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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 […]

Singer Paolo Nutini breathalysed and charged with drunk driving

Singer Paolo Nutini breathalysed and charged with drunk driving

/ February 24, 2017 10:37 am

Singing star Paolo Nutini is facing a court appearance for drink driving after reportedly failing a breathalyser test on Tuesday. The singer was driving through his hometown of Paisley in Scotland at around 20:00 when police officers stopped and breathalysed […]

Driver in London takes wrong turn and parks on flight of steps

Driver in London takes wrong turn and parks on flight of steps

/ February 14, 2017 10:59 am

A driver in central London lost his bearings and made a wrong turn which left him parked on a flight of steps early on Sunday. The driver got his black Toyota stuck on the steps at Broadgate Circle near the […]

Scotland man Craig Barraza sets new record for UK driving test fail

Scotland man Craig Barraza sets new record for UK driving test fail

/ February 6, 2017 9:36 am

A learner driver from Scotland has set a new record for the fastest fail of a UK driving test. Craig Barraza, 33, was starting his test at the King’s Lynn centre in Norfolk when he pulled out from the space […]

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