Archive for category: Motoring

UK buyers of ex hire cars entitled to compensation

UK buyers of ex hire cars entitled to compensation

/ January 10, 2018 10:26 am

UK motorists who have bought redundant hire cars could be in for a windfall once new guidelines are implemented. Harcus Sinclair litigation specialist Damon Parker says any drivers who think they weren’t provided with the full history of second hand […]

Penalties for driving in UK motorway closed lanes to increase

Penalties for driving in UK motorway closed lanes to increase

/ January 2, 2018 11:16 am

Highways England says drivers who ignore so-called ‘Red-X’ warnings on motorways will likely be facing stiffer penalties from March onwards. The Red-X on UK motorway gantries means the hard shoulder or indicated lane is closed. At present, Highways England issues […]

Tory MP Richard Benyon loses driving licence for texting

Tory MP Richard Benyon loses driving licence for texting

/ December 25, 2017 9:21 am

Millionaire MP Richard Benyon has been given six penalty points on his driving licence for texting behind the wheel. As he still had points for unspent convictions on his license, the extra points resulted in an automatic six months ban […]

AA tells UK motorists to ensure cars are scraped free of snow

AA tells UK motorists to ensure cars are scraped free of snow

/ December 15, 2017 11:30 am

The Automobile Association has issued a warning reminding drivers to ensure they scrape all snow off their vehicles. The alert explained that just scraping snow off the windows was not enough and drivers faced a possible £100 fine and up […]

DVSA launches new and revamped UK driving tests

DVSA launches new and revamped UK driving tests

/ December 6, 2017 11:38 am

The UK’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) inaugurated its new driving test yesterday. Hailed as the test to assess the skills of 21st century learner drivers, the revamped product includes sections on using satnavs and backing into car park […]

Naked US driver rams tree while in the throes of sexual ecstasy

Naked US driver rams tree while in the throes of sexual ecstasy

/ November 28, 2017 12:11 pm

Police in the US state of Washington have arrested a driver for allegedly having sex behind the wheel while drunk. Eye witnesses say a car driven by 23-year-old Michael Tonkin rammed a tree beside a motorway before two occupants without […]

PCS Union for UK driving test examiners announces strike

PCS Union for UK driving test examiners announces strike

/ November 20, 2017 10:19 am

The UK’s union for driving test centre examiners says its members will be working to rule and staging a two-day strike. The Public and Commercial Service Union stated that the work-to-rule would begin on the 23 November and the strike […]

Press Association study shows UK police forces turn off speed cameras

Press Association study shows UK police forces turn off speed cameras

/ November 10, 2017 2:53 pm

A survey conducted by the Press Association has revealed many of the UK’s police forces have disabled their roadside speed cameras. Using Freedom of Information laws, the association asked the UK’s police forces and their speed camera providers to provide […]

Golfer Tiger Woods gets probation for sleeping in car

Golfer Tiger Woods gets probation for sleeping in car

/ November 1, 2017 10:25 am

Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods was given one year’s probation last week for driving offences relating to passing out at the wheel of his car. Police officers found the golfer passed out behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz […]

Ton up footie ace Sebastien Bassong gets driving ban

Ton up footie ace Sebastien Bassong gets driving ban

/ October 23, 2017 10:26 am

Former Norwich City player Sebastien Bassong has been disqualified from driving for speeding at more than 100 miles an hour. The 31-year-old footballer appeared in court for sentencing after being convicted of hitting 110 mph in his Maserati last December. […]

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