Over the years, car wash operators have dedicated much of their efforts in developing methods that decrease reliance on the water companies, using boreholes, installing recycling equipment and implementing water saving through advanced techniques in order to reduce their overall consumption by limiting usage and those unable to reduce their water consumption by at least 20% may have to consider whether it is appropriate to continue operations.
The Royal Automobile Club has presented the prestigious Segrave Trophy to hillclimb racer Robin Shute for being the first and only British driver to have claimed overall victory at Pikes Peak.
There are certainly few adventures in the motorsport world that can match the fearsome Colorado hillclimb of a 12.42-mile course that climbs through 156 dramatic turns to an altitude of 14,115ft at the summit finish line and for which the intrepid drivers need an oxygen supply.
Research for Kwik Fit found that the level of stress in dealing with a flat tyre for the first time does not decrease with motoring experience – in fact, it increases. 57% of drivers who experienced their first flat tyre within three months of passing their test found the experience stressful with 17% saying it was extremely stressful.
The Kwik Fit found that as well as new drivers finding a flat tyre easier to bear, experienced drivers are more likely than novices to find their first breakdown a stressful experience with one in ten drivers say they suffered their first break down within three months of passing their test, with 70% of them saying they found the experience stressful.
Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging motorists to ensure they check batteries, tyres and fuel levels before driving on the motorway.
Basic checks would help reduce the large number of avoidable motorway breakdowns that occur on motorways every day, according to GEM.