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This learner driver should’ve looked where he was going

Posted under News on Tuesday 28 March 2017

Learning how ride a motorbike is hard; balancing, braking, clutch control, learning the road, looking out for other drivers, oh and not crashing into stationary cars.

Unfortunately for this learner driver, this video has gone viral after it was published on the internet by the LadBible.

After waiting patiently for a safe moment to leave the T junction the learner rider stalls the bike, restarts it and then ends up riding into the back of a stationary car.

The video is almost like Jay Cartwright’s crash (thats if you have ever seen The Inbetweenters).

Everything you need to know about the Mersey Gateway Bridge

Posted under News on Tuesday 28 March 2017

The Mersey Gateway Project

After just 3 years of building the new six lane bridge which crosses the River Mersey between Widnes and Runcorn is due to open in Autumn 17.

Below is everything you need to know about the 1.75bn project.

The Design

The design of the bridge is a cable-stayed structure with three towers.

It will be 2.3km long with a river span of 1km.

The main bridge deck will be made from reinforced concrete and the spans will be supported by steel cable stays attached to towers rising up to between 80 and 125m above the river bed. Once open, the new bridge will carry up to six lanes of traffic and will have a speed limit of 60mph.

The new Mersey Gateway Bridge will:

  • Ease congestion from the existing Silver Jubilee Bridge
  • cross the river around 1,500 metres to the east of the Silver Jubilee Bridge
  • be a tolled crossing
  • link the Central Expressway in Runcorn with the main routes to the M62 (Widnes Eastern Bypass) and towards Liverpool (Speke Road) in Widnes. 

Tolling

Both the new Mersey Gateway and the Silver Jubilee Bridge will both be tolled come Autumn 17.

However, there will be no toll booths. Instead automatic number plate reading technology will scan vehicles and registered users will get a special sticker to attach to their windscreens to identify them as they cross the river.

Prices to cross the bridges range from £2 to £8 depending on the type of vehicle.

Find out more about toll prices here – www.merseyflow.co.uk/toll-charges

The Silver Jubilee Bridge (SJB)

When the Mersey Gateway Bridge opens the existing Silver Jubilee Bridge will be closed for up to 12 months to undertake essential refurbishment work. Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to cross the SJB during the refurbishment.

Once both bridges are open it is estimated that 80% of traffic will use the new bridge and the SJB will be redesigned to deal with local traffic, cyclists, pedestrians and those using public transport.

To keep upto date on the progress on the bridge visit – www.merseygateway.co.uk

Calling all chocoholics

Posted under News on Friday 03 March 2017

Fancy winning this hamper stocked full of scrumptious Hotel Chocolat goodies?

Enter our Easter Caption Competition and it could all be yours!

Simply tell us what you think the Easter Bunny is saying as he delivers his precious cargo of chocolate eggs in time for Easter. The best caption will soon be the proud recipient of this glorious box full.

Entries need to be in by 31st March and the winner will be announced on 6th April.

Click here to send in your entry. Good luck! 🙂

Top 10 most inconsiderate driving habits

Posted under News on Wednesday 22 February 2017

Driving in the U.K can be fun at times, but what annoys you the most when you are behind the wheel?

According to an RAC insurance poll of more than 2,100 motorists these are the top 10 most inconsiderate driving behaviours.

Out of the 2,144 drivers polled, nearly 6 in 10 (58%) drivers felt that not signalling clearly, or failing to indicate was their top inconsiderate action, ahead of lane hogging on a motorway (56%) and driving too close to the car in front (51%).

RAC spokesman Simon Williams said: “There are a variety of behaviours at the wheel that motorists class as being inconsiderate, most of which involve deliberate acts which are blatantly thoughtless, but the top answer of ‘not indicating clearly’ is probably more due to misunderstanding or forgetfulness.

“The confusion that it can cause is no doubt responsible for, at worst, accidents and at best, needless wasted seconds of waiting only to find out the driver wasn’t really going where you thought they were.”

The World’s first flying car has arrived

Posted under News on Wednesday 22 February 2017

As we all know traffic can be a real grind. There is nothing worse than being stuck on your clutch in gridlocked traffic especially when you are on your way home from work.

However, you can now avoid all traffic by buying the world’s first road/air legal flying car.

After years of fantasising, it is now possible to place an order for a flying car that meets every flight and road regulation. And you could be driving or flying to work by this time next year (That’s if you have £425,000 spare).

The Dutch manufacturer PAL-V has spent 16 years developing ideas and creating numerous concepts for the first road legal flying car, which they have now released their first commercially available model called PAL-V Liberty.

The Dutch flying car is a two-seat three-wheeler using a Rotax dual-propulsion system, the driving engine producing 99bhp and the flying one generating 197bhp.

On the ground, with the rotor blades packed away rather neatly on the roof, the Liberty has a top speed of 100mph and has a range of 817 miles.

Once converted to flight mode, which takes around 10 minutes, the Liberty can reach a top speed of 112mph, can climb to a maximum altitude of 3500m and has an air range of over 300 miles.

Can you see the flying car market ‘taking off’ in the near future? We can’t but we’d love have a few of these amongst our fleet.

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