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A quarter of Britons challenge parking tickets

Published by Chris on April 11, 2018 | Leave a response
2017 was a record breaking year for parking tickets in the UK, with a ticket being issued every 12 seconds in the final months. ... more
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9 & 11 year old invent new tech that could come to Ford Motors

Published by Chris on March 22, 2018 | Leave a response
German siblings Daniel (11) and Lara Krohn (9) have invented an ingenious way to re-use rainwater, inspired during a downpour when driving with their father Gerd. ... more
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'intimidatory driving' could be the next fine added in 2018

Published by Chris on March 13, 2018 | Leave a response
Drivers could potentially face a new penalty in 2018 for driving too close to cyclist that is looking to be implemented to further protect cyclists and pedestrians. ... more
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2.39m cars in the UK have an outstanding safety recall

Published by Chris on February 22, 2018 | Leave a response
According to new data from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), one in 13 vehicles in the UK are yet to have critical safety recall work done, despite it being against the law to sell a car that currently has an outstanding recall notice. ... more
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Are car finance options too confusing for drivers?

Published by Chris on January 18, 2018 | Leave a response
With the growing popularity of the car finance market in the UK, it has been revealed that a quarter of drivers didn’t understand the finance options available when they took the agreement out. ... more
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What you need to know about the London

Published by Sergio Rodrigues on October 25, 2017 | Leave a response
London’s ‘Toxicity Charge’, or T-Charge, has come into effect today, Monday 23rd of October. If you don’t know what that is, and in all fairness not a whole lot of people do, if your car qualifies for the thresholds, you’ll have to pay an extra tenner on top of the £11.50 congestion charge needed to  ... more
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Do scrappage schemes need to offer more?

Published by Sergio Rodrigues on September 1, 2017 | Leave a response
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
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Scrappage schemes: who, what, when, where,

Published by Sergio Rodrigues on August 23, 2017 | Leave a response
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
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Is clocking becoming a real modern concern?

Published by Chris on July 27, 2017 | Leave a response
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
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Councils are lagging behind on new £1 coins

Published by Chris on July 18, 2017 | Leave a response

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.

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80% of drivers are ignoring 20mph limits

Published by Sergio Rodrigues on July 6, 2017 | Leave a response
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
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Diesel sales forecasted to fall due to fears over pollution

Published by Sergio Rodrigues on June 27, 2017 | Leave a response
The diesel fuel saga is still rumbling on, and needless to say it is looking to affect the market in a big way. The growing concerns surrounding the environmental and health impacts that surround diesel fuels are fast becoming the number one topic of conversation in motoring circles, and according to a survey of more than ... more
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Air pollution affects your children in your car more than outside

Published by Sergio Rodrigues on June 14, 2017 | Leave a response
We’ve all recently been warned about the dangers of air pollution and its affect on our health, specifically from diesel cars. But in a number of recent studies, it has been revealed that children sitting in the back of cars, are at much greater risk of dangerous levels of pollution than those who are outside ... more
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10 Every day driving laws that you might accidentally be breaking

Published by Sergio Rodrigues on June 8, 2017 | Leave a response

It’s amazing to think how far driving law has come since the first motor car was first invented, bearing in mind that the first ever speed limit was 2 mph, requiring someone to walk in front of the car waving a red flag. Somewhere along the road these laws can get lost in translation, resulting

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North Wales Police Force using dashcams to catch dangerous drivers

Published by Sergio Rodrigues on June 1, 2017 | Leave a response
People who own a dashcam will know just how useful they can be. Originally popularised for the key evidence they provide in fraudulent insurance claims, and deciding who was at fault in the event of an accident, there are now hundreds of thousands of dashcam/helmetcam videos uploaded every day. Usually these are used to showcase ... more
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Crash test dummies are due to get chubbier and older

Published by Sergio Rodrigues on May 12, 2017 | Leave a response
The average looking crash test dummy looks, well, average. Car manufacturers and the NCAP test centres have been using the same model of dummies for around 50 years now, but following research from a number of US universities, new models of crash test dummies are due to come into usage. These new dummies will be ... more
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Is a diesel scrappage scheme due to be introduced in the

Published by Sergio Rodrigues on May 3, 2017 | Leave a response
As diesel fuel is becoming more and more vilified in the UK press, an announcement for a proposed diesel scrappage scheme is due to happen this Friday. The proposed scheme will offer financial incentives to owners of old diesel vehicles to scrap or retrofit ‘exhaust treatment technology’ due to the recent initiatives across a number ... more
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Base first MOT on mileage, public says

Published by Sergio Rodrigues on April 26, 2017 | Leave a response
In research conducted by Allianz, 82% of 1,000 motorists surveyed say that they would like the current MOT system to be overhauled; basing the first MOT not on age, but miles driven. Due to cars which undergo extensive usage are at much more risk than those that are driven less miles. This has also stemmed ... more
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The Knowledge – Could you hack it?

Published by Sergio Rodrigues on April 13, 2017 | Leave a response
We really do take cab drivers for granted, and if you think you don’t, just spare a thought for how long it took them to even be able to find their way into the legendary black car. In a modern world where you can personally order a person in a Prius to take you to ... more
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Make sure your prescription drugs are safe!

Published by Sergio Rodrigues on April 5, 2017 | Leave a response
I think at this point, everyone and their mum knows that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal. It has even been alleged in a report from Lord North that around 200 people are killed a year by a driver under the influence of drugs. However, the legislation on drug driving as ... more
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A Brief History of The Troubles of Uber

Published by Sergio Rodrigues on March 24, 2017 | Leave a response
After the news that President Jeff Jones left Uber after only 6 months of service, you begin to wonder where exactly the company can go. As we all know, they are often in the news for mainly the wrong reasons; claims of underpaying and misleading employees, reams of allegations over sexual harassment, and, especially in ... more
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Parking Wardens told to target elderly by bosses

Published by Sergio Rodrigues on March 16, 2017 | Leave a response
In an investigation by The Mirror, it was revealed that a major parking firm in the UK has been specifically instructing its wardens to target elderly and vulnerable motorists and administer fines of up to £100. The firm, who have remained unnamed, are said to be a company that run many hospital car parks up  ... more
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Local Government Association blames increased lorries for potholes.

Published by Sergio Rodrigues on March 7, 2017 | Leave a response
If you’re living in a town troubled by potholes, you’ll know just how annoying they are. This isn’t only due to the endless roadworks that block roads every-which-way, but also the damage they could potentially do to your car. It just seems like they pop up everywhere overnight! The Local Government Association (LGA) have reported ... more
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Is the ‘vehicle ban’ approach solving pollution?

Published by Sergio Rodrigues on February 21, 2017 | Leave a response
The issue of inner-city pollution, and the impact we have on it every day is difficult to ignore. With more and more cars using our city centers every day, air pollution has began to reach more and more dangerous levels. Many have blamed the use of diesel fuels, with a link between the produced dangerous ... more
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Legislation leads to 867% increase in drug-driving convictions

Published by Sergio Rodrigues on February 3, 2017 | Leave a response
In 2016, after 2015’s change to the drug-driving legislation, over 8,500 people were arrested in England and Wales, correlating to a 867% increase from the figure in 2014. Around £1m has been spent on training officers in ‘‘gathering evidence of impairment caused by drugs’. In March 2015, the legislation against driving with certain drugs in ... more
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