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The Driving Distraction

Motorists are being urged to take extra care when taking to the roads during major summer sporting events such as Wimbledon, Euro 2016, the new Premier League Season, and the Olympics. According to a recent survey, over 5% of drivers admit to erratic driving while becoming engrossed in radio commentary on their favourite sports. A staggering 35% also confirmed that they experience much higher levels of stress at such times, which is clearly not ideal when driving. more info…

Overturning a parking ticket

There are few things more annoying for the motorist than returning to your car only to find a parking ticket tucked under the windscreen wiper. Most of us like to consider ourselves good, law abiding drivers, so it is a shock as well as an inconvenience to discover that we have apparently done something wrong. Millions of new and used cars receive parking tickets across the UK every year, on public roads and in car parks. Even vehicles on trade plates are not exempt and can be fined. It’s no wonder that motor trade magazines and websites are full of advice on how to contest your ticket. more info…

Who can save VW?

The ongoing diesel emissions scandal has prompted huge changes at Volkswagen. The German manufacturer was found to have knowingly published falsified emissions levels for some of its vehicles, prompting an enquiry and legal action. In the latest twist, its management board has been overhauled, in the biggest change to the company’s structure since it was founded in the 1930s. more info…

Pot Holes – Major Problem

Europe’s roads present many hazards for the motorist, from the cobbled streets of Paris to the hairpin bends of the Alps, and from gravel or dirt tracks to the icy roads of a Scandinavian winter. One problem, however, seems to afflict the UK more than any other country, and that is the presence of potholes. more info…

Drug-drivers still on the increase

Tougher UK laws on drug-driving have seen a considerable increase in the number of motorists convicted for getting behind the wheel while under the influence of medication, both legal and illegal. Startling figures uncovered by show a 140% rise in the number of cases in 2015, with a leap from 738 cases in 2014 to 1,686 last year. more info…

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