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A Brilliant New Social Networking and Classic/Performance Car Forum for PetrolHeads Everywhere.

Updated: 2018-03-05T23:45:16.785-08:00


Classic and Performance Car Social Network and Forum


Please Bear With Us Whilst We Open The ToolboxTHIS SITE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION, BUT WILL BE UP SOON. PLEASE BOOKMARK US. allowFullScreen='true' webkitallowfullscreen='true' mozallowfullscreen='true' width='320' height='266' src='' FRAMEBORDER='0' />This is a new site currently under construction. It will appeal to a wide range of car owners, performance related content, real petrol heads, super bike, bike, quad, trike and scooter owners alike. Plus anyone with an interest in engines and parts. It will have a forum function and private chat function so that you can talk to people who are only interested in VW Polo or the latest Vauxhall. You can even sell your car or bike on the site for only £1.00 and it stays on the site until it's sold for no extra cost. There will be PDFs of owner manuals for sale from as little as 50p! This site will be operational very soon and is the brainchild ofDarren Tomlinson,(CEO) and Paul Corcoran.(Marketing Director) We can't wait for it to launch!Tell your friends, this is going to be big!!Top 10 Driving Tips allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="60" hspace="0" id="aswift_0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" name="aswift_0" scrolling="no" style="left: 0px; position: absolute; top: 0px;" vspace="0" width="468">1. Check your speedometer regularly, especially when coming off high speed roadsModern cars are so powerful and comfortable they give drivers little sensation of their speed, so many drivers find themselves exceeding the speed limit without realising it.This is particularly true when coming onto a lower speed road after driving on a high speed road for a long period. It can often feel like you are moving at a snail’s pace when you reduce your speed to 40 mph or 30 mph after coming off a motorway or dual carriageway. In reality, 30 mph and 40 mph are still very substantial speeds and a pedestrian hit at those speeds will be seriously injured, and quite likely killed.It is misleading to rely on a ‘feeling’ of speed. The only way to be sure of your speed, and to check you have reduced to an appropriate speed (even if it ‘feels’ slow) is to check the car’s speedometer regularly. Although you should never rely on ‘feeling’ your speed, you may be able to improve your judgement of it by regularly comparing how fast you think you are driving with what the speedometer says.Many cars now have speed management devices that allow the driver to set certain speeds and receive a warning when they are being exceeded. If your vehicle has a pre-set speed function, set this so it will warn you if you exceed certain speeds.2. Know the limits – look for signs, especially at junctionsYou need to know the speed limit of the roads you are using. Far too many drivers who have been caught speeding, complain that they thought the road had a higher speed limit (40 mph instead of 30 mph).In many cases, the nature of the road does not indicate the speed limit. In urban areas, for example, dual carriageways can have limits of 30 mph, 40 mph, 50 mph, 60 mph or 70 mph.Speed limit signs tend to be placed at junctions because this is often the point at which the limit changes. However, junctions are also where you need to absorb a wide range of different information and it is easy to miss a speed limit sign when concentrating on one or more other things (e.g., which way am I going, is that driver going to pull out, etc). So you need to get into the habit of checking for speed limit signs at junctions, and looking for repeater signs after the junction, especially if the nature of the road has changed.If you are not sure, assume the limit is lower until you see a sign.3. Assume lamp posts mean 30 mph, until signs say otherwise – but remember it could be 20 mphWhen driving on built-up roads, assume the limit is 30 mph until you see a sign saying otherwise. But, remember the limit could be lower – 20 mph.The law does not allow highway authorities to put repeater speed l[...]