Tips for driving in the countryside
Jun21

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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10 ways to keep children safe in and around cars
Jun11

10 ways to keep children safe in and around cars

There are some simple things we can do to help keep children safe writes Geraldine Herbert.   Be Aware – All too often children are hurt or die because drivers simply didn’t see them. From schools to residential driveways and quiet back streets always be aware that children are around. Reversing – Before you back out of your driveway ensure your children are being supervised. Leaving your window wound down while reversing out of...

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Over 98% of British Motorists Failed This Right of Way Quiz – Will You
May27

Over 98% of British Motorists Failed This Right of Way Quiz – Will You

Learning to drive can be a bumpy journey, with one of the biggest downfalls being the right of way. Some junctions and situations are pretty simple when it comes to who has the right of way, but can you remember what those are? To challenge our readers, Veygo have released a fun quiz which will show the extent of your right of way knowledge: https://www.veygo.com/right-of-way/ After surveying 1000 British motorists, the results...

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Protecting your van and its contents from thieves
May05

Protecting your van and its contents from thieves

A van sat in plain view can be a target for thieves, so we have some tips to help prevent vehicle theft Over 32,000 vans have been reported stolen in the UK since 2015 – with the latest figures showing a 45% increase in thefts on 4 years ago. On top of the rise in commercial vehicle thefts, the contents of vans are often also targeted. Analysis by the ECIC shows tool theft from vans has jumped 55% in the last year. To help keep your...

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How to be a safer driver
Mar29

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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How Germ Friendly is your Car?
Mar11

How Germ Friendly is your Car?

With most drivers regularly eating and drinking in their cars is it any wonder your car could be a breeding ground for bugs and dangerous bacteria writes Geraldine Herbert We all now know how to wash our hands properly while singing Happy Birthday twice, but are we aware of the hidden dangers lurking in our cars? Here are just a few things to consider 1) So how grubby is your car? Germs are not only likely to be lurking in footwells,...

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