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How’s My Driving? - Safe Driving Blog Tips

15 May 2024 By Megan
The UK transport industry is facing a significant driver shortage, prompting the government to propose lowering the minimum age requirements for bus and coach d...
17 Apr 2024 By Megan
As we navigate the complexities of road safety, an intriguing proposition has emerged: should first aid training be a mandatory requirement for obtaining a driv...
11 Mar 2024 By Megan
As fleet managers, ensuring the health and well-being of your drivers is not just a moral obligation but a legal responsibility. Driver health directly impacts ...
20 Feb 2024 By Megan
Discover the hidden risks of diabetes among drivers in this insightful blog post. Learn about the alarming statistics, potential safety hazards, and practical s...
16 Jan 2024 By Megan
The Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland have launched a new campaign encouraging older drivers to consider their driving habits and have a free regular...
19 Dec 2023 By Megan
With the end of 2023 approaching and the world drawing closer to a future where autonomous vehicles share the road with traditional ones, the promise of safer r...
21 Nov 2023 By Megan
As winter blankets the UK in frost and snow, the challenges on the roads amplify. For those in the logistics industry and all road users, adapting to the winter...
03 Oct 2023 By Megan
On July 1, 2023, the UK witnessed a significant development in the realm of road safety and law enforcement. The Sentencing Council, responsible for providing g...
12 Sep 2023 By Megan
Are you considering a new career in the logistics industry? Becoming a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) driver in the United Kingdom can be a rewarding and promising c...
15 Aug 2023 By Megan
We all want to make our roads a safer place, but with millions of cars, vans, lorries, cyclists, motorbikes and other vehicles traversing the country's extensiv...
18 Jul 2023 By Megan
In the world of logistics and transportation, drivers are the unsung heroes who ensure the smooth movement of goods across the UK and internationally. However, ...
20 Jun 2023 By Megan
In the UK, road safety is of utmost importance, especially in the logistics industry where efficient transportation plays a vital role in keeping the country ...
02 May 2023 By Megan
Road safety is an essential aspect of our daily lives, whether we're driving, cycling, or walking. As road users, we all have a duty to ensure our safety and th...
12 Apr 2023 By Megan
Fleet management is a critical aspect of the logistics industry. It involves the management of all vehicles, including heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and light goo...
01 Mar 2023 By Megan
The UK fleet industry is aiming to reach net-zero by 2050 with all new HGVs becoming carbon neutral by 2040, so reviewing your fleet’s carbon footprint ha...
16 Feb 2023 By Megan
Your Satnav could soon offer you the route with the cleanest air  Whether you love or loathe them, navigation systems like Google Maps play a big part in...
16 Jan 2023 By Megan
Changes to Welsh speed limits to launch in 2023  Many campaigners argue that the chances of someone surviving being hit by a car driving at 20mph over tha...
13 Dec 2022 By Megan
Our guide for driving in different weather conditions  Did you know that 1 in 13 road crashes are partly caused by a slippery road? Different weather cond...
15 Nov 2022 By Megan
Driver wellbeing: Why it is good to talk about mental health Last year, mental health charity Mind revealed 30% of work-related illness in the transport an...
11 Oct 2022 By Megan
The Ultimate Winter Car Kit With the winter months here and if you do decide to travel by car it's important to carry a kit to help you when the temperatur...
21 Sep 2022 By Megan
Road collision rates sliding back towards pre-pandemic levelsRoad collisions causing deaths and serious injuries that involve vans, trucks and buses are slid...
22 Aug 2022 By Megan
