News Archives - Driving

A bike for life, not landfill

In cities blighted by congestion and polluted air, bicycles offer a practicable answer by providing environmentally benign transport. However, most of the bikes we buy are heavy, poorly made designs destined ultimately for the shed or landfill. Our European cousins have embraced the concept of utility cycling and cargo bikes – the Transit vans of the bicycle world. Unfortunately, the…

Case for presumed liability revisited by government

The pros and cons of introducing presumed liability to protect vulnerable road users are to be researched by the government. Presumed liability makes motorists financially liable for collisions with pedestrians or cyclists. Only when the pedestrian or cyclist is proved to be negligent does the driver avoid paying compensation through their insurance. The principle recognises that the drivers of faster, heavier vehicles…

Red lines over yellow lines: Our inability to tackle problem parking

As a driver, it’s easy to feel a sense of entitlement over the road space outside one’s home, but what value should be placed upon it? Southsea council has this week introduced resident parking charges based on the number of cars in a household. Residents in the zones have to pay £30 for one car, £100 for a second permit…

Winter Driving Tips 2018

Turning the ignition key first thing on a damp December morning was once a gamble, with little guarantee the car would stir itself into life. Thankfully, cars today are more than capable of dealing with the British winter and a few simple precautions can help avoid an unnecessary breakdown. Antifreeze During the winter you use more windscreen wiper fluid so…

Stop Killing Our Children – The film

We’ve done it. With a day to spare, and thanks to the generosity of over 200 supporters, we’ve raised a little over £10,000 to make a short film about road danger. If you would like to make a donation towards the film, you have until Saturday 1 December 2018 at Kickstarter.com Road danger in Britain not only kills and injures…