The 42 Point Motorist

According to figures, more and more people in the UK are disregarding the number of points on their license; despite many having more than 12 points within the permitted 3 year period. The statistics shown by Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), give alarming examples of these cases, such as a woman who gained 42 points […]

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Car Hire – Out of reach if you’re under 25?

Unless you’re over the age of 25, car hire can be a really expensive business. A survey organized by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) in September 2014, found that most vehicle rental organisations had strict conditions or outright bans on younger drivers wanting to hire even the smallest cars. Interestingly enough, current statistics show […]

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Keys, Phone, Wallet, Oil Check?

Your car is probably one of your most important accessories, so why ignore one of the most important parts that keep you motor running effectively? Oil changes are one of the most forgotten about necessities when driving a car. Oil loses its effectiveness over time and checking your levels will help keep prevent damage to […]

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Temptation to Drink and Drive Doubles for the Summer.

Authored by Catherine Moranda. A new AA/Populus survey has discovered that twice as many drivers feel there is more temptation to get behind the wheel after a few drinks in the summer months. The poll showed that young drivers, aged 18- 24 are more likely to take the risk to drink and drive, than older […]

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AeroMobil – A car that really flies!

It’s been talked about for years, however a Slovakian firm is claiming to have made it possible. AeroMobil can actually take to the air, to avoid traffic – a dream come true for many of us out there. When in flight mode, this craft can fly 430 miles on one tank of petrol and has […]

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Could blind people be soon to get behind the wheel?

Recent innovations in motoring have led to speculation that blind drivers may be able to take to the wheel in the future. Around this time last year, a video was released showing blind man Stephen Mahan (aged 60) going through a drive thru restaurant and collecting his dry cleaning without any difficulty thanks to emerging […]

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A car that runs on air

Yep, you heard it right. Those clever boffins at French car giant PSA Peugeot Citroën have actually designed a car that can run on air. This new hybrid vehicle should be available to buyers by 2016 and runs on a mixture of petrol and compressed air. This is a breakthrough in the world of hybrid […]

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Speed Awareness Course

Speed Awareness Course Blog Tony Martin, Only Young Driver’s Managing Director, recently took part in a Speed Awareness Course having been caught for doing 39mph on a 30 mph road. He was keen to share his experience with OYD customers… “The hook for the Course is you avoid the normal 3 points on your licence. […]

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Potholes Plague Britain’s Roads

Potholes are the bane of any motorists journey. Aside from making your journey uncomfortable and their unsightly appearance, they also pose a threat to the safety of motorists. As a both a motorcyclists and a driver, I have had bad experiences with potholes, one incident causing me to drop my bike, in what could have […]

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Law-Breaking motorists could get fined up to £10,000

The Government is due to set out a new penalty regime to hit law-breaking drivers hard in the pocket. Fines of up to £10,000 may be on the cards for offences such as drink-driving, or driving with defective tyres or brakes, which are all deemed as ‘level 4’ offences. Any ‘level 3’ offences, such as […]

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The Sat Nav vs. The Road Map

Imagine the horror of the Daily Mail Online to discover that, as a nation, we are becoming less comfortable with road maps as sat navs begin to take their place. My question is – are they really that surprised? And why is this necessarily being toted as a bad thing? Sat navs have provided a […]

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Car Thieves Change Tactics.

Car thefts are on the up, and if you’ve got a black Audi or BMW your car is their target. That said, if you have a yellow smart car, thieves will pass you by.  Last year the metropolitan police reported a record number of cars thefts, up to 26, 273 and that figure does not include incidents […]

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