Monthly Archives: March 2010

Greater Manchester Police warn against school zone parking

Wednesday, 31st March, 2010

Drivers in the Greater Manchester area have been reminded by police of the potential safety risk caused by parking inconsiderately in the areas around schools. Greater Manchester Police have launched an awareness campaign in Rochdale which has recruited local primary school students to create banners warning against parking on zigzag lines. The constabulary reminded Read the full article…

Fiat to display van range at CV Operators Show

Wednesday, 31st March, 2010

Fiat will be showcasing a full range of its vans as part of a promotional event at the CV Operators Show next month. The manufacturer will present two of its new Doblo Cargo vans, which were launched in the UK this month, at the show in Birmingham between April 13th and 15th, with DVDs Read the full article…

Incremental fuel price increases ‘are punishing hauliers’

Wednesday, 31st March, 2010

UK haulage firms are seeing their businesses jeopardised by the small but frequent increases in fuel prices imposed by the government. This is the view of the Road Haulage Association (RHA), which has raised concerns that British companies are now facing the equivalent of a 25 per cent tax on the operation of a typical Read the full article…

Glasgow schools to spearhead road safety campaign

Tuesday, 30th March, 2010

Schools across Glasgow are to participate in a campaign designed to raise awareness of the importance of safe driving in school areas. The city council is conducting a School Travel and Road Safety initiative which will invite the participation of every primary school in the city, reports the Glasgow Evening Times. Students are to Read the full article…

London authorities to outlaw inefficient taxis

Monday, 29th March, 2010

Older taxis which produce high levels of polluting fumes are to be banned from London’s streets as part of proposed new environmental measures. London mayor Boris Johnson has outlined new plans to introduce age limits for taxis and minicabs in the coming years in order to support a wider scheme to tackle the problem Read the full article…

Birmingham City Council outlines green driving advice

Monday, 29th March, 2010

Road users in Birmingham have been issued with advice on environmentally-friendly driving as part of new carbon-reduction initiatives from the local authority. Birmingham City Council is calling on drivers to plan their journeys more efficiently and pay greater attention to fuel usage in order to support the Birmingham Climate Change Action Plan 2010 Plus. Read the full article…

Mersey residents warned of car theft risk during lighter nights

Friday, 26th March, 2010

Car owners across Merseyside have been reminded of the need to be increasingly vigilant about the risk posed by opportunistic thieves after the clocks go forward. Merseyside Police have reminded local residents that the lighter, warmer nights can make homes and vehicles more obvious targets for criminals than they might be in the dark. Read the full article…

Toyota safety controversy ‘will damage brand image’

Friday, 26th March, 2010

The recent controversy over the safety of Toyota vehicles is likely to have a negative impact on the carmaker’s image, according to a poll. A survey conducted among members of consumer group Which? has shown that seven out of ten respondents believe the manufacturer’s long-term reputation has been damaged by the furore. This research Read the full article…

Manchester motorists set to see bus lane fines written off

Thursday, 25th March, 2010

Drivers in Manchester who have received fines for driving in bus lanes may be set to see their penalties cancelled following an administrative error by authorities. Manchester City Council has admitted that more than £155,000 worth of tickets issued between December 2008 and March 2009 are invalid due to bus lane cameras not being Read the full article…

Skoda UK wins award for customer service

Thursday, 25th March, 2010

Skoda has honoured its UK importer and retailer network for the quality of customer care and services it provides. The manufacturer’s UK division has been presented with the Human Touch and Customer Care prize at its annual Importer of the Year Awards for the second consecutive year. This represents the fourth time in five Read the full article…