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Longest-serving AA patrol retires after 1.4 million miles

28/08/14

THE AA's longest-serving patrolman is retiring after 1.4 million miles and almost 50 years on the road. Jim Haggart joined the AA in Glasgow in August 1966 as a 16-year-old cadet after spotting the opportunity in a newspaper advert. The 64-year-old has helped an estimated 87,000 motorists with car trouble - between 1,500 and 2,000 a year - around the west of Scotland, rescuing animals, young children and even babies that have been accidentally locked in vehicles. Extensive car knowledge would seem an obvious requirement for his job but Mr Haggart said he knew nothing about them when he first started and he had to pass his driving test while on the job. He said: "One of the first tasks as a cadet was obviously to get your licence. I took my test privately the first time and failed spectacularly....


Workers misspell 'bus' on road markings

26/08/14

WORKMEN have given road users something to chuckle about by misspelling the word 'bus' during roadworks. ...

UK still a nation of middle-lane hoggers

26/08/14

DRIVERS in the UK are still hogging the middle lane and the M25 is the worst road for this poor driving h...

Wraps Come Off Seat’s New Lifestyle Wagon

26/08/14

SPANISH car maker Seat has confirmed pricing and specification the latest edition to its popular Leon lin...

Parents 'risking kids' lives' on defective tyres

26/08/14

MORE THAN 30% of parents are ferrying their most precious cargo around on illegal tyres, a new study has ...

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