How to be a safer driver

We’re not going to lie to you, driving can be fun, and the freedom and liberation it provides can transform your life. However, while driving can be tricky, it’s just a case of making sure that you’re concentrating on the right things. So, what should you be looking out for to make yourself a safer […]

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How to drive in flood water

Now that The Great British Autumn is fully underway, the chances are that it’ll be raining non-stop now for about another six months. And while this may be inconvenient, it’s also potentially dangerous. Flood water can catch you out big time on the road, and not only can water ruin things like your car’s electrics, […]

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Distracted driving

Did you know that the most common reason for crashing a car is being distracted? Given that there are so many things you can be distracted by, it’s perhaps unsurprising. Even the best multi-taskers can only focus on a certain number of things at once, and with so much to concentrate on while driving, adding […]

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How to deal with a skid

Losing control of a tonne of metal at high speed is possibly one of the scariest things it’s possible to do; however, as the temperatures drop, it’s increasingly likely that you’ll find yourself having to deal with a skid. It’s not just ice, but spilt diesel, freshly surfaced roads and standing water which can cause […]

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How to react to sirens

If you’re a new driver it can be a startling experience; however, it’s crucial to know how to react when your rear-view mirror is suddenly full of flashing blue lights. The good news is that there’s nothing to worry about, and by following a few simple steps, you can avoid becoming a hazard when an […]

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How to drive on the motorway

The first time you drive on a motorway can be a daunting experience. You won’t have done any motorway driving before you pass your test and some drivers can be intimidated by the high speeds involved. Luckily, although motorway driving is a skill which requires planning, it’s actually incredibly easy – much, much easier, for […]

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How to drive on rural roads

Rural roads are the most dangerous roads to drive on in Britain. There’s a multitude of hazards, including pedestrians, horses, tractors, cyclists and parked cars to take into account, all at speeds of up to 60mph – only 10mph less than the motorway speed limit. It’s unsurprising, therefore, that two thirds of all UK road […]

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How to drive in fog

It’s that time of the year again. The temperature is dropping, it’s raining pretty much constantly and you’re more likely to encounter that most dangerous of driving conditions – fog. One minute you can be driving along with perfect visibility and the next you can barely be able to see beyond the end of your […]

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A guide to key driving offences

With CCTV cameras lining more and more streets, as well as police cars and camera vans waiting to catch you out, it’s more and more likely that you’ll get caught out if you’re doing something you shouldn’t behind the wheel. And not only will points on your licence push up your insurance premiums, if you […]

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How airbags work

Airbags. We’ve all heard of them and we all know that in the event of an accident, they can save your life. However, what many of us don’t know is exactly how they work. In a crash at 30mph, the car stops moving but you continue travelling at the same speed. Even with a seatbelt […]

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