January 23, 2019
Gift Vouchers For Driving?

Here at Britannia, we exclusively sell gift vouchers for our customers. So when its your best friend or daughters birthday coming up and they are learning to drive with us isn’t this a perfect gift?

There are various ways you can purchase the sessions as seen below:

First Basic LessonIndividual Lessons12 Lessons20 Lessons

Our payment options are very secure and we are always here to help, contact us with any questions.

Not sure on starting driving? Read our tips on mastering your nerves.

 

Safe driving, from Britannia!

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January 21, 2019
Prince Philip Doesn’t Wear a Seat Belt

The Duke of Edinburgh was pictured driving without a seat belt, 48 hours after being involved in a crash!

A spokeswoman said, “suitable words of advice have been given to the driver”.

It has been said by the women who broke her wrist in the crash, that the prince hasn’t even apologised.

What are the rules on seat belts?

  • Passengers and drivers must wear a belt when on a public road if one is fitted.
  • If you are caught not wearing a seatbelt, you could receive an on-the-spot £100 fine.
  • No penalty points are given for not wearing a seatbelt.

Safe driving, from Britannia!

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January 18, 2019
Myth Busted: Car Insurance

Is third party cover always cheaper than comprehensive?

Should my premium go down or stay the same each year if I don’t claim?

Want the answers? You’re in the right place.

Does lower mileage mean cheaper insurance? Often assumed, but not necessarily the case and does vary by provider. Because of those who don’t drive much might be seen as not being confident behind the wheel, being prone to accidents. If you do drive fewer miles, it may be worth looking into low mileage or ‘pay-as-you-drive‘ insurance.

Comprehensive cover allows you to drive any car? Being ‘fully comp’ automatically covers you to drive someone else’s car, right? Well, this doesn’t actually always apply. Check your documents before driving someone else’s car, you might not be covered for third party liability.

Find out more next week, when we talk about how putting the policy in your parent’s name won’t lower your premium!

Safe driving, from Britannia!

 

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January 16, 2019
Living in the EU? Get a New Licence!

The government have announced that drivers from the UK living in the EU are urged to swap their licence for a local one.

If not they may have to pass a test where they live.

The government also said those living in the UK who want to drive in the EU after 29 March might need an international driving permit (IDP).

This said driving permit costs £5.50 and can be brought at some post offices.

If you are in this position or know someone who is and need some help, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to help.

Find out how Brexit will affect your holidays to Europe here.

Safe driving, from Britannia!

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January 14, 2019
BMW has made a motorbike that rides itself

Imagine being overtaken by this self-driving bike?

This day and age of technology advancements it can be difficult to get your head around it all. And this won’t help.

The self-driving motorcycle is full of widgets and gizmos to make sure the bike doesn’t topple over. Wires and motherboards communicate to a steering actuator motor, clutch, throttle and gears that keep it upright.

The fact that this big, heavy adventure bike now has its mind of its own, proves one day we will be amongst robots.

Safe driving, from Britannia!

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January 11, 2019
Motor Delivery

New dealer-to-home car delivery service makes its announcement.

Handling all aspects of the handover, which includes the explanation of specifications, key technology and benefits to the driver will be done. According to the Motor Delivery, a number of dealer groups have expressed an interest in the delivery service which will improve customer service massively.

Vehicles will be delivered in partnership with Vision Drive, who have handled more than 100,000 vehicle movements since 2016.

Would you like to buy a car online and it be delivered the next day? The service is free to dealers and financed by the car buyer. Charged are variable depending upon distance; an 85-mile journey would cost a customer £132 inclusive of VAT.

Safe driving, from Britannia!

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January 9, 2019
New Driving Laws 2019

With more than 48 million drivers registered with DVLA in the UK, any changes to motoring laws have a huge impact.

In 2019 several new laws will be introduced including one on overtaking cyclists as well as plans to clamp down on learner drivers who fail to adhere to the Highway Code.

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news/driving-laws-coming-force-2019-15640637

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January 7, 2019
US Electric Vehicle Sales Up 130% In 2018

The big electric vehicles sales stories these days are generally about the Tesla Model 3 walloping the competition.

Nonetheless, we like to go back to our roots and explore overall electric vehicle growth at least once a quarter. The problem is that almost all of the positivity comes from Tesla.

As you can see above, several fully electric models saw their sales decline in the 4th quarter of 2018 versus the 4th quarter of 2017. Aside from the new models (Jaguar I-PACE and Honda Clarity EV), the only models that saw growth were the Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, and Nissan LEAF.

Electric Vehicle Sales Up 130% In 2018, 210% In Q4 2018 — US Electric Car Sales Report

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Would you consider getting an electric car?

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January 4, 2019
60 Points on Their Licence – STILL Not Banned

A driver caught speeding 19 times is still not banned from the road.

Despite racking up an astonishing 60 penalty points on their driving licence, it has yet to be revoked.

That means the unnamed offender drives around perfectly legally, even after exceeding the statutory speed limit on a public road so many times.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6543189/Driver-60-points-licence-not-banned-driving.html

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January 2, 2019
Automatic vs Manual Cars: Which is Better?

Before choosing your next car, check out the pros and cons of manual and automatic to make the best decision.

A manual car has a gear system that you operate yourself by moving the gear stick and pressing down the clutch pedal. The majority of vehicles driven in the UK are manual.

An automatic car changes gears for you automatically in relation to the speed you’re travelling and doesn’t have a clutch pedal.

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Automatic

Pros

  • Easier to drive: Convenience. They’re simple to operate as there’s no clutch to control.
  • Smoother ride

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Boring to drive

Manual

Pros

  • Greater control
  • Cheaper to maintain because they have a less complex design than automatics.

Cons

  • Leg ache
  • Not as safe

It’s your choice! If you’re passionate about driving, you’ll want to take full control, and the best way to do this is still with a manual gearbox and clutch.

Safe driving, from Britannia!

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