• 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

  • April 19, 2017 - James Ash

    The clocks have gone forward and days are longer than nights for the next six months; it’s time to get your car hale, hearty and ‘beach body ready’ in preparation for the spring. This week’s tips give advice on getting your car ready for the warmer weather, from IAM RoadSmart’s… Read More

  • April 12, 2017 - James Ash

    Guaranteed to strike fear into any parent, the phrase “I feel sick!” will be dreaded across the U.K. this week as 16 million people are expected to hit the road for the great Easter getaway. Stop-start traffic and winding roads will worsen a condition that afflicts two-thirds of us at some point,… Read More

  • April 11, 2017 - James Ash

    Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to plan their journeys and avoid getting stuck in jams over the forthcoming Easter weekend. GEM has some stress-busting tips for drivers and their passengers this Easter: Before you set out, ask yourself whether a car journey is really necessary. If public… Read More

  • April 10, 2017 - James Ash

    As families across the country gear up for Easter Bank Holiday trips, they may find themselves spending it on the roadside if they don’t prepare properly, new data by national breakdown cover provider Green Flag reveals. A staggering 60,000 breakdowns are expected to cause havoc for drivers with five breakdowns… Read More

  • April 4, 2017 - James Ash

    GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers, riders, cyclists and pedestrians to take extra care on rural roads. This is because nearly six out of every 10 fatalities in the UK occur on this type of road. In 2015 (the most recent year available for statistics), 10,307 people were killed or… Read More

  • April 1, 2017 - James Ash

    The Motor Ombudsman, the automotive dispute resolution body, is urging motorists to check that their vehicles are legal and roadworthy ahead of the Good Friday getaway on April 14. During the long Easter weekend, millions of journeys will be made across the country, and therefore, The Motor Ombudsman has the… Read More

  • March 29, 2017 - James Ash

    During the daily commute we are often in such a hurry we could leave our brains on the kitchen counter if they weren’t already in our heads. This forgetfulness can also often happen whilst we are in our cars and so we end up leaving valuables visible for thieves. This… Read More

  • February 24, 2017 - James Ash

    Road safety and breakdown recovery organisation GEM Motoring Assist has assembled a selection of easy-to-follow seven tips that will save you fuel as well as reduce your risk on the road. “Any driver can make good use of these tips, starting right now,” says GEM road safety officer Neil Worth…. Read More

  • February 16, 2017 - James Ash

    Emergency vehicles are everywhere, going at unexpected speeds responding to the needs of the public. They do not expect you to put yourself or others in danger to facilitate this. Here are tips on how to handle approaching emergency vehicles whilst travelling on the roads, from IAM RoadSmart’s head of… Read More

  • January 30, 2017 - James Ash

    Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to avoid getting involved in conflicts on journeys. The advice follows news that a two-year suspended prison sentence has been handed to Harvey Spencer Stephens following a ‘road rage’ attack in August last year. Former actor Stephens sprang to… Read More

  • January 27, 2017 - Laura Thomson

    Apart from the cost of the vehicle, fuel is one of the largest costs of car ownership, especially if you drive frequently. It can be a drain on your resources, and a drag to have to stop at the pumps so often. The more fuel you use, the more harmful… Read More

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