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Drivers issued urgent warning for ‘crash for cash’ scams as hotspots named – ‘lure you in’

MOTORISTS have been given an urgent warning to watch out for gangs of criminals using “crash for cash” scams. Source link

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National congestion charges should be used to ‘discourage private car journeys’ across UK

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) published the “Getting Cities Moving” report which provides the Government with advice on how to support sustainable economic growth. It states that measures to discourage private car journeys should be taken seriously as an option. Potential measures suggested within the report include congestion charging, incentives, parking levies and reallocating roads for […]

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Electric car sales to spike as part of £13billion net-zero drive before 2030 car ban

According to a new study by Centrica Business Solutions, UK firms are moving forward with a £13.6billion electrification investment. The increase would see over a third (35 percent) more businesses operate EVs on the road by the end of 2022. In comparison, there were just 121,000 electric vehicles registered by firms last year. The research […]

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Petrol and diesel cars targeted in Europe as Britons warned of Low Emission Zone charges

Germany There is a national framework of low emission zones affecting all vehicles (except motorcycles), which operate 24 hours a day across Germany. Cities include Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne, Hannover, Hamburg, Bremen and Leipzig, along with some cities which have a zonal driving ban requiring a minimum standard of diesel Euro 6 to enter. A […]

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Zebra crossing rule millions break could see drivers hit with £100 fine and licence points

Stopping at a zebra crossing to allow a pedestrian to walk across the road is common courtesy, but could also help drivers avoid a fine. If a pedestrian has stepped onto the road, it is the responsibility of the driver to stop and allow them to reach the other side safely. Failing to stop while a […]

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Morning Live host urges drivers to use fuel-saving tips – ‘You can really help yourself’

On BBC One’s Morning Live, consumer rights expert Matt Allwright gave tips on how drivers can benefit from fuel-saving tips and what they can do at the filling station to keep costs down. Speaking about the record petrol and diesel prices, he said: “This is unavoidable. They need to get to work, take their kids to […]

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‘Look out!’: Motorists warned of little-known ‘right of way’ Highway Code rule

Bus lanes are specifically covered in the Highway Code with Rule 141 which outline how they can be identified, usually road markings and signs. It continues: “Unless otherwise indicated, you should not drive in a bus lane during its period of operation.  “You may enter a bus lane to stop, to load or unload where […]

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‘Perfect time to sell’: Drivers urged to make use of year-long waiting times for new cars

According to new data from Tradesure Insurance, 82 percent of all car sales in 2021 were used vehicles. The research found that more than 7.5 million used cars were sold last year, compared to just 1.6 million new cars. Andy McDonald, Underwriting and Product Development Manager at Tradesure Insurance, commented on the patterns of used car […]

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‘They cannot distract you’: Motorists warned of fines and jail time when driving with pets

This includes an animal cruelty charge and an unlimited fine. In some instances, they could even receive a six-month jail sentence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. Motorists are also warned about driving more safely with their pets, as two-thirds of drivers could be fined. Most drivers have admitted to not driving safely with a […]

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Major new driving laws to be introduced in July will massively affect all UK motorists

Drivers in the UK have already seen countless driving law changes this year, with new Highway Code rules and motoring fines. July will see a host of new regulations designed to boost road safety and reduce emissions, although drivers could find themselves embracing massive changes. EU speed limiters From July 6, all newly launched cars will […]