Monthly Archives: August 2009

ChoiceQuote Opens New Glasgow Office

Friday, 28th August, 2009

On Tuesday 8th September 2009 specialist taxi insurance broker ChoiceQuote is re-locating its Scottish regional office to The Hub at Glasgow’s Pacific Quay. The opening of the dedicated premises is to be supported by Marie Curie in association with its ‘Big Build’ appeal. The office will be declared ‘open for Read the full article…

Councillors call for improvements to Glasgow-Inverness road

Friday, 28th August, 2009

Highland councillors have called on Transport Scotland to prioritise making improvements to the A82 road from Glasgow to Inverness. Members of the authority have responded to the transport agency’s decision to delay improvements to the A82 in Fort William by suggesting that funds be reallocated to other parts of the road. Among the areas Read the full article…

Hampshire taxi rank ‘could see introduction of marshals’

Friday, 28th August, 2009

A taxi rank in Hampshire could soon be patrolled by marshals as part of a proposed initiative to increase security for cabbies and customers. The initiative, which would be introduced at a busy rank near a ferry pontoon in Gosport, has been proposed by a local council leader in response to rising violence in Read the full article…

Used car dealers see second quarter sales decline

Friday, 28th August, 2009

Used car sellers have seen a fall in the number of vehicles sold between April and June of this year, according to new Experian figures. Second-hand vehicle sales dropped by 1.1 per cent between the first and second quarter of 2009, while the year-on-year decline was 6.6 per cent, the largest decrease recorded this Read the full article…

Southampton taxis to be fitted with security cameras

Thursday, 27th August, 2009

Southampton Council is to implement new rules which will see CCTV cameras fitted in local taxi cabs. These measures will apply to all new private and public hire vehicles in the city, as well as the 700 which are currently in operation, reports the Southern Daily Echo. The council states that the initiative is Read the full article…

250,000 young motorists driving uninsured, says MIB

Thursday, 27th August, 2009

The Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) has released figures which reveal that as many as 250,000 younger motorists may be driving without car insurance. This statistic represents around one-fifth of all drivers between the ages of 17 and 20, with this group also identified as the most likely to claim after accidents. However, it is Read the full article…

New car registrations see decline in Scotland

Thursday, 27th August, 2009

Car dealers in Scotland have seen a decrease in the number of new vehicles registered in the last year, according to new government statistics. Scotland’s chief statistician has published the annual Main Transport Trends report, which shows that there car registrations in 2008 fell by 14 per cent from the previous year to 215,000. Read the full article…

Grampian motorists warned over antisocial driving

Wednesday, 26th August, 2009

Motorists in the Grampian area have received a warning from the local constabulary over the dangers of speeding and antisocial driving. Grampian Police have reminded car owners that excessive speed and inconsiderate behaviour on the roads is not only a public nuisance, but also a potentially serious safety risk. This comes after the force Read the full article…

NFDA backs calls for scrappage extension

Wednesday, 26th August, 2009

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has become the latest body to back calls for an extension of the government’s vehicle scrappage scheme. A meeting with the government has been requested by the body in order to discuss the potential extension, which it describes as “vital” to the industry. Paul Williams, NFDA chairman, hailed Read the full article…

Wolverhampton council considers relaxation of taxi licensing

Wednesday, 26th August, 2009

A consultation has been launched by Wolverhampton City Council on a proposed relaxation of taxi licensing laws. The authority is seeking views on proposed law amendments which would make it easier for new and existing cabbies to operate in the area. Among the suggested changes are an extension of the license renewal period from Read the full article…