Yearly Archives: 2009

Birmingham motorists to be hit by M6 roadworks

Thursday, 31st December, 2009

A programme of remedial works to the M6 is likely to lead to traffic delays in part of Birmingham until early 2011. The Highways Agency has confirmed it is to begin work on renewing the motorway’s infrastructure where it crosses the A453 at Perry Barr on January 4th 2010. It expects the work to Read the full article…

Three Glasgow fine defaulters have cars clamped

Wednesday, 30th December, 2009

Three drivers from Glasgow have had their cars clamped as part of a crackdown on motorists who do not pay fines. The Scottish Court Service issued clamping orders against the three drivers because of unpaid fines of between £45 and £180 for offences including having no road tax and illegal parking. Once the vehicles Read the full article…

Police in Liverpool clamp down on drink driving

Tuesday, 29th December, 2009

Police in Liverpool are to carry out thousands of road checks in the coming weeks as part of a crackdown on drink driving. Merseyside Police stage an anti-drink driving campaign every year, with the action helping to push down the number of accidents in which alcohol was a factor. Last year’s campaign saw 3,159 Read the full article…

Council officials propose new taxi rank for York

Tuesday, 29th December, 2009

City of York Council has revealed it plans to open a new taxi rank in St Sampson’s Square. Taxi drivers in the city have been campaigning for a new rank for several years, reports the Press. Council officials have now responded to the requests by proposing that two sides of St Sampson’s Square are Read the full article…

Manchester car owners warned of increased crime risk

Thursday, 24th December, 2009

Drivers in Manchester have been reminded not to risk becoming a victim of vehicle crime over the festive period. Greater Manchester Police has drawn attention to a spate of car-related misdemeanours in Chorlton over the last fortnight which has seen eight autos broken into. The constabulary suggested that dark nights and the increased likelihood Read the full article…

Derbyshire council cracks down on poor taxi standards

Thursday, 24th December, 2009

South Derbyshire District Council has clamped down on local taxi drivers who are failing to meet their legal obligations over vehicle safety. The authority conducted spot checks of 23 vehicles earlier in the month, revealing that 11 were not considered roadworthy according to official regulations. Among the problems isolated during the inspections were defective seatbelts Read the full article…

Liverpool drivers ‘beset by icy conditions’

Wednesday, 23rd December, 2009

Motorists in Liverpool have seen road conditions becoming increasingly difficult in recent days. The Highways Agency states that it has been forced to deploy 300 tonnes of salt on Merseyside roads since December 22nd 2009, with 41 gritters having been working since 02:00 GMT, reports the Liverpool Echo. These measures have been made necessary Read the full article…

Welsh hauliers ‘will be impacted by Severn tolls at Christmas’

Wednesday, 23rd December, 2009

Haulage companies in Wales are likely to see their Christmad revenue cut by excessive tolls charged on those crossing the River Severn, according to a trade body. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has reiterated calls for relief on the levies paid by users of the Severn crossings amid concerns that they are endangering companies Read the full article…

Cabbies ‘should capitalise on scrappage scheme’

Wednesday, 23rd December, 2009

Taxi drivers have been advised to take the opportunity to buy a new vehicle while the scrappage scheme is still in place. Cab dealership Mann & Overton London (M&O) has suggested that “now is the time to buy” given the financial incentives currently on offer by the government. The company’s recommendation comes after it Read the full article…

Glasgow cabbies to help with drink driving initiative

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009

Authorities in Glasgow are recruiting local cabbies in a new campaign against drink driving in the city. Staff from Glasgow Taxis are to be tasked with keeping a lookout for other motorists who they suspect to be driving under the influence and report them to the police, reports the Glasgow Evening Times. It is Read the full article…