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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