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  • Chancellor aims to keep Britain moving

    The biggest news this November is that this is the last ever Autumn Statement. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, confirmed the full budget will move to the autumn slot next year, with a much reduced ‘Spring statement’.

  • The 2-second rule

    We all remember learning the Highway Code for our driving test, complete with those quaint diagrams of stopping distances in car lengths and metres.

  • Plotting your course – the sat nav versus the road map

    A recent survey showed that as many as 80% of 18-30 year olds said that they were unable to navigate a new journey without a dedicated sat nav or a similar app on their smart phone.

  • How to cope with power steering failure

    Power steering is one of those modern luxuries that we have all come to take for granted on our cars.

  • Five top road trips

    With dry roads and warm weather, it is a great time to rediscover the joys of driving. So say goodbye to that commuter crawl and those crowded motorways and head for the open road.

  • Top motoring stories of 2015

    From car parks swallowing cars, to seaside Sat Nav adventures, it has been an eventful year in the motoring world.

  • Safe autumn driving

    It may only seem five minutes since you were driving along in the sunshine with the windows down and your sunglasses on, but autumn is now well and truly upon us, and it’s time to make sure you and your vehicle are ready for the new season.

  • Choosing child seats and boosters

    The improved safety features of child seats and boosters as well as cars themselves has allowed the death and injury rates of babies and children on Britain’s roads to drop to around 30 infant deaths per year.

  • Car share schemes to work and school

    With the number of cars on the road increasing every year, congestion and pollution are problems that are not going away.

  • Summer drinking and driving don't mix

    While drinking and driving always makes headlines over Christmas, there are actually just as many temptations to drink and drive in the summer months, due to the casual, spontaneous nature of summer drinking.

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