Keeping you up to speed
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.
The average 17 – 20 year old young woman will now find that their comprehensive insurance cover has shot up by £2,000 a year, a report has shown.
Cycle campaigners are calling for a new law in Scotland to make motorists at fault in an accident. The UK is one of 5 EU countries that does not have the law known as “strict liability”.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) says that car advertisements should qualify mpg (miles per gallon) claims, and not misleading consumers.
New research from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMNT) has found that spending at least two minutes making vital checks on your car can reduce the chances of it failing its MOT.