Archive for category: Motoring

Scrapping of UK car tax discs reaps bonanza in fines for DVLA

Scrapping of UK car tax discs reaps bonanza in fines for DVLA

/ December 23, 2016 10:30 am

Consigning vehicle tax discs to history two years ago has proved to be a winner for the UK’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. Data released under Freedom of Information laws show the quantity of cars wheel-clamped and their owners fined […]

London Met police officer drives around Wood Green phone in hand

London Met police officer drives around Wood Green phone in hand

/ December 14, 2016 10:41 am

A passerby captured images of a police officer behind the wheel of a patrol car and using a mobile phone in a busy London street last week. The images were taken by 28-year-old Abdul Mohamed in the Wood Green area […]

Manchester City player Yaya Toure nabbed drink driving in Dagenham

Manchester City player Yaya Toure nabbed drink driving in Dagenham

/ December 6, 2016 9:45 am

Police in London have confirmed ace footballer Yaya Toure is facing a drink driving charge and will appear in court next week. A spokesperson explained that the 33-year-old Manchester City star was arrested in Dagenham last Monday night after failing […]

Motorist loses appeal on fine for drive around Derby car park

Motorist loses appeal on fine for drive around Derby car park

/ November 29, 2016 10:43 am

A Staffordshire motorist fined for spending 11 minutes in a Derby car park has had his appeal against the penalty rejected. David Shooter and his wife were looking for somewhere to park before heading off to a show at Derby […]

Ipsos France survey reveals bad driving is an inherited trait

Ipsos France survey reveals bad driving is an inherited trait

/ November 16, 2016 9:44 am

Research carried out by leading market research firm Ipsos has found that bad driving habits are something we are likely to inherit from our parents. The Vinci Autoroutes group is responsible for motorways in France and commissioned the survey to […]

Smart motorways generate bonanza income from speeding fines

Smart motorways generate bonanza income from speeding fines

/ November 8, 2016 9:10 am

Fines issued to motorists caught speeding on Britain’s so called smart motorways shot up by 2,500 per cent in just five years. Figures collated for yesterday evening’s The One Show show that in 2010 only 2,000 drivers received fixed penalty […]

Home Office data shows drivers using mobiles escape scot free

Home Office data shows drivers using mobiles escape scot free

/ October 31, 2016 8:20 am

Data just released by the Home Office has revealed the alarming fact detection rates for motorists using mobile phones have plummeted. In 2011, police forces in England and Wales dished out 123,000 fixed penalties to drivers caught using their phones […]

UK police forces launch campaign targeting motorists without insurance

UK police forces launch campaign targeting motorists without insurance

/ October 21, 2016 9:42 am

In counties across the UK this week, police forces have been carrying out a campaign aimed at taking uninsured drivers off the nation’s roads. The National Police Chiefs’ Council in collaboration with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) launched Operation Drive […]

First driverless car road test takes place on streets of Milton Keynes

First driverless car road test takes place on streets of Milton Keynes

/ October 12, 2016 11:10 am

In a first for the UK, a driverless car has been put through its paces in the town of Milton Keynes. Although the autonomous LUTZ Pathfinder only reached 15mph on its trip through the Buckinghamshire town, it managed to negotiate […]

Detection rates for driving and using mobile phones drop by half

Detection rates for driving and using mobile phones drop by half

/ October 4, 2016 9:34 am

The number of UK motorists apprehended for using mobile telephones while behind the wheel has halved over the past five years.  In 2011, UK police forces nabbed 178,000 drivers for this offence. The number fell to 95,000 last year. Both […]

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