It has been mentioned in the British media recently that many drivers struggle to see clearly at night when they are driving thanks to the brightness of modern car lights. Lots of drivers find that they are dazzled by the oncoming lights and it takes them a few seconds to be able to see clearly again. This is obviously a dangerous position to be in at any time when driving, let alone at night! Car manufacturers are always making bigger and better parts for their cars, and it is going the same way with lights; each company wants to have the best fittings for their new vehicles. Some new lights are so bright now that it is actually making the road less safe as more drivers become dazzled at night time.
If you have travelled to New York for a business meeting, it is highly possible that you will need to hail a cab! This can be quite a task in New York, and not really as it is in other countries…here is how to hail a cab in the Big Apple. Understand what the lights mean: taxis in New York have three different light symbols. There is a sign in the middle of the row which indicates if the taxi is available. If this light is on, you can hail the cab. If the outer lights are on, it means the cab is off duty. If no lights are on, it has already been taken and you’ll need to wait for another. Step right out into the road to hail your cab. Do as the native New Yorkers do, and step right out into the road, to be sure to grab their attention! Check that the inner light is on and that the taxi can take you! You might be able to get a short ride if the cab is technically off duty. Try doing a thumbs up sign to them!
Winter is fast approaching, and with it comes an increased risk of accidents on the road! There are steps we can all take to ensure our cars and vans are prepared for driving in wintery conditions, so read on to find out how you can ensure you are ready for the upcoming colder weather. The first thing to do is ensure your car has the right levels of fluids – we are talking oil, engine coolant and fuel. Many motorists fail to check their levels when they travel, and this can lead to break downs and accidents. Breaking down in the winter is no laughing matter, as sitting on the side of the road in the dark can be very dangerous! Tyres are next on the list. Ensure your tyres are pumped up to the right pressure level (you can do this yourself or get a garage to help you if you aren’t sure). Most cars have the tyre pressures printed inside the fuel door, or at least in the manual, so check if you don’t know which pressure you are meant to be using. Sometimes it depends on the nature of your driving.