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Hairdressers – this one is for you!

Hairdressers – this one is for you!

Hairdressers? This is one for you ….
It probably won’t come as any surprise to hairdressers and beauticians that news out this week has identified Self-Grooming in the car mirror as one of the most common causes of accidents.
We are a nation obsessed with image, which is all very well in the salon but, apparently, it’s causing havoc on the roads.
We have all seen motorists applying make-up or brushing their hair while stuck in traffic, but to do so while the vehicle is moving is clearly a bad idea. According to an article in The Guardian, in the US self-grooming behind the wheel is a big enough problem for the road-safety group Decide to Drive to issue advice on how to avoid it. In the UK, there’s no specific offence of self-grooming while in control of a motorised vehicle, but it is covered by laws against careless driving.

Drug driving, under the influence of counter drugs

Drug driving, under the influence of counter drugs

Drug driving under the influence  prescription and over the counter drugs could see you breaking the law! You wouldn’t think to put hay fever medication and alcohol in the same category when it comes to driving under the influence, but actually your over the counter...
Learner driver laws – are you doing it right?

Learner driver laws – are you doing it right?

So just what are the laws that concern you as a learner driver and how do you know if you’re following the rules? Here’s our Learner Driver check list:1) You MUST have a provisional license before you start learning to drive in GB and NI, you can’t start to learn without it.
2) Make sure you are supervised at all times in a car by an ADI qualified/trainee driving instructor or by a friend/family member who meets certain criteria (over 21, qualified in vehicle type and driving for 3 years). To check your driving instructor is up to spec, ask to see their badge. It will be green DVSA badge if they’re a qualified driving instructor or a pink badge if they’re still a trainee.

Budget 2016 – rises in insurance premium tax spell disaster for over 55s

Budget 2016 – rises in insurance premium tax spell disaster for over 55s

Younger drivers can benefit from lower raises as telematics and intelligent driving black boxes help to reward those in the under 25 age bracket who can prove they drive safely. The rise for this age group is 9.3% as of February, much lower than that of their older peers.
So what can we all expect from the 2016 budget and our insurance renewals, considering that the average increase across the board was 13%?

Causes Of Car Journey Rows Revealed

Causes Of Car Journey Rows Revealed

‘I spy,’ toilet breaks, and the inevitable bickering over directions are all hallmarks of the long car journey. Being cooped up with other people often ends in an argument, and new research from the AA has revealed exactly what ticks us off the most. Unsurprisingly...
Drivers Warned Of Dangers Of Using A Smart Watch At The Wheel

Drivers Warned Of Dangers Of Using A Smart Watch At The Wheel

Stories of drivers being prosecuted for looking at their watch whilst at the wheel have not yet appeared in the news. However, following the announcement of the Apple Watch last week, the Department for Transport have warned that police will be on the lookout for...