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Shun The Car

As you go about your daily grind have you ever wondered how you set about getting highly lucrative employment in the fields of research and investigative study? The jobs must, like the truth, be out there because there seems to be many well-funded organisations at home and abroad that each have a ‘Department of Researching & Stating The Bleeding Obvious’. 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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Driving To Reading With The Radio On

I went to Reading. Somebody has to. Miles and miles of meandering, mundane motorway culminating in a car crawl through roundabouts and traffic lights just trying to get into the outskirts of the town. I can’t imagine what the centre must be like. Fortunately I was in the surprisingly enjoyable Audi A4 3.0L TDI S-Line (still with me at the mo – reviewing next week) you see in the image so at least my peace of mind remained undisturbed. Or so I thought… Continue reading

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Driver Training Needs To Start At School

When out driving in your car you will sometimes see at the roadside a small, sad shrine with soggy cellophane, wilted flowers and perhaps a bedraggled teddy bear and you’ll know that someone died on that road. When you, the passing stranger, notice the temporary memento mori it might give you pause for thought and it might make you lift off the throttle for a moment because it reminds you that the road is a dangerous thing. Continue reading

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2016 – A Driving Year

You might find this surprising for a motoring writer but this year I have decided to get out more. It is a great privilege to be offered cars to review and I appreciate every one but last year I drove so many that I seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time at the computer and not at the wheel. Clearly this has to change. 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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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

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Too Much Motoring Choice Is Bad For You

Once, long ago in the mists of the 20th Century, people were satisfied with what they had when it came to material things. Austerity had taught them to be careful with money (unlike now). They expected things to last. For their motoring needs they purchased a family car and kept it pretty much until it had reverted to a brown organic state for want of galvanising. Continue reading