Time for change as new drink-drive related deaths plateau for ninth consecutive year

The UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, is calling for new initiatives from the Government to drive down the number of drink-drive related deaths on UK roads. This follows figures released from the Department for Transport confirming yet another year of stagnation in annual drink-drive statistics, highlighting nine years of zero progress. Final estimates […]

Motorists urged to check tyres before setting off this bank holiday

Motorists are being encouraged to check their vehicles before setting off this August Bank Holiday.  Only one in six drivers remembered to check their tyres before setting off on a long journey, according to research commissioned by National Highways (formely Highways England).  Yet one in five motorway breakdowns are caused by worn or incorrectly […]

Brits will drive hundreds of miles further for UK holidays this summer

    A third (33%) of Brits will drive further for UK holidays this summer with international travel restricted ·         Owners of eco-friendly cars plan on driving the furthest  ·         Expert tips on how to make your fuel go further on a staycation  UK motorists are planning to drive an average of 212 miles further for their UK holidays than they have in previous years, as staycations continue to boom.    A study1, conducted by Euro […]

Changing gear – learner drivers in Coventry plugged in to electric vehicles thanks to Highways England funding

Learner drivers are benefitting from a super-charged green incentive funded by Highways England that allows businesses to try electric vehicles for free before they buy. Coventry-based Smart Learner Driving School is just one of several businesses taking advantage of the £2.3m scheme, supported by Coventry City Council, that is designed to encourage a shift to […]