Monthly Archives: January 2017

<div>Volkswagen overtakes Toyota as the world's biggest carmaker</div>

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Volkswagen has claimed the crown from Toyota as the world’s largest carmaker by sales as the German giant overcame brand damage from the diesel emissions scandal. Japan’s Toyota, which had topped sales for the past four years, sold 10.175 million vehicles … Continue reading

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Driving safe could get you free pizza, coffee and days out thanks to newly launched app

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A new app has been released to help cut young driver deaths by offering rewards, such as pizza and days out, for safe driving. The free app, known as Shotgun and launched by insurer Direct Line, uses GPS technology to … Continue reading

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Statement from Brake on the Bath tipper truck tragedy

27 January 2017 Contact: news@brake.org.uk  At Bath Crown Court today, (27/01/2017) Mr Justice Langstaff sentenced Matthew Gordon and Peter Wood to seven years, six months and five years, three months, respectively, for the manslaughter of Mitzi Steady, 4, Stephen Vaughan, 34, … Continue reading

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Brake honours passion and commitment of road safety campaigners at annual awards

27 January 2017news@brake.org.uk Brake, the road safety charity, in partnership with Direct Line Group, has honoured parliamentarians, campaigners, and volunteers for their tireless efforts to raise awareness of road safety and help to prevent road crashes. Hundreds of Brake supporters … Continue reading

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<div>Top speeding fines rise to 150% of drivers' weekly salary under new rules</div>

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Motorists convicted of serious speeding offences will be fined 150% of their weekly salary under tough new rules, it has been reported. Currently, the fine for speeding is 100% of the person’s weekly salary. The Sentencing Council has published new … Continue reading

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HMRC offer live support to help with your tax returns

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Having trouble with your tax returns? Need help making it to your 31 January deadline? HMRC are running live help and support sessions. You can join the webinars, ask questions and leave at any point – no special equipment is … Continue reading

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Distracted drivers found shaving and eating cereal behind the wheel

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Van and lorry drivers have been caught eating breakfast and shaving at the wheel in an undercover operation by police, it has been reported. 213 people were stopped for various offenses due to the crackdown on distracted drivers. 12 were … Continue reading

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Brake welcomes police crackdown on drivers using mobiles

23 January 2017 news@brake.org.uk Almost 8,000 drivers were caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel  A police campaign to catch drivers who break the law by using mobiles behind the wheel has been welcomed by road safety charity, Brake. … Continue reading

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Car insurance tips: 7 tricks you need to know

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Insurance is a major motoring expense that is becoming even more costly, with premiums generally on the rise. Many motorists pay more than they need to for their annual car insurance; with a bit of planning and time it’s possible to make … Continue reading

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Pothole breakdowns increase at worrying rate

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Potholes likely to appear at ‘unprecedented rate’ in coming months, RAC warns. The RAC issued the warning after recording a 24% rise in the number of pothole-related breakdowns between October and December compared with the same period in 2015. It … Continue reading

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