Monthly Archives: October 2008 Page 2

South Yorkshire boasts reduced vehicle crime

South Yorkshire car insurance customers are in a good location for lower premiums as recent police figures have revealed a significant reduction in vehicle crime. The past six months have seen 9,560 offences which is 879 fewer victims than last year, a drop by 8.4 per cent. Deputy Chief Constable Bob Dyson attributed the Read the full article…

Police target Broughton organised motor crime

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal motor vehicles in Broughton. A team of 25 Northamptonshire police officers carried out warrants at a travellers’ site last Thursday morning and arrested the men aged 23 and 34. Police expect to seize a number of vehicles from the site which may lead Read the full article…

Billions of pounds will not solve transport problem

Wider use of public transport will not solve the problem of congested roads, according to the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) Foundation. The recent RAC research paper Public Transport Effects on Road Traffic Potential and Limitations revealed that even with significant increases in investment, there is limited scope for reducing the number of cars on Read the full article…

Reduced car insurance excess could help money management

Britons who plan to review their car insurance to help manage their monthly outgoings should consider changing the excess on their policy according to the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (Biba). Graeme Trudgill, technical and corporate affairs executive at Biba, said: “Don’t have as your excess a ridiculous number like over £500 because if you Read the full article…

Taxi insurance claims may lower as drivers’ safety increases

Taxi driver safety could improve in Blackburn as a new initiative will have firms asking for set payments at the start of each journey, it has been reported. Police want to tackle the number of taxi fare-related squabbles that lead to both minor and serious offences, the Lancashire Telegraph reports. Blackburn with Darwen Hackney Carriage Read the full article…

Car insurance should be priority for credit-crunched Brits

People hoping to reduce their outgoings have been advised against cutting car insurance policies by the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (Biba). Technical and corporate affairs executive Graeme Trudgill suggested savings could be made by reducing the level of car insurance cover, but he warned people of the risks attached. He said comprehensive insurance is Read the full article…

Council scraps speed cameras

Swindon council’s decision to scrap fixed speed cameras in Wiltshire is a form of “tokenism”, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). IAM research and policy director Neil Greig said: “This move by one local authority smacks of tokenism – and may fuel public cynicism that the priority is saving cash rather than Read the full article…

Police go hi-tech to fight vehicle crime

Northamptonshire police will use trap cars and Bluetooth technology in a bid to lower vehicle crime in the area, it has been reported. A hidden camera in a trap car will film anyone who breaks into and steals anything from it, the Northants Evening Telegraph reports. The vehicle will be equipped with Smartwater, a Read the full article…

Car insurance customers must safeguard against dark-night theft

Motorists have been warned to be extra vigilant against theft as the clocks go back this weekend bringing darker nights. Bill Raynal, managing director of Tracker, the UK stolen vehicle recovery service, said: “Thieves like these extra hours of darkness, allowing them to break into vehicles unseen.” He suggested drivers park their cars under Read the full article…