Category Archives: Road safety

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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

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Drive Down The Cost Of Car Insurance With This Legal Advice

Nobody wants to pay over the odds for their car insurance. However, that’s something thousands of motorists do every single year. They allow their policies to renew automatically because they don’t have to deal with the hassle of switching companies. Continue reading

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The APPCG & The One-Sided Argument

It was reported the other day (here) that some MPs are calling for cyclists to be given priority over other road-users in an updated version of the Highway Code to give them more protection from evil motorists. It goes without saying that the MPs in question form the all-party parliamentary cycling group (APPCG) so they would say that, wouldn’t they? Continue reading

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The Standard Of Driving Standards

More than eight out of every ten British motorists are unaware of new speeding fines, which could see someone earning £50,000 pay a fine of £1000 for travelling 41mph in a 20mph limit. This is according to research carried out for a survey by a leading consumer motoring website (acknowledged) and it is relevant to driving standards. Continue reading

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Driving Abroad In Style

Driving abroad is a point of considerable stress for many people. Even experienced motorists can sometimes find the idea of driving in a foreign country a little worrisome. On a certain level, this is perfectly understandable. Continue reading

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Supporting The Case For Dashcams

I don’t have a problem returning to the subject of road safety and the use of dashcams. In my driving life I see so many instances of bad or sloppy or careless or just-plain-stupid driving that I am often inclined to smile at and offer a cheery wave to anyone who is driving conscientiously. I use a dashcam all of the time as a precaution against stupidity or criminal activity. Continue reading

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Dashcam: Striking The Right Balance

The use of dashcams, while prevalent, hasn’t quite snowballed as much as I thought. It’s a great idea, especially for drivers of older cars who don’t have all the latest whizz-bang technology. We are not hearing so much about ‘cash for crash’ scams as we used to and, I would suggest, using a dashcam in a car might have contributed to that. Continue reading

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The Volvo V90: The Cream In Your Coffee

In the UK, the classic Volvo estate was once a stalwart of countryside antiques emporiums whilst doubling as transport for Labrador dogs. Times change and now Volvo has changed with them courtesy of the latest V90. Designed to take on the premium German brands at their own prestige game, the big Volvo V90 has a subtle yet distinctive Swedish aesthetic with an interior that is both tasteful and cosseting. Continue reading