Monthly Archives: January 2008

Claims rise as a result of potholes

Thursday, 31st January, 2008

More than ten per cent of the UK’s potholes are not being filled by councils despite posing a potential risk to drivers and their motor trade insurance premiums. TyreSafe cites recent research as showing that 12 per cent of potholes are still not being filled, equating to 120,000 holes in the road. The organisation Read the full article…

‘Core of people responsible for most Reading crimes’

Thursday, 31st January, 2008

Vehicle crime in East Reading – which may have resulted in van insurance claims for some auto owners – is caused mainly by a core of ten people. This is according to East Reading Inspector Kevin Sinfield, who told the Reading Evening Post that there were “rich pickings” to be had by thieves targeting the Read the full article…

Car vandals ‘strike 24 times’

Wednesday, 30th January, 2008

A Gloucestershire locality has become the victim of a spate of car vandalism incidents, according to a newspaper. The Gazette has said that residents in Bredon, in Yate, have had some 24 cars attacked by criminals in the last week, meaning car insurance claims could be high from this area of the country. “I am Read the full article…

Drivers ‘could save millions in road tax’

Wednesday, 30th January, 2008

Britain’s drivers could save as much as a collective £2.9 million in road tax each year if they drove eco-friendly cars, according to the latest research. With 17 per cent less CO2 being emitted by such vehicles than their non-green counterparts, uSwitch has suggested that adopting such a vehicle can reduce the cost for Read the full article…

In-car valuables ‘must be removed’

Tuesday, 29th January, 2008

Motorists in Humberside – potentially including those with courier insurance – are being advised to keep valuables out of their vehicles and away from the sight of thieves. Drivers who use satellite navigation (satnav) systems to carry out their delivery jobs might want to ensure they remove the devices from their automobiles when they park Read the full article…

Police target illegal drivers in Shrewsbury

Tuesday, 29th January, 2008

Illegal motorists – potentially including those who fail to invest in car insurance for their vehicles – are being targeted by police in West Mercia, Shrewsbury. Officers are specifically hoping to crack down on motorists who use their vehicles for criminal activity and those with personalised number plates. According to the Evesham Journal, police Read the full article…

Drivers given advice after break-ins

Tuesday, 29th January, 2008

Vehicle break-ins in Basingstoke, which may have resulted in car and van insurance claims, have prompted police in the area to issue advice to local drivers. Over January 22nd and 23rd, some 11 incidents took place in the Brighton Hill area, with items such as satellite navigation (satnav) systems, CDs and even a pressure Read the full article…

Motorbike tax evasion figures criticised

Monday, 28th January, 2008

Findings that almost 40 per cent of bikers evaded paying road tax in 2006-07 have been criticised by the Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCIA). The discovery, made by the Commons’ public accounts committee, has been slammed as potentially wrong because of the methodology used to collect data. Roadside surveys were conducted to reach the estimate, Read the full article…

Vehicle crime declines in Oxford town

Monday, 28th January, 2008

Incidents of vehicle crime in Wantage, Oxfordshire, have dramatically fallen over the past year, motor trade insurance holders may be interested to read. The Oxford Mail has reported that incidents in which criminals have interfered with automobiles fell by 65 per cent between April 1st 2007 and January 15th 2008, marking a reduction from 38 Read the full article…

Toyota outlines tiredness sensor

Monday, 28th January, 2008

Motorists looking to avoid van insurance claims might want to wait before investing in their next new model, as Toyota is introducing special technology to ensure driver safety. The firm has announced a new system combining a camera and a computer to track how tired a driver is and help avert potentially dangerous situations. Images Read the full article…