UK roads are considered one of the safest in the world. But still, accidents are increasing over the years, especially since 2015 where the number of deaths have increased by 6%. The UK sees a number of deaths each year. Though the government has put various rules and laws in place to check the increasing number of accidents, the figures seem to have increased over the last few years.
Some of the top causes of road casualties in the UK include losing control, drunk driving, being careless or reckless, misjudgement and failing to look properly. And one of the biggest causes of road accidents..
So, you've finally decided to get on with your driving. You're sick of having to walk from point A to point B or using public trabnsport and it's time to go on your own adventures with your own car and not be reliant on the unreliable public transport that you've struggled with for years. But you're new to all of this, and you've no idea where to start in your mission to start driving. That's why we've put together "The Complete Guide to Passing Your Driving Test".
If you're new to driving one of the hardest parts has to be your theory test, remembering signals, rules and even what each traffic sign means, all while sitting under test conditions. We understand this struggle, for some it's easy to remember but for others it can take as many as 90 attempts (Take a look at the infographic), so in order to help out struggling drivers, we've created "The Ultimate Guide to Learning Your Traffic Signs", taking a look at some of the more popular traffic signs.
Who is Elon Musk and What is Tesla?
Elon Musk is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor, engineer and inventor. Basically he's a real-life Iron-Man (without the suit... as far as we know). Musk started out his road to stardom in 1995, when he and brother Kimbal started up a web software company known as Zip2. The company developed and marketed an Internet "city guide" for the newspaper industry. The company was acquired by Compaq for around $307 million in cash and $34 million in stock options in 1999, of this Musk received around 7% ($22 million). Usi..
We all love our cars and there's no doubt we all love our phones! So it's no wonder there are literally thousands of apps for car owners out there. We've decided to put together our "22 Awesome Apps Every Car Owner Should Install" to help you get the nost out of travelling with your vehicle. From the best music apps to finding you a parking space, there's an app for everything.
One of the main causes of road traffic accidents is distracted driving, this is any activity that can divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. Driving can be hard enough without the added distractions, you have everyone on the road to worry about, without worrying what Sarah said in the group chat! Take a look at the stats and you'll believe us!
From your grandpa's raggedy old hand-me-down Datsun to the brand new Vauxhall Astra you have been planning to put your pounds on, getting behind the wheels of a smooth, well oiled machine is a different kind of feeling altogether.
For that, maintaining your mean machine is of the utmost priority.
According to statistics:
85% of all cars need preventive maintenance or repairs
2,600 fatalities and as many as 100,000 disabling injuries occur because of car neglect
Of all motor vehicle accidents, 5.2% are caused by car neglect
Our latest Infographic gives you the run down of w..
Every year, road traffic accidents take around 1.25 million lives annually. There are also 20-50 million survivors that suffer from critical injuries, including permanent disabilities. With these stats, now imagine a super-busy traffic system at night where the vehicles do not have headlights. It'd be chaos, right? Headlights, though often forgotten about, play an essential role for all people on and around a road. here's a tribute to these pairs of silent saviours.
When money is tight, the last thing you want to do is pay out to a mechanic for fixing something that you probably could have done yourself if you'd given it 10 minutes to find the problem. That's why we're going to tell you how to simply identify some problems you might face with your car! So you can get to fixing them before it ends in disaster! So next time something happens to your car, grab a manual or just give it some time to think about the problem before you hand over your hard-earned cash to a mechanic to do 2 minutes work or even less, just tell you the problem.
Utility vehicles today represent a necessity for a lot of jobs in construction, sports, road maintenance, and even in the army. Given their diversity, their practicality, and their brute force, these cars can become invaluable for any enterprise. We’re here because we know this, and are set to bring our readers a complete rundown of the pros and cons, the do's and do not's, the key things, and the in-betweens of utility vehicles that you need to know.
For the sake of easy-reading, we’ve split our guide to utility vehicles into three main parts. In the first section, we’ll be making..
So you’re looking for a second-hand car, but you don’t want to break the budget. Where do you go? There are local listings, internet forums and dealerships – but each vehicle has their own hidden history.
The UK Citizen’s Advice bureau analysed 2,519 second-hand car complaints in the first two weeks of September 2013 and found that an amazing 139 cars were worthy of the scrap heap! 4 in 5 of the cars in question also required essential repairs.
Most of us can appreciate the cost of up keeping a vehicle, but when you’re left to pick up the tab on damage that isn’t your fault it feels mu..
Owning a complete set of tools as well as seeing the fruits of your labour coming out of your very own hands has always been every guy’s dream. So, if you have your very own working space type of garage, and you’re a do-it-yourself guy and a man’s man, you should definitely start building your man cave and stocking it with all the tools of the trade you’ll be needing throughout a lifetime. Here is a list of the top 20 tools you shouldn’t be caught without in your garage, divided into categories, with a few other useful information and tips in between. So browse through, enjoy the finest of..
Long distance driving can be painful when you aren't prepared, but with these 20 tips your journey will be a cruise.
Chapter 8 of the Traffic Manual 2009 is an important document and guiding principle for any business with a vested interest in the commercial vehicles sector, given that it relates to companies working on high speed roads and highways. As a distributor of vehicle equipment, we work with businesses for whom knowledge of Chapter 8 is vital if their businesses are to run smoothly. So, here is our handy visual guide to Chapter 8, and how it relates to highway safety for your business.
We often get asked why LED's are 'better' than incandescent bulbs/lamps and now the technology is getting to a point where it easily surpasses the older tech in certain applications its worth pointing a couple of things out.
1: They use far less power and are more efficient i.e they put out more lumens per watt. This is good as they are generally much much brighter, are ideal for rapid on/off applications and can be used normally on vehicles when the engine is off. Even the biggest LED light flashing light bars only draw a few amps so its safe to leave them running for extended period..