driving

34% of Londoners confess to having had a motoring fine in the last five years

London has the worst drivers in the UK

IT’S OFFICIAL, London has been revealed as the UK city with the worst drivers on the road.

According to a new survey by Rooster Insurance , England’s capital is home to the greatest number of drivers with poor or dangerous driving habits.

More than 1 in 3 (34%) Londoners surveyed confess to having had a motoring fine in the last five years – which is 16% higher than the...

Lockdown restrictions have cancelled the daily commute for millions of workers

Brits have saved an incredible £9.1BN on fuel during lockdown

New data from GoCompare reveals Brits have saved an incredible £9.1 billion on fuel prices since the start of lockdown in March!

Lockdown restrictions have cancelled the daily commute for millions of workers, freeing up both the roads and our budgets.

As most cars stay stationary, less petrol is being purchased across the UK. That saving has severely impacted the cost of...

Fear of driving is a real thing

Driving anxiety has increased by 52% during lockdown

If you’ve not been driving much over the past few months, you might feel a little nervous about getting back on the road when lockdown restrictions ease.

Perhaps you’ve not been on the motorway for a while and you’re worried about restarting your commute to work, or maybe there’s a chaotic roundabout near your parents’ house that gives you nightmares. Either way, these feelings of...

Many motorists are unaware that some of the driving habits they have picked up are illegal

Six bad driving habits that could land you a hefty fine

Whether you’re new to the roads or you’ve had your driving licence for decades, there will no doubt be a few driving habits that really grind your gears. From drivers who hog the middle lane to those who don’t indicate when making a turn, these bad habits are not only frustrating but also extremely dangerous.

Many motorists are unaware that some of the driving habits they’ve picked...

What to do to ensure that your car is winter ready

Winter is an excellent time of the year if you’re someone who enjoys the cold. However, it’s not the best season for the millions of people out there who drive every day. All that frosty weather can make car maintenance a real nightmare, and that’s without mentioning the more dangerous conditions on the road.

Of course, provided you take the right steps, these colder months don’t...

weather

Experts confirm that driving under weather warnings does not invalidate your car insurance

As the winter season approaches, many Irish drivers are concerned that snow-ice weather warnings could invalidate their car insurance. These weather warnings usually fit into three categories: yellow, orange, and red warnings.

Meteorologist Siobhán Ryan explains that “a status yellow weather alert is given to warn those at risk from certain weather because of their location and/or...

The cost of lessons and licences put off people learning to drive

Over two-thirds of non-driving Brits regret never learning to drive

New research by compare the market .com reveals the top reasons why some Brits who can’t drive never learnt and if they will ever take lessons in the future.

The top five reasons why people who can’t drive never learnt to do so are:

  1. The cost of lessons/licences is too high (31%)
  2. I can’t afford to buy a car and the extras e.g. insurance, MOT (31%)
  3. ...
Debunked 9 winter driving myths to set the record straight

The UK's most common winter driving myths debunked

With Google being a go-to for popular driving questions, it’s no surprise that terms like ‘Can I legally drive in wellies?’ and ‘How can I remove ice from my windscreen?’ receive a lot of search volume during winter months.

To help motorists stay safe on the roads and ensure their insurance is valid, here at Uswitch we've debunked 9 winter driving myths to set the record straight....

A sharp  increase has seen 18-24 year olds looking at cars onsite

Gen-Z'ers flock to driving amid latest COVID restrictions

Gen-Z’ers, the least car-crazed generation there’s ever been, are now making a U-turn on their usual propensity to eschew driving, in light of ongoing restrictions in the UK.

Auto Trader, the UK’s largest digital marketplace for new and used cars, has found a sharp year-on-year increase of 18-24 year olds looking at cars onsite.

During 1st June – 20th September, 15% of the...