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Challenging Parking Fines and Penalty Charge Notices

Most parking fines and penalty notices are normally justified on new and used cars alike; this article is about challenging tickets that you consider to be unfair. Think carefully though, as it could end up costing you more than the original fine, with related late penalty payments, known as ‘charge certificates’. There are two ways to challenge your ticket – informally and formally – the most common and easiest being informally, for which, as with a formal challenge, you have 28 days to complain. more info…

Is Your Car Coping with the Heatwave?

Driving in the summer can be a delight, with warm evenings, trips to the seaside, and convertibles finally coming into their own. Unfortunately, warmer weather and holidays can also bring traffic jams and mechanical problems. As well as issues caused by the heat itself, driving longer distances for holiday travel can make existing problems worse, causing a breakdown at the most inconvenient time. more info…

Should I do a Speed Awareness Course?

Speeding fines, points and insurance policy premiums go hand-in-hand; if you receive the first two, your premium will rise. The National Speed Awareness Scheme, contrary to common belief, is not operated by the police, however, they do appoint a member of the Association of National Driver Improvement Course Providers, (ANDISP), to deliver the courses in their particular area. If you are a regular speeding offender, you may be offered the chance to take the Speed Awareness Course rather than be issued with penalty points, and, although the course costs around £100, it will avoid any additions to your licence. more info…

What’s New with Vehicle Road Tax?

April 2018 saw changes to the government regulations for Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), more commonly referred to as road tax. This followed on from the significant changes to tax brackets brought in the previous year, in April 2017. As a result, some owners of new and used cars have seen a large difference in the amount of road tax they pay, leaving drivers of some vehicle classes better off, and others worse. more info…

2018’s New Driving Laws – What Do They Mean for You?

A raft of new motoring laws has been introduced in the first half of 2018, with more likely to be on their way. Keeping track of all the changes can be tricky, whether you’re a driver or work in the motor trade. However, if you fall foul of these regulations, not only could you invalidate your insurance policy, you could face a hefty fine or even a prison sentence. So, what do you need to be aware of when driving on the UK’s roads? more info…

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