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Happy New Year 2017!

Happy New Year everyone! 2016 was a pretty great year for me. A huge thank you to everyone who made it wonderful. Life can be taken so fast so it’s important to grasp it and enjoy it. Live it! Carpe diem. YOLO. I shall make 2017 a special one. The plans on how to do [...]

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If we evolved to survive car crashes

I haven’t been myself recently. I had fallen behind with what I term the “admin of life” but could see the light at the end of the tunnel and then suddenly I was involved in a traffic collision. I consequently fell even further behind and just haven’t been able to catch up. As well as [...]

Black eye

Road traffic collision

Yesterday I was in a nasty crash. Coming along Northampton Road before it becomes Oxford Street, I approached a car in front of me. It hit the brakes, indicated left and made a left manoeuvre. Despite hitting my brakes, there wasn’t enough time for me to stop. The time between her indicating and turning was [...]

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

I have never been “into” cars but I have always been able to spot a beauty and this is certainly one.  Today the Tesla Model 3 was announced as an “affordable car”. Not only does it look pretty aesthetically but the concept behind it is beautiful.  A fully electric car.  The idea has been floating [...]

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Road safety

I will use this blog post as a pointer to a new static area on my site under Musings & Ideas called “Road Safety“. On 29th January, on my way to the gym I noticed this just over a mile from home. How? The police would have conducted interviews with those involved and if necessary [...]

A photo I took.  Van left it late.  Why not go back around and get in to the correct lane.  Imagine if the Aldi was going a bit faster and the van couldn't pick up enough speed.  Crash.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Today is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. This nearly directly impacts everybody. If not a direct link, an indirect connection can soon be made. In the United Kingdom, on average everyday 5 people die on our roads. This is a mind boggling statistic. Imagine if 5 people were killed in a [...]