Ban High Heels When Driving

March 31, 2012

Ban High Heels When Driving

Experts want to put a stop to females who wear high heel shoes when driving. The charity for safer driving “Brake” is arguing for a total ban on platforms, wedges and stilettos. I’m wondering precisely how this will be recieved on lessons with my female students around Aldershot?

The charity stated that the trend of wearing the highest of high heels may lead to considerable accidents and advised motorists to stop the absuridity. There’s a concern that quite a few female drivers have such little regard for their and other people’s lives. Driving a car is one area that has got to be taken seriously.

A survey learned that close to 37 Percent of females drive in high heel shoes. In addition, it found that around 35% of female motorists like to drive in a pair of flip flops with about 15% preferring to drive in their bare feet. 20 Percent revealed that they’re happy to drive in their slippers and merely 34% declared that they only drive in prudent footwear.

It is not just the ladies who are required to check out their driving attire. 20% of male motorists would drive in bear feet, 10 Percent drive in slippers and 29 Percent of men are happy to drive a car in flip flops. Very good news though is 51% declare that they normally don good shoes or trainers.

It is suggested that you should keep a pair of good shoes in the boot of the vehicle at all times. If you wouldn’t wear a particular form of shoe for the car driving test then you definately should not put it on for your everyday driving.

Even more incredible is that 11 Percent of female drivers drive even when they apply make-up and 14% of males shave while motoring. It’s so simple to see your car as your office or bathroom but bear in mind it takes merely a lapse of attention for an accident to occur.

All Ways School of Motoring are an experienced driving school around Aldershot and the surrounding areas.

Petrol Hits a Record High of 140p a Litre

March 26, 2012

Petrol Hits a Record High of 140p a Litre

Merely a couple of days following the Chancellor declined to stop a diesel and petrol price rise, and five months in advance before it kicks in, fuel prices are more expensive than ever. Bad news for drivers around Aldershot and the rest of the country. The cost of petrol has for the first time passed £1.40 per litre – it is now 140.20p per litre – and diesel is even higher at a record 146.72p per litre.

Driving groups were disgusted at the soaring expense of motoring and fear that by the end of summer the charge will probably have risen further to 150p a litre, a raise in excess of 12 per cent since the start of the year. In the last three weeks alone, gasoline costs have, according to the Automobile Association that unveiled the stats, increased 2.75 p per litre. At the beginning of this year the standard cost of petrol stood at 132.28p per litre.

The consequences with the price growth involve additional problems balancing finances for households, which are already under stress, and the probable additional effect of rises for a range of other products as companies attempt to handle higher haulage prices. On Tuesday the government opposed demands to drop or delay September’s scheduled petrol duty price increase by 3p.

A spokesperson for RAC said: “A figure of £1.40 a litre is a substantial price for motorists to have to pay out and presently there isn’t an end in sight to increasing fuel prices. How things are going the projected price increase might find average fuel costs reach £1.50-a-litre mark, that will take increasingly more individuals, who require their vehicles, off the road.

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Exclusive Motorways – Good or Bad

March 23, 2012

Exclusive Motorways – Good or Bad

So how would you like to invest in a motorway? The wonderful and rounded M25 may well be to your liking or you may prefer the stunning and sleeker M1 which may be much more desirable. Either way the government has reported they are deciding on selling of the key road networks in the country to investors. This statement has been greeted with mixed responses. How could the government put up for sale something which doesn’t belong to them in the first place? Surely we have paid for the motorways with our taxes?

In the past the very first road tax was generally known as Road Fund Licence and originated in 1909 by David Lloyd George as a technique of boosting revenue particularly for UK roads. Today the duty is called Vehicle Excise Duty.

Similar to National Insurance, that has been created to fund welfare, the money raised as a result of Vehicle Excise Duty have become yet another way of boosting taxes for other things. One estimate claims that around £45 billion is collected yearly through road tax yet only around £11 billion is actually used maintenance and new roads.

