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Holly West-Robinson

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Raise a marmalade sandwich in honour of Michael Bond!

28 June 2017

Holly West-Robinson

The world has lost a great role model today… The famous English children’s author Michael Bond has sadly passed away at the fruitful age of 91. Famous for the likes of “A Guinea Pig Named Olga da Polga”, the 1968 BBC television series “The Herbs”, and selling over 35 million books worldwide – Bond certainly left a legacy behind.

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What to do in the event of a car accident

20 June 2017

Holly West-Robinson

Car accidents in general can be pretty traumatic experiences. Even if it’s just a minor bump or scrape from someone who’s gone into the back of you, and wasn’t concentrating when you were both stopped at the traffic lights. It still comes as a bit of a shock, because you don’t ever expect it to happen to you! Especially when you’re not the one at fault.

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What to do if you hit an animal whilst driving

15 June 2017

Holly West-Robinson

Sometimes a car accident is not always classed as an incident with a person. If you’re driving on a country road it could easily involve an animal. These situations can be very upsetting… but according to Gov.uk, the law states that you must stop at the scene for the animals listed below and report it the Police whether they survive or not.

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Diesel cars - the end of an era?

12 June 2017

Holly West-Robinson

Are you a young driver who owns a diesel car? If so, you may have heard about a few changes that will be taking place to help reduce carbon emissions and the country’s air pollution. Here is the lowdown on how diesel cars will be affected in the UK over the next decade.

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Black Box Mythbusters

09 May 2017

Holly West-Robinson

To find out what young people really knew about telematics insurance, we sent out a UK-wide YouGov survey stating 6 facts. 5 were false and 1 was true. Only 9% of 18-24 year olds correctly identified the true statement and 13% didn’t know. Here’s the results!

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Sat Navs will be used as part of the driving test

25 April 2017

Holly West-Robinson

As of December the 4th 2017, 80% of drivers will be examined on their ability to navigate roads using a Sat Nav (satellite navigation) as a compulsory part of the UK driving test. The DVSA (Driver Vehicle Standards Agency) announced earlier this week that the proposal will be implemented along with these other changes to the driving test:

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