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  • Five top reversing tips

    on Oct 4, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on Five top reversing tips

    Driving a car in reverse is as important as driving it forward. Sometimes people are even involved in accidents when driving in reverse, because do not pay enough attention. Sometimes they also get confused when turning the car

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  • Top tips for winter driving

    on Oct 3, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on Top tips for winter driving

    Nobody wants to see a repeat of recent winters, when snow and ice caused misery and scores of motorists were stranded in their cars overnight

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  • Fleetmatics promotes Safe Driving

    on Oct 2, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on Fleetmatics promotes Safe Driving

    Fleetmatics, one of the leading global providers of fleet management solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, has developed a ‘Driving Style’ reporting feature to promote safe driving for its customers. According to figures from the Department of Transport, work related vehicle accidents cost companies between €16,000 and €154,000 annually. A Fleetmatics study also shows that aggressive driving can lower a vehicle’s fuel economy by 33%

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  • Euro NCAP tests crash avoidance technologies

    on Sep 30, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on Euro NCAP tests crash avoidance technologies

    Euro NCAP is currently testing a number of European cars equipped with crash avoidance technologies. The first results will be published on October 29 in anticipation of the inclusion of such systems in the overall safety rating next year

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  • New road safety website for senior drivers

    on Sep 27, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on New road safety website for senior drivers

    A new road safety microsite, aimed at helping to keep senior drivers as safe as possible, for as long as possible has been launched. Stillsafetodrive.org.uk is a brand new online resource, featuring a suite of videos that covers the process of ageing, the risks that it can bring to driving, and the best ways of staying safe on the road. UK breakdown provider, GEM Motoring teamed up with well-known TV presenter Valerie Singleton, who presents the three main videos for the Still Safe to Drive resource. The website advises senior motorists to reflect on their

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  • Tailgaters most despised in motoring survey

    on Sep 26, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on Tailgaters most despised in motoring survey

    Tailgating and not indicating are the most despised driving habits among UK road users, but GEM says that the lack of punishment for motoring misdemeanours can be just as frustrating

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  • European Mobility Week on horizon

    on Sep 13, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on European Mobility Week on horizon

    Over 2.000 European towns and cities are expected to participate in the 12th edition of European Mobility Week, an annual campaign promoting sustainable urban travel. This year’s edition will run from 16 to 22 September under the slogan ‘Clean air – It’s your move!’

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  • IAM issues low sun advice

    on Sep 9, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on IAM issues low sun advice

    The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is offering advice to motorists on how best to deal with low sun and dazzle in the autumn period

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  • Volvo tops safest car report

    on Sep 6, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on Volvo tops safest car report

    Carmaker Volvo, has scored top marks in the safety stakes, in a safety report compiled by Swedish insurance company Folksam. Four Volvo models – the S60, V60, V70 and S80 topped the rankings with a 12 per cent margin to the next car on the list. The Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80 were almost 60 per cent safer than the average car in the report. All models in Volvo’s current range gets a top safety pick recommendation by Folksam. To get this recommendation a car must be 40 per cent safer than the average

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  • HGV levy to protect London cyclists

    on Sep 5, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on HGV levy to protect London cyclists

    In a bid to improve cycle safety, Mayor Boris Johnson is asking Londoners for their views on whether he should use his powers to levy a substantial “safer lorry charge” on HGVs, which are not fitted with basic safety equipment to protect cyclists. The proposal is partly modelled on the successful low emission zone, before taking any decisions. The Mayor, Boris Johnson, said: “I have long been worried that a large number of cyclist deaths involve a relatively small number of problem lorries which are not fitted with safety equipment. In my cycling vision in

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