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  1. Lady-with-walking-stick-approaching-car

    9 Special ideas for Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so it’s time to get planning a special something for your mum on 26 March 2017. Whether you’re after a relaxed Sunday stroll or something a little more fast-paced, there are plenty of accessible days out to be had using your Motability Scheme car or scooter this Mothering Sunday.

    • date:23 Mar 2017
  2. Driving while holding a mobile phone

    Fines for drivers using mobile phones down 86% in 5 years

    By Martin Saarinen from Auto Express

    The number of fines issued for drivers caught using a mobile phone at the wheel has plummeted by 86 per cent in the last five years. Figures from the Home Office show just 16,900 motorists in England and Wales were handed a fixed penalty notice for using a mobile phone behind the wheel last year, compared with 123,000 in 2011.

    • date:16 Mar 2017
  3. Car engine illustration

    What do engine sizes actually mean?

    By Chris Haining from Car Buyer

    An engine’s size is otherwise referred to as its ‘capacity’ or ‘displacement’. Without getting too complicated, it’s a measurement of how much space the engine’s pistons operate in. A bigger number means each piston is able to push more air and fuel through the car’s engine every time it moves.

    • date:9 Mar 2017
  4. Man in the car holding mobile phone

    Government to enforce zero-tolerance policy for drivers using mobile phones

    By AutoCar

    First-time offenders could be banned from driving when revised penalties are introduced next year.

    • date:2 Mar 2017
  5. Fuel pump handle

    Driving economically: How to save fuel

    By William Morris from Car Buyer

    Using less fuel doesn't only save you money – it also helps reduce the amount of nasty gases coming out of your car's exhaust pipe, so you do less damage to the environment.

    • date:23 Feb 2017
  6. Car park

    Parking bays to be widened in UK following SUV boom

    By Martin Saarinen from Auto Express

    Car parking spaces will be made bigger in the future to accommodate the rising number of SUVs and large 4x4s which have caused a sharp rise in the number of car park accidents, the UK’s largest car park provider has said.

    • date:17 Feb 2017
  7. Giraffe at Woburn Safari Park 2

    Fancy a family trip to a safari park this half-term?

    By Helen Dolphin

    It's half-term! If you're looking for a fun, family day out in your Motability Scheme car, have you thought about a trip to your local safari park? Independent mobility consultant Helen Dolphin MBE reviews her recent trip and gives tips on what to see, when and accessibility.

    • date:11 Feb 2017
  8. ABS

    What is ABS?

    By Hugo Griffiths from Car Buyer

    Like the seatbelt, the anti-lock braking system (ABS) is one of the first safety features ever fitted to cars. It's been saving motorists' lives since the 1960s, and all mass-market cars sold in the EU since 2004 must have it, by law. But how does ABS work, and why is it so effective?

    • date:9 Feb 2017
  9. Misty car window

    How to demist your car windows fast

    By Tom Wiltshire from Auto Express

    A misted-up windscreen is one of the most irritating parts of winter driving. If you find yourself battling with the heater controls in a bid to clear the fog from the glass, you’re not alone. But what’s the best way to demist your windows and clear the condensation in as quick a time as possible?

    • date:1 Feb 2017
  10. Driver using mobile phone

    Texting and driving is the most dangerous distraction for motorists

    By Joe Finnerty from Auto Express

    An "autopilot" in the brain that prevents distracted drivers veering off course stops working when you're reading or sending text messages at the wheel, a new scientific study has found. The findings, published in the Scientific Reports journal, suggest texting is an especially hazardous activity for motorists.

    • date:27 Jan 2017