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    • Guide to Driving in Europe
      Driving abroad is generally one of the best ways of experiencing all of what Europe has to offer and is generally completely stress-free because of empty roads, wonderful scenery, much less traffic and cheaper fuel costs

      On the slightly pessimistic but realistic side of the coin, there are several rules and regulations that are different to the UK and must be observed to avoid fines.
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    • How driving in flip-flops could land you a fine
      FLIP flops are becoming part of Brits’ daily wardrobe as temperatures continue to soar. But those who choose to drive in their summery shoes could find themselves in hot water if they are involved in an accident
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    • Book Reviews
      Book Reviews & News

      We intend to bring you news and reviews of the books we retail through Transporterama and hopefully share our passion for books and all things 'Transport' related with you.

      If you are a collector or an avid reader of motoring and transport related books then we will endeavour to feed your enthusiasm by bringing you more information than we can provide through the store.

      Any suggestions for future inclusions or if you have a book that you have written then please feel free to contact us to discuss how we can feature it through this site.

      Thank you for visiting the store and reading our reviews
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    • You may be ready for this year's Summer Holiday, but is your car?
      You may have waited all year for this holiday, but what are the potential consequences of not having your car checked over or serviced before you head off to the Airport or especially if driving abroad? – breakdown misery, lost holiday time, unexpected costs incurred, disappointed children…the list goes on!
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    • Guide to Driving in Europe
      Driving abroad is generally one of the best ways of experiencing all of what Europe has to offer and is generally completely stress-free because of empty roads, wonderful scenery, much less traffic and cheaper fuel costs
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  • Bank Holiday Getaway Tips

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    If you’re planning a bank holiday getaway then be sure to read our tips on how you can make your journey a safe and stress-free one. Here’s IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman, to help you prepare for your trip. Because a little preparation goes a long way

    • Take some time to check your vehicle inside and out before you set off. Check the tyre pressure and fluid levels are right and make sure your car ancillaries are working properly
    • Secure your luggage in your boot so it’s out of the way and doesn’t obstruct your view
    • Give yourself plenty of time for the journey and check the news for any traffic updates and roadworks nearby
    • If you’re travelling during the early hours of the day or late in the evening make sure you take some rest beforehand and eat something light so you don’t feel sluggish before you leave
    • If you plan on using a sat-nav don’t forget to programme in the destination before you leave and check it. Leave plenty of time for the journey so you don’t find yourself pushed for time.
    • Make sure you take regular rest breaks to split up the journey when driving on a long, boring stretch of a motorway. It’s good practise to stop at least every two hours

    Richard said: “With so much planning involved in a holiday, many of us forget about the first bit – how we get to our destination.

    “If your journey is a long one, take some time to plan where and when you will be taking a break – just so you can get a little rest and have some water to stay hydrated. Enjoy the journey and more importantly, enjoy the getaway."




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