Tips and Advice

Road Safety for Cyclists

Read our top safety tips for cyclists...
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Cyclists. Whether you love them or loathe them, the chances are you have an opinion on them. Possibly the most divisive topic when it comes to driving, cyclists are never far from a driver’s thoughts when they are on the road.Regardless of your thoughts on the matter, you share the road with cyclists. And cyclists, you share the road with car and truck drivers. And whether you are a cyclist yourself or you are a driver, safety is very important.In 2015, there were 18,884 incidents involving cyclists. This includes whether they were slightly injured, severely injured or killed. These are the latest figures that are available. It is also thought that this number is actually larger as many casualties aren’t reported to the police. In February this year (2017) it was reported that there has been a 50% rise in accidents between cyclists and pedestrians in seven years.So regardless of whether you ride a bike, you are a driver or you are a pedestrian, keeping safe while cycling or around cyclists is absolutely imperative.But how do you stay safe if you are a cyclist?In this article, we look at road safety for cyclists.

Road Safety For Kids

We look at how to keep your kids safe on the road
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It’s Road Safety Week! There is nothing more important than road safety, and whether you are a driver, a cyclist or a pedestrian, road safety is imperative. One of the things that are often overlooked when talking about road safety is child road safety. We talk about keeping safe as a driver, or a cyclist, but it is rare that we look at how to keep you and your child safe whilst walking along a path and when crossing the road. We want to change that. So in this article, we are going to look at some top tips for keeping your child safe when it comes to being a pedestrian, and how to teach them some tips about road safety.

Road Safety Tips for New Drivers

We look some top safety tips for new drivers...
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The statistics for new drivers when it comes to road safety make for very uncomfortable reading. For example, drivers aged 16-19 are a third more likely to die in a crash than drivers that are aged between 40-49. One in four 18-24 year olds crash within two years of passing their driving test and young male drivers are involved in more crashes than young female drivers. Young people, those aged 17-19 make up just 1.5% of UK licence holders but they are involved in 9% of all fatal and serious crashes where they are the driver. As we said, uncomfortable reading. Which is why we are writing this article today. In this article, we are going to look at some safety tips for new drivers including how to stay safe when driving in bad conditions and driving on the motorway...

A Brief History of Dacia

We look at the history of the Romanian brand...
Red Dacia Logan saloon parked outside a building
Romania’s top company by revenue and the country’s largest exporter, Dacia has come a long way since its conception as a communist state-owned company. Finding its niche in the low-cost sector, Dacia has been the butt of many a joke from the ex-Top Gear trio. But the Romanian car manufacturer are getting the last laugh as one of Europe’s fastest-growing car brands. So how did the brand go from being the symbol of the Ceauşescu government to making around 2.9% of Romania’s GDP? OSV takes a look at the interesting history of Dacia
Young couple is smiling while buying a car, middle aged worker of a motor show is giving keys, close-up
There is always someone who will do it cheaper, that’s often what people say, right? Despite how much searching and research you do, there will always be someone who finds the same thing but for a better price. At OSV, we know that we aren’t the cheapest vehicle broker. This is a fact that we do not try to hide. We do promise that we are going to try and find the best deal for you, but sometimes this doesn’t always mean the cheapest deal. Because we believe that sometimes, the cheapest deal is not always the best deal. And in this article, we are going to try and explain why we believe that, and why OSV aren’t the cheapest broker.

How to write a company car policy

We explain how to write a company car policy...
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If you are a business and you are providing an employee with a company car, or several employees with a fleet of company cars, then you will have to write a company car policy. This is essentially where you set out the rules that your employees have to abide by when they are driving their company car. But, how do you even go about writing a company car policy? That’s where we come in. In this article, we are going to talk about how to write a company car policy and what you sort of things you should be thinking about when you give your employees a company car.

A Brief History of Maserati

We look at the history of the iconic brand...
Red Maserati 3200 GT parked outside a manor house
Maserati are one of the most well-known brands in the world, and one of the most luxurious. Synonymous with luxury and style, the Maserati tagline is “Luxury, sports and style cast in exclusive cars”, and they are exclusive. Their emblem is a trident, particularly fitting for such a strong luxury sports manufacturer, and a homage to the company’s home city. So where did it all begin? How did Maserati become the status symbol it is today? We look at the interesting history of Maserati, from the Maserati brothers to FCA.

A Brief History of Jeep

We look at the interesting history of Jeep...
Original Willys Jeep in black and white
Jeep are one of the most well-known brands in the world. Their vehicles are famous for their off-roading skills, and are popular with rural dwellers and, more recently, city dwellers, alike. Jeep have had a rich history, one like no other vehicle manufacturer. So in this article, we are going to look at the history of Jeep, from its founding to Fiat...

A Brief History of Jaguar

We look at the history of the luxury brand...
Jaguar SS100 in red parked outside an old building
Jaguar are one of the most prestigious car brands in the world, and are quintessentially British. They hold many Royal Warrants and also provide vehicles for the British Prime Minister. You cannot get any more British than that. But where did it all begin? We take a look at the history of Jaguar, from the Swallow Sidecar Company to Tata Motors...

A Brief History of DS

We look at the short but interesting history of the DS brand...
Yellow DS7 Crossback parked at Westfield shopping centre
DS haven’t been around for that long, and in the grand scheme of the automobile industry, they were basically born yesterday.Interestingly, though, there are two DS brands, one is the premium brand of Groupe PSA and the other is the historical Citroen DS. Though the two aren’t the same, they are linked. So how did Citroen DS become DS?In this article, we look at the history of DS, from the historical brand to the present day.
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