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When There’s Stormy Weather, Take Extra Care

Following our recent bout of severe weather and very strong winds it doesn’t hurt to think about the best driving techniques to cope with the conditions should we be caught out. Strong winds can certainly unsettle your car and even change your direction of travel. This is especially true for …

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Bad Drivers Are Getting Off Light

Most sensible motorists were delighted when the government brought into law measures to stop lane-hoggers, tailgaters and under-takers. These careless, thoughtless drivers could be fined £100 on the spot and cop for three penalty points to boot. The fact that we still see it happening on a daily basis because …

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Where Electric Cars Rule

Norway is a spectacular country that derives most of its electricity from abundant hydroelectricity. Although prices have risen recently and tend to go up in winter, Norwegians generally pay a fair bit less for their juice than most of Europe. Also, they don’t allow themselves to get ripped off. The …

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Insurance costs to be affected by Ford’s new technology?

Ford, giving new direction to those who want to drive safely, has revealed one of the biggest new innovations in safe driving. This new Obstacle avoidance system, currently being tested in Germany, will take over the steering wheel automatically in order to avoid a collision that is detected via 3 …

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The Next Generation Nissan Qashqai

The New Nissan Qashqai

The new Nissan Qashqai is set for release in January 2014, but how do Nissan intend to improve one of their best sellers? In 2012 the Nissan Qashqai was the 6th bestselling car in the UK and the most popular Nissan vehicle beating the Juke, Micra and Note. So Nissan …

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The Increasing Popularity of the Toyota Hybrid

The Increasing Popularity of the Toyota Hybrid

2014 is said to be the year of the Toyota Hybrid. The popularity of these vehicles is always increasing, but why? Firstly let’s consider these types of cars in general. Hybrid cars use more than one means of propulsion and at the moment that means combining a conventional petrol or …

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Rise in Accidents for Motorists in the North East

Rise in North East Accidents

A recent report by the department of transport has shown that the North East of England has shown the biggest increase of road traffic accident rates, killing or seriously injuring people in 2012. The statistics clearly highlight the North East, for the number of road accident casualties in the region …

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Don’t Talk, Drive

Do you realise it is ten years since the ban on using hand-held mobile phones was brought in? Time flies doesn’t it? Yet, incredibly, some drivers are still happily chatting away completely oblivious of the proven fact that it is dangerous. Research has shown that people fiddling with mobiles fail …

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The Colourful History Of The Ford Motor Company

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(Click on image to enlarge) Refered to by Forbes as ‘the most important industrial company in the history of the United States’, Ford Motor Company was originally founded by the late Henry Ford over 110 years ago. To this day it remains in the controllof the Ford family, despite their …

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