Much of the current road technology in the UK is based around specified safety requirements from the 1960s. That was fine when we were all driving around in Morris Minors and Triumph Heralds but it is clearly not suitable for modern vehicles that … [Read more...] about Why doesn’t steel barrier have an MOT every year?
UK roads are the most congested in Europe with no less than four of our cities appearing in the top 13 busiest urban areas. Based on a survey by Tom Tom which monitored speeds across European towns and cities,we are sad to report that London … [Read more...] about UK roads are the worst in Europe.
A young man died on the A329M near Reading when his vehicle crossed the carriageway and hit a Ford Transit van traveling in the opposite direction. The response from the general public was immediate. “Why has the Council not installed concrete … [Read more...] about Failure to install concrete barrier costs another life
There you are, driving along, minding your own business and your mobile phone does that little “buzzy-jiggy-thing” and emits some random mind-numbing chime that drives everyone but the phone-owner nuts. Yes, another absolutely essential, … [Read more...] about “TEXT-DRIVING” is the new “DRINK DRIVING”
Other countries, more used to heavy snow falls and ice, do not expect their roads to be constantly gritted or snow-free during the winter. Instead the emphasis is on “driver preparation” and a (legally required) spare set of winter tyres. But did … [Read more...] about Winter tyres are the answer.
Sadly, most of us have less money in our pockets right now than we usually do. But that doesn't eliminate the need for the must-haves in life. And if you need a car, well, you NEED a car. Consequently, most of us will will look for a nice second-hand … [Read more...] about Second-hand Cars – Used and Abused?
Well it looks like summer is over. I know, “WHAT summer?” I hear you cry! Well, whether you had the sun-roof open or not, the summer season is certainly on its way out now - and it's hello winter. Winter spells plenty of trouble for motorists, … [Read more...] about Top reasons for breakdown call outs – and how to avoid them
It seems that the rules on drink driving are forever becoming more stringent as the government crack down on alcohol unit consumption and roadside breathalyser testing. Unfortunately, the problem of driving while under the influence of drugs has … [Read more...] about Don’t Drug Drive
We've all experienced it on the motorway. A classic Sunday Driver who takes their pastime of dawdling down country lanes to new heights by inflicting their selfishness and potential dangers on the fastest roads of Britain. It's probably one of the … [Read more...] about Don’t Hog The Middle Lane!
The speed limit on A-roads will be reduced to 50mph in an attempt to cut the number of road deaths by a third. Drivers also face limits of 20mph on residential roads and near schools, in proposals for ten-year safety targets set by the … [Read more...] about Saving Lives Or Making Money? – You decide!