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Do scrappage schemes need to offer more?

Do scrappage schemes need to offer more?

At last count, there are currently six car manufacturers in the UK offering a scrappage scheme in some shape or form. Mainly allowing a customer to trade in an older model that falls below modern pollution targets, for you to get a discount on a purchase of a brand new, less polluting model. However, research … more

Scrappage schemes: who, what, when, where, why?

Scrappage schemes: who, what, when, where, why?

Three big players in the automotive industry have announced their scrappage schemes up until this point, with Ford grabbing most of the headlines you’d be forgiven if you didn’t realise Mercedes and BMW also had schemes of their own, too. Vauxhall have also recently revealed that their scrappage scheme has now removed over 20,000 cars … more

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

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