Posted on March 19th, 2013, by David Rogers
The cost of driving is an ever-present issue for the modern motorist, whether it relates to the car itself, the insurance, paying for petrol, or getting an affordable breakdown cover quote. But one huge expense that hasn’t got much press is the financial cost of a drink-driving conviction.
While the actual and potential human [more]
Tags: Department for Transport says drink driving has reduced, drink driving, Drinking driving ban, Drinking driving cost
Posted on March 15th, 2013, by David Rogers
Carlos Tevez may face a prison sentence having been found guilty of driving whilst disqualified. The news will be especially unwelcome for Manchester City as the FA cup semi-finals loom.
Tevez will appear at Macclesfield magistrates on the 3rd of April, where the case will be heard. The court appearance will take place five days [more]
Tags: Carlos Tevez could face jail, Carlos Tevez struggles to understand the word constabulary, Manchester City player found guilty, Tevez found guilty of driving whilst disqualified
Posted on March 14th, 2013, by Kevin Spencer
Suggestions that commuters should pay even higher fares for peak journeys have been rejected by the Parliamentary Transport Committee. A ‘super peak fare’ would, it has been suggested, deter more people from travelling at peak times – reducing overcrowding on trains. Presumably such a price hike would also see rail firms making more profits.
Tags: Commuters to pay even higher fares for peak journeys rejected by parliament, Driving to work possibly cheaper that the train In the future, FareFail campaign protects innocent commuters, National rail, Super peak train ticket
Posted on December 4th, 2012, by John Chippington
Nicolae Ceaucescu is not known for doing many good things in his megalomanic existence, but the The Transfagarasan Highway in Transylvania could be one of them. Admittedly, the dictator was trying to conquer nature by building this 35km highway in the 1970s, but the result is a splendid road that takes you from Sibiu to [more]
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Posted on November 30th, 2012, by Kevin Spencer
The sozzled British and German tourists may have departed, but there’s still some later autumnal sunshine to be enjoyed in Andalusia, Spain. Admittedly, the nights are getting a bit chillier, but if you need some reliable vitamin D, the cloudless Spanish south is the place to go.
First, take a ferry from the UK. Plymouth [more]
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Posted on November 29th, 2012, by Kevin Spencer
Looking for vehicle recovery cover is thankfully a lot easier than trying to decide which is the best coast road in Europe. There are many to choose from. But Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast road is surely in the running, with some of the bendiest, twistiest roads you’ll find anywhere – and exceptional scenery to boot. [more]
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Posted on June 22nd, 2012, by William Amos
While here at startrescue.co.uk we cover drivers for motoring in the UK and right across Europe, there are, at present, a few places we don’t cover. One of those is Iran. Another is Russia. But it is countries like these, along with dozens of others, which are of interest to Emma Smart and Andy Smith [more]
Tags: inspiration for a UK couples for a plan to drive around the world, Weymouth couple plan to drive around the world, Weymouth couples planned world drive in 800 days
Posted on May 8th, 2012, by Kevin Spencer
The combination of driving and camping has long been a popular way to enjoy Europe for a little bit less. Countries like France and Germany have many hundreds of high quality campsites that are nearly always significantly cheaper than their hotel or hostel counterparts. Here are our top 5 tips for camping.
1. It may [more]
Tags: driving and camping trips, helpful dos and donts for camping, Tips for camping, useful ideas when camping
Posted on March 27th, 2012, by Kevin Spencer
Cars aren’t just about checking your engine oil, fretting over petrol pump prices and finding a good deal on your car breakdown policy – they’re about fun, too. And few other festivals demonstratehow much fun they are than the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Goodwood Moving Motor Show and Goodwood Revival.
As ever, an eye-popping [more]
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Posted on March 12th, 2012, by Brian Parker
This blog is normally concerned with vehicle recovery and the viewpoint of the motorist, but even the most ardent car lover has to resort to the pavement at some point. And life on the pavement can be a stressful affair, especially when it comes to crossing the road.
But while we might not always appreciate [more]
Tags: Britain one of the worlds premier road crossing nations, Britians pedestrian road users among safest in the world, India highest road traffic fatality rates in the world, respect for the UK zebra crossing, UK road crossings the safest in the world