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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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02
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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05
Jan 17

5 Great Road Movies


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Even those of us who may not be experienced drivers sometimes enjoy a great road movie. The best of these films keep the audience rooted in their seats, glued to the screen, and wanting the trip never to end – but the main reason people enjoy road movies is seeing various places as they appear in someone else’s eyes. This short article looks at five of the best road movies, whether the mode of transport is car or motorcycle. Ideal for when it’s too cold to go out for a drive…

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Dec 16

The Most Expensive Cars Ever


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It used to be the case the people went to car auctions in order to find themselves a road worthy vehicle at an affordable price. Since the nineteen eighties, however, this has changed. In a decade when most ordinary people were struggling to pay their bills, as they are today, the richest in society didn’t know what to spend their money on. Buying classic, usually much older cars for a huge amount of money has become a means whereby the better off can advertise their status.

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Dec 16

Driving in Bad Weather: Tips for New Drivers


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Whether you are a new or a seasoned driver, you should avoid driving in bad weather if possible. If you can’t avoid the trip, or the weather comes down when you are already driving, you need to take extra care. Below are some tips for avoiding problems if bad weather kicks in while you are already driving.

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Nov 16

What to Put in a Basic Car Repair Toolkit


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You may think that most people these days don’t bother working on their car, so why would you need a toolkit? If you’ve ever been stuck on the side of the road because of a problem that you could have fixed with a screwdriver, then you’ll understand the need to carry a basic car repair toolkit.

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10
Nov 16

Tips for Visitors Driving in the UK


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If you’re visiting the UK and plan to bring your car or hire one for your stay, it’s a good idea to do some research. Every country has their own particular rules of the road, and driving in the UK is often confusing for visitors, especially as it’s customary to drive on the left, rather than the right. It’s also an interesting exercise for new UK drivers, and those who’ll be taking their driving test soon, to see UK driving from an outside perspective…

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