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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Road traffic accident statistics in the UK

We all know that accidents happen on UK roads every day, but you might be surprised at just how frequent they are – and how many injuries are suffered as a result. For instance, between 2012 and 2013 there was a total of 819,137 claims made for personal injury following a road traffic accident – which averages out at more...

Car accidents – are we still safe on the roads?

The rain is lashing on your windscreen and flashes of lightning surround you. Rain obscures the motorway in front of you and the only sight you can discern is the fog lights of other vehicles. You squint and strain your eyes before, BANG, another car ploughs into your rear. Tyres skid off tarmac and plummet into a ditch, and you...

Top 3 Car Safety Checklist

Whether you find yourself driving larger Citroen vans or small Japanese compact vehicles, there is always a basic safety protocol to follow if you want to keep your vehicle as trouble-free as possible. Not only does this maintain the value of the car over the long haul should you choose to sell it for an upgrade, but it also...
Car Maintenance

Top 5 Basic Car Maintenance Tips

Want to know the best maintenance tips for your car? Then read on to find out more. Be observant If you want to save on car maintenance bills then be observant, so you notice problems as they emerge and you can resolve them more easily, reducing the potential for hefty repair bills. Walk around your car and see how it is...

Britain’s Road Accident Hotspots

Road safety has always been a hot topic. One of the leading road safety organizations, the Road Safety Foundation reported that nearly half of all crashes occur on less than one tenth ofBritain's 28,000 mile road network. The A537 between Macclesfield, Cheshire and Buxton in Derbyshire topped this list as the most dangerous of all roads. The Road Safety Foundation,...

Windscreen Chip Repairs

Do any significant driving and you are going to collect the odd chip in your windscreen. Depending on exactly where they are and their size they can be mildly annoying or prevent the driver from getting a clear view in important spot. Did you also know that they weaken your entire front window which in turns weakens the entire...
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5 Most Common Causes of Car Collisions

Whether you’re an experienced or first-time driver, Thompsons Solicitors shares the most common causes of car accidents and what you should do to avoid them.
Drive Responsibly

How to Drive Responsibly

Driving responsibly is of upmost importace for all drivers – it helps to reduce the likelihood of accidents and if you are unlucky enough to be involved in an accident, the fact you were already driving sensibly can mitigate the effects. Never drink and drive We all know this, but it’s easy to think that “just the one” will be OK....

Car tyres: Do you know the law?

Being unaware of UK tyre law can be very costly for motorists, as monetary penalties can be imposed, alongside penalty points on a driving licence. There are laws that tyre manufacturers must adhere to, such as adding the correct markings on sidewalls, however, drivers also need to be aware of what falls within their remit. Tyre maintenance is the responsibility...
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Four cost-effective ways to maintain your car

Cars are expensive to keep, but for most of the population, they’re essential to our way of life. Whether it’s the freedom to travel wherever you wish whenever you need to, or simply the ability to get to work on time, the benefits of owning your own vehicle often outweigh the negatives. If you’re someone who dreads the yearly...