Google will be utilising a(…)

Muscle Cars Just Aren’t That Muscular 0

The muscle car is America. When you think of it you should think America, or if you don’t, then we certainly do anyway. So with all that power in the muscle car frame, how well do the cars perform in crash safety tests? They have never been tested up until recently and the results are(…)

Rural Roads Are the Most Dangerous in the Britain 0

Are rural roads the most dangerous in Britain and if so, why is this? Just to clarify what a rural road actually is, the department for transport has defined a rural road as a major or minor road outside of an urban area. It may therefore be an ‘A’ or ‘B’ road amongst others. Britain’s(…)

Calls for tougher punishments on phone users answered 0

If you are one of the guilty few who just can’t stop tweeting even when you’re behind the wheel, you might find yourself a caged bird soon. Plans to toughen up the punishments for phone users behind the wheel are looking likely to become a reality, with the government looking to raise the minimum fine(…)

Insurance companies join forces amidst the rise of driverless cars 0

Though usually seen as corporate, money-hungry baddies, insurance companies find themselves having to join forces to insure their own future in an ever-changing industry. Insurance giants find themselves in a bit of a role reversal with the likes of AXA, Direct Line and Aviva responsible for the formation of a new group, the Automated Driving(…)