Archive for the ‘Experiences’ Category

Police stop speeding car just as baby is born

Posted on June 23rd, 2014, by startrescue

Newborn baby

There are very few good reasons for breaking the speed limit, but getting a mother-in-labour to hospital might be one of them.

That was the situation facing one family in Portsmouth who were rushing to the Queen Alexandra Hospital in …

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Out of the burning car and into the lion enclosure: family talk of fright

Posted on May 2nd, 2014, by startrescue

“Car catches fire at a safari park”: It’s not the kind of event you’re likely to be covered for in a standard breakdown repair insurance policy – it being the kind of situation that only trained park rangers can bring …


Burmese Daze: Top Gear’s spectacular season finale in Myanmar

Posted on March 27th, 2014, by startrescue

The BBC’s most lucrative export, Top Gear, hit our screens with a season finale that surely ranks among the show’s finest.

It wasn’t easy to top last week’s effort, but somehow they managed it. Will we ever tire of seeing …


Road to Mandalay Rally mixes racing with sightseeing

Posted on March 25th, 2014, by startrescue

The Road to Mandalay classic car rally has concluded its three-week run, and the participants appear to have loved it.

The event was the first of its kind in Myanmar – or Burma – which has only recently opened up …


Driving safely on flooded roads: top tips from

Posted on January 17th, 2014, by Ronald Carter

With over 200 flood warnings at the time of writing, most British motorists are aware of the hazards of driving in heavy rain or through standing water. If water gets into your engine or electrical systems it can play havoc …

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Festive shopping in some of Europe’s finest Christmas markets: 2 hrs’ drive from Calais

Posted on December 19th, 2013, by William Amos

While here in the UK we have some fantastic Christmas markets, mainland Europe also has some distinctive and highly festive markets. Unique Christmas gifts, delicious seasonal foods and beautiful decorations make visiting these markets a wonderful way to enjoy the …

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Spookiest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial not for feint hearted

Posted on December 6th, 2013, by Kevin Spencer

Tyre adverts are not particularly memorable, but one Japanese tyre maker has released what may be the scariest advert for anything, let alone tyres.

So spooky is the commercial that a warning is issued at the start: not for …

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Are children more distracting than mobiles behind the wheel?

Posted on December 5th, 2013, by Craig Hindmarsh


A new study suggests that having child passengers in your car is more distracting than using a mobile phone.

The report, which analysed 12 families over a three week period involved rigging up four cameras in the subjects’ cars …

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Driving breaks on the Mediterranean: where the sun still shines

Posted on November 14th, 2013, by William Amos

Slipping from summer into autumn into winter is such a slow, gradual process, that we often fail to recognise how much sunshine – or a lack of it – affects our mood. But for those lucky enough to have remaining …

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Autumn driving/road trip advice

Posted on November 13th, 2013, by William Amos

Autumn driving/road trip advice

Autumn months bring with them particular problems that the UK motorist should be aware of. Whether you’re heading off on a long road trip, or simply wish to prepare for colder months, this post will help.…

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