Road collision rates sliding back towards pre-pandemic levels  UK roads could see self-driving vehicles rolled out by 2025 thanks to new government plans. ...
10 Jul 2022 By Megan
Did you hear? The UK Government has launched Road Safety Investigation BranchThis month the UK Government has launched the country’s first ever investigat...
14 Jun 2022 By Megan
Schools out for summer: How to stay safe when driving  Latest official figures show that 10,125 children were killed or injured on roads in the UK in ...
10 May 2022 By Megan
A Year On: The UK’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan Did you know that transport is the UK’s largest source of emissions, responsible for 27% of ...
01 Mar 2022 By Megan
The Highway Code is changing in an attempt to make roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists. Figures released by the Department for Transport show 4,290 pedestr...
18 Jan 2022 By Megan
The last few years have been difficult for all, but especially those in the logistics industry, we've faced a severe driver shortage, low morale, border difficu...
01 Dec 2021 By Megan
The Highway Code proposed changes form part of the Department for Transport’s £338 million investment strategy to encourage cycling and walking acros...
01 Oct 2021 By Megan
This Tyre Safety Month, the message is a simple one...’what’s stopping you?’  A question which TyreSafe has used to not only remind dri...
09 Aug 2021 By Megan
Fleet insurance isn’t often described as comprehensive, legal and affordable. If you are responsible for a fleet of vehicles, you will need to ensure all ...
21 Jun 2021 By Megan
Fleet management has completely transformed over the last decade and even more so since the pandemic began. Now, more than ever, businesses can see the impact a...
23 Apr 2021 By Megan
We are starting 2021 as we mean to go on, forming new partnerships and supporting the wider community improve their road safety awareness. We are proud to annou...
30 Jan 2021 By Megan
During an ordinary year it’s estimated that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in the UK, and this number is expected to dramatically ...
14 Nov 2019 By Megan
Sounds obvious, but busy professional van or courier drivers who are working to tight schedules and driving multiple vehicles could easily skip the vital steps...
12 Nov 2019 By Megan
M.D. Driscoll & Co. Ltd are based in West Sussex.  Managing director, Mark Driscoll and his team provide a complete range of commercial landscaping an...
07 Nov 2019 By Megan
If you have just started your new career as an HGV driver, what advice should you take on board from experienced drivers?  Need help? Just ask! If you nee...
28 Oct 2019 By Megan
There was some interesting news online via the Bdaily website this week. It stated that research conducted by Specsavers showed that many employers do not offe...
24 Oct 2019 By Megan
Ambulance Services 24 offers its wide-ranging clients comprehensive medical cover. They serve organisations which include schools, film companies, such as Netf...
07 Oct 2019 By Megan
We continue our busy events season this week by attending Fleet Live.   This exhibition is being held on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 October at the NEC in B...
13 Sep 2019 By Megan
Successful times at the Recycling and Waste Management Show. Wow, what a great show!  The team at RWM really excelled themselves.  The event was a hu...
09 Sep 2019 By Megan
The team at How’s My Driving? are looking forward to the upcoming RWM exhibition which is being held at the NEC Birmingham, on September 11 and 12. ...
02 Sep 2019 By Megan
Win a year’s free subscription at the RWM Exhibition with How’s My Driving?   How’s My Driving are offering one lucky winner the chance ...
26 Aug 2019 By Megan
This year sees the 5th ‘Love your Lorry’ campaign run by the Road Haulage Association. The campaign calls on RHA members nationwide to promote...
19 Aug 2019 By Megan
We are thrilled to be partnered with the RWM Exhibition, which returns to the NEC Birmingham on September 11th and 12th. RWM is an invaluable opportunity for e...
28 Jul 2019 By Megan
