British motorists are to be hit by new digital speed cameras that sneakily photograph on-coming vehicles without flashing, campaigners warned this month. One of the new cameras was unveiled on Friday 30th May, but promptly drew ridicule after being left pointing the wrong way. The new “robotic” cameras will be digitally networked, meaning tickets and … Read more Speed Cameras Have Absolutely Nothing To Do With Road Safety Anymore
A quick test for you. Was the photograph on the left taken in Nigeria, Cyprus or the UK? Yes you guessed it – it’s right here in the UK, at junction 22 of the M5 to be precise. We understand from the Department for Transport that ALL safety barrier in the UK satisfies European Standards … Read more Safety Barriers are just rusting away
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 look for a nice second-hand car because it’s cheaper and hey – … Read more Second-hand Cars – Used and Abused?
“OK Spock – we’ve joined the motorway. Federation Rules clearly state that we get into the outside lane as quickly as possible and immediately switch off all mental processes”. “Chekov … Disengage brain, go to warp factor 70 – and stay as close to the car in front as possible”. “Aye Aye Captain”. “Yes, Scotty … Read more Motorway Madness
We all now live on an environmentally conscious planet. It has become your duty (yes you) my diligent motorist, to know exactly how much your vehicle is harming the atmosphere. Not least because your annual car tax is directly linked to how much CO2 your beloved car emits per kilometre! But car pollution is not … Read more Clearing Up Car Pollution Confusion
How many times have we seen it? People using their mobile phones whilst driving, eating at the wheel – even reading a newspaper in slow moving traffic? But one task that’s currently getting more tarmac time than any other is applying makeup in the rear view mirror. A recent survey of 4,000 female drivers by … Read more You Couldn’t Make It Up
The Department of Transport plan to unveil a new proposal to impose higher penalties on hasty British motorists who break the speed limit. Drivers will be banned after just two convictions if they exceed the speed limit by 15mph in urban areas or 25mph on motorways under a new restructuring of road safety laws. The … Read more Speed Twice And Get Banned
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 most infuriating occurrences when a ‘middle lane hogger’ dilly dallies down the middle lane … Read more Don’t Hog The Middle Lane!
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 always taken a back seat due to its ominous subject matter…until now. An advertising campaign warning of … Read more Don’t Drug Drive
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, re-introducing issues of icey roads, cracked windshields and frozen … Read more Top reasons for breakdown call outs – and how to avoid them