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Traffic Fury: Let The Need For Speed Recede

In light of the recent tragedy of three lads killed at a bus stop it seems reasonable to look again at the issue of speed. At the time of writing this the facts about this accident are not clear but the words ‘high speed’ have been reported. On today’s busy roads in this troubled country, as much as it might go against the grain, the need for controlling some drivers’ baser instincts is clear. In the case of this appalling accident it seems that even speed cameras festooned like fairy lights along that road would not have made any difference because the car was driven by a runaway coward for whom the law would probably not be a consideration. Continue reading

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Traffic Fury: On The Motorway

Here’s another of my Traffic Fury rants. This time we had occasion to drive to Western-super-Mare the other day which entailed using the M4 and M5, possibly the most boring stretches of motorway ever. To entertain and inform we decided to keep actual real notes about driving standards; a sort of automotive version of Ten Green Bottles. This is the plain, unvarnished account of misdemeanours witnessed: Continue reading

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Wet Weather Driving: How To Stay Safe

With the wet weather months on the way, it’s the time of year where driving can become just a little more hazardous. Rain and wind reduces visibility and decreases the amount of grip your car has on the road, so you need to be extra careful. Continue reading

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Are You as Confident As You Think You Are On The Road?

Confidence plays a major role in almost anything we do, but it’s an incredibly important aspect on the road. Without confidence, you’re a danger on the road and you may end up injuring yourself or those around you. If you feel like you might not be as confident as you think on the road, then here are a few tips to help you out. Continue reading

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The Importance Of Driving Safely This Winter

Every year brings weather warnings, telling people to slow down and to think about the consequences if they don’t. Many areas have already experienced ice and even snow already this winter, and it’s now that people should be listening. No one likes seeing an accident on the side of the road or seeing there’s been an accident on the news, it’s important that you think before you start driving this winter. Continue reading

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Traffic Fury: Careless Or Couldn’t Care Less Driving

There is a three-lane road in my town. One lane is a bus lane, hence the central lane is southbound, the outer lane northbound. Whilst driving in the centre lane I was confronted by an on-coming car. Fair enough, Perhaps he thought it was an overtaking lane, although the signage is clear enough. Continue reading

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Add A Dashcam For Safety & Security

Cars today come with all manner of lifestyle and safety technology designed to make our journeys less boring and more secure but we still do not have any control over what happens outside the vehicle. There are plenty of careless or couldn’t care less drivers on our highways and, although we hear less about it these days, that nasty ‘cash for crash’ scam has not gone away. Criminals are being ever more inventive as to how they think they can con us out of insurance money. That’s why dashboard or windscreen mounted cameras are a great idea. The dashcam has come of age. Continue reading

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Leave It To The Drivers

There is a large and verdant merry-go-round on the outskirts of the town of Swindon, Wiltshire, called the Mannington Roundabout. It is a very busy intersection that plays host to a high level of traffic throughout much of the day. Continue reading

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Traffic Fury: The Indicators

When the driving test was first introduced in 1935, drivers were required to indicate their intentions by means of hand signals (that’s the government approved official ones by the way, not the varied selection of unofficial and highly demonstrative ones). Whatever the weather the window had to be wound down so an arm could be extended and flapped about in the designated manner. The ability to correctly use these signals was a requirement of the driving test, right up to 1975, despite the much earlier introduction of the ‘The Trafficator’. Continue reading

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Any Excuse For A Party!

I’ve noted several tweets over the last few days moaning about Bonfire Night (which is, by the way, November 5th and not two weeks either side). I have seen it compared to the scandalous behaviour of MPs, Brexit (always never-ending Brexit), religious terrorism, 412 years ago and we’re still at it and so on and so on. Just how sad and empty does life have to be to perpetually moan about this trivial stuff? Continue reading