Thame Driving Blog

    Are you a motorway expert?

    Thame Driving Blog

    About 2 years ago I was approached by several customers about information that we know as "motor industry experts" but is unknown to the wider public.

    I thought that knowing what to do to pass your MOT or how to claim money back if you hit a pothole was easy information to find. Apparently not, and anayway when it comes to cars and motoring, what I have found is that there is alot of guff and untruths out there. The feeling I got was that people want to listen to people that they trust.

    So....I started writing articles about useful motoring information, amusing tales and local information. I now send this out to over 2,000 people on a monthly basis along with other motor related emails and generally get really good feedback. In fact what happens now is that my readers are now telling me what to write about.

    I hope you enjoy the articles and if there is a particular topic you want to know about then please let me know.


    Statistically speaking, the motorway is the safest place to drive your car.

    Everybody’s going in the same direction at about the same speed, and there risk-raising features like roundabouts, traffic lights & pedestrian crossings.

    If you’ve been driving a while you probably don’t think twice about motorway driving, and the questions in a test like this one wouldn’t pose any challenge at all.

    An easy test about motorway driving?

    With the longer days and warmer weather more of us are starting to head away at the weekends.

    And given our close proximity to the M40 this stretch of motorway is an obvious starting point.

    Because of the higher speeds on motorways it’s even more important that you’ve checked the basics on your car.

    Correct tyre pressure & sufficient tread depth, lights working properly and screen wash topped up are some good starting points.

    Oh, and don’t forget to fill up with fuel before you go so you don’t have to pay a premium on the service station forecourt!