Driving in heavy traffic this Christmas

As lockdown comes to a hiatus over Christmas, there is bound to be a lot of drivers rushing out to see loved ones dotted around the UK. The Government has allowed us to come together for a short time window over the festive period, which is likely to cause a huge bottleneck on motorways at certain times. Before you rush out in eagerness to see your family and friends, i...

General Road Safety Advice

The UK holds one of the best records for road safety in Europe and across the world. Between 1980 and 2012, the number of UK road related deaths decreased from approximately 5,500 per year to approximately 1,754. Despite this reduction in road related deaths, national road safety figures highlight that there are approximately 5 road related deaths in the UK each day.

General Road Sa...

Child Seats

In the UK, children up to 12 years of age and up to 135cm tall are required by law to use either a child seat or child booster when travelling in the front or rear of any car, van or large vehicle. All child car seats must conform to the United Nations standard for child car safety equipment, ECE Regulation 44.04 or R 44.03 or to the new i-size regulations for child car safety equipment. A chi...

Elderly Drivers

Elderly drivers aged 75 and over account for approximately 6% of all licence holders in the UK. Moreover, despite claims that elderly drivers are a hazard to themselves and other motorists, they are responsible for only 4.3% of all road related deaths and serious injuries. In comparison, drivers who are between 16 and 20 years of age account for merely 2.5% yet they are responsible for 13% of a...

Motoring Laws

UK Motoring Laws cover a broad spectrum of issues, including:

  • Information about the proper documentation which all motorists need in order to legally own and drive their vehicles on UK roads
  • Verifying that a vehicle is not stolen or the subject of a financial dispute
  • Outlining the specific automotive rules and regulations in order to ensure your vehicle is in ro...

Satellite Navigation Systems

A satellite navigation system, or 'sat nav' as it is more commonly known, is a navigational device which is dependent upon geographical information received from satellites. In recent years, UK and global motorists have become dependent upon these navigational systems to direct them to their chosen destinations. Currently in the UK, over 14 million drivers frequently utilise sat-nav systems in...

Mobile Phones

On 1st December 2003, UK legislation was passed which prohibited motorists from using a hand-held mobile phone or similar technological device whilst driving. Titled as "The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations", this legislation also prohibited passengers from 'causing' or 'permitting' a driver to use a hand-held mobile phone or similar technological de...

Motorcyclists

There are approximately 1.2 million motorcyclists in the UK, and each year there are 139,000 new motorcycle registrations. Motorcyclists account for 2.6% of the 38 million vehicles on the road. However, despite accounting for a small proportion of the motoring population, motorcyclists are involved in 20% of all road- related deaths and serious injuries.

Motorcycle Statistics

Seat Belts

Seat belts are designed to keep drivers and passengers secured in their seats in the event of a road traffic collision. By securing the driver and any passengers in position, seat belts can substantially reduce the risk of serious or fatal injuries during a road traffic incident. Wearing a seat belt significantly reduces your risk of being thrown from a vehicle during a collision. Moreover, by...

Speed Cameras

The first UK speed cameras were installed in West London in 1992. Within the first three years of their operation, these cameras reduced the number of people killed by 70%, reduced the number of people seriously injured by 27%, and reduced the number of people slightly injured by 8%. By 1999, 4500 speed cameras had been installed on UK roads. These cameras issued 1 million speeding convictions...