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Speed Cameras

(+) Can reduce accidents and Improve Road Safety (-) There are fundamental problems with the manner in which they are used (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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71 reviews

Petrol Price Debate

(+) Simple steps, money to be saved (-) Some effort required (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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222 reviews
Member Advice on Cars - Car Safety

Car Safety

(+) A great get you out of jail card (-) Can lull you into a false sense of security (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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8 reviews

Drink Driving Debate

(+) There are none (-) Please just read the op (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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61 reviews

LPG Conversions

(+) Cheap fuel, reliable, good for the enviroment (-) Takes up some space, only 1200 filling stations (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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18 reviews

Autoglass

(+) Reliable. Quick. Polite. Efficient. (-) Cost, if not insured. Seen rather too much of them recently! (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2003)

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37 reviews
Member Advice on Cars - Kwik-Fit Tyre & Exhaust Centres

Kwik-Fit Tyre & Exhaust Centres

(+) Many centres, atrractive setup (-) Shoddy after sales, workmanship not always upto standard, maybe dishonest (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

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95 reviews
Member Advice on Cars - Member advice on Passing your Practical Driving Test

Member advice on Passing your Practical Driving Test

(+) One of the best skills you can ever learn (-) An emotional rollercoaster (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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42 reviews

Buying A New Car

(+) Choice, worth it in the end, you can save lots of money (-) Time consuming, challanging (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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8 reviews

UK Garage Repairs

(+) Save money (-) Lose money (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

User reviews (42)

 
42 reviews
Member Advice on Cars - ATS Tyres and Exhausts

ATS Tyres and Exhausts

(+) Fast Service, Courteous Service (-) Garages will differ around the UK (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2000)

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18 reviews

Motorway Speed Limits

(+) See opinion (-) See opinion (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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62 reviews

Buying A Second Hand Car

(+) Bargains to be had, large choice (-) Can be risky, it's a minefield (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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19 reviews

manufacturers - car care products

(+) Quick, automatic, and good value (-) Could scratch your paintwork (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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4 reviews

Motor Insurance - In general

(+) You don't get prosecuted for having none, peace of mind till you need help! (-) Expense, hassle, not there when you need help. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2000)

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30 reviews

Lane Discipline

(+) See Opinion (-) See Opinion (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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12 reviews

Correct Use Of Fog Lights

(+) Fogs are there for safety and work well in correct conditions (-) People that use them as fashion accesories (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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7 reviews

Accident Advice

(+) Don't be a Rager ! (-) Road Rage can Kill (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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11 reviews

Motorway - Breaking Down

(+) Inexpensive help from 44p a week (-) Being stranded (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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4 reviews

Car Auctions

(+) Some very cheap bargains. (-) Problems cars sold with no warranty unless stated (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

User reviews (10)

 
10 reviews

Zaino Polish System

(+) Dead good (-) Dead hard to get hold of (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2003)

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2 reviews

UK Car Prices

(+) We don't have to worry about language... (-) ...but instead we have to worry about the deal we are getting in the UK (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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14 reviews

Should The Minimum Driving Age Be Raised To 21?

(+) lower insurance? calming and mellower (-) older drivers can be just as bad, experience is not just automatic with age (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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5 reviews

Why People Buy A Particular Car

(+) We often get the car we want (-) We are often led by the nose by the adverts (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2003)

User reviews (1)

 
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Member advice on Passing your Driving Theory Test

(+) The people at the test centre make you feel like a criminal (always wanted to know what that was like) (-) Being forced to fill out all the fields above even though they are utterly pointless (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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11 reviews

Urban Speed Limits

(+) Saves lives (-) Death on the roads. Driving disqualification or worse. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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13 reviews

Winter Advice

(+) Safety (-) Anything you could name BAD (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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5 reviews

Turtle Wax - Car Wax

(+) Makes your car shiny (-) Can be hard work, and you need to take your time. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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4 reviews

Rising UK Insurance Premiums

(+) n/a (-) n/a (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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19 reviews
Member Advice on Cars - HPI Vehicle check

HPI Vehicle check

(+) Can prevent you from buying a car that shouldn't be sold, saving you thousands! (-) Costly per check (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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13 reviews

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Think Differently

Advantages: Can reduce accidents and Improve Road Safety
Disadvantages: There are fundamental problems with the manner in which they are used

...want you to do something for me; just while you are reading this review – I want you to try and set aside your preconceptions of the whole speed camera issue. The reason why I ask this is that many people (from reading the reviews on here) have complet ...

robert_parnham 19.04.2004 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Speed Cameras

Smile you're on Candid Camera!

Advantages: Glowing yellow GATSO helps you anticipate dodgy junctions and action spots in the dark....
Disadvantages: Removes the judgement and fairness of the traffic cop from the equation and replaces it with chance

...Ok so I've bitten the bullet and here's my opinion, my very contraversial opinion on speed cameras and more generally speed and driving etiquette. I used to drive 1,000 miles a week. If you didn't know you'd have guessed by the time you'd finished readi ...

Sweary 03.12.2003 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Speed Cameras

And You Don`t Know Where You Got Done?

Advantages: Can help to reduce accidents and injuries.
Disadvantages: Can be used more as a source of finance.

Opinions that I submit do not come easy to me. There must first be a tiny seed of an idea that will only germinate and grow into a probable submission if it is given the necessary stimulus and input. Even then, many fledgling opinions wither and d ...

bwanamdevu 02.09.2003 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Speed Cameras

Speed is making a killing!!

Advantages: Makes money for the council to top off their pensions
Disadvantages: Ripping off those who will pay

In Northamptonshire we have 42 cameras, but five have been secretly turned off this week after the government cut the funding for the camera partnership by one million pounds, more than Oxfordshire county council's forced £750,000 cut which resulted in al ...

thedevilinme 28.07.2010 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Speed Cameras

Speed limits saves lives

Advantages: Make people think about their speed
Disadvantages: Bad publicity

"Sorry I was late for work", "I'm a government official/a doctor", "I didn't realise it was a 30mph zone", "He came from nowhere" etc.. These are all excuses/reasons that I have heard in my year or so while working as a police officer when people have bee ...

clemenza 24.06.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Speed Cameras