Respect your neighbour and hopefully, they will respect you – it’s pretty standard behaviour. Unfortunately, however, theory and practice don’t always unite, as one in three disagreements that occur between neighbours is related to parking or cars. With more and more household having two or in some cases, even more, cars, houses and driveways getting smaller and cars getting bigger is it any real wonder that conflicts can occur on an all too regular basis.
According to an AA survey carried out in 2013, 33% of disagreements with neighbours are car related. These can be split into the following categories: Blocking access to a property or driveway (1 [...]
If there is one thing I cannot bare it is people throwing litter out of their cars, the other day I followed a car and literally the passenger was just chucking out paper wrappers, plastic bottles, and cans. I was appalled and it made me wonder what are the laws if any and what can you do as a fellow road user to stop this behaviour.
What are the laws on throwing litter out of cars?
According to the highway code Rule 147 states ‘you MUST NOT throw anything out of a vehicle; for example, food or food packaging, cigarette ends, cans, paper or carrier bags. This can endanger other road users, particularly motorcyclists and cyclists.‘
When it comes to choosing a car we will think about what we would like to drive, how we will fit the kids in comfortably and for many of us UK drivers, will our pet dog/s have enough space. There are plenty of makes and models of cars to choose from, and depending on the size of your dog or the amount of dogs you have, there is a wide variety of vehicles to choose from.
At CVS Ltd we had an enquiry from a lady for a personal car lease, a Fiat 500 convertible, she stated that it had to be convertible for her dog. Our Director Ben asked her what dog she had “a great dane” she replied “he likes to sit in the car with his head out the top”. Now that was definitely a sight I would have liked to have seen!
Have you ever wondered how your neighbours and friends afford the latest cars? Do you gaze out of the window with car envy as a work colleague jumps into the latest Nissan Juke with all the trimmings and technology? Perhaps your neighbours shinny BMW is parked next to your old banger and you cannot work out how they afford it?
Whether you are a fan of motor racing or not, it is highly likely that you have heard of Silverstone. Located in both Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire, it straddles the borders between both counties, Silverstone is the “Home of British Motor Racing”, and well worth a visit - Find out why and what events are happening.
I have a Citroen called Francoise, and my Director Graham has an Austin called Frank, its surprising how many of us name our cars. Interestingly, and according to AA Driving School, four out of ten people have given their cars names, that’s 39% of drivers! Read more....