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An Ongoing Struggle With The Pothole

A problem that just won’t seem to go away for drivers across the whole of the UK are potholes – especially if the results of a new report by the RAC is anything to go on. According to their figures, between January and March 2017, the RAC dealt with over 6,500 breakdowns, which were likely attributable to poor road surfaces. The last time that so many pothole-related breakdowns were recorded in a three-month period was in the first quarter of 2015 (almost 6,900 breakdowns were recorded then). However, in the early months of 2015, the country was subjected to more days of frost and rainfall when compared to the first three months of 2017, when the nation experienced mild and moderately dry conditions. Continue reading

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Advice For Those Who Have Just Passed Their Driving Test

Congratulations, you’ve passed your driving test, now you want to get out on the roads, building up your driving experience. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

Your Insurance

First of all, now you’ve qualified, you’ll need to ensure you have appropriate car insurance in place. Remember, you can’t drive without it, so take it out today. The law prohibits driving without suitable insurance, if you do, you run the risk of being fined, having six penalty points put on your licence and even a driving ban. Continue reading

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All About Speeding on English and Welsh Roads

Although you’re breaking the law as soon as you edge over the stated speed limit for the road you’re driving on, you have a bit of wiggle room. Almost all police forces give drivers a 10% allowance as well as an extra 2 miles per hour to take speedometer or camera errors into account. Continue reading

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Rubber Folly: Are Your Tyres Up To The Job?

It seemed to me that the use of second-hand or ‘remoulded’ tyres on cars was a rubber folly of the Twentieth Century consigned to history like that out-of-date prophylactic you once found at the back of the glove box. With modern motors, even city cars, having more power than ever you’d have thought that quality black hoops would be the order of the day for all. This seems not to be the case, at least according to supplier AA Tyres. Continue reading

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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