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Road Maintenance Levels Fall By 45% In 5 Years

Road Maintenance Levels Fall By 45% In 5 Years

Road maintenance levels in England have fallen by 45% in the last 5 years, according to the latest data. Government statistics revealed that 3,366 fewer miles of road received any improvement work in the financial year ending April 2023. That means that when compared to the 2017/18 year, the total amount of road improvement or ... Read More
 
Dangerous Blind Spots Impair Almost HALF of All Drivers

Dangerous Blind Spots Impair Almost HALF of All Drivers

A recent study has found that blind spots created by a windscreen or door pillar (or by the wipers not fully clearing the windscreen) cause issues for 44% of all drivers. The report looked at how a driver’s safety is impacted by external factors, including on the vehicle and the road. Specifically, it found that ... Read More
 
You Can Lead A Horse To Water…

You Can Lead A Horse To Water…

As the old saying goes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink. Long before cars, vans and HGVs ruled the road, horse and cart was the prominent mode of transport for those who could afford it. These days, you might catch a few sideways glances if you popped down ... Read More
 
MOT Testing Rules To Remain Unchanged

MOT Testing Rules To Remain Unchanged

The government has confirmed that rules around MOT testing will not change following a consultation period. It comes after an announcement in January 2023 that said there were considerations over whether to reduce the frequency of MOTs for drivers to every two years, rather than annually. That was in addition to new vehicles not being ... Read More
 
Do you know the 20-second rule?

Do you know the 20-second rule?

It goes without saying that when the temperature drops, driving conditions become more hazardous. The recent cold snap has brought frozen windscreens, snow, ice, and a chill to a lot of us. And that makes taking a few extra precautions – most of which we’re all aware of. It might mean leaving an extra few ... Read More
 
Potholes – How Big An Issue Are They?

Potholes – How Big An Issue Are They?

According to a study late in 2022, more than 200 breakdowns were recorded every single day in November and December because of damage caused by potholes. Potholes are caused by a multitude of factors, including water freezing and then expanding into small cracks, causing the road surface to crack and break apart. The issue is ... Read More
 
You Can’t Park There…

You Can’t Park There…

If you’ve ever parked in one of those giant car parks at theme parks, at the airport or outside of a sports stadium, you might have forgotten where you parked. We’ve all been there – it says ‘Zone N’ somewhere nearby but now it’s dark and you’re wondering where you left the car… Well, that’s ... Read More
 
Driving Safe In The Winter…

Driving Safe In The Winter…

When it comes to driving safely in the winter, most of us know the basics. We all know we need to keep an ice scraper handy and we’re all well aware that icy, snowy, wet weather can create hazardous driving conditions. But when it comes to staying safe on the roads as the temperatures plummet, ... Read More
 
Stay Safe This Christmas

Stay Safe This Christmas

The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s a time for family, joy, and celebration. (And for mince pies!) But it’s also a time when the roads are busy in wintery conditions and that can be dangerous. With the hustle and bustle of the festive season as we all rush around trying to get ... Read More