Drinking and driving could kill you!

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According to government statistics on drinking and driving, in 1980 the total number of accidents that involved alcohol was 18,570. This resulted in 1,450 deaths and a total of 29,830 casualties, 7,970 of them being serious.

Fast forward to 2013, the last year for which the complete statistics have been published: the total number of accidents that involved alcohol was 6,630 and these resulted in 230 deaths and a total of 9,930 casualties of which 1,200 were serious.

It is clear that over the years there have been substantial reductions in accidents, deaths and casualties, though the figures are still too high and it is apparent that drinking and driving is killing many people year on year. In fact alcohol is involved in about one sixth of all fatal accidents on UK roads. Continue Reading →

The Five Best Car Commercials

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Car companies the world over spend millions of their hard earned cash every year on commercials to advertise their latest models and developments. In fact, it has been noted that car companies spend more on advertising each year than film producers and pharmaceutical companies combined. Whilst the vast majority of these car commercials are normally quite dull and run-of-the-mill, every once in a while something will come along that will inspire and amaze. And for us petrol-heads at least, it will remind us just why it is that we love cars.

In celebration of the commercials that go one step further to impress us on both a sensory and visual level, we have put together a collection of the 5 most impressive commercials from the motoring world.  All we require from you at this point in time is that you sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Continue Reading →

Mercedes-Benz 2015 S500 Coupe

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Mercedes Benz will have car lovers scratching their heads. Why did they spend so much time and effort designing a flagship coupe that handles like a motorbike? Continue Reading →

Preview of the new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

We quite like our sporty cars over here. There’s been a big surge in both sports cars and hatchback cars getting their own soft-top models on the market, whether it be the Mazda MX-5 or even the Peugeot 207. No car is immune from having its head chopped off and a bit of canvas put in its place, it seems, so the introduction of another new soft-top on the market is usually unlikely to cause many ripples. However, when Alfa Romeo introduced the new 4C Spider at the recent Geneva auto show, a few corners of mouths were certainly raised. Continue Reading →