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Driving Abroad

It’s the time of year when new and used cars as well as motorcycles from the UK hit the road in Europe. Many of us choose to enjoy a driving or riding holiday abroad, with family or friends or a solo trip. Driving on the wrong side of the road needn’t be a daunting prospect though and there are a few preparations you should take before leaving to make sure you’re both safe and legal. more info…

UK Driving Test Overhaul December 2017 – What You Need to Know

We are very aware within the motor trade industry about the planned changes to the current driving test requirements, from December 4, 2017, there will be a new driving test in England, Scotland and Wales. The reason for the introduction of the new test is that it is deemed to be more relevant to today’s modern driving needs. For example, the new driving test will include asking drivers to use a Sat-Nav to navigate a planned route. There are four major changes to the test released by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). more info…

The new child car seat rules – what you need to know

The law has now changed dramatically concerning buying and using child car seats. This has left many parents a little confused, as questions have been raised as to what car seat is suitable for a child? Below we explain some of the new car seat laws, and what this means in terms of buying a car seat for a child. more info…

Operation Snap

We’ve all encountered them: drivers who put on their best ‘butter wouldn’t melt’ performance for the speed cameras, and behave like complete maniacs the rest of the time when they are safely out of view. Cutting up cyclists on corners, dangerous tailgating behind other vehicles, speeding and drink-driving are just some of the frightening issues road users encounter on a regular basis. But now, thanks to the prevalence of dash cams (which are used by around 15% of drivers in both new and used cars), there’s no escape for hot-headed law-breakers, as footage is often being recorded by the car behind them. more info…

What are the Worst Driver Road Habits?

Oh sure, there’s plenty of annoying things about being on the road: heavy traffic, your expensive insurance policy, never ending roadworks… but it’s not just the motor trade and transport logistics to blame; drivers themselves contribute to a large amount of stress factors for other people behind the wheel. But what are the absolute worst habits of drivers? more info…



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