Category Archives: Travel

MOT, DriveWrite Automotive, public transport, car blog, motoring blog

Don’t Let Your Car Let You Down

Britain’s motorists are a put-upon bunch. A day doesn’t seem to go by without some new piece of malevolent legislation designed to create so much monetary, motoring misery that drivers will eventually give up their car and say, “Do you know what, I think I’ll take public transport instead”. Which is, of course, exactly what THEY want. Continue reading

camping, caravan, caravaning, DriveWrite Automotive

UK Camping And Caravan Holidays in The 21st Century

Aren’t Summer holidays great! Winging your way to warm, foreign climes for two weeks of relaxing bliss; coming back totally skint with a sunburned spouse, a daughter who is just going to die because she’s had to leave Alexandros – the Greek waiter and would-be consummate lover (if you hadn’t had the little toe-rag sussed from day one) – and a bowel-disturbing condition which may have been caused by the ‘freshly washed’ salad bar or last night’s slow-cooked lamb kleftiko. “Does this smell funny to you”? Continue reading

Public transport, DriveWrite Automotive

The Case For Public Transport. Or Not.

I sat down over Christmas and actually did something that might be considered to be akin to proper work. I did some calculations and considered the ramifications of travelling from my place of residence in glorious, rainswept Wiltshire to beyond Castle Black and The Wall and on to Edinburgh. The choice: Car or public transport. Continue reading

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A Driving Holiday?

Woohoo and similar exclamations. January is underway and we can look forward to a pleasant Spring and a glorious Summer. Live in hope folks; always live in hope. You might, for example, be planning a driving holiday which is great, but be careful what you wish for. Let us start from the premise that driving a car is inherently dangerous. Continue reading

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DriveWrite & The Sons Of Panicy

For the most part, the global Everyman would wish in one way or another that his life was other than it is. We endure the cold, dead, bony fingers of State poking into the nether regions of our existence and are thus subject to infuriating interference into how we live and behave. It shouldn’t have to be this way. Continue reading

The Garmin nüviCam Conclusion

Garmin nuviCamThat title sounds like an episode of the Big Bang Theory doesn’t it? I’ll leave it in because this article is sort of about automotive science. On 2nd October I published my first look at this Garmin device (here) but now, looking back, I see I pretty much covered all there is to say about this excellent bit of kit. Continue reading

First Look – The All-Purpose Garmin nüviCam

Garmin nuviCamYou know how, when you drop a piece of toast, it always lands butter side down? And you know how, when changing TV channels, there’s always stupid advertisements on? Oh, and you know how, when trying to find a page in a book, you always flick just past the page required? Continue reading

Common Mistakes Motorists Make And How To Fix Them

Roadshamer.com, TurnEightJess Shanahan writes: We are all human and we’re bound to make mistakes when driving but the least we can do is try to minimise those mistakes to keep the roads safe. Of course, there are always going to be people out there who do drive dangerously but let’s not add to that by making silly mistakes that only infuriate other drivers. Continue reading