Good Driver or Bad Driver?

Good Driver or Bad Driver?

May 25, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Ford drivers consider themselves the politest people on the road – and white van men admit to being the rudest, a study revealed yesterday. Researchers found those behind the wheel of a Ford are the most likely to indicate, let other drivers out at junctions and give fellow motorists plenty of room. Other courteous drivers…

Britain’s longest continuous driver, George Geeson, celebrates 100th birthday

October 8, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Britain’s longest continuous driver, George Geeson, is celebrating today after he reached his 100th birthday – and received a three-year extension to his licence. George has clocked up millions of miles by driving for a staggering 85 years without ever having an accident. The grandfather-of-three has never taken a formal driving test but is in…

Britain’s longest continuous driver George Geeson: his car collection

Britain’s longest continuous driver George Geeson: his car collection

October 4, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Britain’s longest continuous driver, George Geeson, is celebrating today after he reached his 100th birthday. Since George passed his  test 85 years ago, he has owned 17 cars with the iconic Ford Model T the first vehicle he drove. Over the course of his driving career, the centurion has NEVER crashed and he’s just had…

Man hitches a ride – on bonnet of drunk friend’s car

September 2, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A drink driver faces jail after he was caught careering down a road whilst twice the legal limit – with a friend desperately clinging to the bonnet. Reckless Peter James, 23, had been boozing with mates when he jumped behind the wheel of his BMW in the early hours. CCTV images show his friend climbing…

Frank Bruno takes speeding rap on the chin as he is spared driving ban

August 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Boxing legend Frank Bruno has been spared a driving ban after he was caught racing his Silver Mercedes at 105pm – 35mph above the speed limit. The former heavyweight champion, 47, was clocked hurtling along the A11 near Great Wilbraham, Cambridge, at breakneck speeds. But magistrates decided not to hand the retired boxer a ban…

Milkman celebrates driving 861,000 miles and delivering 2.6 million pints

July 7, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Proud Dave Wall was celebrating after being crowned the UK’s furthest travelling milkman – after covering 861,000 miles delivering 2.6million pints in 21 years. Dedicated Dave, 57, has covered the equivalent of 35 times round the world on his rounds from the Dairy Crest depot in Wisbech, Cambs. He serves customers across Lincolnshire in Holbeach,…

Mum banned after being caught drunk at the wheel with five children in her car

June 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A mother-of-three has been banned from driving after she was caught at the wheel almost three times over the legal drink-drive limit – with FIVE children in her car. Reckless Emma Hartley, 35, downed pints of cider before driving her children aged 11, seven and five, and two of her parents’ neighbours’ children back from…

Motorist fell asleep and killed two after driving 500 miles in 22 hours

June 17, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

A motorist who killed her partner and teenage brother in a car smash after driving 500 miles in 22 hours without sleep has narrowly avoided jail. Reckless Joanne Taylor, 27, was behind the wheel for a whole day and night when she smashed into the back of a tractor. The bingo worker, of Plymouth, Devon,…

Safest motorist in Britain toasts 83 years without a single crash or speeding ticket

June 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A great-great-grandfather who began driving lorries aged 12 has been hailed Britain’s Safest Driver after 83 years of unblemished motoring — without a crash or speeding ticket. Jack Roberts, 95, first got behind the wheel of a Model T Ford in 1927 when his father Fred taught him to drive the delivery trucks used in…

Hearse driver gets penalty notice from police while driving to a funeral

May 4, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Police were slammed as ”insensitive” after issuing a £60 penalty to the driver of a HEARSE on its way to a funeral. The hearse was carrying the coffin of elderly grandmother Jane Davis, who died in hospital on April 18, when Cambridgeshire police traffic officers pulled it over. Pc Steve Gedney issued the ticket to…

Road rage motorist ‘used car as weapon’ to kill cyclist

April 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A driver knocked over and killed a cyclist in a revenge attack after the man accidentally clipped his wing mirror, a court has heard. Sean Fitzgerald, 36, allegedly chased Paul Webb, 42, for 300 yards before he mounted the pavement and rammed him off his mountain bike. Warwick Crown Court heard Fitzgerald ”used his car…

Army bomb disposal hero escapes driving ban to save career

April 27, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

An Army bomb disposal hero who was caught speeding at 143mph escaped a driving ban after the judge decided it was ”not in the public interest” to ruin his career. Kameron Edmonson, 20, was clocked at almost THREE times the 50mph speed limit in his sporty Ford Focus ST. He told police he accelerated away…

Children think mums are safer drivers

April 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Children feel safer in the car when mum is driving, a new study has revealed. Six out of ten kids aged five to 16 claim they are happier and more relaxed when their mum is behind the wheel. Youngsters say their dads drive too fast, are more aggressive and lose their temper quickly when in…

113mph car on two wheels

April 26, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A British stunt driver is attempting to motor into the record books by driving a car at 113mph – on TWO wheels. Dave Ackland, 41, is aiming to smash the world record for the fastest speed on two wheels in his BMW 325i. The current record is held by Goran Eliason from Sweden, who reached…

Caught reading while driving – Is this Britain’s worst truck driver?

April 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This careless trucker was snapped reading a large BOOK on his steering wheel – as he sped past floral tributes left at the scene of a fatal accident. The A4-sized pink hardback covered the wheel as the driver passed less than 20ft away from the site, where a man was killed in a head-on collision,…

Top Gear Stig spotted at Legoland on Google Street View

April 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Top Gear’s Stig has made his latest appearance on Google Street View – driving a go-kart at Legoland. The hit BBC2 show’s mystery racing driver can been seen in a red Lego kart, sitting on a life-size camel and standing by a giant Pharoah statue at Legoland Windsor in Berkshire. Wearing his trademark white suit…

Phantom traffic jams can be caused by just one driver

April 3, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Thousands of drivers could find themselves stuck in miles of Bank Holiday traffic this weekend – due to the actions of just ONE driver, new research revealed yesterday. ‘Phantom’ traffic jams bring motorways to a halt for no apparent reason and cause enormous tailbacks before inexplicably clearing. Experts analysed driver behaviour on one of Britain’s…