Monthly Archives: January 2020

New lifts to ease MOT backlog in Northern Ireland

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Two new lifts are set to go into operation at MOT centres in Northern Ireland. This follows the news earlier this week that the Northern Irish government had suspended MOT testing for cars and vans due to concerns over the … Continue reading

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It’s snow joke

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On average, almost 1 in 6 people risk their car being stolen by leaving the engine running while they defrost their car, according to AA research. Scottish drivers seem to be the most trusting, with almost a quarter (23%) of … Continue reading

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Birmingham most expensive city to own a car

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Birmingham is the UK’s costliest place to own a car, according to new research carried out for Kwik Fit. Researchers looked at the variance in the most common items of motoring expenditure in 20 locations across the country and found … Continue reading

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Driving in the EU after Brexit

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UK motorists will continue to be able to drive in the EU as normal after Brexit and until the transition period is over. The existing rules allow motorists to drive in EU countries on a full UK licence, but there … Continue reading

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Near-misses increase on smart motorways

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Near-misses on one of Britain’s stretches of smart motorway have increased 20-fold since the hard shoulder was taken away, according to new figures. An investigation by BBC Panorama found that on one of two converted sections of the M25, there … Continue reading

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Brake comments as figures reveal 38 people were killed on smart motorways in last five years

News from Brake news@brake.org.uk Monday 27 January 2020    Figures revealed by the Government have shown that 38 people were killed on smart motorways in the last five years.   A Freedom of Information (FoI) request sent by BBC’s Panorama … Continue reading

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Baby boomers know their warning lights

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Baby boomers come out on top when identifying dashboard warning lights, according to a new poll. Prestone polled around 1,000 drivers to see if they could recognise some common warning lights that may appear on your dashboard. On average, baby … Continue reading

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10 most affordable cars for new drivers

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The 10 most affordable cars for new drivers have been revealed by a new study. Compare the Market looked at factors including purchase price, insurance group, average insurance premium and official economy figures to come up with 10 of the … Continue reading

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Average cost of an accident is £400

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The average accident costs a driver more than £400, according to new research. A study by price comparison website MoneySuperMarket combined the results of a poll of 2,000 UK drivers with its own data and found that the ‘true cost’ … Continue reading

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Courts should be “cautious” of exceptional hardship claims

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Loss of employment will not automatically be deemed as exceptional hardship under new proposed guidelines for sentencing speeding motorists. Drivers who break the speed limit should no longer be able to avoid a driving ban because it would mean losing … Continue reading

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