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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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Traffic Officer DriveWrite – Road Warrior

I love driving but enough is enough. For a long time now I have complained and grumbled about driving standards on Britain’s roads but has anyone listened? No. Today I had to witness, within the space of twenty minutes, two incidences of driving idiocy. One of speeding and one of total carelessness. Both these thoughtless cretins clearly had other things on their tiny minds to bother about other road users. Continue reading

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The Case For More Civil Servants?

Now there’s a statement that would make most normal, rational people not unreasonably recoil in horror. However, police officers are civil servants too and there is a very strong case for plenty more blue on the streets. It is reported that drivers are making calls, taking selfies and tweeting behind the wheel in record numbers. Continue reading

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You’ve Passed Your Driving Test, Now Learn To Drive

With tragic and wearisome regularity, we hear or read about another car crash where the victims are young people. Often, the youthful driver is inexperienced; perhaps having a laugh, then – a wet road with rain-washed gravel, a fast bend and sudden driving death. A familiar mix marked by a sad, soggy memorials at the roadside. Continue reading

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Fannying About On A Roundabout

Stop me if you’ve heard this. This one’s about driving standards. You’re driving up to a roundabout, right, and.. No. Wait. Come back. Let me tell it to you my way. Okay, you’re driving up to a roundabout, right? Let’s say the roundabout is, entirely hypothetically, a three-point mini-roundabout in Marlborough. There are cars stopped at all three junctions. Continue reading

Too Inattentive To Care? Our Driving Standards

worn tyresI sometimes say that nothing surprises me anymore yet, on occasion, something does surprise me which, surprisingly, often comes as no surprise. As someone who spends a lot of time driving, mostly in other peoples’ cars, I find I have become much more attentive to all aspects of driving. This is probably because I have a duty of care to the fine, new vehicles I am road-testing. Continue reading

The Never Ending Argument

I have a ritual. Actually, I have several but that’s maybe for later. Every Sunday morning I like to settle down with my newspaper and a mug of good coffee and spend the next couple of hours being impotently enraged on several occasions by the general wrong-thinking stupidity, pig-headedness and incompetence that inflicts the UK and world in general. Continue reading

The War On Motorists Continues – And It’s Going Global.

The recent announcement from the motorist’s chum, our very own jovial Eric Pickles, about the curtailing of council persecution of drivers for monetary gain is good news. It is tempting to think that the war on motorists is, if not over, then in abeyance but sadly this is not so. Continue reading