Monthly Archives: January 2016

driver training, road safety, DriveWrite Automotive

Driver Training Needs To Start At School

When out driving in your car you will sometimes see at the roadside a small, sad shrine with soggy cellophane, wilted flowers and perhaps a bedraggled teddy bear and you’ll know that someone died on that road. When you, the passing stranger, notice the temporary memento mori it might give you pause for thought and it might make you lift off the throttle for a moment because it reminds you that the road is a dangerous thing. Continue reading

automotive technology, DriveWrite Automotive

The Automotive Technology Explosion

Can you imagine how it must have felt to have invented something that changed or even saved people’s lives? We can only imagine the level of commitment it would take with, by our standards archaic tools, to come up with, say, the electric light bulb. Continue reading

Jaguar XE, driving, DriveWrite Automotive

2016 – A Driving Year

You might find this surprising for a motoring writer but this year I have decided to get out more. It is a great privilege to be offered cars to review and I appreciate every one but last year I drove so many that I seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time at the computer and not at the wheel. Clearly this has to change. Continue reading

driving holidays, drivewrite automotive

A Driving Holiday?

Woohoo and similar exclamations. January is underway and we can look forward to a pleasant Spring and a glorious Summer. Live in hope folks; always live in hope. You might, for example, be planning a driving holiday which is great, but be careful what you wish for. Let us start from the premise that driving a car is inherently dangerous. Continue reading

eyes, driving eye test, drivewrite automotive

Come In Mr Magoo – Time For Your Driving Eye Test

There is no question that some drivers are out and about on our roads peering through windscreens with eyes like rheumy oysters and they wonder why they have accidents. Now, a well known and responsible motoring organisation has called for more stringent eyesight testing for drivers. This debate is a hardy annual that sprouts, er, annually, yet with typically consistent lassitude the government does nothing about it. Continue reading