29
Jan 15

How to Drive in Adverse Weather


Image Source: Flickr

While us Brits are accustomed to driving in heavy rains, our climate means that many of us can go for years without experiencing other types of adverse weather conditions on the road such as snow, ice, or unusually high heats. However, it’s important that we understand how we should alter our driving behaviour in these circumstances, so that we can stay safe should we find ourselves on the roads in these conditions. Here’s what you need to know.

Continue reading →


22
Jan 15

The Best Driving Apps of 2014


Image Source: Flickr

If you search for driving apps on your smartphone or tablet PC, you’ll find plenty of time-killing games that challenge you to parallel park your virtual car, to race to get kids to school in your virtual bus on time, or even see if you can maneuver a limo without hitting anything. However, delve a little deeper, and you’ll find some apps that could actually be really useful to you as a driver. Here are 4 fantastic apps that have enjoyed great success in 2014, making it easier than ever before to control, maintain, and manage your vehicle.

Continue reading →


15
Jan 15

Bizarre Driver Excuses for Breaking the Law


Image Source: Flickr

Strange excuses for poor driving may seem like they only happen in the movies, but you’d be surprised! Cambridge Police have recently released a list of reasons that people claim have caused them to behave dangerously on the roads – everything from racing to catch a ferry to car seat belts that just don’t go with the outfit. Here are some crazy excuses for breaking the law on the roads.

Continue reading →


08
Jan 15

Could Safe Cars Increase Risk?

Image Source: Flickr If you’re learning to drive, or have recently passed your driving test, you may be starting to shop around for your first car, and it seems to make sense that new drivers should always look for the safest cars. Lacking the experience that comes with years of on-the-road practice, statistics show that young drivers are more likely to be involved in accidents, and additional car safety features could help to reduce major injuries and fatalities on the road. Modern cars not only come with seat belts and airbags as standard, but also feature many more high tech safety features such as anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, and side mirror cameras such as Honda’s ‘LaneWatch’. However, as a new driver, is it a good idea to buy a ‘safe car’, or is it a better decision to opt for a more basic vehicle? Continue reading →


01
Jan 15

Have You Picked Up Any Bad Driving Habits?


Image Source: Flickr

When you were learning to drive, and doing everything in your power to pass that all-important driving test, chances are you did every turn, every manoeuvre, with care. Checking the roads thoroughly, demonstrating your intentions through signalling, remaining on your side of the road, and within the lines, calmly breaking at amber traffic lights rather than racing through them and so on and so on. No one could fault you. However, ask yourself this question – are you still perfect?

Continue reading →