Take No Chances With Your Tyres

Driving misconceptions surrounding used car tyres are putting UK motorists at risk of having a crash and by landing a hefty fine.

According to AA Cars, one in five (19 per cent) drivers have bought used tyres in the past and a further one in eight (13 per cent) plan to do so in the future.

Just seven per cent of motorists believe that they are as safe as new tyres but there is a level of ambiguity surrounding them on the whole.

A third (33 per cent) of drivers believe that they are either more cost effective than new ones or just don’t know whether new or used tyres offer better value.

A lack of knowledge could also potentially cost drivers as over half (62 per cent) of Brits were unaware of the correct legal minimum tyre tread depth for cars.

Six in 10 cars (56 per cent) also weren’t aware that the maximum fine for driving on worn-out tyres was £2,500 and three penalty points.

Almost half (42 per cent) of Brits didn’t know that a new tyre could have as much as 8mm worth of tread. In contrast, part-worn tyres often are sold with as little as 2mm worth of tread – just 0.4mm away from the legal limit of 1.6mm.

One in five (21 per cent) drivers believe that most used tyres sold in the UK actually comply with regulations. In reality, the vast majority (98 per cent) of secondhand tyres probably don’t.

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Have You Made Any Of These Mistakes Before?

The six most common driving errors made by UK drivers

You could be facing a huge fine if you are found guilty of any of these.

There are an estimated 32.9 million UK driving licence holders in the UK.

So it’s no surprise that some drivers pick up some bad habits and make dangerous mistakes – some of which can cause serious harm.

Moneybarn, the UK’s leading lender of specialist car and van hire, have put together a list of the top six mistakes often made by motorists.

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Why Van Drivers Must Follow HGV Rules

Tradespeople who use work vans to get to and from jobs could be hit with a fine of up to £300 if they exceed the UK daily driving hours limit, experts have warned.

Motoring specialists from LeaseVan.co.uk have highlighted the law which states that drivers operating a van for commercial purposes must observe the same working hour restrictions and rest period requirements as professional HGV drivers.

Drivers operating a work van for more than four hours per day are not permitted to be behind the wheel for more than ten hours and aren’t allowed to be on duty for more than 11 hours on any day in which they drive.

Working drivers can only reach the ten-hour limit twice per week. For other days that week, they are then restricted to nine hours – or 56 hours in a week and 90 hours in any fortnight.

Van drivers on the roads for business purposes must also get at least 11 hours rest daily, take breaks totalling at least 45 minutes after a maximum of four and a half hours of driving and take an unbroken rest period of 45 hours weekly.

Skipping breaks and exceeding these limits could see van drivers hit with a fine of up to £300.

It could also prove dangerous for both the driver and other road users, with tiredness and fatigue among the leading causes of road accidents and being potentially as deadly as drink or drug driving.

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Don’t Get Too Close!

Dramatic new footage released shows the dangers of driving too close as motorists are urged to #staysafestayback while travelling on England’s motorway network.

The clip – captured by one of the dashcams in a Highways England patrol vehicle on the M6 in Cheshire – shows how quickly an incident can happen if motorists don’t leave plenty of space between themselves and the vehicle in front.

The footage shows several cars braking sharply and one being struck by a HGV as an unrelated incident unfolds up ahead of travelling traffic.

Highways England’s Head of Road Safety Richard Leonard said:

This footage is a startling reminder about the dangers of driving too closely to the vehicle in front.

It clearly shows that if you get too close to the car in front, you won’t be able to react and stop in time if they suddenly brake.

We also know that tailgating makes the driver in front feel targeted and victimised, distracting their attention from the road ahead and making them more likely to make a mistake.

It is intimidating and frightening if you’re on the receiving end. If that leads to a collision, then people in both vehicles could end up seriously injured or killed. We want everyone to get home safe and well.

