Monthly Archives: June 2010

Trafford hauliers advised on bicycle awareness

Wednesday, 30th June, 2010

Hauliers in the Trafford area are being targeted by a new campaign to raise awareness of the importance of paying attention to cyclists. Food producer and marketer Cargill has allied with Trafford Council to launch the Sharing the Road initiative, which is aimed at bicycle owners as well as lorry drivers, reports the Messenger. Read the full article…

Older drivers ‘would benefit from refresher courses’

Wednesday, 30th June, 2010

Car owners over the age of 70 could see significant benefits from optional refresher driving courses, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). Neil Greig, director of policy and research at the organisation, has suggested that providing such opportunities to elderly motorists could help them cope better with hazards such as high-speed roads, Read the full article…

Vince Cable to discuss funding for Merseyside Ampera production

Tuesday, 29th June, 2010

Business secretary Vince Cable is to meet with representatives from Vauxhall to discuss providing funding for the production of the new Ampera at Ellesmere Port, Merseyside. The minister will speak with Vauxhall’s chairman Bill Parfitt and chief executive Nick Reilly in the next few weeks in order to discuss a potential government grant of £30 Read the full article…

Younger motorists warned against speeding

Tuesday, 29th June, 2010

A road safety charity has called on younger drivers to be more aware of their speed, in order to preserve their own safety and that of other road users. Brake has allied with courier service FedEx to conduct a survey, which revealed that more than half of UK young people have been a passenger Read the full article…

West Midlands car owners warned of summer break-in risk

Monday, 28th June, 2010

West Midlands Police have reminded local residents that leaving the windows and doors of their homes open during the hot summer weather could result in the theft of their cars. According to the constabulary, homeowners in the area have seen an increase in the number of break-ins since summer began, with many opportunist thieves Read the full article…

Denbighshire taxi drivers raise concern over new knowledge tests

Monday, 28th June, 2010

Cabbies in Denbighshire have expressed scepticism over new plans by the local authority to introduce knowledge tests for taxi drivers. The council is considering implementing tests for both new and existing drivers which would require them to display knowledge of local geography, industry laws and vehicle maintenance, as well as a decent grasp of Read the full article…

Cars crushed in Glasgow in anti-drink-drive campaign

Friday, 25th June, 2010

Scottish authorities have sent a message about the serious legal repercussions of drink-driving by crushing cars in Glasgow. Justice secretary Kenny MacAskill, Central Scotland Police chief constable Kevin Smith and solicitor general Frank Mulholland were present to see the destruction of a vehicle which had been confiscated from a drink driver. The car crushing Read the full article…

Renault hails improved satisfaction with dealer network

Friday, 25th June, 2010

Renault has highlighted the enhancements made to the service provided by its dealers after achieving an improved performance in a new industry poll. Results from the Auto Express Driver Power 2010 survey revealed that the French Manufacturer’s dealer network was ranked as the 15th best, up from 30th place last year. This improvement was Read the full article…

Manchester children raise awareness of school road safety

Thursday, 24th June, 2010

Schoolchildren from Openshaw have allied with Greater Manchester Police in a campaign to raise awareness of road safety issues in the areas surrounding schools. Pupils from St Barnabas Primary School have volunteered to form a junior police community support officer (PCSO) group to advise fellow students and parents on the potential dangers of road Read the full article…

FTA highlights dangers of unsafe loading of vans

Thursday, 24th June, 2010

UK van drivers have been reminded by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) of the safety and legal risks which can ensue from failing to load their vehicles securely. The organisation has launched a new best practice guide which is designed to clarify government policy on this issue, as well as practical advice on how Read the full article…