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Feb 18

The Magic Number: Britain’s Three-wheeled Cars


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The United Kingdom is a world leader in terms of three-wheelers, and has been for many years, with many of the most iconic vehicles having sold in large numbers in their prime. In the past, motorcyclists did not even need a new driving licence to be able to legally swap two wheeled bikes for three-wheelers, when the time came that they were in need of transportation that was a little bit more family friendly. Three-wheelers remain very popular in the Britain of the 21st century, with the highest regarded classic models shooting up in value in recent times.

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Jan 18

Self Driving Car Tests Take Place in Coventry


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The biggest connected and autonomous motor vehicle test ever held on public roads in the United Kingdom took place in November in Coventry, with the self-driving technology being tested out in real-life situations for the very first time. The trials were organised by the UK Autodrive Project, members of which include the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, the Tata Motors European Technical Centre and Ford. All of them donated one of their own models to take part in the test, with Ford sending a Mondeo, Tata a Hexa, and Jaguar Land Rover sending both an F-Pace and a Range Rover Sport.

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Jan 18

Improve your Skills with a Rally Driving Day


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Experiencing a rally driving day is an excellent way for experienced drivers to test their rally skills, such as the likes of driving on wet surfaces, and ensure they only keep getting better when on the road. There are many professional companies offering rally driving days in the United Kingdom who cater for group bookings, corporate clients and individuals and offer a wide range of passenger rides and rally driving courses.

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Dec 17

Peugeot Ad Banned for Safety Reasons


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A television advert has been banned due to showing a driver using the dashboard screen built into the car to read a text message. The advert for the new Peugeot 208 was broadcast on television in the United Kingdom in July, and saw a man reading a woman’s text message, which read “I’m bored without you”, while driving through the streets of a city, to which he responded by raising a hand in the air. The manufacturer strongly denies the idea that the advert condoned irresponsible or dangerous driving in any way.

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14
Dec 17

Thousands of Diesel Drivers Risking Fines


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A minimum of 1800 diesel vehicles have been driving on the roads of the United Kingdom for years without the correct form of pollution filters, according to the nation’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. It is against the law for a diesel vehicle to be driven without a pollution filter, but that has failed to prevent nearly 2000 such cars from being stopped in the last three years. Even more disturbingly, the DVSA says that it is convinced that there is a large number of similar vehicles on British roads that have still not been detected.

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Nov 17

Learn New Driving Skills — at a Skid Pan!


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Skid pans offer a great way to learn new driving skills, and can be a particularly good idea for young drivers (or new drivers at any age), making them an ideal gift for Christmas from a thoughtful friend or relative. Skid pans offer a multitude of driving experiences that are realistic in nature, while ensuring a safe environment for drivers to be able to test out their handling skills. They offer practical experience in dealing with the control of a car in the event of a skidding scenario.

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02
Nov 17

Winter is Coming: How to Prep your Car


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The arrival of winter brings with it the need to make certain that your vehicle will be able to cope with the bad weather that will inevitably be on its way. Unusual demands are made of equipment and parts during winter, and failure to prepare your vehicle for the season can have serious or even fatal consequences.

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19
Oct 17

Manchester: Driving Test Cheat Jailed


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A fraudster that made a living taking driving tests on behalf of other people has been sent back to prison, and told that his sentences will only keep getting longer if he continues to commit the same offence over and over again.

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05
Oct 17

Driving While Tired: A Major Problem on UK Roads


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More road accidents within the United Kingdom are caused by drivers who are fatigued than by drug driving offenders, according to new research. Nearly twenty percent of all road accidents on the roads of Great Britain are connected to fatigue, the last reported data from 2015 has revealed, while drugs were responsible for just eighteen percent of such accidents. Forty percent of the fatigue related accidents concerned commercial vehicles, a statistic that points out a major problem with the lack of sleep and long hours worked by the drivers in those industries.

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21
Sep 17

What to know when you hire a car abroad


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You might not think that it would be too difficult to hire a car when you go abroad, but the truth is it can sometimes be tough to make the right choice, with all of the different hiring conditions and forms of insurance on offer. Leaving the decision to the last minute is also a guaranteed way to get very frustrated and probably end up making the wrong choices.

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