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AA survey reveals tailgating is the biggest annoyance on UK roads

AA survey reveals tailgating is the biggest annoyance on UK roads

/ May 24, 2017 9:30 am

A survey conducted by the UK’s Automobile Association has found the thing that most annoys the country’s motorists is somebody driving too close behind them. The AA noted that the practice known as tailgating has constantly topped the table of […]

Speeding driver banned for 11 offences on same Ipswich bridge

Speeding driver banned for 11 offences on same Ipswich bridge

/ May 16, 2017 10:57 am

A Felixstowe motorist has been banned from driving after racking up 11 convictions for speeding on the same bridge. Vasile Ciuca was disqualified from driving for six months by Ipswich magistrates and was also given 99 penalty points. Magistrates heard […]

New EU law gives Europe countries access to DVLA database

New EU law gives Europe countries access to DVLA database

/ May 8, 2017 9:32 am

A Europe Union directive which came into effect at the weekend gives European countries access to the database of UK’s Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency. The new directive means that drivers with DVLA registered cars will face huge fines for […]

Steeper speeding fines come into effect in England and Wales

Steeper speeding fines come into effect in England and Wales

/ April 26, 2017 11:07 am

Standard fines for motorists convicted of speeding in England or Wales got more expensive on Monday. The 24 April was D-Day for a system that now sees fines imposed which take bigger chunks out of offending drivers’ pay packets. Drivers […]

Revamped UK driving tests to include sat nav use section

Revamped UK driving tests to include sat nav use section

/ April 18, 2017 9:48 am

The agency in charge of the UK’s driving tests says four new parts in December will include one on using satellite navigation systems. The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) noted that 50 per cent of motorists now used sat […]

Vodka swilling Coventry mum banged up for drunk driving

Vodka swilling Coventry mum banged up for drunk driving

/ April 11, 2017 10:44 am

A Coventry mother has been sent to jail for drunk driving and a high speed crash with her baby son in the vehicle. Tania Chikwature had driven from Coventry and was approaching Peterborough on the A605 on the 12 December […]

Car clean emissions stickers now mandatory in some France cities

Car clean emissions stickers now mandatory in some France cities

/ April 3, 2017 9:51 am

Drivers in the French cities of Paris, Lyon and Grenoble are now required to display a sticker showing their vehicles’ emissions ratings. The deadline for the purchase of the window screen stickers, Crit’Air vignettes, was the 1 April. People driving […]

Fines for speeding in England and Wales go up in April

Fines for speeding in England and Wales go up in April

/ March 27, 2017 10:22 am

New legislation due to come into effect will see motorists caught speeding on roads in England and Wales pay fines as high as £2,500. The rules are changing on 24 April and fines will be based on how much the […]

London police snare huge number of drivers using mobile phones

London police snare huge number of drivers using mobile phones

/ March 14, 2017 10:47 am

A week-long crackdown in London on drivers using mobile telephones while behind the wheel has snared 2,700 offenders. The campaign by the Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC) division of the Met Police was launched to coincide with a law […]

Nepal capital Kathmandu drives old bangers off city streets

Nepal capital Kathmandu drives old bangers off city streets

/ March 6, 2017 10:06 am

Authorities in the Nepali city of Kathmandu last week inaugurated legislation which will see public vehicles over 20 years old consigned to the scrapheap. D-Day for the banishment of the smoke belching buses, minibuses, taxis and other veteran bangers was […]

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