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The Volvo V40 R-Design – Ha en säker resa.

When you’ve done a big shop and stowed the bags in the boot of your average car, isn’t it irritating to get home only to find all the groceries strewn about like the aftermath of a grenade strike. Tins rolling around, packets splitting open and a lost root vegetable that has bounced to oblivion to rot and to smell. Wouldn’t it be good if some car maker came up with a nifty idea to stop that happening? That would be fantastic, that. Enter, stage left, the Volvo V40 D3 R-Design Pro. Continue reading

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Traffic Officer DriveWrite – Road Warrior

I love driving but enough is enough. For a long time now I have complained and grumbled about driving standards on Britain’s roads but has anyone listened? No. Today I had to witness, within the space of twenty minutes, two incidences of driving idiocy. One of speeding and one of total carelessness. Both these thoughtless cretins clearly had other things on their tiny minds to bother about other road users. Continue reading

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The Case For More Civil Servants?

Now there’s a statement that would make most normal, rational people not unreasonably recoil in horror. However, police officers are civil servants too and there is a very strong case for plenty more blue on the streets. It is reported that drivers are making calls, taking selfies and tweeting behind the wheel in record numbers. Continue reading

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Make Christmas Different – Don’t Do It!

Before you start, there’s a good reason for this as you’ll see:

Yes folks, it’s that time of year again when the true horror of what is to come begins to dawn upon us. For me, it started in Marks & Spencers. Men in ties were pulling stands about. I said, “You’re setting up for the Christmas displays aren’t you? Do you not realise that it is still September and the sun is shining”? They just smiled sheepishly but otherwise refused to acknowledge their obvious guilt. That’s when the thought came to me… Continue reading

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Californians & Driving Up A Sweat

It seems so distant now but it was only a week or so ago when we experienced the hottest day of the year and we all started wilting like un-watered, delicate hot house flowers. At the time of writing this we are back to normal, i.e. rain. Here in the UK we always seem to get caught out by sudden bursts of hot weather which is unsurprising given our climate. For a brief period it looked like summer had truly arrived. Never mind, it could still happen and when it does we need, like good boy scouts, to be prepared – especially when driving. Continue reading

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Take Care With Holiday Driving

Now that the summer holidays are truly upon us, many of you are likely to be driving off into continental Europe for some hard-earned R&R. Have things changed in Europe given our recent decision? Will you find that a Five Pound note only buys one Euro? Would it be better to barter with bright beads or perhaps live goats? Whatever the welcome you receive one thing never changes: European cops hate you. Continue reading

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Automotive Horrors We Can’t Abide

Surveys. Where would we be without surveys? For example, When we have a general election the pollsters are out and about bringing us their view of the outcome. If you take their advice you can take comfort in the fact that you will be entirely wrong about the result. There is however one group that you can poll and ensure you will get an honest response. Motorists. For example, a new poll shows that within their own ranks there are persons for whom a special and long-standing disapprobation is reserved. Continue reading

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Three Reasons You Should Celebrate Your MOT

OK, so knowing your MOT is due is never normally a reason for being happy. It can often be an event that leads to expenditure and no car owner enjoys that with the exception of people who modify and use their car as a hobby. However, rather than being something you dread the MOT should be something you value and although you might not actually look forward to it, having a fresh MOT should be something to celebrate and be pleased with. Continue reading

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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