Thame Driving Blog

    Motoring manifesto : We want to know your thoughts!

    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.


    With a general election a stones throw away, the RAC chief exec has written to all the major political parties urging them to consider the needs of the country’s motorists. 

    They have identified 6 key issues that should be considered, and we are interested to know what your thoughts are on this?

    Some are likely to be more important to you than others, depending on the type of driving you do.

    1. Push ahead with the Road Investment Strategy

    Essentially continue to roll out the development of smart motorways, and improve journey times

    2. Improve air quality

    This focuses on how vehicle pollution is taxed

    3. Plan for longer term improvement of local roads

    Given the quality of some of the roads around here, this one is a biggie for us here!

    4. Tackle unfair parking practices

    If you’ve ever felt hard done by over a petty parking infringement, this could help start to smooth things over

    5. Avoid further insurance premium tax & fuel duty

    We don’t think many consumers are going to complain about this one!

    6. Review the discount rate for compensation on life-changing injuries

    This includes cracking down on spurious whiplash claims, which apparently almost made it through parliament

    So out of these 6, which are most important to you?

    Hop over to our Facebook page and let us know!

    Happy driving.