Monthly Archives: October 2009

Strathclyde Police issue car security warning

Friday, 30th October, 2009

Motorists in south-west Scotland have been reminded by police of the need to properly secure their cars in order to ensure they do not fall victim to opportunist thieves. Strathclyde Police have reminded drivers that security concerns should be paramount after a number of thefts in the South Ayrshire region, reports the Ayr Advertiser. Read the full article…

Citroen to support van drivers with new business centres

Friday, 30th October, 2009

Citroen has revealed that it is to expand its network of business centres across the UK in order to provide support and services to its light commercial vehicle (LCV) customers. The van manufacturer is looking to appoint an additional 90 business centres from its existing UK dealer network, which will offer van drivers various Read the full article…

Rutherglen gas works ‘causing mayhem for motorists’

Thursday, 29th October, 2009

Motorists and cab drivers in Rutherglen have raised concerns that ongoing gas works taking place in the area are causing a major inconvenience for road users. Rutherglen’s Main Street has been closed off to traffic since mid-July to pipe-laying work being conducted by Scotland Gas Network. This undertaking is due to continue until at Read the full article…

Citroen ‘looking to improve energy efficiency of LCVs’

Thursday, 29th October, 2009

Citroen has stated its commitment to pursuing higher standards of environmental performance and energy efficiency across its light commercial vehicle (LCV) range. The manufacturer has highlighted a number of development projects it is conducting in order to produce more efficient vehicles in the future. Among these are hybrid systems for its Berlingo, Dispatch and Read the full article…

Glasgow’s Kingston Bridge ‘to remain restricted indefinitely’

Wednesday, 28th October, 2009

Motorists in Glasgow have been warned that traffic flow restrictions on the Kingston Bridge are likely to remain in place indefinitely. The busy River Clyde crossing has been affected by lane closures and blocked exits for more than 15 years after concerns were raised about the bridge’s structural weakness and deteriorating condition. This is despite Read the full article…

Car dealers ‘are losing sales by ignoring enquiries’

Wednesday, 28th October, 2009

Car sellers have been advised that poor processing of enquiries could be costing them valuable sales. New research conducted by customer relationship expert Mondial Assistance has revealed that 90 per cent of motor traders are leaving it up to the customer to follow up a request for a brochure, rather than contacting them personally. Read the full article…

Car-sharing lane to be introduced in north-east Scotland

Tuesday, 27th October, 2009

Motorists may be soon be able to take advantage of a car-sharing lane on the A90 between Aberdeen and Stonehaven as part of a government pilot scheme. Transport Scotland and Aberdeen City Council are considering the implementation of a lane for exclusive use by high occupancy vehicles in order to help curb traffic. The Read the full article…

Nissan sees Micra sales boost due to scrappage scheme

Tuesday, 27th October, 2009

Nissan has seen sales of its popular Micra increase in recent months thanks to the influence of the government scrappage scheme. The Japanese carmaker sold 10,445 Micras across Europe in September, an increase of four per cent over the same period of 2008. As a result of this, the firm has increased production of Read the full article…

Berwick to introduce tighter taxi licensing laws

Tuesday, 27th October, 2009

Northumberland County Council is to introduce more strenuous taxi licensing laws in Berwick in order to close a loophole which north-east cabbies felt was threatening their livelihood. The authority has agreed in principle new laws that will only grant licences to those intending to operate mainly within the county, with the changes aimed at Read the full article…

Luxury Glasgow car wash ‘proving popular among motorists’

Monday, 26th October, 2009

Drivers in Glasgow have been taking advantage of a recently opened car washing service in the city which offers luxury cleaning by hand. CarSpa has positioned itself as a high-end, environmentally-friendly car washing service since opening earlier this month. It claims to offer an alternative to the standard automated car wash services which helps Read the full article…