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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…

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