Category Archives: Road safety

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3 of the Biggest Misconceptions Surrounding Car Insurance in the UK

While automotive insurance may be one of the UK’s most in-demand industries, there is no doubt that it is poised for a major evolution over the course of the next decade and beyond. After all, the emergence of automated cars is inevitable, while the fact that an estimated 90% of all auto mobile accidents are caused by human error means that technological advancement will change the service that insurers deliver for car insurance beyond all recognition in the future. Continue reading

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Driving Standards Down The Drain

Recently a report noted that some children don’t know that chips are made from potatoes. A quick butcher’s on the internet showed that this should come as no surprise. Pork comes from pigs they are astonished to learn and what are tomatoes exactly? On the very first search page without any effort, reports on the ignorance of children when it comes to food dated back to 2012. The surprise is that in the intervening five years, although the issue is much discussed, nothing has actually been done to change things. Sounds wearingly familiar doesn’t it? Continue reading

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Driving God? Listen; Nobody’s Perfect

Men: As a man, have you ever paused and, in a moment of quiet self-reflection, told yourself, “Do you know; I reckon you’re just about perfect”? I know I have and this is especially true of my innate driving ability which I have always assumed was second to none. Continue reading

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The New VED Rates 2017

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) has been a bane of motorists for almost as long as cars themselves. The Motor Car Act of 1903 required motorists to pay £1. Then a ‘road fund’ was established for the purpose of maintaining the roads but by 1937 the government of the time realised that this was a handy sum annually and absorbed it into general funds. The result is the system we have today and, as of April 1st, anyone buying a new car has to stump up VED. Motorparks, the national multi-brand new and used car dealership, kindly offer this comprehensive infographic to help drivers make sense of it all: Continue reading

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Talking Horse Sense On The Roads

First man walked everywhere. Then someone spotted a horse and had an idea about transport but couldn’t catch the bloody thing. Then someone decided to ‘corral’ a bunch of horses up a ‘blind canyon’ or whatever horse people do, train and domesticate it and use it for transport. This made a lot of sense. Horses can carry, work and pull and little ponies delight children. They were the original horsepower and you can put their emissions on your roses. Then someone invented the motor car. Continue reading

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Road Safety & The Police

Road safety matters which is why I’m on this one again. Here, in the mighty metropolis where I reside, there is a partial ring road around the huge housing estates and general suburbia. It is festooned with traffic lights and roundabouts and has a forty mile per hour speed limit. I hate it. Continue reading

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Above The Influence: Drugs & Driving

Illegal substances can affect drivers in several ways, making them unfit for the road. But it is not only illegal drugs that we should be wary of. Prescribed or over the counter drugs can have similar negative effect’s on motorists too and driving while impaired by medication could see you banned from using the road. Continue reading

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Are There Any Legal Restrictions Concerning All-Season Tyres?

For European countries with a mild climate where snow covers the ground for only a few days a year, all-season tyres become a reasonable compromise. In most of the UK, they proved themselves as a reliable, silent and fuel-efficient solution for wet and dry roads throughout the year. Are they really sufficient in the UK and what does the law say about using all-season tyres? Continue reading

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Cars & Motoring: Help Not Hinder

Whatever the result of June’s exciting general election, the UK’s next government must, says the Freight Transport Association (FTA), support logistics businesses to enable them to reduce vehicle emissions and cope with the transition to Clean Air Zone regulations. Continue reading