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Simon Mason

The Considerate Code

Written by | Posted on 06.09.2016

Since the Highway Code was first published in 1931 it has remained one of the consistently best-selling books in the UK. It is also constantly evolving, so advisable for motorists to stay updated and re-read it every few years.

Signal Failure

Written by | Posted on 27.06.2016

Signal failure. The Highway Code tells us that ‘signals warn and inform other road users, including pedestrians, of your intended actions’. For signaphobes of course it is other road users and pedestrians’ responsibility to guess their intentions.

Mechanical breakdown

Written by | Posted on 22.05.2016

A recent survey by Kwik Fit revealed 1 in 5 people don’t think they need a service to ensure their car is safe if they have a valid MOT.

The truth about older drivers

Written by | Posted on 06.05.2016

Currently, drivers over 70 have to renew their licence every three years, but there is no medical or driving test. They only have to declare that they are fit to drive, and that they meet the minimum eyesight standards.

Solnit’s wrong – driverless cars are still the future

Written by | Posted on 04.05.2016

Despite the apparent consensus, not everyone thinks that self-driving cars powered by clean electricity are the future. In the Guardian, Rebecca Solnit recently argued that rather than encouraging self-driving cars, we should be ditching private vehicles altogether.

Smartening motorways

Written by | Posted on 29.03.2016

It’s now ten years since the first smart motorway opened in the UK - however not everyone is convinced that smart motorways are so smart.

Budget 2016

Written by | Posted on 15.03.2016

It’s that time of the year again. A time when lots of very clever people, including our own, start scratching their heads...

What to do if you’re involved in an accident

Written by | Posted on 08.03.2016

Marx, Freud et al claim that there's no such thing as an accident. We needn’t delve into the philosophical implications of determinism, though.

Fine dining over the fast lane

Written by | Posted on 08.03.2016

Leicester Forest East Services was something of an architectural novelty in the UK when it was built in the 1960's,

Can car crime return from death?

Written by | Posted on 20.01.2016

Technology has helped to put car thieves in their place, across the past few decades, but technology could also help them to return.

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