The only way drivers are going to be swayed to say yes to selling off the motorways or privatised lanes is a lowering of Vehicle Excise Duty. The commercial advantages for the privitisation could possibly be validated with the intention to help the economic climate. Nevertheless the political factors are likely to be very hard to take in.

An investigation in 2009 claimed that this government could very well raise up to £94 billion with this sale. Road businesses would bid to control and in addition maintain stretches of the network. One model of the program would see the British government carrying out maintenance on the road networks with another, more controversial, system using tolls.

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Dodge Those Speeding Points And Face Prison

March 20, 2012

Dodge Those Speeding Points And Face Prison

The police are prosecuting a lot of people who wrongly take the blame for jumping red lights and speeding fines. Ask your Aldershot driving instructor for more information. People do this as they falsely think that it is only a moderate offense. Nonetheless it allows unsafe motorists to avoid being banned. Thereby people supporting these speeders may well face going to jail.

In one case one person was imprisoned for around six yrs after he assisted 700 speeding motorists to avoid fines. The person was a part of a group who assist individuals from not paying fines. About 5 gangs have been looked at in the past two years with the police force imprisoning both the driver and the assistant.

That type of criminal offense is rising fast. Police have informed people that they can expect going to jail instead of receiving a £60 penalty and occuring a three penalty points on his or her licence. When a car is caught on camera, possibly jumping red lights or exceeding the speed limit, a letter is posted to the car owner asking them who had been driving the vehicle at the time. The car owner sometimes lies themselves by naming someone else as the person driving the car or the paperwork is transferred onto criminal groups, at a cost, who write down false names and addresses.

These gangs are absolutely aware that the authorities just have 6 months in order to take action thus the criminals delay the process. Additional problem the police have to deal with is a lack of man power to analyze every case.

A taxi driver, who had previously been caught himself for driving too fast, was instructed by another cab driver on some tips on avoiding the penalty points. The cabbie then started repeating this for other motorists and through a 6 yr period he had assisted more than 150 people to avoid penalty points at a cost of about £200 per driver. The taxi driver was ultimately arrested by authorities and sent to jail for about 18 months. The taxi driver says he still receives phone calls asking him to assist with their speeding tickets for which he now refuses to do.

As well as a new database and better cameras people will find these criminal acts more difficult to carry out.So keep in mind, that when you are driving around the streets of Aldershot, that exceeding the speed limit does not only have severe fines it can put at risk people’s lives.

Trim your Motorcar Insurance by using an In-Car Camera

March 13, 2012

Trim your Motorcar Insurance by using an In-Car Camera

A totally new camera system is available in the market that has been manufactured for your car. This type of new camera notes all that occurs while driving a motor vehicle and retains knowledge about any trip that the driver has had.

The unit has been developed for new young drivers to allow them to go to any sort of insurance provider and substantiate they can drive properly and most importantly, safely. The regular insurance price for the average new driver under 25 is a gigantic £2,300.

The camera is in effect your own eye witness and can confirm why any crashes have come about. These devices is incredibly trustworthy and should go a long way to realize who was liable for any road crashes that might take place. That in turn will make it faster and easier for any pay out, police investigations and insurance losses.

Other benefit to having the camera fixed is it can know if your motor car has been stolen and may assist to expose the thief and take suitable court action.

Another point raised is whether or not the digital camera can record a break in. Put simply can it record no matter if the motor is not running or not. If this device can capture with the engine off, again it will help put someone behind bars and help uncover what has been taken.

The cameras cost around £300. When you consider the massive cost of insurance, the cost of the device only boosts the hefty costs. The cost of the equipment also includes a high viz jacket, a red warning triangle and a hazard warning light. Those extras are something all drivers ought to have but very little do. There may even be a cost to install the specialist camera inside your vehicle and is specially designed to not be a hindrance to the driver.

The camera needs to be seen as an investment. When it’s fitted in the car it would stay there all through the time you own the vehicle. Therefore throughout ownership the price paid for it will end up as a modest yearly cost. In addition to the saving on motor insurance, the equipment may become a terrific money saver.

