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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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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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21
Jul 16

Tool Kit Basics for Young Drivers


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If you’re learning to drive, or you’ve passed your test recently and you’ve been driving for a little while now, you may have heard more experienced drivers (those who don’t tend to run their cars into the ground too often) talk about basic car maintenance. If you don’t want to be running to your local garage every so often and paying large amounts of money each time for problems that could have been avoided, read on. A simple tool kit can save you quite a lot…

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14
Jul 16

Too Old to Drive?


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If you’re a young person about to take your driving test, you may sometimes wonder if you will still be able to carry on driving when you get older. There is, at present, no upper age limit that applies to driving; which means that currently, you can continue to drive, providing you are fit to do so. As people get older, they may develop conditions that make it unsafe for them to drive. Once you reach the age of seventy then you will have to renew your driving licence and fill out a form declaring any medical condition you may have. When you renew your licence, you are also required to state whether or not you fulfil the eyesight requirements for drivers.

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07
Jul 16

Tips for Europeans Driving in the UK


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Just as British drivers often have problems when driving in European countries, so some Europeans find British rules of the road equally confusing. As for Americans, our rules of the road are often totally daunting. If you’re a new migrant to Britain, or just taking a holiday trip, here are some tips for obeying the law on British roads; with a European driving licence, you’re legally allowed to take to the road here of course, but there are quite a lot of differences. Some things pertaining to the rules of the road may be similar, others quite confusing…

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30
Jun 16

Driving Abroad: How Do You Rate?


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It’s a long held belief that British people often prefer not to adhere to local customs when they are abroad. Whether it’s expecting everyone you meet to speak English, or the expectation that anyone should be able to make a decent cup of tea, many Brits expect foreign cultures to be well versed in British customs. It should be no surprise therefore, to discover that when it comes to motoring abroad, British drivers are not highly rated.

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23
Jun 16

Are You Driving at the ‘Right’ Speed?


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No matter what country you are driving in, it’s important that you understand the speed limits and how they may differ. Driving at the wrong speed can be a problem, especially in built up areas. Most people recognise that driving too fast is not only against the law but can result in an accident, but don’t have the same concerns about driving too slowly. If you drive too slowly, you could be the unwitting cause of a major accident; it only takes a few cars going at a faster speed, and a pile up can result.

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Jun 16

Young Drivers: Recognise the Issues and Stay Safe


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Road traffic accident statistics tend to suggest that younger drivers, i.e. those under the age of twenty-five, tend to be more accident prone than older drivers. One of the reasons younger drivers may be more accident prone than those who’ve been driving for years is a lack of attention. When a young person passes their test and gets their first car, they are far more likely than older first time drivers, to take friends along on the trip. The key here is, as a young driver, to recognise that there is an issue, and stay safe by acknowledging it and dealing with it.

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