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Aug 26, 2011, post by ALTUM

How To Pass Your Driving Test

Your driving test consists of two parts, the driving theory and the practical test. During the practical test the examiner will be looking for your overall standard of driving.
The overall tests will lasts approximately 40 minutes. Relax and drive exactly like you have practiced with your driving instructor.
If you make a mistake, DON’T WORRY it might not be a serious as you think, just put it out your mind and concentrate. The examiner will test your ability on different scenarios these generally include;


  1. Eysight test – involve you being able to read a number plate 20 metres away for new-style plates (20.5m for old-style).
  2. General driving ability – following instructions to drive in different traffic and road conditions.
  3. Independent driving – about 10 minutes of you making all the decisions to think and drive on your own.
  4. Emergency stop – You might also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.
  5. Reversing – The examiner will select a skills test that will require you to either turn in the road, reverse around a corner, back into a parking byy or parallel park your car.
  6. Highway code- Know your highway code!.

You are allowed up to 15 driving faults and no serious or dangerous faults. If you pass you can drive straight away, if you fail you can re-take within 10 days. Remember to get feedback from the examiner!




Jun 29, 2011, post by ALTUM

Speeding excuses – did they get away with it?

Asides the normal excuses like having a sneezing fit, testing the clutch and of course the “I wanted to get home before the petrol ran out” there have been a few hit and misses when it comes to “getting out of a conviction”.


Mr and Mrs Bromly flew to Bulgaria to send a postcard back to themselves in the fictitious name of Mr Koscov, thanking them for the use of their car (at the time they got flashed). They got found out and fined over £10,000 for perverting the course of justice.


David Beckham was caught speeding in his Ferrari with wife Victoria. He successfully appealed against a conviction saying he was trying to escape a photographer in a Ford Fiesta.


Mohammed Anwar was caught driving at over twice the legal speed limit,which usually means a ban in the UK. He managed to keep his license by saying he needed his car to commute between his two wives who he slept with on alternative days.


Joy Rees was caught on camera speeding and blamed her former sister-in-law saying she was driving at the time. She was prosecuted when the DVLA contacted her sister-in-law who lives in America.


Have you been driving for years? Would you pass your driving test now? – Coming soon  take the test!



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May 27, 2011, post by ALTUM

Ten most popular UK Sat Nav Voices

Here’s a compilation of the most popular celebrity “Sat Nav” voices in the UK for 2011,in at number one its;

  1. Mister T – “I pity the fool” – it’s the Mohawk muscleman of 80′s hit show the A-Team. Getting a huge surge in popularity – possible due to him being the voice of Snickers!
  2. John Cleese – aka Basil Fawlty may not seem like the ideal companion but let’s face it he appeals to young and old alike.
  3. Darth Vader – “Luke, I’m your father”, nuff said.
  4. Brian Blessed – There really is no mistaking this bellowing loud mouthed actor, here come the Hawkmen!
  5. Billy Connolly – Recently voted number one in Channel 4’s top 100 comedians this instantly recognisable Scottish entertainer will brighten up any journey.
  6. Kim Catrall – Not as herself but as her classic Sex and the City character, Samantha- more than enough sexual innuendo to help pass your journey.
  7. Eddie Izzard – The unique voice of this marathon running fitness fanatic comedian with a couple of classic one-liners
  8. Dennis Hopper – Best known for his role in the 60’s classic movie Easy Rider.
  9. Victor Meldrew – Not the real one or in fact the actor but a very good impersonator, I…. I don’t believe it!
  10. Burt Reynolds – Just one sound from this movie icon and you start believing you’re on the set of Smokey and the bandit, lets face it its better than being in the canoe in Deliverance!

Mr T Sat Nav Voices



Apr 23, 2011, post by ALTUM

Free Tomtom XL Live !

Well not exactly the sat nav but a free full 1-year update of HD traffic; the “must have” add-on for Tomtom XL live. As most will know, this unit comes with advance lane guidance, the fabulous IQ routes, speed camera alerts and the “Where I am” safety feature. And now that the summer is just around the corner, you may want to use the IQ Europe maps for a really stress free holiday. Get it whilst it lasts and get the free update worth nearly £100 when you buy any Tomtom Live device.


