29
Sep 16

Autumn Driving in Devon


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A driving licence opens up the whole country for exploration, and autumn can be a fantastic time to see some of the best of it. If you plan on taking a trip after all the schools have gone back, then Devon offers plenty of sights and attractions. Go before the end of October and all of the attractions will still be in operation, but if these don’t grab you, there is still a lot to see and do.

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22
Sep 16

UK Driving Laws for US Drivers


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While UK drivers often have to get used to driving on the right when they travel abroad, for those coming here from the US the opposite is the case. UK driving laws are quite strict and it is useful, particularly for Americans driving in the UK, to know what they are. For new UK drivers and learners, it’s interesting and informative to see UK driving from an ‘outside’ perspective.

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15
Sep 16

Get Your Car Winter Ready


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When summer is just about over, it’s time to think about making your vehicle safe to drive this winter. If you haven’t already had your MOT test and it’s due fairly soon, then make sure that you book it before the weather changes significantly. In the winter months, driving can get hazardous. Everyone is feeling the cold and wants to reach their destination as quickly as possible; small wonder there are more accidents at that time of year. You can’t do anything about the progress of the seasons or other people’s driving, but you can do your best to ensure that your vehicle is safe to drive in the cold and wet.

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08
Sep 16

Great Used Cars for Not Much Money!


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Unlike most houses, cars do not usually appreciate in value; in fact, the depreciation process is quite dramatic. It is possible, however, to avoid the traps of depreciation by settling for a decent used car, rather than spending money on a new vehicle that will plummet in value almost as soon as you start to drive it.

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01
Sep 16

Driving in Old Age


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In the UK there is no upper age limit for drivers, something borne out by stories of people still driving in their nineties and sometimes beyond. While there is no law that says you should stop driving, you should employ common sense, if only for the sake of other road users. Once you reach seventy years of age you will receive notice from the DVLA that you will need to renew your licence if you want to continue driving – and you will need to renew it at three year intervals for as long as you continue to drive.

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25
Aug 16

Bristol Sports Cars Set for Comeback


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British drivers have long been enamoured of the two-seater sports car, and many will welcome the launch of a new, very expensive model. If you like to feel the wind in your hair when driving, and you’re not too particular about how much you pay for the privilege, you’ll be interested in the launch of this less well-known company’s new, two-seater sports model. If you’re a new driver, or just about to take your driving test, it’ll give you something to aim for!

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18
Aug 16

Ford’s Early Days


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Young drivers are as likely to start with a well-loved Ford Fiesta as anything else – and have been for years! But have you ever wondered about the early days of0 this global name? Here we’ll take a look at the story.

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11
Aug 16

Holiday Car Rental Cons


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Are you holidaying in the UK and want to drive something different for a change, or going abroad and want to get about? Car rental is usually the answer. There are good and bad car rental companies, both at home and abroad, and in the majority of cases, they are pretty good. At the same time, some firms and their employees come up with cons that you may not have considered. This article offers a few tips on what to look out for.

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04
Aug 16

Passing the Driving Test — A Gender Divide?


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We’ve all heard tales of women who have taken the test a dozen times. Some eventually pass and some don’t. What we don’t hear about quite so much are all the men who also take the test many times, and either give up or succeed in the end. With an emphasis on gender equality, this article looks at how many times it might take a man or a woman to pass their test, or give up on the dream.

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28
Jul 16

A Drive Around the Scottish Highlands


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If you are looking for somewhere different, providing it’s not the middle of winter, then think about a drive through the Highlands of Scotland. The highlands have some of the most stunning views in the UK, and there are some very cosy country inns and hotels along the way.

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