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Stay safe with these winter driving tips

Toyota RAV4

Snow, ice, storms, flooding and fog make winter the most challenging time to drive on our roads. To help you stay safe, Toyota has shared these winter driving tips… Driving tips for snowy and icy roads If your car has a control setting for snow or ice, use it. This …

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Busted: Five myths about winter road gritting

Winter gritting lorry at work

‘Tis the season for snow and ice on our roads, which means gritter trucks are back in action across the UK. We’ve teamed up with the specialist operator, The Gritting Company, to dispel five myths about road gritting. Myth 1: “The winter wagons contain grit.” Untrue. It’s not grit, it’s …

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UK’s most common driving misconceptions

Snow-covered-car

A new study has revealed the motorists are risking fines and licence penalty points every day because they are unknowingly breaking some simple laws. The survey of 2,000 British drivers from findandfundmycar.com highlighted a number of illegal habits that UK drivers are guilty of, including: Flashing their lights to give …

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Top 10 biggest fears of new drivers

Young driver

Whether you learn to drive as a fresh-faced teenager or wait until you’re a little older and wiser, all learners go through the same experiences. From the sense of fear as you first drive down a slipway to join a motorway, to the challenge of trying to parallel park on …

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Stay safe on the roads this winter

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As temperatures start to plummet, driving on the roads can become increasingly difficult and hazardous. To stay safe, it’s important to adjust your driving style according to the weather conditions, and carry out the necessary vehicle checks before you venture out. We’ve teamed up with Jonathan Allbones from leading car …

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Winter driving pet peeves revealed

Frosty windscreen - picture courtesy of David Cole

De-icing car windscreens first thing in the morning, poor visibility and people driving too fast in harsh conditions are the biggest annoyances for motorists in the winter. New research conducted by car leasing specialist, Leasing Options, also found that nearly a third (29%) of motorists said that driving in the …

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See and be seen this winter, motorists advised

Dark evening driving GEM Motoring Assist

Drivers are being urged to see and and be seen during the coming winter months by road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist. Darker days bring poor visibility and higher risk of collisions, simply because it can be harder to spot hazards. However, a combination of straightforward actions can reduce these …

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Range Rover Sport SVR: a gripping yarn

Range Rover Sport SVR

Land Rover has produced a film demonstrating the Range Rover Sport SVR’s awesome acceleration – whatever the terrain. In a unique test, the SVR completes the 0-62mph sprint on standard fit Michelin 275/45 R21 All Season Tyres on everything from Tarmac and grass to snow and sand, using Land Rover’s …

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De-ice, stay safe

Winter driving

One in three motorists involved in car accidents in wintry conditions did not fully de-ice their car. New research by a money saving website VoucherCodesPro.co.uk has revealed that as many as one third of British motorists either experienced or came close to a car accident this winter after not fully …

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Top 12 winter motoring tips

Winter driving

Motorists advised to prepare their cars for the months ahead with a set of simple checks. We’ve teamed up with automotive expert Trevor Eastman of Haynes Car Manuals to offer a list of top tips to help you stay out of trouble on the roads this winter. “There are some …

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