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July 2017

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Is clocking becoming a real modern concern?

Is clocking becoming a real modern concern?

For the younger motorists amongst us, the practice of clocking might not be something that they would be altogether familiar with. For those who don’t know, clocking is an act that saw dodgy garages and dealers manually roll back the odometer in a car, so it displays a lower overall mileage, and artificially increases the … more

Councils are lagging behind on new £1 coins

Councils are lagging behind on new £1 coins

The new £1 coins have been sitting in our wallets and purses for nearly 5 months now, but a recent AA investigation has revealed that 1 in 5 UK councils still haven’t converted the parking machines they are responsible for to accept it. With holiday season getting into it’s full swing in the next few … more

Most English Local Councils are cutting roads budget

Most English Local Councils are cutting roads budget

Three out of five local councils in England have revealed to have cut their roads budget by an average figure of £700,000 so far this year. This brings the average budget for local council roads in 2017/18 is now £11.6 million compared to £12.1 million in 2016/17.   Out of the yearly council transport budgets, … more

80% of drivers are ignoring 20mph limits

80% of drivers are ignoring 20mph limits

After extensive campaigning across the country for further introduction of 20mph zones in residential areas, 80% of drivers are still ignoring them. Despite consistent evidence that the lower speed limits on residential streets not only reduce the amount of road traffic accidents, collisions with pedestrians, and overall health of residents, many drivers claim to ‘not … more