Bump starting a car

There will come a time during your car's lifetime where you will need to change the battery. Depending on how much you use it and how old it is, you may be lucky to not have to worry about it for 7 years. As all cars are different, some people may find that they need a new car battery as early as 3 years. It's perfectly normal but an inconvenience when you go to use it and it won't start up. The first thing most peop...

gices - 22 Sep 2011
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Swim with dolphins Mauritius

Dolphins, being naturally graceful and intelligent mammals, are loved and admired by many people. Most of the time they can be observed in pools or from boats but Mauritius offers an exceptional chance to enjoy a splash with these creatures in their natural environment. Dolphins can be seen on the west coast of Mauritius, preferably at La Preneuse, Tamarin, Riviere Noire or Le Morne, but sightings can extend from the...

gices - 21 Sep 2011
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Drink drive limit to stay the same in the UK

Since the UK joined the EU, it has been under enormous pressure to change their laws so that they are in line with the other European states. The latest law to be questioned was the drink driving limit, currently you are allowed to drive if you have 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. But in much of the continent and all of Europe the limit is 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. How much can I drink and still dri...

gices - 20 Sep 2011
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MyKey from Ford - An ingenious way to set restrictions on your car when others are driving it

There is always news features telling us how expensive insurance for teenagers and newly qualified drivers are, the statistics show that the majority of drivers under 21 will have to pay in excess of £1,500 for car insurance. Many report that they have been quoted as much as £3,000 for third party insurance on a car worth just £1,000, fortunately for their parents they do not have this problem as experience counts an...

gices - 18 Sep 2011
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Driving with kids - how not to get distracted by your children

Driving requires a lot of concentration but when driving with kids, concentrating fully on the road can become quite a challenge. Besides having to watch out for the traffic around you and other road users, you have to make sure that your kids are all right which is not always possible when kids are crying or fighting. Still, your major goal is the safety of your children and so you have to prepare yourself before ge...

gices - 16 Sep 2011
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Ile aux deux cocos Mauritius

The islet has been rightly named (literally meaning coconut islet) because in the past it was used as a coconut plantation place by the French. But a cyclone later on demolished the harvest and it was thus abandoned. Years later, the islet has been privately renovated and made into a tourist attraction. Located in the south east of Mauritius off the famous Blue Bay beach, ile des deux cocos is a small islet calling f...

gices - 14 Sep 2011
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How distractions while driving can be deadly

Driving is an activity that requires total concentration and focus, being able to make sharp and quick decisions and being always alert. The slightest distraction can be fatal and very often one distraction can lead to another. These distractions are mainly in the form of getting your hands off the wheel, having your eyes roaming everywhere except on the road and being unable to think clearly. Driving safely is not i...

gices - 14 Sep 2011
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How to overcome your fear of driving

Many people suffer from a common problem, a phobia, which is a fear of driving. It can take many forms like intense sweating, incapacity to move, palpitations and even panic attacks. These may result when people find themselves in certain situations where they are no longer at ease such as the thick strand of traffic on the highway, crossing bridges, getting out of traffic jams etc. if not tackled properly and at an ...

gices - 12 Sep 2011
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Driving with dementia

Dementia is a state where a person loses the ability to think and act as he/she used to and it affects the important cognitive parts of the body and decreases the capacity to think, talk, hear or even understand clearly. Driving on the other hand requires full concentration and demands that the person can act and react as the road demands and so it is crucial for the driver to be alert all the time and to be able to ...

gices - 10 Sep 2011
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Campervan insurance

A campervan is a vehicle that acts as means of transport and also provides everyday facilities like sleeping accommodation, kitchen with stoves (fuelled by gas/battery/electricity) and refrigerator, portable toilets (some even have showers), air conditioning, heater and a roof that pops out or that is fixed. Makes vary from country to country as do the names (Recreational Vehicle in the United States, Kombi in Austra...

gices - 08 Sep 2011
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