Breathalyzers in cars?

In a desperate effort to stop drinking and driving in France, President Nicolas Sarkozy’s is to make France the first nation in the world to adopt a policy that requires all motorists to carry Breathalyzer kits in their vehicles. France’s death toll on the roads in 2011 was 4,000, one-third of the deaths were alcohol related. … Read more

Learner car drivers having motorway lessons?

In December 2011 Roads Minister Mike Penning decided that the time had come to change the law and make it possible for learner drivers to have motorway lessons. By the summer of 2012 learner drivers from 17 years of age (16 if currently getting Disability Living Allowance at the higher rate (mobility component) will be let loose on UK Motorways.

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Should We Use Winter Tyres?

When you look out of the window on a cold winter’s morning and see that an overnight snowfall has left the roads white with several centimetres of snow , does the thought of slipping and sliding as you drive to work worry you? Even the most experienced of drivers know how hazardous it can be negotiating hills and bends or even simply coming to a normal stop on snow or ice covered roads. We can minimise the risk not only by respecting the conditions but also fitting winter tyres.

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Dirty Windscreen?

The low winter sun can be a menace to visibility at the best of times, but with a dirty windscreen it can be catastrophic. Wearing sun glasses in the bright low sun is helpful but if the screen is not perfectly clean, the brilliance of the sun’s glare will highlight any blemishes marking it. Insects, fuel fumes, spots of oil and tar all steadily build up on your most important viewing area. Simply washing the glass will not remove all of these deposits, however, a cheap and easy remedy is at hand. Take a soft cloth (microfibre are first-rate), moisten with neat vinegar, use white if you don’t like the smell and vigorously clean the glass to remove any flecks of grime then finish off with warm soapy water.

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Are you ready for the expected winter weather?

Snow and icy conditions are reported to be on their way again!

Whether you are new driver still in the learning process or a proficient driver with many years of experience, driving in wintry conditions can be very foreboding. You not only need to think about how you drive, but also how you prepare your vehicle for adverse conditions. Several simple precautions can be taken to make winter driving easier and safer, such as:

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