Click here for the offer > Tomtom XL Live Offer


Tomtom XL Live Free Subscription

Mar 31, 2011, post by ALTUM

Garmin Nuvi 1200 for how much?

With competition in the ‘sat nav’ market at an all-time high, it’s great to find some true bargains. For a mere fifty-eight quid (plus vat) you can get your hands on a Garmin 1200! You’re probably thinking its a bottom of the range ‘cheap’ model, but it’s not it’s fully featured.


The Garmin 1200 has user customisable POI (Points of Interest), route avoidance, automatic rerouting that looks to always keeping you moving in the quickest direction and a convenient touch screen display. One of the special features on the Nuvi 1200 is the ‘ecoRoute’ that can ensures the user follows the most fuel-efficient route – genius…. in this time of exorbitant petrol costs! – Just how quick will it be before this unit pays for itself?


Pentagon currently have a some great offers on the full Garmin Nuvi range so get a bargain now by calling us on 0844 822 5552 or shop online at > GARMIN NUVI 1200 OFFERS


Garmin Nuvi 1200

Feb 24, 2011, post by ALTUM

Garmin Etrex Vista HCx

Following the success of the eTrex Vista, Garmin has come up trumps with the eTrex Vista HCx. It’s a highly sensitive robust personal GPS unit that’s at home in the toughest environment. It has a bright and very easy to read full colour screen, altimeter and electronic compass. This unit uses the latest WAAS-enabled GPS receiver technology that quickly and accurately locks on to the satellite matrix to find your position- no matter how deep in the forest you are!


With more features than you can shake a stick at, you can plot and measure unbelievable detail of your journey and store for download later to your PC or Mac. With the very comprehensive Garmin MapSource at your disposable you can’t go far wrong with this unit.


Pentagon currently have a some great offers on the full Garmin Etrex range so get a bargain now by calling us on 0844 822 5552 or by shopping securely online at > GARMIN ETREX VISTA



Jan 31, 2011, post by ALTUM

Garmin NUVI 255 in WHITE Limited edition

The Garmin Nuvi 225 is ready to go straight from the box. This limited edition model is particularly sublime coming in white and pre-loaded with City Navigator® NT street maps which includes a hefty points of interest (POIs) database with hotels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more. To get going simply touch the full colour screen (no fiddly buttons here!), enter your destination and the  intuitive navigation will take you there with clear turn-by-turn instructions and a choice of 2D or 3D visual navigation.


Additionally, this nüvi 255 accepts custom points of interest, such as speed cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. With HotFix™ satellite prediction, nüvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.


We have this LIMITED EDITION model in white on special offer so grab your chance by calling us on 0844 822 5552 or by shopping securely online at > GARMIN NUVI 255 WHITE OFFER


Garmin Nuvi 255 in White

Dec 14, 2010, post by ALTUM

Garmin Forerunner 110 Review

Start to track your training progress the easy way with the Garmin Forerunner 110. With its satellite technology it knows how fast you run and how far you’ve run. We found it very easy to set up with clear intuitive instructions. Call or Garmin sales team on 0844 826 5075 or visit Pentagon GPS.


Nov 05, 2010, post by ALTUM

Garmin Nuvi 3790T Review

The Garmin Nuvi 3790T offers a uniquely personal navigation experience. Stepping aside from the advanced traffic navigation features this model simply looks very stylish, it’s a mere 8.77mm thin finished in aluminium and chrome with a responsive detailed 800×400 pixel 4.3-inch LCD – I absolutely love the look and functionality of this model. Call our Garmin hotline on 0844 826 5075 or visit Pentagon GPS.


Oct 11, 2010, post by ALTUM

Jon reviews the Tomtom Start2

The Tomtom Start2 clearly shows which lane to take at junctions so you don’t miss your exit. The Start2 also has advanced spoken instructions such as actual street names and Tomtoms innovative IQ routes that takes into account traffic volume, traffic lights and zebra crossings to intelligently calculate the fastest route to your destination – like it! It’s a compact sat nav with the latest useful features. Call 0844 826 5075 or visit Pentagon GPS.


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