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72% of fleet drivers never offered driver training

Nearly three quarters of UK fleet drivers have never been offered driver training, according to IAM Drive & Survive. Despite this, 44% of those drivers surveyed said they would accept driver training if available to them. The main areas of training participants felt their driving could be developed with include, manoeuvring and parking, fuel efficient Read More →

On ‘yer’ Bike!

The British leg of the Tour de France has proved to be a huge hit with just about everyone. Even the scenery of the North received praise for its outstanding beauty. Who knew? So in the aftermath of the Tour de France, in typical and predictable British style, the nation find themselves dusting off the Read More →

Van market continues to thrive as registrations increase by 33.3%

Van registrations increased by a third in June 2014, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The sudden uplift saw a total of 30,712 vans registered during the month. SMMT chief executive, Mike Hawes, said: “The van market has shown another strong performance in June, yielding higher-than-expected growth for the year so Read More →

Win a sports car driving experience with Supercar Lifestyle!

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Volvo’s pedestrian airbag explained

The new Volvo V40 has just posted the highest ever Euro NCAP crash test result , thanks in part to the world’s first pedestrian airbag. We’ve been to the company’s headquarters in Sweden to find out how the system works. How does it work? The new airbag is designed to protect pedestrians from injury at collision Read More →

Buying a motorhome

For many, there is nothing like exploring the open roads. With a campervan, motorhome or RV, you can go exploring far from home and not worry about where you are going to sleep. These days, motorhomes really can be home from home with everything from washing machines, flatscreen tv and microwave ovens. However, if your Read More →

A diesel car may not save you money

With fuel prices currently at record highs, there are many motorists who are rushing out to buy diesel vehicles in order to save money on running costs. However, recent research has shown that a diesel car will only save you money if you travel more than 10,000 miles a year. Last year in the UK, Read More →

Don’t be a SMIDSY

The Institute of Advanced Motorists is advising drivers to be more aware of more vulnerable road users. Often the excuse ‘Sorry mate, I didn’t see you’ is given after an accident and thus the acronym SMIDSY has been born. Whilst it is very important that motorists are always vigilant, other road users such as walkers, Read More →

Don’t get frustrated with roadworks

Switch the radio on in the morning and chances are, there will be a road traffic report. These reports give information on things like ongoing incidents, roadworks, accidents and diversions. Anyone trying to commute through areas where there are roadworks can be left feeling very frustrated due to delays. As well as fixing problems with Read More →

Choose a used car that best suits your needs

It can be just as exciting to buy a second hand car as it is to buy a new one so it is a good idea to do some research before you begin. Remember that buying a car is quite an investment and you need to ensure you get value for money. You will probably Read More →