Keeping you up to speed
With the election just around the corner, it’s time for the major parties to set out their stall and tell hard pressed motorists exactly what they are going to do to make our driving lives easier.
With the general election so close, it was no surprise that the Chancellor, George Osborne, was framing today’s Spring Budget Statement in sound bites.
Ahead of the Autumn Statement that has just been made, the Transport Minister, Patrick McLoughlin outlined the details of £15bn of road improvements that will take place in the UK over the next five years.
Fuel duty freeze: the major budget news for motorists The freeze on fuel duty announced in this year’s Autumn Statement means that fuel duty will remain at 57.
Young motorists are being warned about fraudsters selling fake car insurance as part of a new national campaign.
Recent figures from HM Revenue and Customs has found a 48% increase in the detection of illegal fuel sales from so called ‘pop-up garages’ in the UK.
Oil companies are receiving very bad press in the news lately. And rightly so, for the disgruntled driver who expects to pay up to 140.
In recent months, diesel cars have soared in popularity and are now outselling petrol motors, as drivers are tempted by better fuel economy (Source: Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders).
If you are caught driving a vehicle without insurance, the police will give you a fixed penalty fine of £200 and 6 penalty points.
The Department of Transport has launched an eye catching campaign to deter drivers from drink driving over the spring & summer of 2013.