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Self driving scary vehicles for today's Top Tip!
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/…/self-driving-25-tonne-truck…

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Self-driving 25-tonne truck with 40-tonne load trialled on UK road

Self-driving 25-tonne truck with 40-tonne load trialled on UK road

A self-driving 25-tonne dumper truck is being trialled in a bid to speed up UK roadworks...

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14th May 2019

Today's top tip is on Vehicle Security:
https://www.driving.co.uk/…/car-thefts-increased-9-last-ye…/

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Car thefts increased 9% last year

Car thefts increased 9% last year

THE NUMBER of car thefts rocketed by nearly 9% in 2018, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)...

Tag: DRIVING.CO.UK

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7th May 2019

Top Tip Tuesday, and licence categories!
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/what-you-can-drive-on-a-stan…/

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What you can drive on a standard driving licence

What you can drive on a standard UK car licence (and what you can't)

Did you know that as a British car driver, you can get behind the wheel of more than just a car? Here are ...

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30th April 2019

Top Tips and test cancellations
https://www.gov.uk/…/application-for-refunding-out-of-pocke…

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Claim expenses for a cancelled driving test

Claim expenses for a cancelled driving test

Apply for a refund of out-of-pocket expenses if your theory test or driving test was cancelled with less than 3 clear working days’ notice....

Tag: GOV.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday, Government information

23rd April 2019

Maintenance: probably the most important part of keeping your car, and you, on the road!
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/diy-car-maintenance-can-fix-…/

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Can you fix it? Why DIY car maintenance is still possible – despite what young people might think

Can you fix it? Why DIY car maintenance is still possible – despite what young people might think

Thirty years ago, if you were feeling a bit cash-strapped, you didn’t need to pay a garage to service your car. Instead you could ...

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16th April 2019

Top tip: how can you prepare for driving before the age of 17?
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/honest-john-should-keen-sixt…/

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Honest John: how should a keen sixteen-year-old prepare for learning to drive?

Honest John: how should a keen sixteen-year-old prepare for learning to drive?

My grandson has just turned 16. To prepare him in advance I want to give him some off-the-road driving lessons on hard surfaces. I hope this will help him pass his test as soon after he is 17 as possible...

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10th April 2019

Save fuel, Save pennies!
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/10-fuel-saving-tips-every-dr…/

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10 fuel saving tips every driver should know

10 fuel saving tips every driver should know

Focus on these 10 simple steps to save money on petrol and you'll free up your cash for other things....

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2nd April 2019

How will Brexit affect your driving?
https://www.gov.uk/…/prepare-to-drive-in-the-eu-after-brexit

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prepare to drive in the eu after brexit

Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit

What all drivers from the UK may need to do to drive in the EU...

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Tag: Top Tip Tuesday, Government Information

26th Mar 2019

Definately not the "Daily Grind"!
https://www.independent.co.uk/…/driving-instructor-video-fo…

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van mounts a road bridge in dramatic incident

Driving instructor fils the terrifying moment a van mounted a road bridge during his student's test

Dramatic video shows van driver struggling to control vehicle...

Tag: INDEPENDENT.CO.UK

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19th Mar 2019

Tyres on today's Top Tip
https://www.gov.uk/govern…/speeches/tyres-and-vehicle-safety

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An update on measures being taken to improve tyre and vehicle safety.

Tyres and vehicle safety

An update on measures being taken to improve tyre and vehicle safety....

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12th Mar 2019

Top tip Tuesday and definately how not to show off to your friends!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/ne…/amp/uk-england-derbyshire-47317581

driver 'uploaded 170mph speeding to facebook'

'Show off' driver films 170mph speeding

Police said the driver posted the video on Facebook, which was later...

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5th Mar 2019

Oops! Why crash test scores are important in today's Top Tip!
https://www.driving.co.uk/…/fiat-panda-scores-zero-stars-i…/

white van vs cyclist

Fiat Panda scores zero stars in Euro NCAP crash test

The Fiat Panda supermini has been awarded one of the worst scores...

Tag: DRIVING.CO.UK

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26th Feb 2019

BBC putting their foot in it once again!
https://www.independent.co.uk/…/bbc-van-cyclist-video-almos…

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white van vs cyclist
white van vs cyclist

BBC prompts fury over it's reaction to the viral video of a van swerving into a cyclist

Broadcaster has now apologised for the tweet which it said was designed to 'stimulate debate'...

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19th Feb 2019

A fun top tip today: What was (or will be) your first car?
https://www.driving.co.uk/…/uks-top-10-best-selling-cars-2…/

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what will your new car be?

The UK's top 10 best-selling cars (updated)

New car registrations were down 3% for November with petrols and...

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11th Feb 2019

In today's Top tip: distracted driving and the consequences!
https://www.independent.co.uk/…/newport-grandfather-killed-…

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man 'distracted by baby scan' jailed for driving through red light and killing grandfather

Man 'distracted by baby scan' jailed for driving through red light and killing grandfather

Keith Tanner hit 71-year-old Patrick Hughes with car in crash on roundabout in Newport...

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5th Feb 2019

Top Tip Tuesday and Black box Tech, what's your thoughts?
https://www.driving.co.uk/…/black-box-data-recorders-set-b…/

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black box data recorders set to become mandatory on new cars

Black Box Data Recorders Set To Become Mandatory Equipment On New Cars

ALL NEW cars may be required to be fitted with a ‘black box’ data recorder, as part of European Union measures to improve road safety levels across the bloc...

Tag: DRIVING.CO.UK

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29th Jan 2019

On the spot eyesight checks: what you need to know;
https://www.independent.co.uk/…/driving-eyesight-test-lose-…

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Drivers who fail roadside eye test to have licence confiscated immediately under new police crackdown

Drivers who fail roadside eye test to have licence confiscated immediately under new police crackdown

A police crackdown on drivers with defective eyesight has been launched. Every motorist stopped by officers from three forces in September will be required to read a numberplate from 20m away....

Tag: INDEPENDENT.CO.UK

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22nd Jan 2019

Top Tip Tuesday and motion sickness, because vomit does not belong in any car interior! :')
https://www.rac.co.uk/…/how-to-treat-and-prevent-motion-si…/

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How to put the brakes on motion sickness

How to put the brakes on motion sickness

Delays and traffic jams aren’t the only things that can disrupt your travel plans – so too can car sickness, making long journeys even more arduous...

Tag: RAC.CO.UK

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15th Jan 2019

None for the road!
https://www.independent.co.uk/…/jonathan-snape-jailed-murde…

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Man who killed friend by driving car into crowd outside club after day of drinking jailed for life

Man who killed friend by driving car into crowd outside club after day of drinking jailed for life

Jonathan Snape left Nathan Marshall with 'catastrophic injuries' after using Audi as weapon on drinkers...

Tag: INDEPENDENT.CO.UK

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8th Jan 2019

First top tip Tuesday of the new year... and whats that noise?
https://www.rac.co.uk/…/kn…/guide-to-unusual-vehicle-noises/

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Why is my car making that noise? A guide to unusual vehicle sounds

Why is my car making that noise? A guide to unusual vehicle sounds

Modern cars are well-oiled machines, so when they start making sounds they shouldn’t be – it’s a concern. Car noises can mean a whole host of things...

Tag: RAC.CO.UK

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1st Jan 2019

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