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Avoiding damaging your car when parking and manoeuvring

Most of us have had a minor scrape in a car park, whether it’s our own fault or someone else’s. Here are some solid strategies and techniques you can use to keep your paintwork pristine: Parallel parking Avoid parking closely

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Is it possible to become a better driver by doing an online course?

Driving requires two sets of skills: theory and practical. The theory component comprises road rules from the Highway Code (i.e. things you must or must not do) and guidelines (i.e. things it is best to do or not to do).

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Technologies to make driving safer

In the lead up to fully self-driving cars, the car makers are including more and more technology that helps prevent accidents. This article demonstrates a few of them: Handling improvements The two biggest improvements in handling are to do with

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12 more vehicle functions you might not know

Safety Window lock The window lock prevents passengers from operating the electric windows. This can be useful if you have children in the back, or a dog that steps on the switch (dogs shouldn’t really be carried unrestrained). The switch

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Reversing your vehicle – guidelines

Rule 202 in the Highway Code covers reversing. While it has good general knowledge, it doesn’t account for changes in technology, and some scenarios which could make it difficult for you to see an obstruction. It says: Look carefully before

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Parking grace period called for – perhaps the UK can learn from Auckland?

Currently if you overstay your parking by any time at all you can be fined. This contributes to a deep-rooted public perception that parking enforcement is just a good way of making money by local authorities, and doesn’t take into

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Do we need to know how to park?

We all learn to park as part of our driving practice before we take our practical driving test. In fact, the average driver spends 106 days of their life looking for a parking spot according to this article. The average

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