It used to be the case that all automatic gearboxes were all, more or less, the same and operated in the same way, offering the same features. Nowadays, you have car manufacturers who break the mould with their versions of gearboxes, and rightly so. The problem is, it can be quite confusing for the average […]
Category: Driving best practices
Not only have speeding penalties increased since the end of April, but the second price to pay for those changes is a car insurance increase. UK drivers who receive speeding points will face additional expenses for insurance premiums. Six points will lead to almost a 76% increase in insurance premiums.
Nowadays, there are still chauffeurs on UK roads. Today, a recognisable wardrobe is no longer needed; discretion is essential. These drivers need to be precise and think of all the risks, as they often have high-class clients. They have special rules for a car and driving that are required to be taking into account.
It’s not good manners to use a horn. Sometimes, it can be used in situations when other drivers’ behaviour is dangerous to other road users but still only with a small amount of usage. However, it’s not allowed to use a horn in built-up areas between 11:30 pm and 7:00 am.
Without proper knowledge of towing allowance, drivers can earn four to six points and a £1,000 fine. By law, B license holders are allowed to pull a combined maximum authorised mass (MAM) of 4.25 tonnes. A 4X4 Jeep with a family caravan may be too heavy for B drivers. You will need a B+E license.
New vehicles are equipped with very useful characteristics, including remote locking from other devices or car’s location tracking, etc., Ford’s has come up with SmartLink. A device that allows older car owners to enjoy new car features. Ford and Lincoln owners of 2010 and older models can purchase it from this summer.
Electronic gadgets are playing a bigger integral part in driving. Starting from the 4th of December, you can be one of the lucky four out of five drivers in the driving test. These drivers will have a satellite navigation section in their driving test to prove these devices will not distract them, but help to […]
Drivers pay attention as the new sanctions for C category of speeds came into force on April 24. The fastest speeders in England and Wales will pay an average of 150% of their weekly income on the fine. If before the driver paid £1,000, then now it will be £2,500 for dangerous driving on the […]
A new route for 2019 for self-driving cars operating between London and Oxford. Oxbotica, the UK-based independent car company, tries to improve their fleet of vehicles to run on public roads entirely. The main idea is to prepare self-driving cars for different scenarios like weather conditions, other drivers and unexpected situations.
In spring, the roads near farms could be quite busy with moving farm equipment. The most frequent crashes include sideswipes and angle crashes. Better to drive defensively, follow at a safe distance and pay more attention to where it is allowed to pass those vehicles. If it’s possible, use other roads.