Tag Archives: Safety

With the UK being in lockdown since the start of January, many of us will have left our cars parked up, only using them for essential reasons.

A new system of Assisted Driving Grading, which aims to help drivers understand how to use the safety technology incorporated into nearly all new cars, has been launched.

Speed limits in motorway roadworks could increase from 50 to 60mph following a government trial.

GEM Motoring Assist is calling on the Government to increase the penalty for drivers and passengers who do not wear a seatbelt on journeys.

One is Six drivers have admitted to breaking the law at some point in the last year by using their phone while driving.


No new smart motorways will be opened until a Government safety review is completed, the Transport Secretary has announced.

A Welsh police officer has shared an X-ray of an injury sustained by a front seat passenger who had their feet on the dashboard at the time of a crash.

All new cars launched from 2022 will need to be equipped with speed limiting equipment and the wiring forĀ in-built breathalysers, following a decision by the European Council.

GEM Motoring Assist says the current eyesight test for drivers is long out of date and not fit for purpose. GEM is calling for a detailed check of every driverā€™s visual acuity and field of view every 10 years.

Almost half of drivers believe anĀ MOTĀ is a guarantee their car will be safe to drive for the next 12 months.

Drivers are risking their safety by putting offĀ essential workĀ on their car, with some resorting to DIY fixes to keep themselves on the road.

A ban on drivers using mobile phones in hands-free mode should be considered, MPs have said.

New researchĀ reveals that over 2.7 million drivers have had a collision or veered off the road in the last two years because they were distracted by their mobile phone.

The European Commission has revealed European Union institutions have reached a ā€œprovisional political agreementā€ on vehicle safety standards that will go into effect in 2022.

Positioning of satnav devices on windscreens poses a significant threat to road safety, says breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist.

A new study reveals daytime running lights (DRLs), which have been required to be fitted to all new cars since 2011, may be causing confusion for drivers.

The European Union has taken a step closer to announcing new legislation that makes a range of safety measures compulsory for new passenger cars, after the European Council agreed its position.

For the 11th year in a row, Coca-Cola are bringing back their Designated Driver campaign.

More than a third of drivers would ā€˜brake testā€™ a tailgater if they found one following them down the road, according to new research.

The government has announced measures to tackle road rage and encourage mutual respect between road users as part of a two-year plan to improve road safety.

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