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Who has right of way when cars enter a motorway/dual carriageway? I usually move to the centre lane to accommodate cars entering from my left but where there is no opportunity to do this am I obliged to...
I have passed my driving three months ago and I'm now planning to go on a short trip using the motorway. I know slip roads are there to gain appropriate speed before joining a motorway's left hand lane....
What should we do if we break down in the live lane of a Smart motorway? Should we ring 999, for example?
I got flashed by a speed camera on a motorway gantry even though there was no speed limit displayed. If I receive a ticket can I opt for a speed awareness course and if so will I still get penalty points?...
Living up North our roads can be liberally sprinkled with copious amounts of corrosive rock salt. I do believe it has become a 'finer' salt that is used today, hopefully causing less bodywork damage than...
I've just read an article saying that you should always fill fuel up to the top rather than filling halfway or less otherwise it could create issues in the long term when it potentially pumps debris, sediment...
Is it my imagination or are car headlights getting ridiculously bright? Is there a maximum brightness legally allowed? As it now gets dark at tea time I spend much of my time with one hand on the wheel...
Are rear-wheel drive cars easier to drive in winter conditions if the engine is also rear fitted e.g. as in a Smart?
Are front engine, rear wheel drive cars more stable in the wet than front engine, front wheel drive?
We are about to buy a Volkswagen T-Cross DSG which has a manual handbrake. In London we have a lot of traffic lights and historically we have kept the auto in drive and just put the handbrake on. We continued...
 

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