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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

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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