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MX-5 madness – driving 500 miles through the Arctic with the roof down

MX-5 madness – driving 500 miles through the Arctic with the roof down

The six-foot-plus, heavily-bearded truck driver, with shoulders so wide they wouldn’t have looked out of place in an American Football match, lumbered over the Finnish petrol station forecourt, eyes just narrow slits against the gale force wind and driving snow, and peered down at me in the cabin: “Are you mad?” But don’t worry; this […]

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Shocking motorway footage shows a driver slam on their brakes in front of a police car

Shocking motorway footage shows a driver slam on their brakes in front of a police car

by Matthew Calderbank A police officer in Yorkshire has shared startling footage of a car stopping suddenly in the outside lane of a motorway to allow an emergency vehicle to pass. PC Martin Willis, of West Yorkshire Police, shared the shocking dash cam video on Twitter after the driver’s sudden stop led to an hair-raising […]

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Quiz: Can you identify the illegal driving offences most drivers don’t know?

Quiz: Can you identify the illegal driving offences most drivers don’t know?

The Highway Code is the most important book for all new and old drivers, listing the things you can and cannot legally do while driving. According to new research from GoCompare, around 75 per cent of drivers could not identify some of the driving offences in our quiz. Have a go yourself and see if […]

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Quiz: these are the most misunderstood road signs, how many can you identify?

Quiz: these are the most misunderstood road signs, how many can you identify?

A new study has revealed shocking ignorance of road signs among UK drivers. After government data revealed that there were more than 170,000 crashes on British roads in 2017, private number plate provider Click4reg.co.uk carried out a survey into motorists’ knowledge to find out if a lack of understanding was contributing to collisions. It found […]

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Anker Roav Viva review – an Alexa assistant in your car

Anker Roav Viva review – an Alexa assistant in your car

Price: £45.99 What is it? Anker say that the Roav Viva is a world-first. Although it looks like a fairly standard in-car charger it actually brings the Amazon Alexa assistant into cars for the first time. The Roav Viva acts as a normal charger, with two high-speed USB sockets that support rapid charging for the […]

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Quiz: Are you a car expert? This tricky test will ‘wheely’ challenge your knowledge

Quiz: Are you a car expert? This tricky test will ‘wheely’ challenge your knowledge

Anyone who calls themselves a petrolhead will feel pretty confident about identifying various makes and models from the smallest clues. Whether it’s a badge, headlight or interior, there are usually enough pointers to name a motor. But this new quiz could make even the most dedicated car fan struggle. Put together by garage marketplace WhoCanFixMyCar.com, […]

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This is what will happen if you are caught running a red light in your car

This is what will happen if you are caught running a red light in your car

From ‘amber-gamblers’ to drivers thinking red does not mean stop, running a red light can happen to anyone. For many, it is an accidental lapse in concentration, but the consequences can be deadly with thousands of people each year dying due to accidents on junctions. Thousands of traffic offence reports are issued by police to […]

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Here’s how much you could be fined for not giving way at a zebra crossing

Here’s how much you could be fined for not giving way at a zebra crossing

Stopping to allow pedestrians to cross the road is not only good driving etiquette, it will also keep you out of trouble with the law. Failing to stop at a zebra crossing while a pedestrian is still on the road could land you with a hefty fine and points on your licence. Giving way If […]

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This fascinating video illustrates the evolution of car manufacturing over the past 50 years

This fascinating video illustrates the evolution of car manufacturing over the past 50 years

The split-screen film shows how humans are helped out with heavy lifting by state-of-the-art robots at SEAT’s Martorell factory near Barcelona, Spain. Designers, once armed with pencils and erasers, would come up with endless drawings on paper while today’s team is equipped with tablets, virtual reality glasses and floating screens. The result is a clinical […]

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Quiz: Could you pass a 2019 driving theory test?

Quiz: Could you pass a 2019 driving theory test?

You might be an experienced driver – but could you pass a modern day driving theory test? As well as the testing practical test, modern day drivers also have to navigate a theory exam – and it can be a difficult hurdle for learners. But could you pass the test? Try our quick quiz below and […]

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