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Apr 18

Keeping an Eye Out for Cyclists: Tips for New Drivers


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Cycling is an incredibly convenient method of travel, and a fairly cheap one as well. A growing number of people are switching to it, particularly in London where more individuals have been encouraged to move to two wheels by the new cycle highways and the cycle hire scheme. Drivers and cyclists have a long history of friction between them, but the good news is there are ways to ensure that cars and bikes can share the road in a smoother manner that is also safer for everyone.

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Mar 18

Driving Test Nightmares? These Real-life Ones are Worse…


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With the driving test celebrating its 80th birthday in the United Kingdom, it is a rite of passage that many young drivers still dread. However those nervously anticipating their test can probably take heart from the fact that their test is highly unlikely to match some of the absolutely nightmarish driving tests that have ever been taken, and can be comforted that, in the unlikely event that it is, they will almost certainly achieve fame by ending up on a list such as this one day. Just how bad can a driving test get? Here are some of the ways…

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Mar 18

Fuel Sipping Second Hand Cars


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The purchase price of a second hand car is not the only thing that budget conscious drivers have to think about, with additional costs such as fuel, insurance and road tax also all having to be factored into the equation. With both diesel and petrol continuing to increase in price all the time, it is more vital than ever to choose a motor vehicle that is going to be economical to operate.

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Feb 18

Is Britain Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?


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The electric and autonomous vehicle revolution is well on its way, but Great Britain could miss out as the country may simply not be prepared for the event, because of both of the limitations of the National Grid and a dearth of charging bays throughout the nation. Amanda Blanc, the UK head of insurance company Axa, says that the two issues have now superseded worries about accident liabilities as by far the largest barriers to autonomous vehicles becoming part of the mainstream in the United Kingdom.

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Feb 18

The Driving Test: A Checklist for Young Drivers


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Young drivers rarely know everything there is to know about driving, and recognising this can actually be an asset in helping them to pass their driving test. In order to ensure that new drivers are able to perform to the best of their ability on the day of the test, there are a number of helpful tips that should be taken under consideration.

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Jan 18

Car Batteries and Winter: What You Need to Know


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Although car batteries do have a tendency to die during the months of winter, there is actually a case to be made that more batteries actually die during the summer season, according to some sources. However, science has an explanation in both cases, as the operation and life span of a car battery can actually be impacted by both cold and hot weather. It is a very good idea to have a check conducted on your car battery prior to summer trips, and maintenance performed regularly in the autumn before winter hits.

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Jan 18

Koenigsegg Smashes Production Car Speed Record


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November 2017 has seen a Koenigsegg Agera RS create a new record for the highest speed ever recorded in a production vehicle. Niklas Lilja, the driver of the vehicle, was able to average a top speed of no less than 277.87 miles per hour in the two runs he took in the $2 million coupe.

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Dec 17

Big Changes on the Way for the Driving Test


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Major changes to the way people in the United Kingdom take a driving test started in December 2017. In the past, changes to the test that have been introduced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have been relatively subtle ones, but the fact is that the way in which people drive in the 21st century has changed considerably, and has now resulted in a major overhaul. The chief executive of the DVSA, Gareth Williams, says that although roads in the United Kingdom are still among the safest in the world, more can be done to ensure that road users, particularly new drivers, are kept safe.

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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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