Monthly Archives: October 2010

Gwynedd local council considers colour-coded cabs

Friday, 29th October, 2010

Gwynedd Council are considering implementing new regulations which would see a colour-coding system imposed on local taxis. Local officials have abandoned plans to introduce a two-toned colour scheme for all hackney and private hire cars, but may instead rule that each type of car is painted in a specific shade, reports the Caernarfon Denbigh Read the full article…

Birmingham drivers ‘are avoiding pricey M6 toll road’

Friday, 29th October, 2010

Drivers in Birmingham are avoiding using the M6 toll road due to the high cost of fees, according to a poll conducted by a local business group. The Birmingham Chamber Group has conducted a survey of around 100 firms, revealing that the £5 fee is putting more than three-quarters of respondents off using the Read the full article…

Glasgow council defends road standards ahead of winter

Thursday, 28th October, 2010

Glasgow City Council has expressed confidence that drivers will not be unduly affected by potholes as winter approaches. A spokesman for the local authority told the Glasgow Evening Times that its updated action plan will allow it to react in a timely and efficient manner to any damage done to road surfaces during cold weather. Read the full article…

FTA welcomes government commitment to key trade routes

Thursday, 28th October, 2010

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has praised the government for its decision to safeguard a number of key road improvement schemes from widespread spending cuts. It was announced this week that nine programmes to widen and upgrade areas of roads such as the M60, M1 and M25 will go ahead as originally planned, allaying Read the full article…

SMMT spearheads motor trade carbon reduction scheme

Wednesday, 27th October, 2010

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has unveiled a new initiative that will aim to help UK car dealerships save money by reducing their carbon emissions. In association with the Retail Motor Industry Federation and the Carbon Trust, retailers are to be assisted in meeting a targeted reduction of 50,000 tonnes of Read the full article…

Greater Manchester Police warn of winter car theft risk

Wednesday, 27th October, 2010

Car owners must be wary of the potential security risk posed by leaving a vehicle running in order to defrost it, according to Greater Manchester Police. The constabulary has issued a warning that leaving a car switched on and unattended with the keys in the ignition could be an invitation for opportunistic car thieves. It Read the full article…

Leeds to get taxi marshals over festive period

Tuesday, 26th October, 2010

A number of key taxi ranks in Leeds are to be patrolled by taxi marshals over the Christmas and New Year period in a bid to improve safety and order. Leeds City Council is allying with West Yorkshire Police to put the marshals in place at three ranks, including one located near the local Read the full article…

Liverpool van driver tagged after fly-tipping

Tuesday, 26th October, 2010

A van driver in Liverpool has been prosecuted after being found guilty of a number of fly-tipping offences around the area. Allen Gardener has been electronically tagged for 56 days and served with a six-month community order after he dumped several loads of builder’s rubble and garden waste in various roads and streets across Read the full article…

Citroen launches improved Berlingo First 750

Monday, 25th October, 2010

Citroen has introduced a new and improved version of its Berlingo First light commercial vehicle with an expanded payload. The Citroen Berlingo First 750 offers a 25 per cent payload increase compared to the standard model and can now carry weights of up to 749 kg, up from 600 kg. According to the manufacturer, Read the full article…

Birmingham parking ‘among the most time-consuming in UK’

Monday, 25th October, 2010

Drivers in Birmingham are spending more time each year searching for parking spots than nearly anywhere else in the country. A survey conducted by parking organisation NCP revealed that the Midlands city came second in a poll measuring how long on average it takes car owners to find a place to leave their vehicles. Read the full article…