Monthly Archives: March 2012

Brace yourself for the black box

Friday, 30th March, 2012

Car insurance is a simple thing, correctly set out in black and white for drivers and companies to abide by but research has suggested that this is all to change once the new ‘black box’ device is phased in. The telematics system is designed to monitor a person’s Read the full article…

Seven out of ten motorists unaware of speed limits

Friday, 30th March, 2012

A large proportion of British motorists are unaware of the speed limits on roads across the country. Research by LV revealed that seven out of ten drivers were oblivious to the speed restrictions, which has resulted in a total of £41 million being paid out in fines and Read the full article…

Camden enters into electrical vehicle market

Friday, 30th March, 2012

Renault has teamed up with the London Borough of Camden to promote the use of electrical vehicles. The two will hold an event on March 30th where businesses and organisations are invited to test drive the manufacturer’s Fluence ZE and Kangoo Van ZE energy-efficient vehicles. It is hoped Read the full article…

Glasgow Taxis call for fuel subsidy

Thursday, 29th March, 2012

Fuel hikes have caused grave concern for cab drivers across the country, and now Glasgow Taxis Ltd (GTL) has urged the government for a subsidy. Bosses at the city’s largest black cab firm have written to Scottish ministers to help provide funds so that it can continue to Read the full article…

FLA issues used car warning

Wednesday, 28th March, 2012

  UK motorists planning to buy a used car are being warned by the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) to check there is no outstanding finance left on the vehicle. Figures from the organisation revealed that in 2011 alone, vehicles with outstanding finance totalling £13 million were sold on across the UK, and the FLA Read the full article…

High prices putting people off buying electric cars

Wednesday, 28th March, 2012

Potential buyers are being put off purchasing electric cars by high prices, according to a survey by TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk. Despite the government introducing the Plug-In Car Van Grant which allows drivers of these vehicles to up to 20 per cent (£8,000) off the price of buying an electric car, Read the full article…

Taxi authorities to be given extra criminal checks

Tuesday, 27th March, 2012

A new initiative has been launched by the government to make sure that taxi drivers are more regulated. Licence authorities will be now be able to request extra criminal record checks on potential drivers who could be barred from the Independent Safeguarding Authority prior to handing out licences. Read the full article…

Ford models lower carbon emissions

Tuesday, 27th March, 2012

Ford’s Fiesta and FiestaVan Econetic models are now available with a lower amount of carbon emissions. The British manufacturer is aiming to be on par with the likes of Toyota in terms of commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. The Japanese company was recently named as the ‘Green Read the full article…

Seat claims ‘Best People Carrier’ accolade

Monday, 26th March, 2012

Seat has picked up the ‘Best People Carrier’ accolade for its Alhambra model at the 2012 Fleet News Awards. Judges from the highly-respected motor industry magazine singled out the vehicle’s practicality and versatility for special praise. They also highlighted the low-cost of the car, making it affordable for Read the full article…

Car insurance premiums drop again in March

Monday, 26th March, 2012

Car insurance premiums have continued to fall in the past month, according to a new report by Tiger.co.uk. The company’s “Tiger Watch” monitoring survey found that the price of cover fell by 0.8 per cent in the past month and showed a 1.9 per cent drop from the Read the full article…