The Top Distractions For UK Drivers

Most accidents on the roads today are caused by drivers being distracted for just a split second. You take your eye off the road for just a moment and then it happens. You have a collision. So when I was recently approached by Lease Car and their campaign #UKDrivingDistractions I was instantly curious as to what the biggest distractions are when driving, and more importantly how many of them I am guilty of. Lease Car have produced an infographic which surveyed 1,000 people to find out what distracted them while they were driving. What made me a bit sad was… [Read More]

New Years Resolutions For Your Car

As the new year begins all of us decide, what our new year resolutions are going to be. It could be to lose a few extra pounds of weight or get ourselves fitter and healthy. Bearing all of that in mind how many of us consider having a few new year resolutions for a very trusted friend that sits on our drive night and day, and let’s be honest is largely ignored because we jump in our car and just expect it to start and nothing goes wrong. Unfortunately that is not always the case our friend, the car needs… [Read More]

Getting Your Car Ready For Those Winter Months

Winter is nearly upon us and this gets me thinking that I need to sort out the cars and prepare them for those winter conditions. If I’m honest, I don’t particularly like driving, and like a lot of people I don’t relish driving when there is heavy rain, ice or snow on the ground. It’s very important that your car is in tip top condition to deal with whatever weather the winter months will bring. So I thought I would put together a checklist for your car to make sure you and your family are safe driving this winter. 1…. [Read More]

A Weekend Of Worry, A Little Sadness And Lots of Driving

The weekend that has just passed was a strange and long weekend for many reasons. Early Saturday morning my 21 year old daughter left her home city to embark on her life journey. It’s that moment when you really go out to conquer the world. In my post yesterday I wrote about how after three years of university she is now a qualified nurse, but with a tinge if sadness. She has secured her first job 150 miles away, but you have to let go eventually. The worry for me started at around 6.00am. She was driving to Southampton, which… [Read More]

Video Special: I find out what bad driving habits I’ve passed down to my daughter with Ageas #ad

I have always thought that I was a good driver. Maybe not the best in the world, but I consider myself to be safe and aware of any potential dangers on the road. I have always tried to observe and have full concentration whilst driving, but I recently found out how wrong I was! When I was approached by Ageas to be filmed whilst not only whilst I was driving, but also with 20 year old daughter driving too, I was curious to see the results! Even though it’s been three years since she passed her driving test she has… [Read More]

Winter’s Here, But Are You Ready?

Winter is here and it seems like it’s here to stay for a little while longer. Although spring will shortly be upon us, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re still looking after yourself and your family for a little while longer. So let’s take a look at the last minute winter preparations you need to be making right now. Home Even if you want to try and save money by keeping your energy bills to a minimum, if the temperatures really drop, you have to think about your comfort above all else. Be sure that you’re keeping… [Read More]

Safer, Happier Roads: How To Be A More Considerate Driver

Here’s a state for you: 90% of drivers think they’re better than the average driver. What that tells us isn’t that the world is full of great drivers; it tells us that people have mastered the art of self-deception! While the world is beset with many problems, we can still try and tackle the issues that we can solve. And one of this is: making the roads a safer and happier place for all! Below, we take a look at how you can be a more considerate driver. Source: Learn to Drive Properly No one is a perfect driver,… [Read More]

A Lifetime of Driving in Numbers

I’ve been driving for well over twenty years now so when I recently read some new research by affordable car hire company which reveals British motorists will drive over half a milion miles in a lifetime – the equivalent to 22 times around the earth, I was pretty surprised! That’s certainly a lot of driving!  British motorists will also fork out £168,880 on the running costs of vehicle ownership, have 1,935 rows and 2,709 episodes of road rage in a lifetime. I’ve had my fair share of rows and have sadly experienced road rage so it’s staggering to read figures… [Read More]