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Speeding Isn’t The Only Speed Related Issue On The Roads

A motorist who almost caused a major collision by pulling out of a lay-by without indicating has been banned from driving.

Paul Fullerton pulled out on to the A92 in Fife then crawled along the dual carriageway at a low speed.

Fullerton, 59, of White Dales in Edinburgh, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on May 21 last year on the A92 between Kirkcaldy and Lochgelly he drove dangerously.

The charged stated that he exited the lay-by without signalling when it was unsafe to do so, causing other drivers to take evasive action.

It also said he drove at speeds far below the 70mph limit.

Depute fiscal Alistair McDermid said the incident happened at 1.30pm.

Fullerton was seen driving a white Hyundai out of the lay-by without using his indicators.

Mr McDermid said: “He entered into the traffic which was travelling at speeds of 70mph. Other drivers were not aware he was going to leave the lay-by when he pulled out.

“These drivers had to brake to avoid a collision. The accused then continued on his way driving at a speed considerably below the limit.

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Women Are Better Drivers – Discuss!

Male chauvinists fond of criticising women drivers may be forced into a U-turn by new research that indicates it is men who are the inferior sex behind the wheel.

The study examined insurance, crime and driving test statistics – and women came out on top in almost every metric.

The research, by price comparison site Confused.com, revealed women take marginally longer to learn to drive but commit fewer motoring offences, are far less likely to be involved in an accident, and cost insurers less when they make claims.

The study also found men are almost four times as likely to commit a motoring offence than women.

Men dominate across the board when you look at the most common offences, according to the study.

In total, more than 585,000 drivers in England and Wales were taken to court for breaking the law on the road in 2017, of which 79 per cent were men.

Men were found to outnumber women five to one when it came to drink-driving offences, and two to one for driving without tax or insurance.

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Not Exactly a Ringing Endorsement For Automated Cars!!

Self-driving cars designed by Waymo, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, have problems understanding the basic rules of the road, according to a new report.

The Chrysler Pacifica minivans are currently being tested in the suburban town of Chandler in Arizona under the watchful eye of safety drivers.

However, locals have become increasingly frustrated by their presence, the Information claims. The cars reportedly have difficulty turning left on fast-moving roads and have a habit of stopping at traffic signs for longer than necessary.

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Don’t Drink & Drive!!

Devastating pictures show the devastating damage one drink driver can cause. A police officers shared photos of the shocking scene after a suspected drink driver ploughed into seven cars.

The driver, a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital to be treated for serious injuries. Two dead and four injured in M5 crash involving lorry and several cars

He has since been arrested on suspicion of drink or drug driving and careless driving.

Images show the mangled vehicle, which has come to a stop on the crumpled bonnet of a White Jeep parked in front of a line of terraced houses. A BMW and a Mercedes can also be seen next to it, both smashed by the Fiesta.

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Could This Simple Change Save You Money?

Up to a third of UK drivers could be wasting hundreds forking out for an expensive car insurance premium they don’t necessarily need.

New research found that one in three are using their car for short trips they admit could’ve been completed by walking or by using public transport.

A poll of 2,000 drivers revealed that 97 per cent of short trips being complete by drivers in cars could have been walked.

Almost half (45 per cent) said they could swap to cycling while 50 per cent claimed that they could get public transport instead.


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Easy riders! Dad takes the strain out of travelling by driving a MOTORISED suitcase and towing his baby along in a child seat attached to a wheelie bag

  • Waiting at a station in Taiwan, this dad came up with a great time-passing idea
  • The luggage bags are motorised ride-on suitcases  made to beat the traffic
  • The child looked on in wonder as her dad happily towed her around 

While waiting at Daliao MTR Station in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, this dad came up with a great idea to pass the time.

His little girl sat was safely strapped to one of his suitcases and he sat on the other motorized one wheeling her around.

The child looked on in wonder as her dad happily towed her around using the ‘Bagrider’ by Mountain Buggy, specialised luggage made to be ride on.

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