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Road signs and what they mean

As a driver we come across many different signs each day, speed limits, directions, roadworks the list goes on.  Since taking your test the signs and their meaning may have become a bit cloudy so below we have listed some of the more slightly obscure ones which are sometimes forgotten or not understood. 1. No Vehicles Carrying Explosives This is only applicable to quite a small number of drivers. Only a small number of drivers are actually concerned with this road sign, don’t think that it doesn’t apply to you though, if you’re celebrating November 5th and had no idea of the meaning of this signs- the consequences could be quite explosive.. 2. No vehicles except bicycles being pushed This road sign is quite clear and is not easy to miss noticing. Most people don’t but that sign allows no vehicles through. Any bicycles, on the other hand, are to be pushed through where the sign is placed. 3. T-Junction with right approaching given priority Most drivers have rarely come […]

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Advantages of Car Rental

Whether you are travelling for leisure or heading to your next client meeting, sometimes you just need a set of wheels and car rental is the most comfortable way of transport. Read the following advantages of car rentals to know how much of a deal it is!

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The Best Cars Of 2017 In The UK

The Best Cars Of 2017 In The UK

2017 was a great year in the automotive industry, some of the best cars this decade were launched. They include long-awaited launches such as the Jaguar E Pace. The industry shaping Nissan Qashqai celebrated its tenth birthday with a refresh and new launch. The top contenders for the best cars in the UK in 2017 are below.

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Peculiar Driving Facts from Around the Globe

There are certain things that are akin all around the globe. No matter where you are on the earth, be certain that you will come across at least one really terrible driver and if you are lucky maybe a peculiar traffic rule as well. From pedestrians, laws, car hire, to driving tests – unusual driving facts are all over the globe. As if converting the speed from miles to kilometres and driving on an altogether different side of the road is not enough of a task in an alien country, you will also need to take into account local laws. 1. Russia Fines Drivers of Dirty Cars So, make sure your vehicle is squeaky clean if you are planning a drive on the roads of Russia. Because if not, you might have to bear the consequences of an on the spot fine. 2. No driving tests in Mexico. How strange Mexico! In Mexico, anyone above 18 can buy a licence for about 626 pesos – which is the equivalent of roughly £25. […]

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Top 10 Best Selling Cars in UK 2017

As the year of 2017 comes to an end the best-selling cars in the UK have been announced. Both the first place and third place car are produced by Ford, the Fiesta and Focus respectively, Ford is dominating the new car registration race in Britain. Volkswagen has managed to slip between the two Ford powerhouses with the Golf. Many of these manufacturers and even the specific models are regulars to the list of top selling cars. Many models are updated, redesigned and brought back out for the consumers to continue their relationship with the manufacturer that they trust, love and support. This is often why it is so hard for new models to break into the top selling list in the early years of a vehicle being manufactured. Knowing the British marketplace and the demands that the public has, it is no surprise that compact hatchbacks, with high-end performance and fuel efficiency, are features that drive the top end of the best-selling list. People are looking for vehicles that can […]

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The benefits of a Multi-Purpose Vehicle

You may be deciding what kind of vehicle to you would like to hire from us, you might be a little confused as to whether you want a hire a multi-purpose vehicle or your usual car that can get you around town or to and from work. We’re here today to help you decide if hiring a multi-purpose vehicle is right for you as we list the specific benefits that would just work for your situation. On the other side of the spectrum if you are looking to get more bang for your buck, then a multi-purpose vehicle might be the right choice for you. Furthermore, these kinds of vehicles come with numerous benefits that you would want to take into consideration before hire another vehicle, if you do not own one yet for instance. Perfect for the family A multi-purpose vehicle or people carrier will make travelling very convenient and smooth for you and your family. One benefit of these vehicles is that you can pack and carry most of […]

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Scotland to ban petrol and diesel car sales by 2032

Scotland to ban petrol and diesel car sales by 2032. Scotland has laid out an elaborate plan that will see the phasing out of the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2032, which is eight years ahead of the proposed time scale set out by the London government.This is because of some measures the government has taken to improve the economy of that region. In July, our government said the move is aimed at reducing pollution in the greater United kingdom, replicating plans by other cities such as Mexico City, Athens and Madrid. Since Scotland accounts for approximately 10 percent of the car market in Britain, the First Minister spelt out plans to for a deposit return scheme for cans and bottles, and to expand electrical car charging locations. She also outlined a plan to phase out the requests for new diesel vehicles by 2032, and the establishment of low emissions zones in at least the four largest cities in Scotland’s by 2020. Interviews by a journalist at The […]

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7 Fun Facts about Driving Tests in the UK

There are some funny facts about driving tests in the UK that I’m very sure you have never heard of. For starters, a fact about practical driving exams you probably never heard of is that in the early years, driving tests were suspended mainly because they took a long time to rebuild road networks damaged during the war. Furthermore, during the Suez Crisis, driving tests were halted again between November 1956 and April 1957. Before the days of the theory and hazard perception test, obtaining a driving license was much easier, or was it? Here are seven other facts about driving tests in the UK: How Driving Tests Used to be Did you know? The UK driving exam has been altered drastically since it was first introduced 80 years ago. In May 1975, the use of arm signals was removed from the driving test. In April 1991, the reverse parking manoeuvre was introduced to the practical driving exam as a required element. In 2003 there was the introduction of ‘Show […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Minibus Hire

Minibuses are really convenient if you’re organising an event that requires transport. They’re perfect size for small groups, and really affordable too. Hiring a minibus also means you don’t have to deal with the inconveniences of public transport, or book loads of individual cabs to get you from A to B. This is bound to take a lot of the stress out of your event, and get to your event relaxed and on time. This article hopes to clear up some of the uncertainties and questions surrounding minibus hire, so you don’t have to go trawling through articles on the internet for the answers you need. So read on to find out all you need to know about minibus hire! What is a minibus? This probably seems like a pretty obvious question, but it’s definitely worth defining what a minibus is exactly. This is because the number of people you can fit in a vehicle will influence whether or not you need a special license. Normally a minibus is defined […]

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Diesel Scrappage Scheme…

NEWS: Diesel Scrappage Scheme possible as £20 daily diesel ‘toxin tax’ looms. In a move to improve air quality, drivers of diesel engine cars in the UK may be given a scrappage fee. This Diesel Scrappage Scheme could give drivers up to £2,000 to go towards a more environmentally-friendly car, like our fuel-efficient hire cars at Eurodrive. This comes after the UK failed to meet European emissions requirements. Diesel cars emit nitrogen dioxide; a gas said to cause severe lung conditions. The older the model, the more pollution it emits. In 2013, the UK had the second highest amount of deaths related to nitrogen dioxide in Europe, at approximately 12,000, with Italy topping that list. ‘Payments may be limited’ The details are not yet definite, although this may not happen until after the General Election. To cut back on costs, the payments may be limited to exclude those on a low income or include those living in the worst polluted areas. There are over 11 million diesel cars currently being driven […]

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