This is how much time you can ’win’ by speeding / It’s not worth speeding at all!

Experienced drivers just laughing on those, whose vehicle overleaps the actual speed limit, just to reach their destination faster. But how much time can we exactly win by speeding in case having a rented / leased car? Portfolio.hu has collected, while Budget Hungary has completed the list. Check it out!

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30% of the road accidents involving personal injuries are caused by speeding. Only a part of these accidents has taken place on the Hungarian highways, however, related data clearly show that majority of them is caused by overriding and tailgating, frequently generated by speeding.

This is the reason why drivers should think twice before speeding, before risking his / her and also others’ life.

Actually, how much time can you win if you drive 10, 20 or 50-70 km/h faster on the highway?

Portfolio.hu has collected statistics creating a chart on how much time can a car / motorcycle driver win by being faster than the allowed speed limit of 130 km/h. It is important to note that statistics were calculated with the complete route’s average speed and the actually ‘gainable’ time can be different at each car models depending on how accurately had the odometer been set.

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Source: portfolio.hu

Summarizing the chart, we can clearly see that for example, on a tour from Budapest to Siófok – where about a 100-km-long section can be done in the allowed manner by driving an average speed of 130 km/h – only a bit more than 3 minutes can be gained if the average speed is 140 km/h all the tour. Lots of drivers set the cruise control slightly under 150 km/h due to that urban legend which says that speedometers only catch drivers whose speed is above 155 km/h, meaning they can escape from getting a fine. Actually, these drivers can win 6 extra minutes on the mentioned 100-km-long distance. Of course, there are also that kind of ‘hotshot racers’ racing at 180-200 km/h: they can gain 15 minutes on the mentioned distance in case they don’t need to continuously decelerate owing to slower-moving, overtaking vehicles.

How much does it cost if we are being caught speeding?

If the accident can be avoided, the possibility of getting a speeding fine (from HUF 30,000 to HUF 300,000) is still keep on continuing. What is more, if we have driven someone else’s car (rented, leased or owned by the company where we work), this fine can even be supplemented by an administrative fine (gross HUF 12,400) or implicated by additional court fees.

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Drive responsibly- part 2.

In one of our earlier blog posts (here) we already wrote about the danger of sitting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol, being too tired or typing messages while driving. For this reason we explore the topic from a different direction: the most important traffic regulations.

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Renting car for the first time

  • no penalty for canceling the reservation

If you are planning to go for a trip, for example to Budapest, you might also want to see some other cities in Hungary which are close to it. So what is the first thing that you will do? You will book a car because you have learned that from us there is no penalty for cancelling your reservation J. So don’t be afraid! Of course it is not the nicest thing to do with us but we cannot do anything about it. It is only up to you! But I think you should keep your map widely open and why should you just go to one city if you can go to two or more with a rented car!

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Drive responsibly! – 1. part

Képtalálat a következőre: „driver responsibility”

There is not enough talk about responsible driving. Despite the fact that zero tolerance was introduced ten years ago there are still many accidents that are caused by inattentive or slow drivers who drank alcohol before they got behind the wheel. After drinking booze driving is only recommended when the amount of consumed spirits the night before did not exceed 50 ml and the alcohol had enough time to break down in our body. Due to the effects of alcohol our reaction time increases significantly and our sense of responsibility decreases, and as a result the risk of accidents gets much higher.
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When and why you should rent a car?

There are some situations in life when the best solution is to rent a car. Automobile renting has many advantages; either we need it because of our business or personal goals. Long term lease is recommended for companies, short term rental is recommended for private usage.

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Coolest movie cars

In this blog post we are going to give you a list about Badass cars from famous and well known movies from 80’s – 90’s which became famous maybe because of the cars in the movies or the owners of the cars in the movies. We are trying to focus on the most badass car with the most badass owner, let’s see if you agree with us or not.

  1. DeLorean DMC-12 (’81)

Is there anyone who doesn’t know the DeLorean from the Back to the Future trilogy?

