Category Archives: Road safety

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MUSTN’T GRUMBLE: 1. The Councils

‘Mustn’t Grumble’ is a new and occasional feature that will appear when I, rather than explode, will find it necessary to have a very British rant: No.1. The Councils

1852: “As to Corporations, Parishes, Vestry Boards and similar gatherings of jolter-headed clods who assemble to exchange such speeches that, by Heaven! they ought to be worked in quicksilver mines for the short remainder of their miserable existence… how thick skulls may become”: Mr Boythorn, Bleak House by Charles Dickens.

2016: So, not much has changed then… Continue reading

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Documenting Road Safety

I rarely watch ‘reality’ TV. To me these programmes are usually just mindless schedule stuffing content, like so much bread in a cheap sausage. That said, I have watched a few of the eye-opening police road safety documentaries about the tribulations of our very thin blue line of traffic cops and the knuckle-dragging Neanderthals they have to contend with. Continue reading

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Road Safety & Autonomous Cars

The latest automotive survey, this one from Venson Automotive Solutions, reveals people’s attitudes to autonomous cars and road safety. Fifty-five percent of road users are calling for a review of road traffic laws in line with the rise of automated vehicles. Continue reading

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Van Crisis!

The internet is a wonderful thing. It is also an appalling thing. It is largely unregulated and poorly policed. Thanks to the internet I myself have many offers of friendship (or maybe more) from Eastern Europe and millions of pounds waiting for me at a branch of the Bank of Africa in Burkino Faso. Everything you desire. It is all there, ready to be ordered and delivered to you; and it usually comes by van. Continue reading

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European Motorists Deserve A Better Tax Deal

It will come as no surprise to any British motorist that UK drivers top the tax to road expenditure ratio. UK drivers pay almost four times as much in motoring taxes as is spent on roads according to Edmund King, the AA president, speaking in Brussels yesterday. This is the highest ratio in Europe (with the exception of Malta). Continue reading

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New Driver In The Family?

4 key points you really must discuss with a new driver in the family: All parents worry about their children; it’s part of the job description. Whether your child learns to walk, ride a bicycle or use public transport, you want to make sure that he or she knows how to do it safely and responsibly. Fast forward a few more years and learning to drive is a huge rite of passage for many young adults. Continue reading

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The Volvo V40 R-Design – Ha en säker resa.

When you’ve done a big shop and stowed the bags in the boot of your average car, isn’t it irritating to get home only to find all the groceries strewn about like the aftermath of a grenade strike. Tins rolling around, packets splitting open and a lost root vegetable that has bounced to oblivion to rot and to smell. Wouldn’t it be good if some car maker came up with a nifty idea to stop that happening? That would be fantastic, that. Enter, stage left, the Volvo V40 D3 R-Design Pro. Continue reading

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Five Common Misconceptions About Drinking & Driving Insurance.

Each year, thousands of drivers are convicted of driving, or being in charge of a vehicle, whilst they are over the legal alcohol limit. These types of convictions can stay on your license from 4 – 11 years. But what about drink driving insurance? There are many myths surrounding these types of insurance policies. Continue reading