Monthly Archives: November 2007

Drivers warned of Maidenhead vehicle crimewave

Friday, 30th November, 2007

A number of commercial vehicle insurance holders in Maidenhead might have had to claim on their policy recently following a spate of thefts from cars in the area. The Maidenhead Advertiser reports that more than 40 such thefts occurred last weekend, with police now appealing to motorists to help tackle the mini crimewave. “I Read the full article…

Damaging road humps to stay

Friday, 30th November, 2007

Speed humps in Selby that have damaged vehicles – potentially resulting in commercial vehicle insurance claims for some drives – will not be removed, it has emerged. Local councillors have ruled that the bumps will stay – despite them giving many residents the hump, the York Press reports. Villagers had set up a group Read the full article…

Vehicle crime down by 65% at the Trafford Centre

Friday, 30th November, 2007

Drivers, such as those with courier insurance, who make regular trips to the Trafford Centre may be pleased to read that vehicle crime at the complex has been cut by 65 per cent through the use of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology. The Civica system cost £285,000 and covers 12,000 parking spaces at the Read the full article…

Footballers to become safer drivers?

Thursday, 29th November, 2007

Young footballers in Sunderland looking to avoid motor insurance claims this festive period may have been in luck thanks to a course being run to help young motorists stay safe. Members of Sunderland AFC’s youth team were the first to take part in the scheme being held for motorists aged between 17 and 25 Read the full article…

Baited vehicles to catch criminals

Thursday, 29th November, 2007

Holders of commercial vehicle insurance may be interested to read that automobile thieves in Wiltshire are facing a crackdown by police via baited vehicles. A number of vans and cars have been targeted in the villages between Marlborough and Amesbury, the Wiltshire Gazette and Herald reports. But police are gaining the upper hand on Read the full article…

Taxi marshals to help revellers get home

Thursday, 29th November, 2007

Taxi drivers in Nottingham are supporting a scheme that got underway in the city recently to ensure that people pick up taxis legally and in a safe way. A number of marshals have been introduced to help organise queues and direct late-night revellers to waiting cabs, taxi insurance holders may be interested to read. Read the full article…

‘Keep in-car valuables out of sight’

Wednesday, 28th November, 2007

Drivers looking to keep their courier insurance intact this festive season might want to heed the advice given to Cheshire motorists recently – do not leave valuables on display inside vehicles. According to the Northwich Guardian, items such as laptops, satellite navigation systems and CD players have all been stolen from vehicles in Lymm, Grappenhall Read the full article…

Warning for Fiat Punto drivers

Wednesday, 28th November, 2007

Motorists in Trafford using their Fiat Punto as a courier vehicle may want to keep their car locked away when not in use. The Northwich Guardian reports that six of the models have been targeted by thieves over a recent 12-day period, with all vehicles left without their steering wheels and columns. Officers believe that Read the full article…

‘Men are brutes under the bonnet’

Wednesday, 28th November, 2007

Male motorists who want to keep their car insurance premiums intact might want to avoid using brute force under the bonnet. Research by car care specialist Comma has shown that men are twice as likely as women to run the risk of injury when repairing their car in the garage. Among the findings was Read the full article…

Irish cabbies facing taxi overhaul

Tuesday, 27th November, 2007

UK taxi drivers may be interested to read that their Irish counterparts are facing a clampdown in the wake of new industry standards. Under proposals from the nation’s Commission for Taxi Regulation proposals, up to 3,000 taxis will be removed from the roads because they will not meet criteria concerning age, size, cleanliness and Read the full article…