• May 25, 2017 - James Ash

    Vertu Motors has launched a new online car sales platform – the first from a franchised dealer group. The service, now available on all the group’s websites, offers car buyers home delivery of cars they buy online. Vertu Motors is also offering part-exchange valuations, with the handover taking place in… Read More

  • May 25, 2017 - James Ash

    runk motorists cause thousands of accidents on UK roads every year. Some 1,380 people were killed or seriously injured when at least one driver was over the limit. This represents a statistically significant rise from 1,310 in 2014. A lot of people may be surprised to learn that accidents occur… Read More

  • May 24, 2017 - James Ash

    Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging pet owners to ensure their animals are safe and comfortable on car journeys this summer. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth warns that it’s both dangerous and illegal to leave an animal in a hot vehicle. “If the dog becomes… Read More

  • May 23, 2017 - James Ash

    The great British banger could become a thing of the past as ambitious new drivers are now aspiring to opt for a brand new vehicle as their first car, according to new research. More than a third (38%) of drivers have opted to purchase new cars on finance once they… Read More

  • May 22, 2017 - James Ash

    Residents in an Oxfordshire village have protested against the condition of their local roads by filling in potholes with rubber ducks. People from Steeple Aston put the rubber ducks in the potholes when they became small pools after heavy rainfall last week. While Oxfordshire County Council has denied the holes are… Read More

  • May 17, 2017 - James Ash

    Many motorists are looking to make driving more affordable and by being environmentally friendly, we can all save money in the process. Littering and packing unnecessary weight in our cars are factors that are heavily impacting the environment. This week’s tips give advice on riding and driving for the benefit… Read More

  • May 12, 2017 - James Ash

    Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging motorists to steer clear of alcohol before journeys this summer. The call comes as new Government figures show drink drive collisions are on the rise. This week marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of an alcohol limit for drivers…. Read More

  • May 10, 2017 - James Ash

    Satellite navigation systems (sat navs) are a must have these days but many road users fail to use this travel companion in the correct or safe manner. In recent simulator studies looking at a variety of distractions, programming a sat nav had the biggest negative impact on driving standards. This… Read More

  • May 9, 2017 - James Ash

    New research from Mercedes-Benz Vans to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 has explored the issue of mental health for the nation’s van drivers, delivery professionals and van operators. The research, conducted amongst 2,000 van owners and operators, highlighted that almost one in five van drivers describes their current mental… Read More

  • May 8, 2017 - James Ash

    New research has found that a fifth of UK motorists would refuse to pay more for car safety features, even if they would reduce the chance of having an accident on the road. A survey, from Thatcham Research, found 83 per cent of motorists think that the best safety options… Read More

  • May 4, 2017 - James Ash

    Sometimes it seems the roads have it in for us and our tyres can’t cope. If you are like the many that do not have the pleasure of having run flat tyres you may have to experience the ‘fun’ of waiting on the hard shoulder for a breakdown recovery team…. Read More

  • April 27, 2017 - James Ash

    A sneeze or sniffle has a way of creeping up on you, especially when you least expect it. Hay fever seems to affect many of us. This week’s tips give advice on riding and driving with hay fever, from IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards Richard Gladman. Keep… Read More

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