As a social enterprise company, How’s My Driving? reinvests any profit from our road safety sticker service directly back into projects which further pro...
21 Jul 2019 By Megan
The Talent in Logistics Conference and Awards recently celebrated the ‘best in the business’ of the logistics world at a glittering event. Ruth Edw...
03 Dec 2018 By Megan
Road haulage operators, estimated to have directly contributed approximately £13.1 billion to the UK economy in 2016, face several challenges, in particu...
10 Oct 2018 By Megan
Are you one of a third of all drivers who keep their phones in their pockets whilst they drive? The increasing social pressure of staying in the loop means that...
24 Sep 2018 By Megan
We’ve listened to what matters to you and are pleased to announce that How's My Driving? has formed a partnership with Jelf, a leading insurance ...
15 Aug 2018 By Megan
Do you have a great road safety idea but lack the funds to turn it into a reality? We want to hear fromYOU! As a socially aware company we reinvest a proportion...
14 Nov 2016 By Megan
In April 2015, new national speed limits came into force for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway and dual carriageway roads in England and Wales.  ...
25 Oct 2016 By Megan
Earlier this year London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, announced that tens of thousands of lorries with poor visibility will be banned from London’s roads w...
19 Oct 2016 By Megan
The subject of cycle helmets has been one attracting much discussion over the last decade, this year a new study has found that wearing a helmet reduces a cycl...
11 Oct 2016 By Megan
This October a survey by Brake has revealed that a third of drivers questioned, admitted to eating food behind the wheel making them twice as likely to crash. ...
20 Sep 2016 By Megan
The How’s My Driving? stickers are simple and effective and are designed to be mounted on the rear of the vehicle to support your already safety consciou...
01 Sep 2016 By Megan
Driving can be stressful at the best of times, but being a LGV driver is one of the most dangerous and stressful jobs, from long and unsociable hours, unsafe r...
19 Aug 2016 By Megan
The insurance firm ingenie is calling schools to teach the Highway Code after results of online quiz testing participant’s basic knowledge of road rules ...
11 Aug 2016 By Megan
Research by Loughborough University has shown that HGVs with high seated cabs have the most blind spots and pose the greatest risk to cyclists and other road u...
03 Aug 2016 By Megan
We all know that buying a car can be a difficult task even for the most knowledgeable, so it’s not surprising that in new research conducted by Co-op Ins...
28 Jul 2016 By Megan
This month the government have opened public consultation centers focusing on discussing what changes need to be made to the highway code and insurance legisla...
20 Jul 2016 By Megan
With approximately 1.6 million driving tests taken in the United Kingdom every year, new driving test legislation will undoubtedly have a ripple effect across ...
27 Jun 2016 By Megan
THINK! Has published the Biennial Survey, which explores public opinion towards driving, road safety and other road users. Here are just some of the findings f...
17 Jun 2016 By Megan
Transport minister, Robert Goodwill, is said the Government are ‘reviewing’ a policy that will legally enforce a distance of at least one meter bet...
08 Jun 2016 By Megan
As a Social Enterprise company we reinvest any profit from our sticker scheme back into National road safety projects. This we are celebrating our 21st Birthda...
23 May 2016 By Megan
Unless you’ve been travelling around our capital with your eyes closed (which we wouldn’t recommend!), then you will have probably already noticed ...
16 May 2016 By Megan
According to The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), figures released today reveal the largest ever number of vans recorded on British roads. It...
09 May 2016 By Megan
Following a recent article in the Ambulance Life magazine, we are extremely proud to present our very first emergency service to join the road safety scheme an...
