Monthly Archives: October 2011

Drive safely in winter, expert advises

Monday, 31st October, 2011

Drivers are being encouraged to drive safely this winter with tips from the experts. IAM Drive & Survive, a driver training specialist, has been giving weekly advice programmes to drivers and the most recent is on how to safely accelerate on frosty or icy roads. Simon Elstow, head Read the full article…

Stop turning clocks back, says Brake

Monday, 31st October, 2011

Now that the clocks have gone back in time for longer nights and shorter days, one charity urges the government to make this the last occasion. Brake, a charity campaigning for road safety, has suggested that lighter evenings and more sunlight during daytime hours would make roads safer, Read the full article…

Ford allows parents to control young drivers with MyKey

Friday, 28th October, 2011

A new technology will prevent young drivers accessing phone calls and text messages whilst at the wheel, Ford has announced. The new ‘do not disturb’ feature is part of Ford’s programmable MyKey, a special key which can limit maximum speed and audio volume and can now connect to Read the full article…

Bad tyres ’cause millions in wasted petrol’

Friday, 28th October, 2011

UK drivers are wasting millions of pounds on fuel every year by driving in vehicles that are not meeting proper standards. Under-inflated tyres are the biggest problem amongst British drivers and cause £337 million of fuel wastage annually, according to a study by tyre manufacturer Michelin. The Michelin Read the full article…

Mobile disco owners ‘pay most for car insurance’

Thursday, 27th October, 2011

Mobile disco owners have the UK’s highest comprehensive car insurance premiums, according to new research. Confused.com has published a list of the ten professions faced with the most expensive policies and discovered the average mobile disco owner pays £6,809.57 for their annual premium. Apprentice professional footballers were named Read the full article…

Ford Ranger achieves five-star Euro NCAP rating

Thursday, 27th October, 2011

The new Ford Ranger has become the first pick-up to achieve the prestigious five-star Euro NCAP rating for safety. Individuals considering taking out car insurance to purchase one of these vehicles may therefore be happy to learn the pick-up achieved a score of 89 per cent for safety Read the full article…

Work to M4 and M5 to get underway next year

Wednesday, 26th October, 2011

Car insurance customers who travel in the south-west of England may experience long-term delays as work to two motorways has been planned. Suggestions by the Highways Agency to revamp the M4 and M5 near Bristol are to be released to the public on November 4th and 5th in Read the full article…

Motorists ‘should get eyes tested regularly’

Wednesday, 26th October, 2011

Regular road users should ensure that they have their eyes tested every two years, according to one industry expert. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) advised drivers that they should maintain regular checks, as failure to pass an eye examination on demand could lead to Read the full article…

Leading a sustainable life ‘is important’

Wednesday, 26th October, 2011

Leading a sustainable life will become more important in years to come, one expert has claimed. According to Sustain Worlwide, an information provider on how to manage sustainable measures, people will soon begin to realise how important it is to lower carbon emissions and lead a more fuel-efficient Read the full article…

Dark nights ‘are prime time for car thieves’

Tuesday, 25th October, 2011

More car thefts happen during the darker winter months, according to one industry body. Tracker, the UK’s provider of stolen vehicle recovery systems, has issued a warning to drivers to be extra aware when the clocks go back as there are more hours of darkness during the day Read the full article…