Tips for driving in the countryside
Jul11

Tips for driving in the countryside

Too many of us drive too fast on country roads, oblivious to what that could be lying just around the corner writes Geraldine Herbert  Slow down and expect the unexpected. You never know when you go round a bend what you might encounter from a cyclist to a broken down vehicle. Tractors & Farm Vehicles When overtaking, leave nothing to chance, take your time and be safe. Don’t start your manoeuvre until you know exactly how you...

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Driving tips to ensure you survive even the hottest heatwave
Jun25

Driving tips to ensure you survive even the hottest heatwave

Summer is back and with temperatures set to soar into the 30s we’ve got ten driving tips to  help ensure that you and your car survive even the hottest heatwave When driving in extreme heat, water is crucial to avoid dehydration so have plenty of bottled water in your car Make sure your phone is fully charged Never leave your child or pet in the car, unattended, even for a few minutes, in the heat. Avoid travelling at peak...

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Are We There Yet?
Jun20

Are We There Yet?

Travelling with children can be exciting, challenging and hard work. Geraldine Herbert, outlines some tips to make your car a safer place to travel in for you and your family. A mere three seconds can change your life; it is estimated that nearly 80% of crashes are caused by some form of driver distraction within three seconds before the event. Distractions in the car are far too numerous; we talk on mobile phones, read or write when...

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Driving in Heavy Rain and Floods
Jun09

Driving in Heavy Rain and Floods

According to the Met Office heavy and persistent rain is on the way so we have some tips for driving in rain and floods.   Slow down! It takes longer to stop in wet weather. Try to avoid areas which are prone to flooding, Allow for slower speeds, delays and potential congestion so give yourself extra time. Leave more space between you and the car in front to account for greater stopping distances and particularly from large...

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On the bike one year on….
Jun06

On the bike one year on….

Lara Platman took her Direct Access Motorcycle with Honda Motorcycles and wrote to tell Wheels for Women how she got on, she returns to tell us her latest news about her motorcycle exploits… Over a year ago now I took it upon myself to pass a Direct Access motorcycle exam with Honda with their Get On scheme and get on a motorcycle. I thought it would be an excellent way to find a boyfriend if anything. I wrote about it here on Wheels...

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How to be a safer driver
Apr29

How to be a safer driver

Driving like most things becomes routine and bad habits are easily formed so here are some simple strategies to help make our roads safer for you and all other road users writes Geraldine Herbert Skills that put you in control Consider taking an Advanced driving course, these courses cover types of driving that aren’t typically included in standard driving lessons and can improve your confidence on the road and your knowledge of how...

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