25 Apr 2016 By Megan
If you follow us on social media then you’ll already be aware of the #FTAskills16 event that we attended last month, but for those of you who missed out ...
20 Apr 2016 By Megan
Yes, you read that right. Platoons of driverless lorries are to be tested on British motorways as part of a government initiative to drive forward road safety....
02 Mar 2016 By Megan
How’s My Driving? have teamed up the youngsters from three schools in South Wales who have got their thinking caps on to come up with ideas on how to highlight ...
10 Feb 2016 By Megan
It’s no secret that the last 12 months have seen a steady rise in motor insurance and whilst this has primarily been in the private vehicle market, these charge...
08 Jan 2016 By Megan
Driving can be a real challenge for your staff during the winter, especially if they’re carrying heavy loads and are driving for long distances. Here at How’s M...
22 Dec 2015 By Megan
With the Christmas festivities of turkey, mince pies and mulled wine almost upon us, we felt it only appropriate to review one of the most talked about reports....
23 Nov 2015 By Megan
#MONDAYMOTIVATIONMonday welcomes the start of a new working week, and we want to highlight just some of the fantastic opportunities a job in the UK’s haulage in...
16 Nov 2015 By Megan
Next week is the start of Road Safety Week 2015, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate it than recognising what a fantastic job our haulage drivers...
09 Nov 2015 By Megan
The hard hitting facts: In 2013, 109 cyclists were killed on Britain’s roads, whilst a total of 19,438 were injured in some form. These figures only include cla...
15 Oct 2015 By Megan
1. Get enough ZZZsIf you have been awake for 18 hours or more then you are certainly in no state to drive. Being awake for that period of time is in fact equal ...
12 Sep 2015 By Megan
The Department of Transport have recently proposed changes to the driving test in order to increase the pass rate, which will include a part-privatisation of th...
28 Aug 2015 By Megan
Last week saw the first conviction of lane hogging in the UK (Hooray!), unfortunately this story is one that will be very familiar to most drivers. Although ma...
28 Jul 2015 By Megan
As we have already mentioned, for probably about the 100th time this year…it’s our birthday! We have been around for 20 years, and we thought that it was a good...
15 Jul 2015 By Megan
Street Velodrome is a brand new and unique cycling event, bringing all of the excitement and exhilaration of the track to your local town! Within hours, any hig...
11 Jun 2015 By Megan
20 years ago How’s My Driving? was born, and we have accomplished some fantastic things in these two decades for road safety. With over 10,000 vans, trucks, lor...
22 Apr 2015 By Megan
Have you ever wondered where drivers are really looking when they are driving? Well Direct Line Car Insurance have recently commissioned an eye tracking experim...
21 Mar 2015 By Megan
Did you know that 1 in every 10 vehicles on British motorways is a heavy goods vehicle (HGV)? And yet they are involved in over half of all fatal accidents! Bra...
01 Jul 2014 By Megan
We have teamed up with innovative fleet insurance broker, Just Fleet, in our quest to help fleet managers reduce road risk and the associated costs. The agreeme...
14 Apr 2014 By Megan
When Ross Smith created How’s My Driving? 20 years ago, it was with greater communication creating safer roads as its founding principle. Today thousands of ve...
13 Apr 2014 By Megan
Work related road safety has always been an important issue for organisations primarily involved in haulage and logistics management. Accident prevention howev...
12 Jun 2012 By Megan
First of all, we would like to thank everyone for entering the InTandem cycle sticker competition! It was humbling to see that so many of you road users want t...
12 Mar 2012 By Megan
Statistics from the Department for Transport highlight the danger of riding a bike on the nation’s roads: the number of cyclists seriously injured on Bri...

