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Take a look at these numbers. In 2016 there were 37.1 million vehicles licensed for use on UK roads, with 1.87 billion car miles driven. During this period there were just under 180,000 road casualties, and of these 1,792 were fatalities – representing the highest level since 2011. Not good.
If your vehicle breaks down the most important thing is ensuring that you and your passengers remain safe, especially if you are on a busy road as this can be highly dangerous. Make sure you know what you should do if you find yourself in this situation with our helpful guide.
Driving holidays, caravan holidays, and simply travelling by car to your holiday destination; they all require some preparation and organisation. So before you pack your suitcases, load up the boot, and set off on your journey, take a moment to consider the workhorse that’s going to take you to your final destination – your car. Remember, unlike aeroplanes or trains – which have someone else to maintain and manage them – car owners are responsible for their vehicle’s wellbeing and upkeep.
Every year thousands of British motorists choose to drive their own car or rent a car when they go abroad – and why not? Driving is a great way to see a country and an easy way to get around!
From 20th May 2018 the MOT test will change with tighter rules for diesel car emissions and new defect categories. These changes are in line with the new EU roadworthy directive and will affect cars, vans, motorcycles and other light passenger vehicles.
As the weather heats up, more of us like to pack up our pets and head away for the day – but do you travel legally with animals in the car? Make sure you know how to transport your pets safely and legally before taking them out on the road.
Make sure your car didn’t suffer any lasting damage from cold winter weather and get it ready to hit the road when the temperatures rise this spring!
Did you know that nearly 10% of MOT test fails are related to tyres?* Avoid failing your next MOT test by checking that your tyres are legal, safe and roadworthy with our helpful guide!