UK Driving

Long Car Journey With Kids Ahead? Time To Take Out Those Tech Toys...

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Car journeys can be stressful at the best of times. However, thinking about the stress of driving for several hours straight with screaming, tired and...

Fancy A Bracing Walk On A Beautiful Beach?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Macaroon | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Van Morrison sang: "Smell the sea, and feel the sky / let your soul and spirit fly," – and of course he’s right – as an island nation, we have a...

8 Classic Film Soundtracks For The Open Road

The Huffington Post UK | Lottie Oram | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Music is an essential part of the driving experience, so could movie soundtracks be the perfect accompaniment to the open road? They certainly have a ...

Feeling Anxious? Driving Around Can Help Calm Your Nerves

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When we're feeling anxious and overwhelmed, sometimes there's no better way to de-stress than jumping in the car and going for a relaxing drive. W...

10 Of Britain's Most Beautiful Off-The-Beaten-Track Car And Bike Trails

Huffington Post UK | Michael Macaroon | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It’s all too easy to forget the simple pleasures of getting behind the wheel: independence, a sense of liberation and the ability to go beyond our e...

Once She Criticised My Driving - It Was Over

Chris Rooney | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

I thought it good of me to collect Anna - unfortunately, this gallant gesture was the undoing of our fledgling relationship. When I pulled up at Ladywell station, she was under a shelter holding a large gift box. I dashed through the rain with my head bowed.

When to Stop Driving

Elaine Benton | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

I was diagnosed with Parkinson's at age 44, and at the beginning as symptoms started to appear and make themselves known to me, I paid close attention to my driving. The last thing I wanted was to be driving when I shouldn't. I had no intention of putting myself in danger, or worse still causing an accident and hurting someone I love or any innocent victim.

This Man Chains Up His Car When He Parks. No, Really.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Comedy

'There's a fine line between cautious and ridiculous,' writes eBaum's World. And this man, we feel, is erring slightly on the side of the latter. ...

The Shame and Shaming of the Adult Non-Driver

Ryan Love | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Love

So here I am, 25 and without my driving licence. For the first time I'm actually embarrassed about it. I had never considered that there would be a day when I'd feel judged for not having accomplished what my sister achieved six weeks after turning seventeen, or what my parents have been doing for a combined 70 years.

Is Back Pain Stopping You From Driving?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It seems back pain is driving five million UK motorists nowhere but crazy as discomfort and pain make it too unbearable to get behind the wheel. A ...

Does Your Hay Fever Medication Make You Unfit To Drive?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hay fever affects millions of people each year. But besides the debilitating symptoms such as a snotty nose and a heavy head, did you know that it cou...

Brakes Slammed On 'Over-Zealous CCTV Spy Cars'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK

The use of CCTV "spy cars" to catch people who park illegally is to be banned, the Government announced, marking a victory for drivers and shoppers. ...

One Man's Life and Death Reason Why Good Fitness Makes Good Sense

Rob Blakeman | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

Fitness has always been a part of my life. It began with boxing while at school through bodybuilding and strength training as a teenager through to the present day. I have always prioritized health and wellness in order to stay competitive in everything I do because I passionately believe being healthy and physically fit has a direct correlation to happiness and success, whatever your personal idea of that may be.

You Won't Believe How This Shocking Anti-Texting Advert Ends

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Tech

If you still need to be convinced that texting while driving is a bad idea, this might be the thing to put you over the edge. Volkswagen recently u...

Why Driving Is Much Riskier If You're Pregnant

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're pregnant and still driving, you may want to take extra care on the road. Jokes about 'baby brain' aside, according to research, during t...

WATCH: This Russian Dashcam Video Is Not What It Seems

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Has Subaru just made the best viral video advert ever? Quite possibly. Make sure you watch it 'til the end... (Via Blame It On The Voices)...

Yes, This Car Is Moving

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia, an SUV is cruising down the road... and then tilts onto two wheels. But that's just the beginning. Because then its ...

WATCH: Is This The World's Craziest Intersection? Probably

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Comedy

And you thought driving in central London was bad... Mind you, we call this 'crazy' - but as you can see, the people driving through Meskel Square ...

Release Your Inner Child - a Hot Hatch for Every Day of the Week

Lara Platman | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Platman

Do you remember your first car, was it handed to you by your proud parents who said, "Go on, be free, travel the world with your dreams - oh and be safe too." Mine was a chocolate brown Vauxhall Astra I can't seem to remember if it was an estate or an elongated hatchback...

Driving the World Insane

Jackson Bliss | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jackson Bliss

Inside our cars, we stop valuing human life and simultaneously overvalue our own time and importance. And because many people who work in the city drive back to the suburbs where they spend all of their money (becoming agents of urban sprawl), cars have become the standard accessory of urban economic divestment.

Half Of White Line Road Markings Need Replacing Immediately

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK

Around half of the white line road markings on major highways need replacing immediately or soon, according to a survey. Just 16% of markings on motor...

I'm a Learner Driver, Leave me alone!

Gina Lyons | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

We were all learners once. So, a word of warning. The next time someone beeps, I might not be so polite. I might decide it's at that exact moment I decide to practice my emergency stop. Don't be that impatient car behind me.

De-Icing Your Car, Polish-Style

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Comedy

In which a man in Nowy Sącz removes the ice from his car in a most, erm, interesting manner. Fellow British people: we don't think we should ever ...

Petrol And A Pint

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A new pub being opened at a motorway service station today was "at odds" with public opinion which was firmly against the move, according to road safe...

Audi System Means You'll Never Stop For A Red Light Again

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A rather nifty new system from Audi means you may never have to stop at a red light ever again. The Smart City Traffic Light Assistance (SCTL) can'...