Would you help a drunk driver into his car?

I was surprised to watch this video from Confused.com, an actor is pretending to be drunk to see how many people will offer assistance for him to get into the car.  2/3 thirds helped him on his way!

Would you?


A consultation has recently taken place which proposes changes to enforcement procedures against drink drivers and other offenders. The results aren’t in yet but they are expected to include:

  • the withdrawal of the ‘statutory option’
  • changes as to when preliminary breath tests are needed
  • changes to the testing procedures in hospital
  • changes to who can assess whether someone is under the influence of drugs
  • amendments to the regimes for aviation, rail and shipping which mirror the road regime
Do you think we will ever reach a time when we will ban drinking while driving? What’s your opinion?

Horse Racing events of 2013 – dates for your diary!

Now we have Christmas and New year out of the way I always look forward to getting in early bookings for the up and coming sporting events of 2013! Especially the horse racing events as I have a bit of a passion for Horse Racing and definitely don’t mind taking clients to these events!! Of course the driver has to stay, it would be rude not to!

Here are my pick of the Horse Racing Calender coming up: 

Cheltenham Racecourse

12 March 2013 to 15 March 2013


The National Hunt Festival has become firmly established as the first major event of the year in the Corporate Hospitality programme and this year sees the seventh 4 day Festival, when jumping enthusiasts will be provided with 27 of the most prestigious races in the National Hunt calendar.

This includes on the 15th March the Cheltenham for the Gold Cup – an absolute must see race! Luckily I already have bookings!!


Grand National 2013

Aintree Racecourse

06 April 2013

Aintree Racecourse is known to millions worldwide as the home of the John Smith’s Grand National – The World’s Greatest Steeplechase. Don’t forget the preceding events:

Liverpool Day

4th April

Liverpool Day

Ladies’ Day

5th April

Ladies Day

Grand National Day

6th April

Grand National Day



Guineas Festival at Newmarket Racecourse

Newmarket Racecourse

04 May 2013 to 05 May 2013

With both the 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas dating back to the early 1800’s, Newmarket’s Guineas Festival always attracts the star names of flat-racing as the famous Rowley Mile plays host to a weekend of high class racing. Recent winners of the 2,000 Guineas have included Sea the Stars, George Washington and Rock of Gibraltar.


Chester Races – May Festival

Chester Racecourse

08 May 2013 to 10 May 2013

The season at Chester starts with the prestigious three day May Festival, putting Chester in the racing spotlight nationally.

Royal Ascot 2013

Ascot Racecourse

18 June 2013 to 22 June 2013

There are few sporting venues that can match the rich heritage and history of Ascot Racecourse. For almost 250 years, Royal Ascot has established itself as a national institution and the centrepiece of the British social calendar as well as being the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world.


Glorious Goodwood


30 July 2013 to 03 August 2013

The highlight of the summer sporting and social calendar. Bursting with fabulous fashions, succulent strawberries, chilled Champagne and top racing stars, as well as music and dancing.
I hope you have enjoyed my pick of the Horse racing events of 2013! Top Cars are happy to book tickets on your behalf so please ring us on 01625 807 777 and we can help with not only the transport and also the planning of your day at the races! I will see you there!!

New Years Eve are you staying in or going out?

What are your plans for New Years Eve, are you planning on going out or staying in? Obviously I will be working but I’m interested in people’s plans, there does seem to have been a shift in the last few years from people avoiding the town centres in favour of going round a friends house and having a party.

Perhaps you are planning to just spend the evening at home, not great for business but if the below infographic sounds like you…………..

Should i stay in on new years eve?


Image: Simon Swatman

Whatever you plan on I hope you have a good night and welcome 2013 in your way! Have a brilliant Christmas and Happy New Year form everyone at Top Cars!

Tailgating is the most annoying driving habit!

Tailgating is the most annoying driving habit according to insurance firm Admiral, apparently its on the increase and males are to blame!

“Tailgating is where a driver breaks the so-called two-second rule – the road safety guideline that says motorists should maintain a two-second gap between themselves and the vehicle in front.”

Read more: http://www.confused.com/car-insurance/articles/tailgating-on-the-rise#ixzz2Evza1Gxo

Are you guilty of tailgating? There could be many reasons for tailgating, perhaps frustration at the car in front driving to slow or your late and need to be somewhere but is there really any excuse?

I find it extremely annoying when people are driving 20 mph under the speed limit for no apparent reason, its frustrating and may will add to the rise in tailgating. But on the other hand I have seen people just being plain bullies and intimidating other drivers for no reason.

Its a tough one to solve, which side of the fence do you sit on? Leave your comments below: