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The Eyes Have It! Driving & Your Eyesight

As a dedicated specoid, I ensure that I get a regular eyesight test annually and change my glasses accordingly. I don’t like contact lenses because I know it will all go wrong and I have this vision (sorry) that they will slide out of the back of my eye and collect in the space where my brain used to be pre-Brexit. Continue reading

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Are Young Drivers Ready For The Road After Their Test?

A recent survey asked 1,800 young and learner drivers, about the process of learning to drive. It highlighted some concerns. These worries are being addressed this very week which is designated Learner Driver Week to encourage positive change and make driving as accessible, valuable and affordable as possible. Continue reading

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Advice For Those Who Have Just Passed Their Driving Test

Congratulations, you’ve passed your driving test, now you want to get out on the roads, building up your driving experience. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

Your Insurance

First of all, now you’ve qualified, you’ll need to ensure you have appropriate car insurance in place. Remember, you can’t drive without it, so take it out today. The law prohibits driving without suitable insurance, if you do, you run the risk of being fined, having six penalty points put on your licence and even a driving ban. Continue reading

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Driving Standards Down The Drain

Recently a report noted that some children don’t know that chips are made from potatoes. A quick butcher’s on the internet showed that this should come as no surprise. Pork comes from pigs they are astonished to learn and what are tomatoes exactly? On the very first search page without any effort, reports on the ignorance of children when it comes to food dated back to 2012. The surprise is that in the intervening five years, although the issue is much discussed, nothing has actually been done to change things. Sounds wearingly familiar doesn’t it? 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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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

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Enhance Your Driving Pleasure

2015 saw the 80th anniversary of the introduction of the UK driving test. Quite a lot happened in 1935: Cat’s-eyes were first used on roads (invented in 1933, before anyone says anything), Penguin books published their first volume, Sir Malcolm Campbell set a new land speed record and a certain Mr J Beene passed his driving test, the first person to do so. It cost him the equivalent of 37.5p. Things have moved on a lot since then, especially the cost of taking your driving test which works out at about a million pounds per attempt these days. Continue reading

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Come In Mr Magoo – Time For Your Driving Eye Test

There is no question that some drivers are out and about on our roads peering through windscreens with eyes like rheumy oysters and they wonder why they have accidents. Now, a well known and responsible motoring organisation has called for more stringent eyesight testing for drivers. This debate is a hardy annual that sprouts, er, annually, yet with typically consistent lassitude the government does nothing about it. Continue reading