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Fog lights and lanes

Having been travelling along the A31 M27 M3 M4 during the last few days in ‘foggy conditions’ I have found it frustrating that drivers do not switch off their penetrating fog lights once in a traffic queue. There is no need for them, once your presence is obvious, switch them off ! It can be […]

My experience in having to make an insurance claim

I would like to relate my experience in having to make an insurance claim for a non- fault car accident which occurred to me on the 12th January 2014. I am an ex-professional Tennis & Squash coach who keeps fairly fit and played the sports regularly. My wife and I have annually taken part in […]

No Excuse Campaign

Having read the article about the Dorset Police campaign, and observed the camera safety vans about the county, I wonder about their purpose and priorities. Drivers, crossing at amber and red traffic lights, in and around Weymouth have, in my experience, become far more of a danger than a car travelling at more than 30 […]

To Indicate or Not … that is the question

I often wonder what people expect to achieve when using their indicators. Why would you need to indicate when joining a dual carriageway or motorway from a slip road – there are no other choices. What, then, should an indicator be used for? Is it an indication of your intention or your wish? My interpretation […]

The Eyes Have It

As I suffer from hay fever my eyes tend to be sensitive to bright lights so my following observations are very personal, but I feel very relevant. When does a fog light become a hindrance rather than an aid to other drivers? Should there be fog, and these days it tends to be in small […]

A VIEW FROM THE DRIVING SEAT

I drive around 90,000 miles per year around the UK. Mostly travelling on motorways to the London airports but also to some of the other south coast resorts and ‘exquisite out of the way places’ in various parts of this lovely country of ours. Many of my clients ask if I get bored with, as […]