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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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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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Jun 16

What Do You Listen to When You Drive?


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You may think that it’s strange to be asked what music you might listen to when you are driving, but there is a point! Recent research into what music people listen to when they are driving showed that certain music could affect how someone drives. The research was undertaken by Confused.com, to see what music drivers generally listen to, and how some of that music may adversely affect a person’s driving. If you’ve ever wondered at the effects of music on a person’s driving ability then you might be surprised at these findings.

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Jun 16

Driving, Drinking, Drugs, and the Law


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Driving when you’ve had too much to drink, and more than a pint will take you over the limit, is against the law. The first drink driving law to apply to motorists was passed in 1925. The law was largely ineffective, unless you were found drunk and slumped over the wheel. These days, if a policeman suspects you are driving and have excess alcohol, they can stop your vehicle and make you take a breathalyser test, to establish the amount of alcohol in your blood.

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