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The Top Tips for Driving in the UK

The Top Tips for Driving in the UK

Many holiday makers find that self drive breaks are a great way to see the countryside, take more time to explore hidden places and enjoy their time while away.  When driving on holiday in teh British Isles, there are some good tips to take heed […]

Motorway Driving in the UK

Motorway Driving in the UK

In the UK, the motorways are the fastest roads available, even though they sometimes don’t seem very fast when the traffic is heavy!  Here are some helpful hints for driving on Britain’s motorways. Join the motorway via a slip road.  It is a good idea […]

UK Car Hire and Changes to the Law

UK Car Hire and Changes to the Law

In June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photo driving licence in the UK was scrapped.  The counterpart contained information about penalty points the driver may have had.  Similarly, old style paper licences issued before 1998 are still valid byt won’t be updated with points – instead, your driving licence information is viewable online through the DVLA.

When hiring a vehicle, the company may just want to see your photocard licence.  This is fine, however some companies like to see if you have any penalty points on your licence.  They now have to check online, using a special access code the DVLA issues.  When you go to hire a car now, it is important that you get your access code ready to give to the hire car company in case they wish to check your driving licence online.  The code can be obtained by the driver by logging onto the DVLA website.  You can then access your code and print out your licence information should you wish to.

UK Trains and Travelling By Rail

UK Trains and Travelling By Rail

The railway in the UK has been in operations for hundreds of years.  Since 1995, there have been over 20 different train companies managing the network of railways, trains and tracks.  All these companies work together under the main title “National Rail”, with co-ordinated fares, […]

What is the latest technology in a car?

What is the latest technology in a car?

There are several features that an advanced car over the years cars have developed. One is GPS vehicle tracking which is where one car potentially has ability to track and locate another vehicle wherever it could possibly be. Vehicle-to-vehicle communication is also effective and is […]