Money saving tips for learner drivers

Our roads may be jammed, the private car may be a dinosaur doomed to extinction, but let’s face it, right now, if you can’t drive you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage: in employment terms, in social terms.  Passing your test takes, on average, around 45 hours of lessons and that’s going to cost you around £1,000.  And then there’s the cost of buying a car and the cost of insurance, which for a young person is probably going to be a lot more than the value of your car.  Pretty daunting and if you’re a student it’s going to be…

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What Type Of Driver Are You?

Did you drive to university this year? Did you drive safely? Well, you can now find out exactly what type of driver you are with this interactive calculator from The Fuelcard Company.Are you a backseat driver or a karaoke legend? Or do you constantly break the rules? Now’s your time to find out.The company has also done a study which discovered that more than 52% of Brits have potentially dangerous driving habits, the most common being… Going too fast (64%)Texting while driving (60%)Using the phone or hands-free (57%)Eating at the wheel (54%)Driving too close to other vehicles (52%)Throwing rubbish out of…

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What kind of student driver are you?

Did you drive to University this year? Did you drive safely? Well, you can now find out exactly what type of driver you are with this fun interactive calculator from The Fuelcard Company.Are you a backseat driver or a karaoke legend? Or do you constantly break the rules? Now’s your time to find out and share with your housemates.The company has also done a study which discovered that more than 52% of Brits have potentially dangerous driving habits, the most common being… Going too fast (64%)Texting while driving (60%)Using the phone or hands-free (57%)Eating at the wheel (54%)Driving too close to other…

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Driving Anxiety

As a younger generation, more and more of us are suffering from anxiety or from feeling constantly anxious, (The Guardian 2015). We don’t yet know why this. Maybe it’s the increased pressure on us to succeed? Maybe it’s the increased pressure to be perfect at everything; have the perfect good looks, the perfect body, be smart, be rich? One thing we do know is that this is a problem. Anxiety sucks, big time! And worse? You can never be sure when it will hit, leaving you in a constant state of worry that at any moment, a panic attack can occur, you…

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Driving with Stress

It’s safe to say that we will all feel stressed in the car at some point during our driving lifetime. Sat in queues. Cars cutting you off. Road works at every junction (M1 I’m talking to you!). It’s easy to become stressed whilst driving. It’s even worse if you’re already stressed before even stepping into the car. In the third part of our driving series, we consider the role that stress can play on our safety in a car. Neil Shah, director of The Stress Management Society and author of ‘The 10-Step Stress Solution’, talks about how to avoid stress whilst…

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