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speed cameras, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Speed Cameras – The Saga Continues

The following unsurprising story has recently been reported in the Daily Telegraph and probably elsewhere. Please note that I am not a Telegraph reader. I saw this on the internet. I want to be absolutely clear on this. A stout fellow called Thomas Baird was sent a court summons accusing him of speeding in a 30mph zone in Staffordshire where he was nabbed by a speed camera. Continue reading

My Car Check, used cars, mycarcheck app

My Car Check Reveals The Riskiest Used Cars

New data released by vehicle check provider mycarcheck.com reveals that the Vauxhall Corsa SXI AC is the riskiest used car to buy in the UK. With 6.25% of all Corsa SXI AC’s checked having both a write-off and an outstanding finance warning, and 39% of all Corsa SXI AC’s having a write-off warning, used cars buyers are reminded about the dangers of not carrying out a vehicle provenance check before agreeing to buy a car. Continue reading

cars, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog, Lotus

Boring Sports, Boring Cars

A long time ago I was a great football fan. I had a season ticket at Chelsea and this was at a time when their sole tactic was for a defender to toe-punt the ball as far up the field as possible and get everyone else to chase it. The match was like watching a gang of toddlers at a crèche kick-about. The highlight was always the meat pie at half-time. Continue reading

Speeding, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Speeding? Can You Trust Your Insurer?

A few years ago I was flashed by a speed camera. Apparently – although I continue to swear it wasn’t me and anyway even if it was, and I’m not saying that, it was all a terrible mistake – I was speeding at 37 miles per hour in a 30 zone, they alleged. As you can expect I fulminated and fumed. I cursed and cried bitter tears of frustration about the injustice of it all. Above me the skies darkened and it began to rain in sympathy and even the clouds seemed somehow sad. Continue reading

Driving, advanced driving, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Roadrunner Baby – Probationary Driving

Quite rightly, the driving schools of Britain do a great job of instructing learner drivers. The Driving School of Mum & Dad still has a part to play but there’s no substitute for professional training from those who know; but trainers can only do so much because there is simply no substitute for experience. New drivers might be trained to go on the road but are they really ready for the road? Continue reading

culture, disappearing culture, DriveWrite Automotive

Our Disappearing Culture

Picture by Nick Youngson: It’s good that we still have a strongish car culture in this country (although not one that can touch the USA) but, over the coming few years, we will witness it morph and change as the regulations pile up and the interest in proper motors wanes – and it isn’t just our car culture that is disappearing. A few days ago I bemoaned the lack of any decent pop or rock music these days and I don’t want to labour the point again, but I will. Continue reading

Car care, DriveWrite Automotive, car cleaning, car blog, motoring blog

Car Care – Nature Hates You

You know how the government hates us? We, the great, unwashed populace are seen as just a nuisance, getting in the way of the smooth running of the country with our incessant demands for fairness, equality, decent roads, a proper day’s pay for a day’s work, world peace and that sort of thing. They don’t care for us. Well, unfortunately the news gets worse because nature hates us too; so, just out of spite, all year round it attacks our vehicles which means more grinding work for us. This is why car care is so important. Continue reading

Glamping, camping, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Fashionable Glamping

We, the people, are always looking for different holiday experiences (you can say that again!) but tented holidays? Getting under canvas loses its appeal when you get a bit older. It isn’t like your childhood days of camping in the garden knowing that Mum & Dad were but a shriek away. Now though, it doesn’t have to be that way any more. Continue reading