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Jul 18

Conquer your Driving Test Nerves


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Everyone suffers from nerves at one time or another, but some people can be more impacted than others. Nerves can be particularly inconvenient during periods when it is important to be at the height of your concentration, such as when you are taking your driving test. Happily however, there are a number of things that new drivers can do in order to ensure that their chances of passing the driving test on the first attempt are not scuppered by their own nerves.

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Jun 18

8 Ways to Fail Your Driving Test!


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People fail their driving tests for a number of reasons, but there are some causes that are more common than others…

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May 18

Defensive Driving: What it Is and How to Do it


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A recent survey from the Daily Telegraph found that 79 percent of people consider themselves to be safe drivers, and do their very best to ensure they follow all road rules. However, the reality is that even the safest of drivers are never far away from real risks on the road, regardless of their driving skills or their confidence, as even high skilled drivers can become embroiled in a crash, either because of other road users or some other external factors such as road conditions.

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22
Mar 18

What You Must Know about Using Caravans and Trailers in the UK


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In order to travel with caravans and trailers in the United Kingdom there are certain things you will need to be aware of both for safety and legal reasons. For one thing, neither the car nor the caravan should be overloaded, and the weight of the trailer or caravan needs to be within the towing ability of your motor vehicle. It is also important that the combined weight of the caravan or trailer when fully loaded, and the vehicle when fully loaded, are below your car’s maximum “train” weight.

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11
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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Nov 17

Learn New Driving Skills β€” 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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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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03
Aug 17

Summer Driving: Heatwave Tips


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Summer can bring with it the occasional heatwave, and while the best thing to do is to stay indoors and out of the heat, that is usually not possible for most people. Driving in a summer heatwave can bring with it its own set of complications, which is why it is a good idea to be aware of a few basic tips that can help you and your automobile to both get through this time unscathed.

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