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In 2017 more than half a million potholes were reported

More than half a million potholes were reported in 2017

Local authorities received more than half a million reports of potholes around Britain in 2017. This figure is a 44% increase when compared with figures from two years earlier, according to the RAC. Looking at a four-year period of 2014-2017, a total of 1,737,161 potholes were reported across Britain. This figure doesn’t include the local Read More →

Drivers should have compulsory eye tests say optometrists

eye tests for drivers

The Association for Optometrists (AOP) has called for a law change concerning drivers and regular eye tests. A shocking 44% of AOP members surveyed said they had seen a patient within the last month who has continued driving despite their vision being below the legal standard. Out of 2,000 members of the public surveyed, 47% Read More →

IAM RoadSmart says pothole fund in 2018 budget isn’t enough

IAM RoadSmart say pothole fund isn't enough

IAM RoadSmart has said that the £420 million investment of the back of the budget announced 29th October 2018 isn’t nearly enough to deal with the long-term pothole crisis. Although the road safety charity has welcomed this investment they say it is a mere drop in the ocean when it comes to tackling the long-term Read More →

The sound of Jaguar I-PACE protects vulnerable road users

The sound of the Jaguar I-PACE protects road users

With no engine sound, the electric Jaguar I-PACE required a new way to warn blind, visually impaired and other vulnerable road users it is approaching at low speed. Jaguar has designed a unique Audible Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) for its first EV that meets and exceeds all forthcoming global legislation. Jaguar’s engineers have developed a Read More →

Learner drivers can now take to the motorways

Learner drivers can now have driving lessons on motorways

From today, learner drivers can now take to the fastest roads in the UK – the motorways. This decision follows a consultation launched at the end of 2016. The UK’s leading road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart said they change could save countless lives. IAM RoadSmart Director of Policy and Research, Neil Greig, said He “strongly Read More →

THINK! Road Safety’s powerful drink driving campaign

THINK! road safety drink driving campaign

The Department of Transport’s dedicated road safety website, THINK!, has created a variety of thought-provoking adverts to help tackle road-safety related issues. Some of these issues include seatbelts, mobile phone use while driving, and perhaps most memorable are their drink driving campaigns. THINK! states that in 2015 in Great Britain, 170 young people (aged 17-24) Read More →

Should I sell my diesel car and if so when?

Should I sell my diesel car?

The dilemma faced by motorists to ‘ditch the diesel’ has never been greater than in recent months. Faced by a ‘perfect storm’ of Government regulations and a flurry of scrappage schemes announced by the major car manufacturers, diesel car owners have never had more pressure or opportunity to get rid of their ‘dirty diesels’. It Read More →

How diesel is driving the August media agenda

Diesel Cars

Diesel has been driving the automotive news agenda all summer but the first ten days in August has just seen things go up a gear. Traditionally a quiet news period, August 2017 has turned up the noise with a series of diesel announcements to fire the interest of motorists everywhere in what has been a Read More →

Why your diesel car will soon start costing you money

toxin tax

Do you drive a diesel car? If so, you could soon find yourself paying a fee of up to £20 a day! It was unveiled by Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, earlier this month that there is a plan to introduce ‘Toxin Tax’ in an attempt to crack down on air pollution. Up to 10 million Read More →

Goodwood Festival of Speed – all you need to know

goodwood festival of speed

Goodwood Festival of Speed is back this summer – and we can’t wait! Taking place in the beautiful parkland surroundings of the Goodwood House and estate, this event is also known as the ultimate summer garden party for motorsport lovers. Best part – tickets are now on sale, so it’s time to plan ahead! So, Read More →

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