UK Driving

Practical Driving Exam: Protecting Britain's' Roads Or Bloated Cash Cow For A Government Agency?

Brian Berry | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Brian Berry

What is the purpose of taking the theory and practical driving test? The simple answer is to ensure drivers have a minimum skill and to ensure the roa...

Accessible Adventures In Mallorca

Martyn Sibley | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

There's very few emails I dislike receiving. I love my job! However there's also only a few emails that I get extremely excited about. One of those such occasions was being invited to visit Mallorca at the end of last year.

Motorists Have Suffered Enough - The Government Must Think Again On The Insurance Premiums Tax

Conor McGinn | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics
Conor McGinn

Motorists are used to the pain of rising fuel prices which soared again this month to the highest levels since July 2015. Increases on the forecourt might grab all the media headlines.But it's not just the rises in fuel costs that risk driving motorists off the road. Big jumps in insurance premiums are hitting drivers even harder and are also forcing up the cost of motoring.

Why Christmas Can Be A Risky Time On The Roads

Lanre Onibalusi | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK
Lanre Onibalusi

It may be a time for family and festive cheer, but Christmas can also bring unexpected risks. This point in the calendar can be particularly dangerous...

The Accident

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ripu Daman Singh

Here's the lowdown: I left home at sharp 4 pm. Dressed in my favourite black jeans and blue Turtleneck. To endure the excruciating winter-wind and the heavy down pour that day. Got into the car. Drove off imagining how I'd make such a fantastic impression with my punctuality.

The Race Seasons Go So Fast!

Oliver Webb | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Sport
Oliver Webb

It only feels like the other day I was discussing contracts and negotiating a drive for the 2016 season and now it's all over! It's been a very mixed ...

School Tells Students Their Classmates Are Dead In Shocking Safe Driving Video

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A high school has been blasted over an “upsetting” safe driving campaign after it told students their classmates had died in a car crash. Pupils ...

This Incredible Robot Car Valet Picks Your Car Up And Parks It For You

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Tech

People will go to extreme lengths to secure car parking spaces in city centres, with some spending tens of thousands of pounds on one of their own. No...

World's Most Dramatic Driving Lesson? Learner Driver Gives Police Chasing Criminal A Lift

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Driving lessons can be nerve-wracking enough without two police officers sat in the backseat examining your every move. But that’s exactly what hap...

The Best American Adventure!

Oliver Webb | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Sport
Oliver Webb

September was always going to be a month I looked forward to! I was off to Mexico for the next round of the FIA WEC to a new track on the calendar and...

A Text Could Cost Your Licence As Punishments For Phone Use While Driving Double

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK

Ministers want to double the punishment for illegal mobile phone use while driving, Government sources said. Motorists caught using a handheld phone...

The Number Of Brits Using Their Mobiles While Driving Has Soared

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Tech

The number of Brits illegally using their mobiles while driving has soared following cuts to road policing, new research shows. Nearly a third of driv...

Contrary To Popular Belief, Elderly Drivers Are Safer Than Young Ones

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Tech

The notion that older people are dangerous drivers has been contested by a major analysis of road accident data. Researchers found that 17 to 21 year-...

Why It's Better NOT To Drive (For Some People)

Edward Dyson | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK
Edward Dyson

Look, some people just shouldn't be drivers. In fact, I believe a lot of people shouldn't be drivers. Yet, look into the wallets - or yes, even purses - of the vast majority of these potential road hazards and you will find a light pink card with a ghastly pale photo in the top tight hand corner, which permits them to drive around the world, risking lives at every non-indicated turn, as they see fit.

'Two Thirds Of Brits' STILL Text, Call and Take Selfies While Driving

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Tech

Nearly two thirds of Brits use their phones while driving, with texts and selfies ranking as the primary distractions, according to a new survey. A st...

This Powerful Video Will Stop You From Texting While Driving

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you use your phone to text or Snapchat your mates while driving, this awareness campaign will stop you from doing it ever again. In the emotional c...

The Perils of Learning to Drive at 30

Dan Hughes | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Hughes

Most of my friends learned to drive by the time they were 18, but not me. I was, and to some extent, still am on one of those people who like to walk until their legs are ground into tiny stumps. Cars have just never really interested me.

Hill Climbs, 24-hour Races and Fire

Oliver Webb | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Sport
Oliver Webb

It has been a few weeks since my last blog because, well , it's been mad! After the events of Gumball 3000 a couple months back, there was a long lead up working hard for the Le Mans 24hour race. It is a race that stands out as one of the best in the world along with the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indy 500. I feel lucky enough to have raced on all three tracks.

Car Accidents Are The Biggest Killer Of Young People And Our Tech Is Partly To Blame

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Tech

Car accidents are the leading cause of deaths among young people globally and technology is partly to blame, new research suggests. A survey conducted...

Playing An Action Video Game Could Make You A Better Driver

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Tech

Gaming for as little as five hours is a cost-effective way of improving a driver’s ability to coordinate visual information with their motor control...

Driving Through Europe With My Thumb

Martyn Sibley | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK
Martyn Sibley

At the end of April, Kasia and I left the United Kingdom on a big adventure. Due to my disability the vehicle we took had a ramp for access and hand c...

Hands-Free Calls Are Just As Bad As Holding Your Phone Claims Study

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Tech

Hands-free kits have had a tough time. While openly ridiculed as a gadget, the Bluetooth headset has always persevered because it offered a 'safe' way...

This 5-Year-Old In A Little Red Corvette Is Giving Us Ultimate Parenting Goals

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Parents

Stop the search. We’ve officially found the coolest parent and child duo ever. If you thought that being able to do a wheelie on your tricycle was i...

Tired Driving Is As Bad As Drunk Driving - As Mike Found Out With Life-Changing Consequences

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.04.2016 | UK

Mike Egan was on the way to get his hair cut when the crash happened. It was May 2015 and he'd only been driving for a few minutes in his Vauxhall Ast...

Have You Thought About Killing a Baby Today?

Kate Tunstall | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK
Kate Tunstall

We are all too aware of the inhumanity in the world around us; the repugnant acts of depravity such as that I describe above. Thank goodness we don't, in general, have to contend with such wickedness in our country.