The Editor’s View

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Reduction of the pollution created by diesel cars is now starting to become a political priority. This week sees the French government setting out plans to phase out diesel completely, with a staggering 80 per cent of French drivers choosing diesel-powered cars, a choice that has been encouraged by both … Continue reading

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In a recent survey compiled by Flexed.co.uk the lack of basic automobile knowledge shown by vehicle owners has been shown to be seriously lacking, basic common sense knowledge about the vehicles we drive simply doesn’t exist. The survey highlighted the following very worrying facts. 49% didn’t know how to change … Continue reading

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The most interesting vehicle I have driven this year has to be the Chevrolet Volt, The on-board petrol powered generator technology is a fabulous idea, the car drives well , it really looks the part and in my opinion offers a better alternative to other “hybrids “on the market at … Continue reading

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Forget all the news this week being reported everywhere about the new laws giving the police the power to issue £100.00 fixed penalty fines for tailgating and middle-lane hogging, for me the most important news this week has to be Hyundai’s first delivery of assembly line-produced ix35 fuel cell vehicles. … Continue reading

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I have attended a number of risk management courses over the years with the majority being quite informative, some of them quite humorous in the approach to the subject of duty of care and accident prevention. I have also been on a number of advanced driver training courses which have … Continue reading

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Motoring.co.uk’s report makes interesting reading but I’m not sure it provides a real solution or alternative to Twitter or Facebook for dealers and manufacturers.  I agree that the majority of dealers don’t fully understand Twitter and are happy simply sending out updates and dealer news on a repetitive basis, churning … Continue reading

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There is a very simple and straight forward way to avoid facing the penalty fines for using a mobile phone whilst driving. Switch it off!  With transport minister Patrick McLoughlin considering increasing fines for texting and talking, a fine and points increase that would be warmly welcomed by the majority … Continue reading

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A couple of items of news have caught my eye this week, firstly the enhanced online feature that Audi are integrating into their navigation systems to assist their customers locate the cheapest local fuel, sounds long winded I know , maybe Audi will think of a suitable name for the … Continue reading