Driving lessons in Aldershot by All Ways School of Motoring

March 12, 2012

All Ways School of Motoring in Aldershot

Driving Lessons Aldershot from All Ways School of Motoring. Call 07932 589423 for more details. The driving school is run by an independent driving instructor, Peta Taylor, based in Aldershot. I have been providing driving lessons for 17 years. I am committed to training novice drivers to achieve a first time pass and to continue to drive safely for life. I especially enjoy taking nervous pupils and helping them overcome their fears and to achieve their dreams. My lessons are tailored to suit the individual, and everyone learns at their own pace. I cover Aldershot, Ewshot, Crondall, Farnham, Farnborough, Church Crookham, Ash, Ash Green, Fleet, Normandy, Frimley Green, Dippenhall, Frimley, Bentley, Tongham, Lower Bourne, Heath End, Mytchett, Elstead, Badshot Lea and Weybourne.

I am a member of 3 Counties Professional Driving Instructors Association, and regularly undertake CPD courses, the most recent being in coaching techniques.

I offer one to one tuition, on hourly or two hourly lessons. Discounts are available for 5 hour and 10 hour block bookings.

I am a registered Pass Plus instructor and also registered for the Hampshire County Council Pass Plus Scheme.

I also provide lessons in motorway driving. Motorway driving is not something you can do as a learner. As a result many people have never mastered the skills needed to drive on the countries fastest roads. The thought of it for some people can be scary and as a result many people avoid driving on the motorway at all costs. With gentle guidance from myself I can build your confidence to allow you to master the skills needed.

Refresher lessons are available for any one that hasn’t driven in a while. You may be feeling nervous about getting behind the wheel again after a long absence. These refresher lessons can be taken at your pace. Your biggest fear may be driving to the local supermarket, parking the car and then driving home again. The lessons can be customised to your requirements.

I can also provide courses to 15 to 17 year olds through 3 Counties to allow youngsters an experience of driving before they are allowed on the roads.

All lessons are conducted in a clean modern dual controlled car and as a DSA registered instructor I have been CRB checked.

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Learner Drivers to Drive on Motorways

March 10, 2012

Learner Drivers to Drive on Motorways

Learner drivers on driving on motorways is something which has been debated for a long time. The alteration in the regulation should come into force later on this year and will help to fix the issue of pupils who have just passed,from driving on our fastest roads without any coaching.

Within the plans proclaimed by the Road Safety Minister, Mike Penning, it will be entirely possible for pupils to undergo motorway training if accompanied by a fully qualified instructor. The minister gave for instance his own child who in minutes of gaining her licence might have driven on the motorway if she had wanted.

The modification in the law will not be mandatory because some students reside in out of the way locations and will find it impractical to get to a motorway for instruction.

As outlined by the Department for Transport many young drivers who were less than 21 years old were killed in crashes on the motorway between 2006 and 2010. Worries that we are educating learner drivers how to complete a test and not really prepare them for a lifetime spent as a driver.

The minister for road safety was responsible for banning the posting of test routes and answers to theory questions. Learners will be inspired to think more on their own.

In another change the Minister for road safety wants to exclude trainee driving instructors from offering tuition to learners unless the unqualified driving instructors themselves are being supervised. Some pupils have no notion that their driving instructor may in actual fact be a trainee driving instructor.

The minister for road safety said he planned to stop trainee driving instructors from training learner drivers until they themselves are qualified. Several of those trainee instructors never reach the required standard and never become fully qualified and yet we entrust them to teach pupils.

The revolutionary initiatives are actually welcomed. It will be interesting to observe the specifics of how this will likely come into force. Lots of pupils express the idea of driving on the motorway alarms them and that training from a driving instructor would assist.

The plans have also been promoted by the Institute of Advanced Motorists who believe that motorway driving tuition is crucial. Motorways are our safest roads. However, without the proper training and supervision they can be deadly.

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