• August 18, 2017 - James Ash

    Independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has welcomed confirmation of the Government’s plan to allow learner drivers on motorways to improve safety, saying they are long overdue and should make a significant difference to accident rates amongst new and inexperienced drivers. The plans were last weekend by Transport Secretary Chris… Read More

  • August 16, 2017 - James Ash

    All eyes are on the growing list of modern classics set to go under the hammer at the Classic Car Auctions September Sale as market demand increases for eighties and nineties performance cars. Fast Fords, BMWs, and performance Audis are joined by Peugeot and VW hot hatches in an impressive… Read More

  • August 15, 2017 - James Ash

    Over time our eyesight deteriorates and previously strong vision can become poor. If eyesight problems are left unaddressed they can often lead to poor reaction times to unexpected hazards or the behaviour of other road users. This week’s tips give advice on eyesight when riding and driving from IAM RoadSmart’s… Read More

  • August 14, 2017 - James Ash

    New research has found more than a combined £60 million was spent on failed practical and theory driving tests in 2016. Moneybarn found that more than £40 million was lost on practical tests and another £20 million was spent on failed theory tests. Analysis of statistics from the DVSA has… Read More

  • August 11, 2017 - James Ash

    A new study from automotive data experts hpi has revealed that consumers feel they don’t know enough about electric vehicles to tempt them to switch. The study, carried out in conjunction with Leeds Beckett University, also reveals that over 95% of motorists would feel extremely safe when driving an electric… Read More

  • August 10, 2017 - James Ash

    With as many as one in 12 of the 37 million vehicles on UK roads likely to have cloned registration plates, TRACKER is putting the spot light on bike cloning. Whilst vehicle cloning is most commonly associated with cars, it is increasingly being used to hide the identity of stolen motorcycles…. Read More

  • August 8, 2017 - James Ash

    Despite high profile government and police campaigns highlighting the dangers of using a mobile when driving, many motorists are still flouting the law and putting their lives, and those of other road users, at risk. A new study for Kwik Fit has found that a third (34%) of drivers are… Read More

  • August 4, 2017 - James Ash

    Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to be wise to the dangers of fatigue on journeys. The advice comes as thousands of families across the country continue to embark on long road journeys to holiday destinations. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth said: “It is… Read More

  • August 2, 2017 - James Ash

    The Range Rover Evoque has been revealed as the most popular car among Premier League footballers. A new study from JBR Capital found the compact SUV, costing from £30,000, beat supercars like the Lamborghini Aventador and Bentley Continental GT. With enormous means at their disposal, it won’t come as a… Read More

  • August 1, 2017 - James Ash

    If you’ve found singing along to Pharrell Williams in the car over the last couple of years then you’re not alone. His hit ‘Happy’ has been crowned as the top go-to track for UK motorists when on a journey with friends or family. BP Ulitmate surveyed 2,000 drivers to find… Read More

  • July 31, 2017 - James Ash

    The summer holidays are here and many families will be packing for success as they set off to enjoy and travel. This week’s tips give advice on driving with children from IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman. Be patient. Sometimes children can drive parents potty but… Read More

  • July 28, 2017 - James Ash

    A new study has found more than a third of MOT tests were failed in 2016. Warranty Direct has analysed MOT and vehicle testing data from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and claims on over 40,000 of its own live policies to reveal how much the most common… Read More

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