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Aug 16

What’s the Latest on Self-Driving Cars?


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Nobody ever really thought that they would see the day (other than in science fiction movies) when driverless or self-driving cars could be seen on Britain’s roads. Times change however, and technology has advanced much farther and faster than anyone might have thought even ten years ago. Britain’s largest car manufacturer, Jaguar Landrover, plans to launch a fleet of such vehicles in the next few years.

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Aug 16

Changing Jobs? Get a Driving Licence


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Whether you have been in your present job for some time, or you simply feel like a change, having a driving licence could significantly increase your chances of finding work. Recent research by the Royal Motoring Club Foundation indicates that job seekers have a greater chance of finding work if they hold a current driving licence.

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Aug 16

Young Drivers: Some Things You Need to Know


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There is a wealth of information out there for new young drivers, mostly about passing the test, getting a used car, or what to do about insurance. The advice in this article looks at some of the things less frequently mentioned, with just a nod to insurance.

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Aug 16

Rarely Considered Driving Distractions


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All drivers are (or should be) aware that it is illegal to talk on a hand held mobile phone, or send or receive texts whilst driving. There are, however, plenty of other distractions that are not necessarily illegal, but potentially just as dangerous. While it might be acceptable to deal with phone calls in your car providing you are not holding the phone, it can still distract the driver, which could result in an accident. In 2014, police dealt with 68 deaths on the road, and 445 serious accidents, all due to driver distractions of one kind or another.

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21
Jul 16

Towing a Caravan? Check Your Driving Licence Categories


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Caravan holidays have made a huge comeback this year. While some of this may be due to the fact that many people want to repeat childhood experiences, holidays abroad are becoming more expensive. The Government’s decision to make it illegal for families to take their children out of school for a week or a fortnight’s family holiday has changed parents’ options. The ruling has meant that travel companies have taken advantage of this, and so many people with school age children can no longer afford a family holiday abroad. Whatever the reason for the resurgence in popularity of caravan holidays, if you’re towing a caravan, especially as a new driver, then you need to check the rules on this.

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21
Jul 16

Driving and Streaming?


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A smartphone can be a great asset, as you have access to all kinds of things that you don’t get with an ordinary mobile phone. While your smartphone may be an asset, at the same time it can also be a liability, especially for drivers.

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Jul 16

On The Road: The Basics for New Drivers


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Whether you’re a young person who is just starting to learn how to drive, or have passed your test and are looking forward to driving your own car, there’s always more to learn about driving. If you have the most important information at the start of your driving career, then you’ll be a better and more knowledgeable driver.

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Jul 16

The Dangers of Distracted Driving


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Whether you’re a learner, a new driver, or you’ve been driving for years, using the same route to work for just as long, there is always a need to concentrate. Accident figures show that a good number of road crashes might have been avoided if the driver had only concentrated more on what they were doing.

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Jun 16

A Drive in the Dales


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If you plan on holidaying in England this year, there are some great beauty spots and interesting places to see. If you have never been to the Derbyshire Dales then you need to know that driving can be quite tricky in some areas. The Peak District National Park, for example, is quite high up, and the route to some popular beauty spots is high and narrow. Confident drivers should have no trouble finding their way around the area and enjoying what the Dales have to offer.

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Jun 16

Driving and Mobile Phones Don’t Mix


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A recent RAC survey on driving and the use of hand held mobiles shows that the problem has got worse rather than better, according to their spokesman. The RAC surveyed 2,000 motorists in an attempt to establish just how many people were still using handheld mobiles when driving. The results suggest that the number of drivers who still use mobiles when on the road is increasing, despite the fact that this has been illegal for the past thirteen years.

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