• December 14, 2017 - James Ash

    The Euro emissions standard was introduced 25 years ago and was created to curb vehicle emissions throughout Europe. In the UK, this meant that from 1992 onwards cars would have a catalytic converter fitted. From then – Euro 1– to now, we have passed through various stages to cut emissions… Read More

  • October 16, 2017 - James Ash

    Electric cars are on the rise. Now, more and more motorists are starting to consider making the switch to an electrically powered vehicle. Between 2014 and 2015, the number of electric cars sold in the UK eligible for government grants multiplied by four, signifying a major increase in demand. Depending… Read More

  • August 24, 2017 - James Ash

    Many new drivers will take to the road this summer after successfully passing their driving tests. There may be some hiccups along the way and some could find it tough to cope with a setback. Statistics show that the first six months of solo driving are when new drivers are… 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 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 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 3, 2017 - James Ash

    UK motorists are being advised to plan their journeys in the car abroad this summer after one in three admitted to getting lost on foreign roads. UK Carline has also found in a new survey that one in four Brits have driven on the wrong side of the road on… 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 25, 2017 - James Ash

    Motorists have the chance to sign-up for free driving sessions in a bid to reduce crashes and deaths on UK roads. IAM Roadsmart, the independent road safety charity, is initially inviting drivers in Portsmouth and Southampton to get involved and learn how to safely navigate the local roads. The scheme… Read More

  • July 21, 2017 - James Ash

    As millions of motorists get their summer holiday on the road this weekend, amidst widespread predictions of traffic chaos, TyreSafe is reminding all drivers to check their tyres before they leave home. Tyre-related incidents are one of the most common causes of breakdowns on Britain’s roads, leading to extensive delays… Read More

  • July 20, 2017 - James Ash

    Summer is here in all its glory and with its arrival also comes the arrival of pressure cooker driving conditions. Many drivers will be taking to the road stressed by holiday deadlines, long traffic queues, overheated cars and hot tempered drivers. This week’s tips give advice on dealing with road… Read More

  • July 17, 2017 - James Ash

    UK police forces and Get Safe Online have launched a new campaign today to help people buy and sell vehicles safely online. The campaign promotes two new checklists created by the Vehicle Safe Trading Advisory Group (VSTAG), of which Get Safe Online is a member – one for buyers and… Read More

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