News Archives - Driving

Charge of the light brigade – Win a solar panel for your car or bike

The fact so many cars across Britain have sat idle during lockdown is great for the environment,  but not so good for the cars themselves as batteries may begin to lose their charge. Solar-powered battery chargers are inexpensive and easy to use. Simply place one on your dashboard and plug into your 12v socket. Be aware that running your car’s…

Another week, another child on a pavement killed by a driver

This was the week an uninsured hit-and-run driver killed a two-week-old baby as he was being pushed along a pavement by his mother. An unimaginably horrific event were it to be an isolated incident. However, it’s far from that. Over 40 people on pavements and verges in the UK are killed every year by drivers. It’s highly unusual for the…

Motorbike breakdown recovery from UK’s most ethical provider

Motorbike Breakdown Cover from the ETA We can provide motorbike breakdown recovery in one of two ways: Personal cover – applies to you as rider / pillion, or driver / passenger on any bike or in any car Vehicle cover – applies to any rider using your bike Get a quote for ETA Motorbike Breakdown Cover Motorbike Breakdown Recovery If your…

Bath launches clean air zone

Bath has become the first city in England outside London to charge a levy on polluting vehicles. The clean air zone operates in the city centre 24 hours a day throughout the year and charges apply to pre-euro 6 diesel and pre-euro 4 petrol vehicles, except private cars and motorbikes. Taxis, minibuses and other commercial vehicles that fail to meet…

Another day, another 5 needless road deaths

The family of a man who was killed by a hit-and-run driver are calling on the government to broaden the definition in law of ‘death by dangerous driving’ to include a failure to stop, call 999 and render aid on scene until further help arrives.  At time of writing, their petition has almost 6,000 signatures. The driver who killed Ryan…