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Motor Trade Insurance News

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…

Reasons not to buy a used car!

It’s been a pretty good 12 months for motorists, with petrol prices at a five year low and plenty of incentives for buyers of both new and used cars. Fuel economy figures are rising, while there’s an increasing amount of cars entering the market with green emissions levels and those incorporating alternative fuels and technologies. more info…



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