Monthly Archives: September 2019

Drivers spend two years behind the wheel

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British drivers spend more than two years of their lives behind the wheel of a car, new research from Privilege Car Insurance has revealed. In total, UK motorists spend 293 hours a year in their cars, with 33 hours spent … Continue reading

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New road death statistics ‘concerning’

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There has been an increase in road deaths among older motorists and child pedestrians. Figures released today by the Department for Transport (DfT) show that the number of people aged 60 and over killed in reported road accidents has increased … Continue reading

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Traffic threat makes walking in cities unsafe for children, say drivers

News from Brake news@brake.org.uk Wednesday 25 September 2019   Road safety campaigners are calling for the transformation of UK city streets as a report is launched today revealing that drivers do not think that it is safe for children to … Continue reading

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NI Road Safety Award for driving instructors

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Do you know any driving instructors who should be recognised for their road safety work? Entries are now being sought for the Northern Ireland Road Safety Awards 2019. The awards, now in their fifth year, are organised by Road Safe … Continue reading

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Ford Fiesta top of the pops again

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The Ford Fiesta is the UK’s bestselling car of the year so far. New car registration figures show that the Fiesta is once again the most popular car, with 43,379 registered. Ford has the car in second place as well; … Continue reading

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New location for Salisbury theory test centre

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The location of the Salisbury theory test centre is to change in October. The last day of testing at the current site at 39 Brown Street, Salisbury, will be Monday 24 September. Testing will start at the new site on … Continue reading

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New location for Sutton Coldfield theory test centre

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The location of the Sutton Coldfield theory test centre is to change in November. The last day of testing at the current site at Four Oaks House, 160 Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield will be Saturday 16 November. Testing will start … Continue reading

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33 new drivers have licences revoked every day in 2018

News from Brake news@brake.org.uk Thursday 12 September 2019   Last year, on average, 33 new drivers had their licence revoked every day after reaching six penalty points within two years of passing their driving test, according to data obtained by … Continue reading

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1st Gear most popular driving school name

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1st Gear is the UK’s most popular driving school name. Research by Esme of 1,757 registered driving school businesses in the UK has found that this name is used by 25 businesses. Second most popular was Learn 2 Drive, followed … Continue reading

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Problems with popular cars

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Widespread reliability issues with some of the UK’s most popular cars have been uncovered by new research by Which?. Faulty batteries, malfunctioning exterior features and problematic suspension systems are among the problems encountered by motorists, according to a survey of … Continue reading

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