Tag: Road Rage

VIRTUAL INSANITY

VIRTUAL INSANITY

A RECENT ruling from the Advertising Standards Association (ASA) has highlighted that some people appear to have difficulty separating real life from fiction. This has resulted in a slap on the wrist for Toyota and a don’t do it again-style missive for its entertaining GT86 television ad. You know, the […]

THE END OF BUDGET TYRES… HOPEFULLY

THE END OF BUDGET TYRES… HOPEFULLY

WHAT is it about tyres that turns people off completely? Alright, it’s not the sexiest of subjects, but tyres are among the most important things on any car. If your tyres are under- or overinflated you risk an accident. If there’s a nail in your tyre and you don’t know, […]

BAN CYCLISTS’ MP3 PLAYERS

BAN CYCLISTS’ MP3 PLAYERS

ON MY incredibly crowded drive home from work I must see dozens of cyclists and I’m painfully aware of how vulnerable they are. But until recently I wasn’t aware that some of them have all the brainpower of deep-sea fish. I’m talking about riding in rush hour with their MP3 […]

SAFETY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A SNOOZEFEST

SAFETY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A SNOOZEFEST

AFTER scanning a few new car reviews it’s clear that safety doesn’t sell. If the Clarkson wannabe isn’t scribbling about a car’s performance he – and it’s usually a bloke – is prattling on about ‘sensual’ styling. And yet, it’s things like airbags, stability control and ABS that should at […]

THE NAME GAME

THE NAME GAME

I’M SURE many of us have come up with creative names to call other drivers when someone does something stupid, dangerous, inconsiderate or just plain bizarre. Most of the time it makes us feel a bit better; vindicated somehow in the face of the self-important numpty in the German saloon. […]

LEARN TO DRIVE – HIRE A VAN

LEARN TO DRIVE – HIRE A VAN

THERE is a virtually infinite list of things we should all be doing on a regular basis, some of which are too tedious to list here. Exercising five times a week, flossing, vacuuming out and testing our smoke alarms; all very worthy and important but let’s be honest, they are […]

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

BEING a motorist just like everyone else means I have to grapple with the petty annoyances of motoring just like everyone else. For a device designed to be liberating and to enable freedom, sometimes it can leave you feeling a little tied down and somewhat enslaved. But then that tends […]

THE WORST CARS ARE THE BEST

THE WORST CARS ARE THE BEST

THE WORST cars are the best these days. You can buy a small eco-box and be complemented by your neighbours for choosing such a great car, but if you buy something with a bonnet scoop you’ll almost be able to hear them gasp and dial Neighbourhood Watch. But they’d be […]

THE OLDER YOU GET, THE LESS YOU KNOW

THE OLDER YOU GET, THE LESS YOU KNOW

PICTURE the scene. It’s a beautiful sunny day close to the south coast on a sweeping A-road. There are two drivers, one of whom is a handsome young dynamo in a convertible sports car and getting, within socially acceptable boundaries, a bit of a lick on. The other is a […]

IT’LL NEVER LAST

IT’LL NEVER LAST

SO the mighty have spoken and we get to keep a few more pounds in our collective pockets for another day. News that the latest fuel duty price hike has been postponed will no doubt please anyone who has to dig deep to keep a car on the road. Of […]