Tag: Road Rage

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INSERT BRAIN HERE

LOVE IT or hate it, there’s no denying that the Internet has changed so many aspects of our lives that you need some sort of fancy website to do the sums. The remarkable thing is that this has happened inside a generation too; it wasn’t that common in homes in […]

STEP OUTSIDE

STEP OUTSIDE

THERE’S enough going on in this world that leaves me questioning my own sanity. Just five minutes of TV news or worse still picking up the wrong sort of newspaper can inflict enough mental trauma. But sometimes the cold reality of life can generate even more confusion than pre-digested news. […]

THE UPS AND DOWNS OF BEING WRONG

THE UPS AND DOWNS OF BEING WRONG

JUST the other day I was driving along in town, minding my own business at a roundabout I take in all the time, when something happened that spoiled my entire week. No, I didn’t crash into the back of an Aston Martin, and nor did I suffer any kind of […]

FALSE ECONOMY

FALSE ECONOMY

THE IDEA of having to pay more to save money is not new, and nor is our ignorance of the obvious flaw in the concept. Most young women I know truly choose to believe that the more discounted pairs of shoes they buy, the more money they’re saving. It’s enough […]

I SPY FROM MY HILUX…

I SPY FROM MY HILUX…

FROM my lofty perch inside the Toyota Hilux I’ve been driving lately I’ve seen many things. I’m no stranger to chunky 4x4s and pick-ups and what many owners say about feeling safe thanks to the raised driving is largely true. You can also see much further ahead than someone low […]

LEARNING IS FOR LIFE

LEARNING IS FOR LIFE

I SAT through a presentation hosted by the IAM on a wide range of topics recently, including a discussion on the country’s road safety statistics and driver training policies. As a country, the UK’s road safety statistics are held in high regard. Certainly, when compared to less developed European nations […]

GRAVY TRAIN RUNS DRY

GRAVY TRAIN RUNS DRY

THE NEWS that Oxfordshire could be a speed camera-free zone will no doubt please many a motorist. You can bet your dwindling pension on an increased reliance on mobile vans and traffic police (remember them?) to maintain some semblance of order, though. But why are the static cameras being decommissioned? […]

MILES AWAY

MILES AWAY

IT’S A DILLY of a pickle alright. Don’t mention the F-word (fuel) but it’s more expensive than ever before, and will probably continue do increase in price until the taps get turned off for good. Add into that the vehicle excise duty charges that punish you for having a thirsty […]

THE ANIMAL MENACE

THE ANIMAL MENACE

THERE are three things that you can guarantee will arrive with the first spring sunshine. The first is short skirts, the second is topless, shaven-headed oiks with their hands down their tracksuit bottoms and the third is kamikaze wildlife. It’s a complete mystery to me why as soon as the […]

QUEUE HERE FOR FRUSTRATION

QUEUE HERE FOR FRUSTRATION

IN CASE you’ve been living under a rock recently, we’ve been having a spot of bother getting hold of petrol and diesel. With the prospect of a strike by tanker drivers, our glorious leader thought it would be a good idea to tell the country to brim their collective tanks. […]