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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Britain’s Road Accident Hotspots

Road safety has always been a hot topic. One of the leading road safety organizations, the Road Safety Foundation reported that nearly half of all crashes occur on less than one tenth ofBritain's 28,000 mile road network. The A537 between Macclesfield, Cheshire and Buxton in Derbyshire topped this list as the most dangerous of all roads. The Road Safety Foundation,...
Check Your Lights

3 Car Checks You Should Carry Out Before A Long Trip

If you have a long car journey coming up, there can be a lot to think about. For example, aside from choosing your route, you’ll need to ensure your vehicle is ready for the trip ahead. So, to make sure that you get from A to B with ease, here are three checks you should carry out before you...

Car tyres: Do you know the law?

Being unaware of UK tyre law can be very costly for motorists, as monetary penalties can be imposed, alongside penalty points on a driving licence. There are laws that tyre manufacturers must adhere to, such as adding the correct markings on sidewalls, however, drivers also need to be aware of what falls within their remit. Tyre maintenance is the responsibility...

MOT explained: Six simple tips to help you pass 

It’s that time of year again - your car needs to go for its MOT check. According to research conducted by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) across all autocentres and garages, 40% of all cars and 50% of vans fail their first MOT. Quite often, the scare of a repair bill puts many drivers off booking the test...

Road traffic accident statistics in the UK

We all know that accidents happen on UK roads every day, but you might be surprised at just how frequent they are – and how many injuries are suffered as a result. For instance, between 2012 and 2013 there was a total of 819,137 claims made for personal injury following a road traffic accident – which averages out at more...
UK car seat rules

Most Parents Don’t Know the UK Child Seat Rules!

Child seats are an essential part of any parent’s life, after all, how else are you meant to transport your kids safely from A to B? But are you aware of the regulations surrounding these essential pieces of equipment? New research from the RAC has revealed that the majority of parent drivers are unaware of the rules concerning child car...

The importance of regular vehicle servicing

As drivers, we all carry certain responsibilities. We make sure we adhere to the road rules, give courtesy to fellow motorists and, more importantly, put safety first – including making sure that our automobile is in roadworthy condition. Whether you drive a new vehicle or an older run-around, regular maintenance is a must. Most of us use our cars...

Car accidents – are we still safe on the roads?

The rain is lashing on your windscreen and flashes of lightning surround you. Rain obscures the motorway in front of you and the only sight you can discern is the fog lights of other vehicles. You squint and strain your eyes before, BANG, another car ploughs into your rear. Tyres skid off tarmac and plummet into a ditch, and you...

Top 3 Car Safety Checklist

Whether you find yourself driving larger Citroen vans or small Japanese compact vehicles, there is always a basic safety protocol to follow if you want to keep your vehicle as trouble-free as possible. Not only does this maintain the value of the car over the long haul should you choose to sell it for an upgrade, but it also...
Drive Responsibly

How to Drive Responsibly

Driving responsibly is of upmost importace for all drivers – it helps to reduce the likelihood of accidents and if you are unlucky enough to be involved in an accident, the fact you were already driving sensibly can mitigate the effects. Never drink and drive We all know this, but it’s easy to think that “just the one” will be OK....