Monthly Archives: March 2008

Warning over parking ticket changes

Monday, 31st March, 2008

Motorists are being warned that they can now be fined for parking illegally without coming into contact with a parking warden. Under changes to legislation that come into force on March 31st, car parking attendants will be able to issue tickets to drivers by post, even after they have driven off. Edmund King, president of Read the full article…

Car renters cite price clarity as top priority

Monday, 31st March, 2008

Price transparency is a top priority for car rental customers, with many wanting dealers to supply them with details of the final price, according to a new survey. A poll of 2,000 customers by rental giant Avis found that 65 per cent of renters felt that knowing the final price before they left their Read the full article…

Fines for driving with no insurance drop

Monday, 31st March, 2008

Fines for driving without car insurance have fallen by an average of more than one-fifth over the past decade, new figures reveal. Data compiled by the Home Office shows that the average fine for uninsured drivers has dropped from £224 in 1997 to just £177 in 2005, prompting calls for courts to get tougher Read the full article…

At-work motorists ‘most unsafe drivers’

Friday, 28th March, 2008

Work drivers travel more unsafely than other kinds of motorists, new research has claimed. More than 60 per cent of at-work motorists do not leave enough of a gap between their own vehicle and others, while 40 per cent of other drivers admit to the same misdemeanour, the survey by Brake and Green Flag found. Read the full article…

Vans get pride of place at CV Show

Friday, 28th March, 2008

Vans and other types of light commercial vehicles are set to be stars of the event at the upcoming Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show. The show takes place between April 15th and 17th at the NEC in Birmingham and will see almost 200 vans and light trucks from nearly every UK manufacturer go on display Read the full article…

Taxi insurance hikes prompt soiling fee rise calls

Friday, 28th March, 2008

Taxi drivers in the South Ribble area are calling on the local council increase the fee charged when passengers soil their vehicles. If approved, the increase would see fees rise to £100 from the current rate of £40, the Lancashire Evening Post reports. The levy applies to those who damage taxis by vomiting in Read the full article…

New prototype engine ‘could slash emissions by a quarter’

Thursday, 27th March, 2008

A prototype engine that could reduce carbon emissions by up to 27 per cent has been developed, in news that could be of interest to those with eco-friendly car insurance. Led by automotive technology firm Ricardo, the development project saw the creation of a two-litre engine capable of automatically switching between two and four-stroke Read the full article…

Brits’ favourite 1980s car revealed

Thursday, 27th March, 2008

The Porsche 911 has come out on top in a survey to discover the most loved 1980s car among Britons, motor insurance customers might be interested to read. Conducted by HPI, the poll saw the sporty number – which was originally launched during the 1960s – receive 29 per cent of the vote. Its closest Read the full article…

Campaign to raise awareness of driving tired

Wednesday, 26th March, 2008

Motorists who drive when tired are the target of a new government campaign. The road safety drive aims to raise awareness among motorists – especially those who drive for work purposes – of the perils of getting sleepy at the wheel, which could potentially impact upon drivers’ car or van insurance premiums should an Read the full article…