Driving drunk is a big no-no. Many people won’t drive when ill. But you may be shocked to find out that driving when you’re tired can be almost as dangerous.
one in six crashes now being linked to driver fatigue, this is too significant
a problem not to notice. As police can’t check for tiredness with a simple
breath test – as with alcohol – it’s up to us all to ensure that we don’t get
behind the wheel when we should be hitting the hay.
one wants to have a crash. But as the saying goes accidents do happen. And the
more you’re out on the road, the more likely it is that you’ll either make an
error of judgement, or perhaps be on the receiving end of someone else’s.
you are involved in a crash the number one rule is to stay calm and cool. It’s
a high pressure situation where people are likely to be shocked, scared and
even a little angry. However, with some
preparation and fore-knowledge it’s possible to make this bad situation
more than bearable. Consider the following information:
Skids are more likely to occur when there is a loss of friction and therefore traction on the roads. Snow, ice and water can cause a lack of proper grip on the tarmac causing your car to slip and slide.
understeer, oversteer, acceleration and braking into the mix and you could have
difficulty controlling your vehicle. When this happens it’s vital you remain
calm. Even if you can’t avoid an accident, you can reduce the danger to
yourself and others – by taking remedial action.
can you avoid getting into a skid – and more importantly, what can you do if
you should find yourself in one of the two different types of skid, oversteer
Way back in 2013 we looked at how you could clean up your environmentally inspired driving choices. Let’s face it however – since then there’s been so many changes to ecologically centred science, technology and the car industry, it’s time to update our thinking. How can you be a greener driver in 2020?
Yes, there is the Highway Code. There’s also a set of penalties and fines that keep you on the straight and narrow when behind the wheel. But what about that unspoken code of road behaviour that’s simply not on? You know, the kind of rules that are simply about being a decent human being. For instance, no one with a shred of moral dignity would dream about diving into a car parking spot whilst someone else is backing into it. Would they?
Everyone had to learn at some point. Learning to drive
is considered a major life achievement for young people and it’s never too late
to get behind the wheel. Of course, once the lessons have finished and you’ve
passed the test, it’s a whole different world. You can no longer rely on the
sagely wisdom of your instructor, and you’re out there on your own.
What are the mistakes that can plague new drivers and
more importantly, what’s our best advice for avoiding them?
Being in a car can often give you the illusion of protection and invulnerability. You’re so separated from the outside world you can forget the more pertinent realities of the situation. Many people even drive their cars with warning lights lit up on the dash, or other dangerous symptoms. However, whether you know it’s coming or it arrives like a bolt from the blue, the last thing you want to deal with is a car breakdown.
You’ve been out and met some friends. The
subject of when to use fog lights has come into the conversation, and no one
seems to have the answer. What do you do next? That’s right. You turned to good
old Google and found this article.
We’re keen to clear up this age old argument
once and for all. Many drivers do actually use their fog lights at the
incorrect time, and maybe you or your friends could be one of them. Let’s
settle this matter once and for all.
There’s a saying in show business that you
should never work with children or animals. It’s because they both require
special attention, and nowhere is that truer that in the back of your car. Children
need entertainment and breaks whilst your dogs may need similar
attention, there are definite differences. How can you best maximise your dog’s
comfort, keeping it calm and undisruptive on a car journey?
nation of pet lovers and dogs need a lot of attention. The bigger the pooch,
the more exercise and days out it requires for good health and vitality. Walks
in the county and on the beach are great, but you’ll need a sturdy and spacious
vehicle to get you there.
looked at how to keep
dogs safe in your car during the heat of the summer, what about the
best vehicles for keeping them comfortable on the road? In this article we
explore the top cars that offer for a smooth ride on long journeys with robust
interiors so you and Rover can arrive in style, where-ever you’re going.