Monthly Archives: February 2018

London, city tours, East End, driving, congestion, traffic, parking, congestion charge, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

8 Top Tips for Driving in London

Driving in London, England’s capital city, presents all range of difficulties and, unless you are used to manoeuvering through London’s busy streets on a daily basis, the city can catch even the most experienced of drivers off guard. Continue reading

Traffic, traffic fury, distracted driving, driving standards, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

Traffic Fury: What’s The Matter With Us?

Leaving aside rage-inducing traffic and motoring matters for the moment, let’s have a quick look at a couple of unrelated, yet still germane, recent events first. Continue reading

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If Cars Were Chillies

DriveWrite is unwell. Even as I type this I am on the sick couch and feeling poorly. I have A COLD and cars are the last thing on my mind. My wife has offered to bring me hot beverages, paracetamol, even my testicles (if she can find them, she says) and if I feel that bad I should try childbirth etc, etc. You know how it goes. Sympathy? It ain’t in the lexicon. Continue reading

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The Best Smart Cars to Buy in 2018

We are all becoming more concerned about the impact we are having on the environment. We are more cautious about how our actions are affecting the planet. Because of this, a lot of people will be making the switch the hybrid vehicles in 2018. Are you one of these people? If so, read on to discover the best smart cars on the market at the moment. Continue reading

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Drive: Getting Through Those Nervy First Weeks As A New Driver

So, you finally did it! You passed your test, got your licence and bought your first car – now all that is left is to learn how to drive. You think just because you’ve ditched those L plates that you know how to drive? No, no, no… you learned how to pass a test, now you are learning how to be a driver. Continue reading

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Scanza: Film Scanning Gets Affordable

I don’t know about you but I have in a cupboard about a trillion old 35mm colour slides and negatives dating back to the days when film ruled, some of which are pretty good pics. Indeed I still have my beloved film camera that works perfectly; the problem is that processing and film scanning for the modern world costs convenience, time and money. Now though, legendary photographic company Kodak have the solution for all the aged film buffs and the increasing numbers of returners to the medium. A film scanner we can afford. The Scanza. Continue reading

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Alfa Romeo Giulia: Classic Name Back In The Game

It may not have escaped your notice that DriveWrite has previously owned not one but two Alfa Romeo cars. Previously on these pages you will have read about them. In both cases they were fabulous to behold and glorious to drive but sadly, badly, flawed. I won’t labour the point because the evidence of universal ownership issues is widely known. Now there’s the new compact executive, the Alfa Romeo Giulia. Continue reading

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The Cost Of Roadworks & Traffic Jams To Business

Drivers in the UK are wearyingly familiar with roadworks and temporary speed limits up and down the country. We all know the frustration it can cause. For some businesses relying on our roads to get from job to job and place to place, these holdups with their inevitable temporary speed limits can slow down their progression. This cuts down on the working day as they have to make allowance for traffic and disruptions caused by these inconveniences. As a side effect, traffic jams also increase emissions from cars. Continue reading

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The Future of Food, Technology and Family Life on the Go

Jaguar Land Rover have partnered up with chef, Jamie Oliver, to design and create a fully functioning kitchen inside an SUV. The Land Rover Discovery Kitchen is a truly bespoke model that highlights complete versatility of the Land Rover Discovery. Jamie Oliver worked alongside Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team to bring his vision of a kitchen on wheels to life – and they did it with style and innovation. Continue reading

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Ford Ranger Pickup Takes The Prize – For Now

Over the last year or so DriveWrite has been working through the various double cab pickup trucks on offer from a variety of manufacturers and I haven’t done yet. This time it is the turn of the Ford Ranger. Frustratingly, circumstances meant I have only just been able to spend a week with this vehicle, but fortunately it was worth the wait. Continue reading