News Archives - Driving

Schools under siege: Why do we need child-shaped traffic bollards?

Our schoolchildren are under siege. Not only are more than 950 schools near roads with harmful levels of illegal pollution, but over 6,000 children were injured on British roads in 2016 – a threat that prompts some schools to resort to barricades against cars. However, a decade after child-shaped safety bollards first appeared outside a school in Leicestershire, they have not…

Heated gloves up for grabs

Keeping hands toasty at this time of year can be  challenge – especially if you are cycling. Warmawear heated glove liners have a heating element running around the edges of all five fingers, right around the tips where you need heat the most.  Heated gloves are of particular use to those who suffer from Raynaud’s – a common condition that affects blood…

Speeding and a dystopian age of motoring

There is no rational reason why motorised vehicles should be permitted to exceed speed limits on public roads. Putting aside the question of why it’s possible to buy cars for the road that are capable of exceeding the national speed limit by 100%, neither the threat to other people’s lives nor the risk of penalties dissuades motorists from driving within…

Unusual campervans for life on the road

If your travel plans for 2019 include a trip by campervan, feast your eyes on the Nimbus – a hybrid electric people carrier that combines styling elements of the iconic Airstream trailer and VW kombi van to produce a design far more radical than anything on the market today. Boasting far more window area, interior space and ground clearance than any SUV,…

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…