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I Hit a Cyclist with My Car – What Do I Do?

Accidentally hitting a cyclist will be a traumatic experience for both the driver and the cyclist. It doesn’t matter how it happened, when it happened, or where it happened. There are some clear steps that all drivers should follow after all accidents involving cyclists. Hit a Cyclist with Your Car – Immediate Actions Hitting a … Read more

How Do You Do a Hill Start with an Electric Handbrake?

Many new cars are fitted with electric handbrakes to replace the traditional lever-operated system. These are designed to make life easier for drivers. But like every new bit of tech, they’re causing a bit of confusion. How do they work? How do you use them as part of standard driving manoeuvres, like the hill start? … Read more

What to Do If You Hit a Deer

Deer aren’t as common in the UK as they are in other countries. But in certain rural areas and at certain times of year, it’s still possible to see deer roaming near roads. Indeed, there are up to 1.5 million wild deer in the UK. Those deer warning signs exist for a reason! What to … Read more

Speeding: How Much Does 3 Points Increase Car Insurance?

Speed limits are there for a reason: They’re to keep you, other road users, and pedestrians as safe as possible. So if you’re caught speeding, you could get 3 points on your licence and a fine of at least £100. If you get points on your licence, your car insurance is likely to go up. … Read more

Driving with a Cracked Windscreen: Law & Safety

Is it legal to drive with a cracked windscreen? Is it dangerous? Windscreen’s are tough, but they’re still one of the most fragile parts of your car. All it takes is a stray bit of gravel to cause a crack. And cracks have a tendency to grow… So let’s take a look at what the … Read more

What Happens if You Don’t Pay a Private Parking Ticket?

When you get a private parking ticket, it’s tempting to just ignore it. After all, it’s not like the ticket’s come from the police, or the government! What powers do they have? What could they possibly do to you if you don’t pay? Let’s explore what could happen if you don’t pay a private parking … Read more

How Long Do Speeding Points Stay on Your Licence?

Speeding points stay on your licence for 4 years, or for 11 years if it’s a particularly bad offence. They stay on your licence either from the date of your conviction, or the date of your offence. Even after the points have come off your licence record, traffic offences are not rehabilitated for five years. … Read more

What Should You Do When Parking Facing Downhill?

Parking on a hill is nerve-wracking, when you think about it. What if your handbrake doesn’t work? What if you leave your car, only for it to roll down the hill, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake? To prevent this from happening, there are certain procedures you should follow when parking facing downhill. … Read more

The 6 Best Safe Driving Apps For Apple & Android

Obviously, you should never use your mobile while driving. It’s incredibly dangerous, and it comes with some severe penalties. But that’s not to say that your smartphone can’t make you a safer driver… In this post we’ll look at the 6 best safe driving apps. Some of these are designed to be used while you’re … Read more

Petrol in a Diesel & Diesel in a Petrol Car – What to Do

So you’ve put petrol in your diesel car. Or, you’ve put diesel in your petrol car. Or maybe you’re just nervous about making this mistake. In any case, this is your guide to what to do if you put the wrong fuel in your car – and how you can take steps to avoid making … Read more