Monthly Archives: November 2010

Up to 93 per cent of taxis ‘without insurance’

Tuesday, 30th November, 2010

As many as 93 per cent of the cabs on the road in the UK are not properly covered by insurance, a report has found. According to BBC News, checks on 1,200 vehicles from various counties outside of London found that almost all of them were without proper taxi cab insurance. The news provider Read the full article…

Frost-jackers target Greater Manchester

Tuesday, 30th November, 2010

Motorists who have their cars stolen in frost-jacking incidents have been reminded that they may not receive an insurance payout. Yesterday (November 29th 2010), there were three incidents of frost-jacking in Greater Manchester within just 20 minutes of each other, the Daily Mail reported. Each of the motorists involved had left their cars running Read the full article…

Warning over unlicensed Lincolnshire taxi companies

Monday, 29th November, 2010

Consumers have been warned over using taxi firms in Lincolnshire that have not been officially licensed. The Skegness Taxi Owners Association has joined together with the East Lindsey District Council to remind those who are looking for a cab this Christmas to only use recognised companies. Council spokesman Neil Brooks said that people should Read the full article…

Jack-knifing warning given to hauliers

Monday, 29th November, 2010

Hauliers have been reminded of the importance of driving carefully in poor weather conditions to avoid jack-knifing. The Road Haulage Association issued the reminder to maintain extra vigilance when loading and driving trucks, due to the essential services which trucks provide to businesses and the public alike. It noted that while jack-knifing is less Read the full article…

Volkswagen to open Liverpool dealership

Monday, 29th November, 2010

A new Volkswagen commercial vehicle dealership is set to open in Liverpool at the beginning of next year. Marking the first time that the manufacturer has had a dealership in the city in the past six years, it is to open in January 2011, the Daily Post reported. Situated on Woodland Avenue in Speke, Read the full article…

Road safety charity welcomes speed camera reinstatement

Friday, 26th November, 2010

Road safety charity Brake has welcomed the news that speed cameras are to be reinstated in Oxfordshire after research showed speeding had increased following their removal. Speed cameras in the region were removed in August this year after Oxford County Council withdrew funding. However, research showed that the Read the full article…

York police conduct checks on local taxis

Wednesday, 24th November, 2010

Taxi drivers in York have been subjected to a series of police inspections as part of a move to uphold standards in the local trade. North Yorkshire Police stopped 80 hackney carriages and private hire cars during the operation last week in order to ensure that vehicles were roadworthy and properly licensed. This led Read the full article…

Greater Manchester to see icy conditions

Wednesday, 24th November, 2010

Drivers in the Greater Manchester area are set to see cold and icy conditions over the coming days, according to forecasts. The Met Office states that daytime temperatures are likely to fall as low as two degrees C on Thursday (November 25th 2010), while overnight temperatures will stand at around minus two degrees C. Read the full article…

Liverpool cabbies arrested for illegally plying for trade

Tuesday, 23rd November, 2010

Five taxi drivers in the Liverpool area are to be penalised after being caught plying for trade when they were not legally entitled to do so. The private hire drivers from Liverpool and Knowsley were arrested during a city council and Merseyside Police operation after they were found touting for customers, despite not having Read the full article…