Breaking down on the motorway

Despite the fact that traffic hurtles along them at 70mph (or even a bit more), motorways are the safest roads in the country. However, if you find yourself breaking down, they can suddenly become one of the most dangerous places to be. If you pull up on the hard shoulder, all it takes is for […]

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Drink driving: the facts

The last time you went out drinking, did you jump into your car within a few hours, to commute to work? All too many drivers stay out on the lash until the early hours, get a few hours’ sleep and then drive to work. Many drivers think that is no matter how much you drink, […]

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How to upgrade your car’s ice

Getting on the road behind the wheel of your own car is a pretty fantastic experience, and making sure you’ve got some good music to accompany the experience makes it all the better. Unfortunately, a lot of cars have to make do with cheap stereos which leave a lot to be desired in the audio […]

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Why should you wear a seatbelt

If you run as fast as you can, into a wall, it’s going to hurt. It’s the same when the front of your car hits something at just 15mph. The car stops in a tenth of a second, but you keep moving forward at the same rate the car had been moving until something stops […]

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What to do if you have a crash

Having a crash will always be a very emotional experience, but it’s best to try and remain calm, regardless of who was at fault. More than 75 per cent of drivers admit they’d say sorry at the scene of an accident, which can be perceived as admitting fault. This can put you in a tricky […]

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Fatigue and driving: the risks

If you’ve been awake for 18 hours, your driving ability is worse than that of a drink-driver. So, if you get up at 7am, stay awake all days and drive home at 1am, you’re putting yourself and other road users at serious risk. Leave it until 2, 3 or 4am in the morning and it’s […]

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How to drive economically

Despite the recent drop in fuel prices, filling up your car is still ludicrously expensive. However, if you’re not driving economically, you might as well be throwing your money away. By driving economically, you could save between £250 and £300 a year on your fuel bills, and all you have to do is make a […]

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How to parallel park

With the ever increasing number of cars on Britain’s roads, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find a parking space. So, when you finally do find one, you don’t want to have to drive past it because it means you’ll have to parallel park. Parallel parking is pretty simple in reality, but many drivers […]

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Road rage: how to deal with it

If you bumped into someone in the street while looking the other way or sending a text, would you a) apologise and carry on with your day, not giving it a second thought or b) swear and shout at them in a flurry of offensive hand gestures? We’re guessing, providing you’re not borderline psychotic, that […]

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Why speeding is a bad idea

Here’s something you probably don’t hear a lot. speed does not kill. Drag racers, Formula One drivers and anyone who’s ever done more than 500mph in a Boeing 737 are testament to this. But while speed on its own rarely kills, combine it with something else and you’ve potentially got a sure-fire recipe for disaster. It might […]

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