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Dec 17

Asleep at the Wheel… in a Driverless Car


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An early test of self-driving vehicles was scrapped by Google due to some of the test drivers actually falling asleep at the wheel, according to the Daily Telegraph. The newspaper says that in the early stages of testing the autonomous systems designed by the company, test drivers were observed nodding off behind the wheel even as the vehicle was going as fast as 55 miles per hour on a motorway. There were also instances observed of drivers looking for electronic devices and cables and even putting on makeup while on the move.

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Nov 17

James Bond’s Cars: Aston Martins and Much, Much More


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The James Bond film franchise has been running for more than half a century now, so it is unsurprising that it is littered with icons such as the Walther PPK, expertly designed suits, beautiful women and vodka martinis that are shaken, not stirred. Perhaps the most memorable icons of them all however are the methods of transportation that the super-spy chooses to make use of. 007 has driven a wide variety of vehicles, ranging from the much loved Aston Martins to aircraft and submarines. There are, however, some rather odder choices that Bond has used on occasion which are well worth a second look.

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Nov 17

Career Options for People who Love Driving


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People who love to drive can often make a career out of that interest, and there are a number of different kinds of jobs involving driving that can take them all over the country. Driving jobs can suit different types of people too, including those who enjoy meeting others, and those who would prefer a more solitary kind of career. However, unless you intend to drive racing cars on a track, or farm vehicles on private land you often will need to begin any new career by obtaining a learner license, getting your P plates, and finally your full licence.

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Oct 17

How you Describe your Job Affects your Car Insurance


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One of the many different factors that are taken into account by insurance providers while working out the cost of your car insurance is your occupation. The fact is that even the manner in which you describe the job that you do can actually have a massive impact on the amount of car insurance you will end up having to pay for.

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12
Oct 17

10,000 UK Drivers with More Than 12 Points


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Over ten thousand motorists in the United Kingdom are still allowed to drive in spite of having twelve or more driving licence penalty points. A BBC News analyst has demonstrated that the greatest number of still valid licences that had at least a dozen points was held by motorists that live in the north of England. That people who have such a large number of points on their driving licence are still being allowed on British roads makes a joke of the entire system, according to a number of road charities.

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28
Sep 17

An Easy Drive around East Anglia for Beginners


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East Anglia is a good place for a pleasant drive, both for those who are new to the area and to new drivers in general. The area has a great deal of truly beautiful scenery and yet is also very flat and does not have a lot of traffic, making it an easy drive for beginners.

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14
Sep 17

Driving Test Cheats Face Prison Time


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A man who cheated on his driving test has been sent to prison for six months. He was made an example of in order to act as a deterrent to others who may be tempted to make use of what has been described as an “industry” of frauds who are willing to take the theory exam in their stead.

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Aug 17

The Hardest Places to Pass Your Test in 2017


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Drivers wanting the best chance of successfully passing their driving test would be better off avoiding the West Midlands if at all possible, according to a heatmap of the failure and pass rates of practical driving tests that has just been released recently.

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10
Aug 17

People are Still Using Phones While Driving


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Over two hundred drivers every day have been caught illegally using mobile phones while driving a motor vehicle following a police crackdown. Nearly six thousand motorists in the United Kingdom have been penalised by police in just four weeks following the harsher punishments coming into effect, essentially the equivalent of one offence being committed every seven minutes.

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Jul 17

Britain’s All-Time Bestselling Cars


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Motor vehicle enthusiasts can argue over which cars are best, but the one thing there is no arguing with is sales figures, and on that basis alone there are ten automobiles that really stand out from the crowd in the history of the United Kingdom. So which are the top ten bestselling cars ever in Great Britain?

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