The Mathematics of the Stopping Distance
Maintaining a safe distance is one of the fundamental factors of road safety, however it is not always easy to calculate how much space we need to leave between us and the vehicle in front, although there is a simple solution to a mathematical problem. We will start with the science bit. There are the
Children on Motorbikes
If you ride a motorbike, so long as you are old enough, have a full licence and the vehicle is correctly fitted with the appropriate equipment, you are permitted to carry a passenger. You are also permitted to carry children as passengers, but there are some restrictions to ensure their safety. Firstly, you, the rider,
Budget Airport Thieves Arrested
Officers from the Guardia Civil have arrested two men, aged 29 and 31, who had devised a clever plan which allowed them to steal over 36 thousand euro worth of goods from retail outlets. The clever thieves had identified a usually untouched retail zone for their offences, the stores located in Alicante-Elche airport. Upon receiving
The Cost of Tolls
Although many drivers do pay the fee for travelling on the toll road network in Spain, there are many, many more that choose not to. Some areas have already seen the liberation of these roads, with other promised in the near future, but what is the real impact of allowing us all to save a
Ready for the School Run?
It´s just about time to go back to school, which means that there will be an increase in cars on the roads at certain times of day, the infamous “school run”, and more vulnerable road users out and about. If you are taking children in the car, there are a few things you must remember,
Keeping Children Secure
According to data from across Europe, two out of every three children in cars are not secured properly, although not only those not wearing any seat belt or restraining system, many of them have been strapped in incorrectly or inadequately. If a child is properly restrained in a vehicle, the statistics speak for themselves, as
Social Media Dangers!
Most people know that using a mobile phone when driving is wrong, even though we will all witness it on a regular basis. It is illegal, because it is potentially deadly. However, the days of using a mobile just to make a call are long gone, as the development of the smart phone has led
Are you prepared for winter?
It will be here sooner than you might hope, and it is important to make sure our cars are prepared. We will look at specific things to check as the days start to cool down and the weather changes, but for now we will look at some of the basic checks we can do in
Brexit Already Impacting Exports and Tourism
Despite the Prime Minister´s insistence on completing Brexit on time, an amount of uncertainty still remains, with defectors and legal threats looming, but one thing is becoming increasingly clear, the situation is having an impact. “It is necessary to prepare for the worst”, is the somewhat pessimistic opinion voiced by Spain´s acting Minister of Economy