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Motoring and Alcohol – The Drink Drive Alcohol Limit

With the festive season approaching many of us will be attending a party or two. However, if you’re planning to take your car or even drive it the following day; monitoring your alcohol consumption is essential. Drinking alcohol before driving any vehicle increases the chances of having an accident, it will also land you in serious trouble if over the limit and stopped by the police. We look at answering a few frequently asked questions on the subject. more info…

Green Motoring – The Plug-In Car Grant Scheme

Motorists in the UK looking to buy new electric cars could face steeper costs in future. It has been reported that budgetary constraints could result in further cuts being made to the government’s plug-in car grant scheme, not only would this affect consumers, it would also have implications for the motor trade, including vehicle manufacturers and dealerships selling new and used electric cars. more info…

The Dartford Crossing – What You Need To Know

At the Eastern side of the M25 circular lies the Dartford Crossing, one of the busiest and most notorious regions of our motorway network, any motorist using this area have been subject to charges for more than 50 years! The Crossing comprises of two sections of tunnel which are used by traffic heading northwards, and the Queen Elizabeth II bridge which carries all southbound traffic, the latter was opened back in 1991 in a bid to ease congestion. more info…

Are Electric Car Prices About to Rise in the UK?

Since electric and hybrid cars became a viable alternative for Britain’s roads, government and incentives have been in place to encourage drivers towards this new, more environmentally friendly technology. With a ban on sales of new diesel and petrol cars planned from the year 2040, government grants are designed to help motorists replace their new and used cars with greener models as part of an initiative to create a cleaner environment. However, MPs are urging government to be more ambitious, they said the current target of 2040 should be brought forward to 2032. more info…

Green Number Plates for the UK?

Green registration plates are already clearly visible on the roads in other countries like Norway and Canada, they’re fitted to clean electric and hydrogen vehicles. Environmentally friendly low emission cars, vans and taxis in the UK could also soon be fixing the ‘green number plate’ after the government launched a public consultation on the idea. Electric and hybrid vehicles made up 5.5% of the UK’s new car market in the first six months of 2018, compared with 4.2% during the same period in 2017. more info…



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