Tag Archives: road safety

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Speed Cameras – The Saga Continues

The following unsurprising story has recently been reported in the Daily Telegraph and probably elsewhere. Please note that I am not a Telegraph reader. I saw this on the internet. I want to be absolutely clear on this. A stout fellow called Thomas Baird was sent a court summons accusing him of speeding in a 30mph zone in Staffordshire where he was nabbed by a speed camera. Continue reading

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A Limit Not A Target: Why Motorists Will Never Agree.

If you haven’t done anything wrong then you have nothing to fear”. This statement is absolutely true. Conversely, it could be seen as the mantra of the moaning minnies for whom any minor transgression is tantamount to treason. Rules are rules but they are not necessarily good or sensible rules. Continue reading

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Blowing Through The Jasmine In My Driving Mind

The Summer breeze, that big sky, the soft, secret smell of jasmine in the perfumed air; these are the joys of convertible motoring. Yes folks, it’s that time of year again when we kid ourselves that our winter of discontent will finally be made glorious summer. Well, sorry to rain on your open-top parade but even as I write, it is chilly, there’s a cold wind blowing with just a hint of rain in the air. June is just around the corner and we know that our driving life won’t be quite so poetic. Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It (2)

No apologies for returning to this subject. Speaking as an almost lifelong specoid I am very conscious of my eyesight and how it can change. Speaking as a motoring writer I understand how important eyesight is when it comes to driving. I get an annual eye-test without fail. But enough about me, what about your eyes? Continue reading

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Benefits Of Installing A Back Up Camera For Your Motor

Rear view cameras are becoming an increasingly popular safety feature in both modern motors and classic cars. This automotive technology can save lives, prevent injury and even save on damages to your car. The main benefit of this new feature is undeniable: It helps drivers back up their vehicle safely which reduces the risk of hitting a bollard, another car or, even worse, a cyclist or pedestrian. Continue reading

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Drive Safe: Stay Awake

Sorry to sound like your know-it-all Uncle (unless I am your know-it-all Uncle) but when out in my car I like to drive safe. On the day of writing this I was out early in the morning and witnessed three examples of bad driving within the first couple of miles. This included a woman who pulled across in front of me without recourse to either mirrors or indicators. She was oblivious. Continue reading

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Car vs Bike: The Saga Continues

As an experienced driver and also a long-time cyclist I am often asked which is best, motor car or bicycle, and I always answer clearly, precisely and definitively: ‘It depends’. Each form of transport has its merits and its drawbacks. I resolved to give it some proper thought because it is well overdue for the constant war of words, abuse and fists to stop and for motorists and bikeists to finally get along. Continue reading

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Car vs Bike – The British At War

This week I have been mostly watching the Tirreno-Adriatico CYCLING Stage Race live from sunny Italy. When I mentioned this elsewhere, a car and motoring colleague was slightly horrified. What was I thinking of? Well, back in the day I participated in and wrote about both road cycling and mountain biking; at least until falling off became too painful. The point is, I can see both sides of the battle for our roads between cars and bikes. Continue reading

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Road Safety – Reading Between The Lines

When driving in Europe amongst foreign persons it pays to learn the rules of the road as they can change from country to country. Standards of driving can vary enormously. Parisian motorists for example see it as their duty to try and kill a tourist a day; it’s a matter of honour to them. 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