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Jun 17

New Speeding Fines for England & Wales


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Motoring groups have welcomed the introduction of tough new punishments for extremely serious motoring offences. Drivers who are caught on the road at speeds considerably over those of the legal limit will face much higher penalties in both England and Wales starting on Monday, 24th of April 2017. Magistrates have been given new guidelines that allow them to fine motorists who do 51 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone, starting from as much as 150 percent of their normal weekly income, a rise from the former level of 100 percent.

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Jun 17

Driving in the Republic of Ireland


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Drivers from the United Kingdom who plan to be driving in the Republic of Ireland, either for business reasons or because they are going on holiday, should be aware of a few important facts before heading off to the country. Self-driving tours of Ireland are becoming a very popular pastime, particularly for people who do not want to have to stick to someone else’s schedule, and would much rather just be able to take things at their own pace. It is therefore very important to make sure you have all the details to hand before doing so.

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May 17

Learn to Maintain Your Car and Save Money


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These days, particularly with an uncertain future due to Brexit, everything seems to be more expensive. Everyone, and especially motorists, are looking at ways to save money. One of the best ways of cutting the costs of motoring is to learn how to maintain your car for yourself. Many motorists don’t really understand that simple things such as checking the oil and water in your vehicle on a weekly basis, and checking tyre pressure, especially before embarking on a long journey, can save money in the end.

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Apr 17

Top Tips for Buying a Car


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After a house, a car is often the next major purchase you might make. Given the cost of a vehicle, it makes sense to ensure that you know exactly what you are buying. If you are looking at a second hand motor the first time around, then it makes sense to know what to look for. It is always a good idea to take a seasoned motorist with you when purchasing your first vehicle, because they will know the kind of things that will make one car more roadworthy than another. This article offers some tips on buying a car, particularly if you are new to the process.

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Apr 17

What Young Drivers Need to Know About Tyres


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Most seasoned drivers will check that everything on their car is functioning properly on a regular basis. Maintenance that drivers can – and should – undertake on their vehicles includes checking the oil and water levels, and keeping an eye on their tyre tread. Younger drivers don’t always recognise that simple checks ensure that their vehicle will run smoothly. If oil and water levels are not checked every couple of weeks, or tyre treads are worn, this is not only bad for the vehicle, it could result in an accident.

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Mar 17

A Look at Advanced Driving Training Schemes


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It is an achievement to pass the driving test, and to be able to drive yourself wherever you want to go. There are some things that are not covered in any depth, but it is possible to take one of the advanced driving training tests. Advanced tests will not only make you a safer driver; in some occupations more in-depth driving training will more than likely get you the job.

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Mar 17

More Illegal Mobile Phone Use: More Drivers Caught


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If you drive, then anything that distracts your mind from the road ahead is dangerous. Driver attention is something that people learn from the time they have their first driving lesson. In spite of constant warnings and greater penalties, a significant number of drivers still think that it is OK to use their phone while they are driving.

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Feb 17

A Look at Some Best Selling Cars of 2016


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Most new drivers are interested in finding out about different makes of cars, and many have strong opinions on what they think are the best. At the very least being informed on what’s popular and what’s not; what has sold and what hasn’t, gives them something to argue about with their friends and fellow car lovers.

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Feb 17

Does Location Affect Driving Test Results?


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You, or a member of your family may just have applied for a provisional driving licence, or may be looking forward to taking your actual driving test. You may find it hard to believe that not all driving test centres are equal, just as not all driving tutors are equal. The fact is that where you take your test will more than likely affect your chance of passing. The national average of first time passes, according to figures from the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) is around 47%, but numbers can vary dramatically, depending on where you live.

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Jan 17

Random Breath Tests a Success in Northern Ireland


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Sensible motorists know that if they plan on driving somewhere, the only safe way of doing so is not to drink and drive. In spite of all the campaigns, and the increasingly severe penalties for those who are caught drinking and driving, too many drivers (and one is one too many) think it’s OK to have a drink and then get into the driver’s seat. The problem is that alcohol increases a person’s feeling of ‘I can do this’ even though accident figures point to the contrary. The only safe way to drive is not to drink alcohol beforehand.

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