On the first the car is interesting and unusual with its gull-wing doors which opens to the sky and becomes famous with its best function that it can make time travel really simple. This car is now a reality of course not the time travelling function but the film fans has built many cars which looks and functions the same way. Of course it is hard to see them on the road while travelling to Budapest.

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Advantage: You can travel in time.

Disadvantage: You can if there is thunder so that’s the disadvantage.

  1. Ferrari 308 GTSi

Also there is the great series called Magnum from the 80’s. In the series, the character Thomas Sullivan Magnum whose performed by Tom Select had a Ferrari 308 GTSi. On these days in Hawaii everybody has dreamed of a red sports Ferrari (but I bet nobody would be sad if she/he somehow got one, even today). The car didn’t belong to Magnum in the series he “rented” it from Robin Masters.

A few of us knows the fact, there has been a dark green Ferrari in the series as well which belonged to Robin Masters also but it has appeared for only one episode.

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Advantage: Cariboo, you can enjoy the sunshine of Hawaii while driving with a cool pair of Sunglasses!

Disadvantage: You always have to rent it from Robin Masters.

  1. 1970-es Dodge Charger

In the first episode of Fast & Furious movie series Vin Diesel owned a 1970 Dodge. The steroid added 1970 Dodge has 9,4 liters’ twin turbo V8 motor performs with 2000 horsepower. There was a reason why Vin Diesel quoted in the movie „this monster has never seen a set of tail lights!”.

The car appears in many episodes in the movie series such as in the memorable closing scene of the seventh episode…

When we compare that car to the 4th place Ferrari we can easily see that it has a totally different effect. The car is a incarnate threat of coolness. Vin Diesel’s character in the movie made it more badass as well which makes the car even cooler!

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Advantage: Pick-up, cool and buffalo strong!

Disadvantage: You need to 45cm biceps to look good in it.

  1. KIT (Knight Rider)

Every guy has wished to be an owner of that car in the 80’s. KIT wasn’t just an indestructible car, he also knew how to speak. According to the story the Knight Industries Two Thousand is an Artificial Intelligence system which can easily think by itself. Also, when David Hasselhoff used to have great days his character and his friendship with KIT was a great additional to the series. The series were popular for years and you can still watch the old episodes on cable TV. It has same fame with the DeLorean in the circle of fans and fan clubs.

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Advantage: Indestructible, Amazingly Fast and you can talk with it.

Disadvantage: In the story the Artificial Intelligence haven’t lead the story to a good way.

1.Batmobil (from the 1989 movie)

 

Batman’s first car appeared for the first time in DC Comic’s Batman series in 1939, much more before the first film. Everybody knows that Batman doesn’t have any super powers such as flying, teleporting, super speed etc. so he needs a cool vehicle which delivers him from point A to point B. There were many types and styles of Batmobiles. In the 60’s there was one Cariboo version of the Batmobiles but the audience didn’t like it so much.

In the new Batman movies, the Batmobile was similar to a Tank rather than a car. That’s why our Batmobile choice is from the 1989 Tim Burton movie. It was elegant, cool and fast which is more likely to Batman’s character in the movies.

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Advantage: This is a BATMOBILE!

Disadvantage: There are no Disadvantages, this is a Batmobile!

 

Also, there are many other great cars in great or not so great movies which could be in our list.

If you think we have forgotten some of them, please comment below!

Thanks for reading.

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Biggest struggles on car renting and others(and how to avoid them)

You are afraid

This happens to many people and in the beginning it is pretty acceptable. However, thanks to the internet, nobody is a beginner anymore. The internet gives you “correct” information and reviews about everything. Also, for the rent a car business, the reservation motor is really simple to use and handle. Also, because the market is so huge, nobody provides you with bad information and you usually won’t pay more for anything. However, there are some services which you can only buy if you are physically there. We are really sure that, in Budget, we provide you the service that we promised and what you reserved.

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