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Blog Archive

2024 May

Just the Ticket for Young People in Transport Careers

2024 April

Should First Aid Training Be Mandatory for UK Drivers?

2024 March

Managing Driver Mental Health: A Fleet Manager's Guide to Duty of Care

2024 February

Managing Health Among Drivers

2024 January

Enhancing Road Safety: A Call for Regular Eye Examinations for Drivers Over 60

2023 December

Looking ahead to 2024: Navigating the future of driverless car technology

2023 November

Navigating Winter Roads: 10 Safer Driving Tips

2023 October

New Sentencing Guidelines for Driving Offences in the UK: What You Need to Know

2023 September

Starting a Rewarding Career as an HGV Driver in the UK: A Comprehensive Guide

2023 August

Making Roads Safer: A Shared Responsibility

2023 July

Navigating the road to well-being: The impact of driving on mental and physical health

2023 June

Your Ultimate Guide To Logistics: Fleet Management 101

2023 May

Top tips for staying safe on the roads

2023 April

Using the How's My Driving? Service to promote a safer culture

2023 March

Top 5 tips to run a sustainable fleet

2023 February

Your Satnav could soon offer you the route with the cleanest air

2023 January

Changes to Welsh speed limits to launch in 2023

2022 December

Our guide for driving in different weather conditions

2022 November

Driver wellbeing: Why it is good to talk about mental health

2022 October

The Ultimate Winter Car Kit

2022 September

Road collision rates sliding back towards pre-pandemic levels

2022 August

New government plans could see self-driving vehicles rolled out by 2025

2022 July

Did you hear? The UK Government has launched Road Safety Investigation Branch

2022 June

Schools out for summer: How to stay safe when driving

2022 May

A Year On: The UK’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan

2022 March

The changes to The Highway Code you NEED to know

2022 January

Logistic industry trends for 2022

2021 December

Department for Transport’s £338 million investment to encourage cycling and walking

2021 October

Tyre Safety Checks...‘what’s stopping you?’

2021 August

5 easy ways to reduce your fleet insurance premiums

2021 June

How to take a holistic approach to fleet management

2021 April

New Year New Partnerships: Wirral Council

2021 January

Driving Better Mental Health in Logistics

2019 November

Check before you go! Knowing your vehicle is a vital key to staying safe on the roads.
Case Study - M.D Driscoll & Co Ltd
Five tips for newbie drivers

2019 October

The eyes have it! Staying safe with regular eye tests.
Ambulance Services 24 is one of the latest businesses to join How’s My Driving?
Find How’s My Driving? at Fleet Live this week

2019 September

Busy Week at the RWM Show 2019
Can you rise to the challenge and ‘PLAY TEN’ with How’s My Driving?
Win a year’s free subscription at the RWM

2019 August

Love your lorry and win...
Why should you attend RWM 2019?

2019 July

Investing in ‘Driving Better Mental Health'
Recognising the brilliant and bright at the Talent in Logistics Awards

2018 December

The driver shortage

2018 October

Are we phone smart or is our addictionto social media steering us off the road?

2018 September

Partnership with leading insurance broker Jelf

2018 August

Do you have an innovative road safety idea?

2016 November

Fewer HGV collisions as speed limits on UK roads increase

2016 October

Thousands of lorries to be banned from London
Cycle helmets: Should we follow in Australia’s footsteps?
Why your lunch shouldn’t be a crash diet!

2016 September

10 reasons why you and your drivers should join ‘How’s My Driving?’
Struggling with stress behind the wheel?

2016 August

Should the Highway Code be taught in schools?
Research reveals most dangerous HGV designs for blind spots
Can you decipher common car safety features?

2016 July

British Government welcomes public opinion on autonomous vehicles
Will the proposed driving test changes improve road safety?

2016 June

Are Attitudes Towards Road Safety Issues Changing?
Should Motorists Be Fined for Driving Too Close to Cyclists?
Steering group take the wheel on road safety projects

2016 May

Pedal Power: London’s Cycle Boom
How courier fleets can benefit from having a How’s-My-Driving? sticker on their vehicles
Emergency services confidently ask “How’s My Driving?”

2016 April

Hello... Is it me you want to hire?
Wot No Drivers?

2016 March

Schoolchildren Driving Home Road Safety

2016 February

Top Tips for Reducing your Fleet Insurance

2016 January

The Ultimate Winter Road Safety

2015 December

Should we lower the Drink Drive limit?

2015 November

Welcome to Road Safety Week 2015
Are you ready for road safety week?
Look out for Cyclists!

2015 October

Survival tips for long distance driving

2015 September

New plans to overhaul driving tests

2015 August

THE most frustrating driving habits

2015 July

Minty Fresh and Birthday Ready
Is Street Velodrome Coming to a Town Near You?

2015 June

It’s Our Birthday!

2015 April

Where drivers are really looking?

2015 March

Safer Motorways: New Technology

2014 July

How’s My Driving and Just Fleet team up

2014 April

Budget safety scheme leading the way
Don't leave road safety to chance

2012 June

The Winner of the Cycle Sticker Competition

2012 March

Cycle Badge Competition

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