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Are you allowed to drive on a beach?

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In general you are not allowed to drive on beaches in the UK unless there is specific permission from the local council, or that it’s one of the following beaches. If there is permission from the council then they may

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When should you buy a car?

Choosing the best time to buy a car means you’ll get a better price and therefore more choice for your hard-earned cash. Don’t expect to get a deal on a car with a waiting list, but if you’re not so

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What are grey fleet vehicles?

Vehicles that don’t belong to a company, or aren’t hired or leased by a company, but are driven on company business are called the ‘grey fleet’. It includes vehicles that are privately owned by employees and vehicles privately rented or

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Why are there traffic lights before getting on a motorway?

Vehicle metering is what it’s called when traffic lights control the flow of traffic onto a motorway. It turns out that humans are quite useless at merging, despite calls to ‘merge in turn’ or ‘merge like a zip’ which means

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How to do a hill start

Uphill Starting moving, or pulling away, uphill is a tricky manouevre for learner drivers. The technique you adopt depends on whether you drive an automatic or manual vehicle and whether you have additional technology in your vehicle such as hill

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How to escape from a car that’s sinking

Several thousand people die every year around the world in cars that are submerged. It’s more common that you would imagine and cars sinking in water happens for a number of reasons: The bridge is out, and the driver doesn’t

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What lanes can motorbikes use?

Motorbikes can make better progress through traffic by using lanes that other vehicles can’t access. Here are the lanes motorcycle riders can use, and when. Bus lanes While many roading authorities know that motorbikes ease congestion there’s no blanket rule

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