driving

Drivers urged to check their tyres once and month, every month

Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging motorists to make monthly checks on tyres, to ensure tread depths are sufficient and pressures are correct. Correct tyre pressure is not only vital for your safety on the road, it’s also the best way to maximise fuel economy, according to GEM road safety officer […]

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10 tips to help handle stress while driving

Stress affects us all at one time or another – whether it’s down to work, home life or a tough situation you’re facing. Ben.org.uk offers 10 top tips for drivers who are feeling stressed behind the wheel: Stress can affect how we feel physically and emotionally as well as impair our judgement and our reactions, […]

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A THIRD of drivers are still ignoring mobile phone driving rules

Despite high profile government and police campaigns highlighting the dangers of using a mobile when driving, many motorists are still flouting the law and putting their lives, and those of other road users, at risk. A new study for Kwik Fit, the UK’s leading automotive servicing and repair company, reveals that a third (34%) of […]

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Drivers encouraged to make New Years resolution to NOT use their phone while driving

New Year is the perfect time for drivers to commit to keeping their eyes firmly focused on the road, not their mobile phone. This is the warning from Exchange and Mart, after 28% of motorists it surveyed admitted to using their phone while driving. With nearly 1 in 3 motorists knowingly flouting the law when […]

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Over half of drivers aged 25-34 use their mobiles while driving

A new survey by Brake, the road safety charity, and Direct Line reveals around half of drivers aged between 25 and 34 are taking huge risks by texting, using apps or going online on their mobiles when they are behind the wheel. More than half (55%) of 25-34 year old drivers questioned admitted they had […]

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