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Sep 16

The Story of Top Gear


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Anyone who owns a television set, or has ever opened a newspaper, will have heard about Top Gear. However, the programme may not have entered your world until just over a year ago, when the lead presenter Jeremy Clarkson was fired for his treatment of a back stage colleague. So, what is the rest of the story?

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22
Sep 16

What is Biofuel?


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Almost everyone has heard of biofuel, but not everyone is clear on what it is, or why it might be a preferable alternative to petrol or diesel when fuelling a vehicle. In recent years, there has been considerable emphasis on how we treat Planet Earth, and the things that we can do if we want to slow down the buildup of greenhouse and other harmful gases.

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15
Sep 16

Cutting Emissions and Fuel Costs


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One of the major, ongoing costs of driving a car is the cost of fuel. Whether you have a petrol or diesel engine car fumes can cause the most damage when a car is stationary but the engine is still running. If you are concerned about damage to the environment and to people’s health, as well as the cost of driving your car, there are ways to cut both your costs and the cost to the environment.

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08
Sep 16

Know Your Limits


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It is illegal to drive faster than the stated miles per hour limit on any road; at the same time, driving too slowly can also result in problems. Don’t keep your speed down to 40mph on a dual carriageway where the speed limit might be 60, as you can hold up other drivers and this can cause accidents. Speedometers are not always accurate, so it is best to adjust your speed a little to allow for that. If, for example you are driving in a zone that has a 40 miles per hour limit, then you should aim for something between 35 and 40 miles.

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01
Sep 16

Driving Test Shakeup on the Cards


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New technologies, and their increasing use in everyday life, often require a new look at how we assess things, including the skills needed to drive a car. From power assisted steering to satellite navigation systems, the way we drive, and what we expect from modern vehicles has changed dramatically in the last few decades. Some of these changes have prompted calls for new ways of assessing the skills of someone learning to drive.

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